Stitched Surfaces-freehand machine embroidery
23rd January 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm£60
Are you looking to learn how to be creative with your sewing machine, develop your skills with machine embroidery or wanting to learn how to use unusual or different techniques? In this workshop you will play with experimental and unusual surfaces that can revolutionise your creative stitched artworks such as dissolvable fabric, tyvek, photo transfer paper and lutradur.
We will teach you how to draw with your sewing machine and explore all of the basic techniques of Freehand Machine Embroidery. You will have the opportunity to will play with mark making and infilling using different stitch types and you will learn what can be achieved with the four creative fabrics.
Once you feel ready, we will help you to develop an image of your choice and create a small machine embroidered piece of artwork that incorporates some of the experiment fabrics. This workshop is suitable for complete beginners or anyone wanting to develop their practice. We usually require you to bring your own sewing machine with the ability to drop the feed dog. However, if you really want to have a go before committing to buying a sewing machine, please get in touch as we can often let you use one of our own. It is also helpful if you can bring some ideas or images that you would like to work with and develop (but not essential, as we have lots of visual stimuli)
Cost £60 to include tea/coffee and free parking, please contact us to book
Phone 07751 362171