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Learn advanced free motion machine embroidery techniques in this innovative course for textiles enthusiasts.

Who is this course for?

This course is for adults aged 18+ years. This course is designed for those who already have basic sewing machine skills including free motion embroidery.

The course may be accessible for people with disabilities who can participate in practical art and craft activities. Students can be accompanied by a Carer or Support worker. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The room is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us to discuss your specific situation and needs.

This course involves use of sewing machines, working at low tables and good dexterity is needed in your hands.

What will you learn on this course?

We will start by a quick refresher and practice on the basic techniques of free motion embroidery including dissolvable materials.

We will take inspiration from artists including Angie Lewin and William Morris whose botanical designs explore the beauty of our countryside and gardens.

You may want to bring any images with you to help your design work or scraps of your favourite fabric.

Techniques will include applique, embellishment using free motion machine stitching, dissolvable plastic and paper, hand stitching and more.

You will be able to discuss with the tutor how to turn your beautiful creative work into a picture, bag, cushion or similar item.

Do you need to bring anything?

All materials will be supplied but you may wish to bring a notebook. Useful to bring a sketchbook, pen and a few simple ideas for your designs-for instance a picture of a bird, photograph of a garden, magazine cutting of your favourite colour scheme, etc.

If students have a colour scheme in mind or an occasion, then bring along any samples of fabric, threads and fibres-for instance a snippet of colour or fabric of a bride or bridesmaid's dress, a few centimetres of blue gingham, threads or buttons of your favourite colour.

Are there any additional costs?


Who teaches this course?

Helen Lane