Appliqué courses

Advanced Search

Appliqué courses, workshops and classes taught all across the UK. Appliqué is decorative, ornamental needlework in which fabric shapes are stitched or glued to a larger piece. Appliqué is French for 'to apply' and is used to create beautiful and exotic patterns on your table linen, bedding, clothing and more!

Cumbria - Next course on 20th November 2018
Buttons. Bud Vases and Tea Lights - Textures in Ceramics with Gwen Bainbridge. This day is suitable for all abilities. Much of Gwen's work is defined by the unique incorporation of textile pattern into her porcelain, making her work so unique and admired. Gwen will start the day by introducing you to porcelain clay, a beautiful material to work with; you are able to make quite fine pots as a complete beginner. You will learn...
Hertfordshire - Next course on 21st September 2018
If you've thought about having a go at Free Motion Machine Embroidery but not known where to start, this is the class for you. During this 3 and a half hour class I'll guide you through some basic skills that will get you started on this absorbing technique. At the end of the session you will have a good basic knowledge of the process and something decorative to take home with you. My teaching style...
Hertfordshire - Next course on 22nd September 2018
During this 3 and a half hour class you will be making your own Hoop Embroidery Picture featuring your choice of bird, animal or flower design. The workshop focusses on using free-motion machine embroidery but you will also have the opportunity to use hand embroidery, appliqué and mixed media techniques to create your picture. You are free to bring your own design ideas to develop on the day, or use templates and design ideas that...
Greater Manchester
I am City & Guilds trained and qualified in soft furnishing making and hold Level 3 Award in Education & Training. I will teach you how to make soft furnishings to a professional standard. These classes are suitable for students with minimal experience to advanced Piped Edge Cushion with Lapped Zip Closure including Applique Design - This is a very constructive workshop teaching valuable techniques which are often used when making other soft furnishing projects....
Bespoke workshops to make a colourful bright Flag with your own unique design! The technique used is reverse appliqué, where layers are sewn together then cut through leaving one layer, through which the light shines making them glow. Plenty of training is given on the use of sewing machines, if necessary. Beginners welcome. Strong and Durable materials are used so these flags will last you a long time. Small groups only to be held in...
Cumbria - Next course on 22nd September 2018
New course for 2018 : Join Sarah Ames for a day of discovery and fun creating some lovely pieces using free machinery embroidery techniques incorporating hand stitch, applique and embellishment. Freehand machine embroidery is amongst the favourite of techniques in the crafting world, it's easy, quick, effective and produces a great range of results. Your day with Sarah will teach you all the basic skills you need to use freehand machining on a variety of...
Norfolk - Next course on 6th September 2018
My style is very distinctive and I use a self developed technique of layering up sheer backgrounds and hand dyed printed cottons, combined with free motion machine embroidery to create landscapes and other imagery. I leave the fabric edges raw and frayed and more recently have been interested in creating three dimensional forms. The overall effect looks ethereal and my medium is sometimes confused with watercolour, when viewed from a distance. My artwork is a...
A day spent with the very talented ceramics artist Gwen Bainbridge creating textured tiles of sizes to suit you. Whether they are to be incorporated in a kitchen wall setting, combined as a Triptych or simply used as single tile decorations or coasters is your choice. There are multiple uses for these delightful items.
Join us for an informative and fun workshop to have a go at applique. You can let your imagination go wild to make a beautiful cushion cover, wall hanging, picture - the sky's the limit!! We take a maximum of 5 students per workshop and provide homemade refreshments, including lunch, throughout the day. You can bring along some material to use, we can provide materials (an extra cost of £10), or a mixture of both....
France - Next course on 9th September 2018
Villages of the Charente and Trees of Plenty 6 day residential, Parfait dyed base fabric with collaging and printing. We will be inspired by the colours of the Charente landscape, from the stunning mature orchard and surrounding countryside at Sweet Nothings to the wonderful houses and buildings in the area. We will visit beautiful surrounding villages or towns and photograph and / or sketch places of interest to be transformed into collage. The finished piece...