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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 18th November 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...
Worcestershire - Next course on 20th October 2018
Machine Embroidery is now such a popular art form and can be done in so many different ways. You will learn several techniques and use fabric, paper and paint during the day. Julie aims to show you many ways that machine embroidery can be used with plenty of examples to inspire you. Suitable for beginners, sometimes even easier, as you have to forget everything you’ve previously learned about precision and just go with the flow....
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...
During this 3.5 hour class you will be creating your own Machine Embroidery Landscapes using a mixture of fabric, paper, paint & stitch. The emphasis will be on developing ideas and and producing samples using a mixture of media and techniques and having fun with colour and texture. Some experience of machine embroidery would be an advantage for this class - also suitable for those with more advanced skills. You will need to bring your...
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...
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 18th November 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...
East Sussex - Next course on 9th April 2019
This creative textiles residential retreat is the perfect way to get away from daily distractions and truly immerse yourself in your projects. Although led by award winning textile artist Sass Tetzlaff BA MSDC the time spent is individually directed to helping you find your voice and explore your potential in a variety of methods. Work at your own pace and develop your own style with help from Sass and also the support and encouragement of...