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!
This is a hand embroidery, slow stitching workshop for all those people who need to escape from their everyday chaotic life for a day and completely lose themselves in this addictive hobby. All designs and materials will be provided but you will be encouraged to create your own one off piece. Lots of examples will be around to inspire your creative juices.
Stitches can be as complicated as you want to make them but sometimes...
- Next course on 15th September 2018
This is a hand embroidery, slow stitching workshop for all those people who need to escape from their everyday chaotic life for a day and completely lose themselves in this addictive hobby.Plenty of examples of stitched seascapes will be provided. You will be encouraged to create your own one off piece and design as you go.
Stitches can be as complicated as you want to make them but sometimes the simplest ones are the most...
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...
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...
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...
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.
‘Fall in Love’ with Applique Sewing Workshop
Mary Hall is the perfect tutor to help you ‘fall in love’ with sewing. Full of creative and inspirational ideas she will guide you step-by-step to make your own original applique machine stitched design and display it in a frame.
This workshop is perfect for beginners who have never touched a sewing machine before and for intermediates who are looking for some inspiration.
What is applique? To sew...
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....