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Appliqué courses

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 13th April 2019
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 projects. (note : it must...
Dorset - Next course on 16th March 2019
Learn the techniques that I have developed and use in making my still life textile work. Make your own patterns from favourite objects that you bring along (or from objects in my collection),working with painted and printed fabrics, layered and stitched in place to create vibrant and intricate arrangements. As in my landscape courses, no specific sewing skills or sophisticated machines are necessary but please bring a machine if possible, fabrics that particularly inspire you(I...
Dorset - Next course on 2nd March 2019
On this one-day course, the techniques of layering and stitching fabrics that I have developed will be used to build up a landscape. Learn how to use colour and texture to create depth, using a simple running stitch on either an electric or hand sewing machine. No specific sewing skills or sophisticated machines are needed for this technique but by incorporating drawing and painting, you will be sure of making original and unique work as...
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 2nd August 2019
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.
Cumbria - Next course on 8th November 2019
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...
Devon - Next course on 4th May 2019
Come and enjoy a day of freehand machine embroidery with Annie Morris. Annie has been creating work with freehand or 'freemotion' embroidery for 20 years! Start your day learning the basics and create lots of samples to refer to. There is definitely a knack to this fascinating technique. You will need to bring your own machine and leads as it is better for you to learn on your own machine. As long as you can...
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...
Worcestershire - Next course on 19th May 2019
This is a lovely creative embroidery workshop for those of you who would like to come and play for a day. You will work on a small piece of good quality linen as a base fabric. You will choose your colour scheme first then select  fragments of fabric and lace, snipping and tearing to stitch interesting backgrounds. Then using Julie's mini books as inspiration, will choose your stitches and add different flowers onto each of...
Greater London - Next course on 25th April 2019
This course teaches a variety of felting traditions and techniques with emphasis on embellishing surface decoration. Felting techniques include inlaying, drawing with wool, mosaicing and applique. Using both hand and machine stitching, felt surfaces can be enriched with a wide range of embroidery stiches. Dye processes are introduced to enhance colour and patterning using both natural and synthetic dye stuffs. Make experimental samples to build up a vocabulary of techniques and progress quickly to creating...