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!
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....
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
This practical Taster session covers a variety of felt making techniques including mosaicing, drawing with wool, applique and quilting. Using natural and dyed wool, create richly patterned and textured felts which can be stitched and embellished in to a bag, mobile or i pad cover.
Class format and activities
Constructive and supportive feedback from your tutor will help you succeed during the class.
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...
Learn how to create art using your sewing machine.
After practicing and you are happy, you will design and create a piece of sewing art.
Upon booking your class we will discuss what you would like to make. This can be either a cushion cover, a small fabric bin or a tote bag, classes can also be applique bunting, 3D pictures and lampshades.
These classes can be 1:1 or up to 3:1.
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