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!
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.
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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...
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...
Over three days we will create a beautiful hand embroidered beetle – you will learn goldwork, silk shading and various surface stitches and will work on white linen. Come and enjoy brushing up on your embroidery skills or learn some new techniques - the class is suitable for beginners or those with some experience. At the end of the course you will have learnt several traditional embroidery techniques, some tricks of the trade and will...
Weekly creative embroidery classes on Wednesday mornings from 10am - 12 noon during term time. Run by Sheffield based textile artist Dawn Ireland who is a practicing artist with over 20 years experience working in textiles and embroidery.
The classes are relaxed & informal, where you can experiment with hand and/or free-machine embroidery, and gain lots of ideas and inspiration. They are suitable for anyone, from those who would like to have a go at...
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.
Please contact me...
Landscape in Curves Workshop - An introduction to curved piecing, suitable for beginners to curved quilting techniques.
You will learn:
To cut and sew simple curves
Create depth with colour
Create texture with machine embroidery
Please get in touch via the contact form above for more information and bookings.
Creative craft course - Artshade lampshades
Learn how to make a gorgeous drum lampshade
On this workshop you will be learning to paint fabric and to build up your picture using applique, hand & free machine embroidery, to create your own embroidered lampshade
In this one day workshop Beginner’s will learn how to make a fabulous cushion with added appliqué decoration. The more experienced student will also be able to add piping to their cushion. This is a great course to bring out the interior designer in you. We’ll be working in a small group in our lovely purpose-designed textile studio.
What you will need to bring
All materials are included
Bring the sewing machine you are used...
Hand Stitching, Embroidery and Applique.
Slow down and stitch for the day, be inspired and share ideas with like-minded people. You will work with small squares of fabric trying out different techniques, embroidery stitches and applying fabrics. The squares can then be patched worked together to create a wall hanging or picture. Throughout the day you will share ideas and create beautiful little squares which you can continue to create at home.
You will need...