Find machine embroidery courses, classes and workshops taught all across the UK. Learn the art of free motion or freehand machine embroidery, using coloured threads to create stunning textiles. Machine embroidery is extremely popular; sewing machines can create incredible effects in a fraction of the time of traditional hand embroidery. If you would like to learn machine embroidery please browse our many courses and workshops and be inspired by an expert embroidery teacher who will share their skill with you.
Felting and Free Motion Machine Embroidery Workshops. Creating Water-colours in Wool!
Crafts in the Valley offers these creative textile workshops at the quirky Cobbles and Clay Cafe in the historic town of Haworth in West Yorkshire.
These workshops are run by two experienced facilitators, myself Melanie Louise and Linda Lewis. Refreshments and lunch are provided by Cobbles and Clay who serve up a wholesome bowl of soup with rustic bread, followed by a delicious slice...
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....
- Next course on 19th January 2019
I enjoy inspiring and encouraging others to try a new art form, or to develop their existing skills with fabric and stitch.
At the workshop we experiment with free-machine embroidery 'drawing with stitch', and cut out and applique fabric shapes onto a background fabric, to create a series of samples and work on a finished piece to take home to finish at the end of the session.
Let me know if you already have an...
In this fab workshop you will learn how to hoop up your fabric and set your machine up ready to create wonderfully wobbly lines.
You’ll then get to grips with using your machine without feed dogs, ‘drawing’ with your machine and adding splashes of colour with fabrics.
By the end of the class you’ll have a selection of sample pieces and have created your very own framed card to take away.
You will learn how...
- Next course on 15th February 2019
This is an exciting workshop and just takes you one step further into that addictive world of machine embroidery. All materials and the lampshade kit for a 20cm drum shade will be provided, just bring your own machine. You will be using machine embroidery so make sure that you can drop the dog teeth and have the appropriate embroidery foot. Once booked, more details will be sent to you. (If you prefer to use your...
A fun, creative & relaxed day course where you will experiment with different techniques to create a textile picture. We will use a combination of techniques including fabric painting, free-machine embroidery & hand stitching. Using a wide variety of different papers and fabrics we will use collage to work on a finished piece which you can continue with at home.
In this fun and inspiring workshop you will learn how to really make the most of a sewing machine, using it to 'draw' and create a set of unique images based on People and Places. You have the choice of working from your own images (drawings and/or photos) or from some of mine.
By the end of the day you will have:
- Learnt how to set up a sewing machine for free machining
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...
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...
In this fun and inspiring workshop you will learn how to really make the most of a sewing machine, using it to create a diverse set of samples and images with a range of visual effects, from 'drawn' to decorative. You can work from your own images (drawings and/or photos) or from some of mine.
By the end of the day you will have:
- Learnt how to set up a sewing machine for free...