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....
"The Complete Chair Makeover" workshop in which we revive a vintage chair with Annie Sloan chalk paint & upholstery. It's a full day and great fun, places are limited to 5 per course so it's ideal for friends to book and come along together!
Stephanie (the proprietor of La Di Da and avid upcycler) runs the course and will guide you through step by step. She has a relaxed and friendly style of teaching. A...
Half day workshop in creating needle felted animals and are available and ideal for beginners to more advanced felters. Full day courses are also available, please get in touch.
You will learn to needle felt a small animal or a lovely picture using woolly fibres and a barbed felting needle.
With small stabbing actions you will knit the fibres into a form that will grow very quickly into an animal of your choice.
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...
- Next course on 28th April 2019
In this beginners embroidery workshop I will teach you five decorative and versatile embroidery stitches, fundamental to mastering the art of hand embroidery. If you have even a basic knowledge of stitch and want to develop your skill, then this workshop is for you!
With support and practise, you will add each stitch to your own sampler for future reference, and once mastered you will use these fabulous stitches to create a modern piece of...
Powertex Art Journal Workshop is a very creative class that will introduce you to the magic of Powertex. This workshop will open your eyes to the endless opportunities to create. You will learn how to use Powertex, sculpt fabric and reuse, recycle and up-cycle different materials to create beautiful and unique piece of art that you will take home with you. All art journals are A5 size.
Powertex is a very versatile product. Once you...
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...
I'm professionally trained By Annie Sloan in paint techniques using her famous and the original Chalk Paints. I have over 8 years of experience and featured in Mollie Makes Magazine. I'm also trained in Interior Design so I can give tips and ideas on your up and coming projects in your home.
You can learn how to use different techniques with chalk paint and how to achieve a professional finish for all of your old...
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...
The course runs in our studio near to our shop in Bridge St, Andover. We start with tea & coffee and a chat through projects that you have planned.
Topics covered include:
- Annie Sloan Chalk Paint uses
- Application techniques
- Colour blending
- Wax use & application
- Finishes including crackled effect, distressing, two tone and washes
Stephanie is your tutor for the day, she has a relaxed and...