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An introduction to hand embroidery : sew your own hoop art

Duration: Half day 10am- 2pm

Price: £30

Run by: Hannah Wiles
at Reloved Works

Reloved Works Unit E10 4th floor
Pear Mill, Stockport Road west
Greater Manchester

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About the Course

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 practice, 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 embroidered art. I will guide you every step of the way, so that you will leave the workshop feeling confident with a beautifully hand crafted item, a sampler, step by step instructions, memories of a lovely day and the skills to make many more unique and gorgeous pieces of your own.

The workshop is run by me Hannah Wiles, I am a qualified teacher with a first class honours degree in Embroidery and a Masters degree in Textiles. I have had exhibitions in Manchester, London and Liverpool and have worked with the Royal British Society of Sculptors.

I am passionate about stitch and truly believe it is a timeless yet contemporary art form and I am looking forward to helping you develop this skill in my workshops.

‘This sewing class was so much fun! The atmosphere was really relaxed and informal, with plenty of brews and biscuits. Hannah was also lovely and explained the stitches really clearly. She was sat with us the whole time which was great for any questions too…’ Carla Oldroyd

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What's included in the price?

All materials including the needle will be provided and are yours to take away so you can start making immediately. The classes are small, no more than six people to ensure you have all the attention and space to master this skill.

Booking is essential.

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I had a wonderful time at the Tread Softly sewing workshop. I had some experience of doing cross stitch before the class but I had never done anything outside of that. I wasn't expecting to learn as much as I did and I'm delighted to say that I now know how to do lots of different types of stitches and I got a beautiful felt hanging at the end of it too... made by my own fair hands!
Hannah is patient and very good at explaining things which definitely helped with the more complicated stitches.
Overall, it was a delightful morning, I learnt new skills, had lots of giggles and came away from it with a lovely bear felt hanging. I would highly recommend and I can't wait to book onto more of the workshops in the New Year!

- - #21495

I booked on Hannah's embroidery course with my mum on Mother's Day and we both had such a lovely and relaxing afternoon.
Hannah is a fountain of knowledge for anything arts and craftsy. I absolutely love her designs as they are original and unique. Hannah is so patient and the small group size meant that no one in the group got left behind. From not knowing anything about embroidery or sewing in general, I'm now confident with a range of stitches that I can use at home. I can't recommend it enough. I will definitely be back!

- - #21422

Judy and I thoroughly enjoyed our morning with you. You were instructive, and brilliant at guiding us, giving us assistance when necessary. An excellent class!

- - #21414

A really fun way to learn a new skill from an excellent teacher!
I really enjoyed my session and was very pleased with my creation even though I had no prior experience.
Highly recommended!

- - #21413

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