Applique Lantern Sewing Workshop


Duration: 10am until 4pm

Price: £80

Run by: Helenka Brown
at Rural Antics, Hanwell Wine Estate

01949 81393

Pastures Vineyard
Melton Road
Hickling Pastures
Melton Mowbray
Nottinghamshire
LE14 3QG

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About the Course

Mary Hall is the perfect tutor to help you get to grips with your sewing. Full of creative and inspirational ideas she will guide you step-by-step to make your own original applique and embroidered design that will then be mounted on to a lantern. A simple yet beautifully creative piece of work to take centre place in your home.

The lantern will stand about 12cm high by 10cm wide and can be lit by a battery operated tea light to give it a wonderful glow, (light included). This workshop is perfect for beginners who have never touched a sewing machine before and for intermediates who are looking for some inspiration.

What is applique? To sew or stick pieces of fabric on to (a garment or larger piece of fabric) to form pictures or patterns.

Outline of the day

10am | Welcome with refreshments and meet tutor Mary Hall. Introduction to the sewing machine, applique and selection of fabrics. Start working on your creation

11.30am | Refreshments, then plenty of time to work on your applique creation.

12.30pm | 2 course handmade lunch served with a glass of local wine.

1.30pm | Continue working on your design

3.30pm | Refreshments served with snack

4.00pm | Close of the day, take away your completed lantern

About Mary

Mary is a textile artist specialising in print and stitch. She holds a 1st class BA (hons) in Design Crafts from De-Montfort University Leicester. She aspires to work with children using Art Therapy. Her works have regularly been featured in Sewing World Magazine and Embroidery Publications.

“I had the great pleasure of working along side Mary at our summer workshops and being a keen sewer myself I was honestly blown away by her creativity, skill and patience. She is a very skilled tutor, full of ideas and truly talented. She really inspired me to get my old sewing machine out again and get working on some new home furnishings myself! I am looking forward to working with her again and seeing what she is making next”. Amanda, Rural Antics Event Host.

To ensure the quality of your personal experience, group size will be limited to 6

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If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All machines, materials and light refreshments plus a 2 course homemade lunch served with local wine are included. Alternatively feel free to bring your own fabrics if you prefer but not necessary (optional).



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Course Start Dates

Saturday 17th March 2018

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  • Teen friendly

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