This course is aimed at giving you an introduction into integrating applique techniques with freehand machine embroidery. It will focus on how fabric can be built up, cut back, then enhanced by pattern that is deliberately or randomly placed. You will create a number of fabric samples that will progressively become more intricate. We shall cover how designs can be planned or influenced by the decisions you make along the way. The aim is to give you the confidence to take these techniques forward into your own work.
What skills/techniques will you learn? You will learn: reverse applique; applique; freehand machine embroidery, design planning and order of construction
This course is designed for a range of abilities including beginners. However, basic sewing machine skills are desirable.
The course will take place in our newly renovated Barn with great views to the east as far as the Pennines.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Materials are not included in your course fee.
What you will need to bring with you:
Sewing machine in good working order and its manual; please ensure that you know how to lower the feed dogs on your machine or bring the covering plate with you.
All purpose sewing foot and darning foot
Spare machine needles
Machine threads in various colours
Hand sewing needles
Fabric scissors (particularly a small sharp pair)
50cm of calico or similar fabric
Selection of fabrics to applique
Pencil and paper
Images/patterns that inspire you (for design inspiration)
Notebook and camera to record techniques/processes
Please do not buy any materials for this course more than two weeks in advance, as occasionally a workshop could be cancelled.
Due to Covid19 we will continue to have small groups. Please bring a mask with you and follow instructions regarding safeguarding.
A two-course lunch and refreshments throughout the day are included.
We do not offer accommodation but there are a few B&Bs within a couple of miles and being in the Lake District there are numerous places to stay within a few miles.
6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)