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'Applique & Stitch' discovering machine embroidery: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater

Discover Machine Embroidery with Sarah Ames ..a Quirky Workshop at Greystoke, the Lake District & Cumbria

Duration: 1 day

Price: £68

Book with: Annie Swarbrick
at Quirky Workshops at Greystoke Craft Garden (formerly Cycle Cafe)

Greystoke Craft Garden
CA11 0UT

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About the Course

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 be possible for the feed dogs on your sewing machine to be dropped to permit machining in any direction).

Sarah will come with a host of ideas for you as well as some templates you can use if you feel unsure about your design. Please bring along any reference materials that inspire you, such as books or magazine pictures that can be traced etc.

Please bring any special pieces of favourite materials, inspirations, resources and bits and pieces you may wish to use in your design.

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

What's included in the price?

Welcome drinks : fresh coffee & home made biscuits, a lovely 2 course Aga lunch served in our farmhouse kitchen or outside on the Tea Lawn as soon as it's warm enough. To finish off the day, a freshly made Cream Tea (including Aga-baked scones, cream and jam).

Our days are considered special treats; many come back time and time again and often combine it with a short break to the Lake District.

We have been hosting and organising 'Quirky Workshops' since 2005 on the northern fringes of the Lake District. All our tutors are carefully hand selected experts and professionals and many considered as leading nationally in their field.

Want to review this course?

A thoroughly enjoyable day working with the very talented Sarah Ames.
I loved seeing her beautiful workmanship and she was encouraging and patient in ensuring we all produced some amazing work.
It was great to meet so many interesting people and we were made to feel very welcome in Annie’s home.
Thank you 😊

- - #21550

Thank you so much for a fab day yesterday .. The whole day was lovely from Sarah's Ames' class to the yummy homemade food and friendly people
Many thanks Lynne M x

- - #18271

Dear Sarah and Annie,
Just to say how much I enjoyed the embroidery course last Saturday. It was great to spend a day with so many lovely ladies and so many sewing machines!
I’ve finished my picture and made a couple of lavender bags using the same techniques. I’m sure I will be doing lots more.

- - #17094

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

  • Accommodation offered
  • Suitable for beginners

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