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Architectural homage freehand machine embroidery or drawing with thread workshop

My finished sample of Tate Britain - applique and freehand embroidery with silk background.

Duration: 10-4pm

Price: £59

Contact: Stacey Chapman at Art Sea Craft Sea

Sands Hotel, 16 Marine Drive

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.
Saturday 16th May 2020

About the Course

Join Artist Stacey Chapman for this one day course where we explore the craft of freehand machine embroidery. You will learn and find confidence in using appliqué, choosing the correct fabric to help depict your artwork plus all of the basics of freehand machine embroidery.

After the stunning initial results produced on this course, I am so happy to offer another day on this theme. If you would like to come along and start your own building or return for a second day to finish off your piece, either way, everyone is very welcome!

The pictured results are after just one day on this individual bespoke project and show the impressive results achieved. I am incredibly proud of the group and their stunning work.

If you would like to attend this workshop, you will need to provide me with an image of your chosen building which may be a monument, home or museum - you choose! Any structure that holds meaning for you and have always wanted to depict, now is your moment!

You will leave after the first day with the 'foundations' of your building, with plenty of confidence and knowledge to carry on your project at home on your own.

You will leave after the second day with either a completely finished project or somewhere well on the way to being so, depending on the complexity of your image.

You will be given guidance and ideas of how to begin or finish your project in a supportive and fun environment. Prescriptive instructions are not my forte - I am much more about assisting you to find your own visual language and supporting that to emerge through your work.

Throughout the day you will be encouraged to be playful and curious about how to create an artwork that expresses your own aesthetic style within your own skill set, whilst nudging you to take your creative confidence one step further!

All the while you will be building your confidence in design plus honing your skills in appliqué, in the use of texture, colour and finish plus freehand machine embroidery.

The course is a real event day - the sewing equivalent to a spa day! Set in a luxe venue overlooking the Main Sands of Margate, the workshop environment is not only beautiful and relaxing, it is also a nurturing, fun and creative environment where you will receive lots of encouragement and feedback.

To book visit the Art Sea Craft Sea website via the links above, then follow the link to workshops, choose the workshop, add to basket and then follow the prompts to the check out. Alternatively you can book by emailing using the 'Contact' link above.

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?

All materials and equipment, including Janome sewing machines are included. Just arrive empty handed, relax and be ready to enjoy your calm, restorative day that is all about you.

Hot drinks are included but you will be required to bring or buy your own lunch.

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Textile BEAS invited Stacey Chapman to our group at Denman W.I. College. We are an experienced group.
Stacey was very supportive but edged us gently out of our comfort zones to all our joy. We learnt and enjoyed ourselves very much. Everybody going home with broad smiles on our faces. We look forward to inviting her back

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- - #25949

Stacey's machine embroidery workshop at Sands Hotel in Margate was fantastic, I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to learn new skills and make new friends.
Stacey put so much effort into the preparation for the workshop - she created individual handmade worksheets for everyone in the class, which were each tailored to the specific projects that we had chosen.
Stacey is a very patient teacher, with such a warm, bubbly personality, her welcoming presence made the day very special.

- - #25914

Stacey is an inspirational tutor. She has an amazing creative energy and talent that she shares with you. She encourages you to push the boundaries of your own creativity.

Love stitching with her and an added bonus is the amazing view from the Sands Hotel over Margate sands and harbour.

- - #25910

I met Stacey at Handmade Fair and she had such a positive impact on me that I had not been sewing for a few years. Her course that day was so inspiring that I had got home and started sewing again. I attended her Paisley course on 2nd November at the Sands Hotel Margate. It was great value for money and the venue was beautiful and so relaxing.

Stacey is an amazing tutor and mentor, so positive and uplifting. Her courses are so inspiring, and she pushes you out of your comfort zone to try new ways of achieving fantastic art and crafts. I am so privileged to have met her as her work is outstanding.

I can only say if you have the opportunity to be on one of Stacey’s courses from Art Sea Craft Sea then do it you won’t regret it

- - #25898

What a fantastic day, wonderful view and Stacy was such an encouraging and enthusiastic tutor .
While giving guidance and showing us skills, we were made to feel our efforts and individual traits were as important to the projects we had chosen. Bearing in mind, we were all doing something different, this was no mean feat.
I came away with more sewing skills at the end of day, thank you Stacy.

- - #25897

I’ve attended Stacey’s workshops and found her patience and encouragement second to none. She shares her knowledge in such a warm and friendly manner, you feel thoroughly supported through out. The view from the venue, Sands, is beautiful; the beach, sea and sky. It’s a perfect backdrop to help the creativity flow.

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- - #25472

I had the pleasure of attending Stacey’s “Expressive Eye” workshop last year. Stacey has a such a warm and friendly personality and was brilliant at helping me come up with different ideas and techniques to achieve my design. I would definitely recommend attending one of her workshops and hope to book another one soon!.

- - #25469

Stacey came along to the shop and put on a brilliant workshop for 8 ladies and did we have a fantastic day! Stacey put us all at ease wit the most beautiful happy smile. We learnt so much! so many ideas, tips and techniques that made the learning process a joy. I think each and every one of us were rather chuffed with what we had accomplished.
We will be doing another workshop with you in the near future, and thank-you.

- - #25464

Architecture buildings what is the subject Stacey Was very encouraging And helpful a lovely teacher she gave us confidence in what we were doing and also learning new skills.
I would recommend Stacy’s classes highly and hope to go on another one soon

- - #25436

Stacey is a brilliant teacher, inspirational, full of encouragement with a great ability in believing you can achieve so much more than you thought possible.

- - #25415

I have attended a few of Stacey's courses and can thoroughly recommend them, whatever your level of craft is. Stacey is skilled at assessing your needs and challenging you gently to develop. She is inspiring, encouraging and supportive. Stacey is also generous with her fabrics and threads as well as her time, talent and skill. As well as this the courses take place in a lovely venue with views of Margate beach- watch the tide come In and go out during the day.

- - #25413

I attended one of Stacey's workshop's last year and I cannot recommend highly enough. I walked in one morning not even being able to stitch a button onto a coat and left in the afternoon with a piece of freehand embroidery artwork that I was really proud of! Stacey's teaching is positive and inspiring as well as knowledgable and allows anyone, be it a complete beginner like myself or a honed professional embroider, to accomplish fantastic personal work. The setting of the workshop is beautiful and when there were times for a break I loved looking out onto the golden sands of Margate beach. I live in Kent but found the journey to The Sands Hotel really easy - It was a 10 minute stroll from Margate train station. I will definitely be booking again.

- - #24755

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