Creative Machine Stitching



Work in a small group with qualified textile artist and adult teacher, Helen Moyes. Due to the small group size, the exact content and the project you work on will be tailored to your experience and techniques you choose. The workshop can include: - Painted backgrounds and textile collages - Transferring images to fabric - How to set up the sewing machine for freehand embroidery - Practice at using free machine embroidery to “draw” with the sewing machine. - Learning how to applique - Stitching over applique - Writing in stitches - Using water-soluble fabric to create stitched items - Quilting designs - Making designs 3D - Time to be creative with the techniques learned - Making a finished product of your own design to take home

What's included in the price?

Free on street car parking nearby & disabled access. Please advise prior to workshop. A wide range of hot and cold drinks and home made cake. Please advise of any dietary requirements. This workshop is best taught with your own sewing machine, but sewing machines are available to borrow. All materials and equipment will be provided. If you have any particular embroidery materials you wish to use then please feel free to bring them along with you as well. What's not included: - Lunch: please bring your own packed lunch. - Basic setting up and getting to know your sewing machine Please contact me via the 'chat with the maker' button for individual or small group sessions.


5½ hours (10:30am to 4:30pm)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Helen Moyes Designs

with Craft Courses since 2016

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Trained in applied textiles and adult teaching, with lifelong experience of all things stitching. I love to combine different materials and techniques and love to pass my skills onto others at creative workshops. Because I keep numbers at workshops small, they are friendly, informal & can be adapted to suit individual needs. I encourage play and experimentation to help creativity.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Intermediate level
  • Mother's Day
  • Hen dos
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Accommodation offered
  • School holiday workshops & activities
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5 High Storrs Drive, , Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 7LL