This creative sewing course will show you how to use free-motion machine embroidery methods to 'draw' with a sewing machine. We will show you how to applique, sew with 'dropped teeth' and embellish using a sewing machine. We also show you how to combine this with other creative methods such as needle-felting, dyed fabrics and batik. A highly creative course for those who would like to create with fabrics
This course will begin with the principles of free-motion embroidery. You will then choose and develop an image, taking inspiration from your own visual sources or using some of out supplied images. We will guide you through a series of experimental samples within which you might incorporate needle felt, hand-painting, dying and batik. We will provide excellent contemporary contextual references to show you how textiles can be used as a contemporary and cutting-edge art form. You can choose whether to develop your outcome as an artwork textile illustration, or a product such as a handmade handbag or cushion. Don't be put off if you think you can't draw, you can trace images to get fantastic results.
Some basic sewing experience would be desirable for this course, but not essential. We are happy to teach learners of all abilities and levels of experience.
Sewing machines are provided, although you are welcome to bring your own machine (if using your own machine, it must have the function to 'drop the feed dogs' and come with an appropriate darning foot. Please let us know at the time of booking if this is the case )
Please contact us for more detailed information.
This is an adult course for students aged 16 + (or aged 14 if accompanied by an adult). Maximum of 10 places available.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Use of our sewing machines (or bring your own)
Tuition and support