Course Provider: Jayne Emerson
Contact Name: Jayne Emerson
1 Cullabine Court
Course Length: Day
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This workshop is really a creative play day where I open up my studio and its treasure trove of fabrics and machines for you to use! There is an extensive range of books for inspiration and tins full of beads and embellishments. We will explore techniques such as applique, patchwork and machine embroidery and work them together into a fabric collage that can then be framed. Groups are small so if you are a complete beginner there will be plenty of help and guidance. I always try to ensure that everyone leaves with a finished piece, however you are welcome to commence a grand project while you are here!
I teach workshops from my Gloucestershire studio covering everything from basic sewing techniques to advanced machine embroidery. You can either book on to one of my courses or gather a group of friends and create your own workshop at a date to suit you. I love to introduce my students to new skills and techniques whilst nurturing their individual styles. My workshops encourage experimentation, mess making and happy accidents, nothing is ever precise and rarely is a way of working considered wrong! I taught Kirstie Allsopp how to needle felt on her show Kirstie’s Handmade Britain and am one of her craft experts at her annual Handmade Fair. I have written five craft books and sold my textile designs to everyone from Chanel to John Lewis.
What's included in the price?
All materials are included and you are welcome to use one of my vintage sewing machines. Please do bring an inspiring image with you, this could be a photograph or a picture from a magazine. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided throughout the day and an organic lunch is also included!