Free Machine Embroidered Christmas Tree Zoom Workshop with Claire Muir

Various shaped Christmas Trees can be stitched


This zoom class is about doing free motion embroidery on soluble fabric. Stitch a Christmas tree shape in whatever colour you fancy. A twig is its trunk and a wooden spool is the pot.

Beads, bells or pom poms finish off this cute little tree that is an ideal decoration to sit on your desk or in your craft room.

This course would suit people who have had a little go at free machine embroidery before and complete beginners.

Merino wool tops, sequins, angelina fibres are sandwiched between two layers of Madeira Avalon Soluble film. They are placed in a wooden embroidery hoop and then they are free machine embroidered

The piece is then dipped in cold water, some of the soluble are washed out and then blow-dried with a hairdryer.

In this relaxed zoom session, I will show you how I make my trees and the hints and tips to make yours a success. You will create your tree alongside me and should complete it in the session.

There is a maximum of 10 people for this zoom class.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Live tuition for the whole of the session and individual help.
Christmas Tree pattern

What you will need

Equipment Required for the Workshop:

An ordinary sewing machine
A free machine embroidery foot ( also known as a darning foot or a free motion quilting foot) doesn’t come as standard with a lot of machines and has to be bought separately. If you have a quilting kit, it’s often in there. Please ask if you need more information
Ordinary size 80 or 90 machine needles
Fabric scissors
Paper scissors
15cm (6") Wooden embroidery hoop
Piece of polystyrene to pin your tree to dry
Dressmakers pins with no glass heads
Tray to catch the water drips
A large bowl of cold water and a towel


During the Class You Will Use:

2 x 20 cm (8") of Soluble film. Madeira Avalon Film is the product I get the best results with. Aquatics Avalon is a slightly different product and you may need to stiffen it afterwards. There are other brands of solubles that you may already have, it needs to be transparent for this project
Some merino wool tops, or silk tops or Wensleydale wool locks
Flat sequins.
Tapestry wool or other wool.
Not essential but if you have: Angelina fibres
Thread- Machine Embroidery rayon thread eg Madeira Classic 40. You can use the polyester thread or cotton threads that you may already have.
Metallic machine embroidery thread if you have it.
Wooden Cotton reel. You can decorate a blank one
Small twig that can fit into the cotton reel hole.
Glue- Glue gun or tacky PVA
Pom poms, beads or crystals to decorate your tree
We will discuss threads and materials in the class.


Claire Muir at Claire Muir

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


2½ hours (10:00am to 12:30pm)

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