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Free-Machine Embroidery 2 Day Workshops with Joanne Frankel Contemporary Textile Artist

'Beginnings' Joanne Frankel

About the Course

Over the two days I will guide you through the creative process, beginning with your chosen subject we will explore your individual development of ideas through gathering resources and sketching (don't worry, no-one has to be Picasso) With the application of free-machine stitching, painting, applique and hand stitching you will gradually develop your artwork into a piece of original and unique textile art.
These 2-day workshops take place in Joanne's studio at her home in Little Sutton, Cheshire. Filled with light and surrounded by gardens to inspire your creativity... Taking inspiration from the nature
which surrounds us, you will learn to develop your observations with the exploration of colour, pattern and texture into a fantastic piece of original textile art.

I only take a maximum of 4 people for each workshop as I like to be able to give individual and personal attention to each member of the group, this enables each person to go away with a sketch book full of individual designs as well as stitched and appliqued samples ready to develop into a piece of unique textile art as well as a good skill set that they can take away and develop further if they wish.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and experienced embroiderers.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Includes all material costs but you will need to bring along your *own sewing machine that is in good working order and has the ability to free machine stitch.

Refreshments are included but you will need to bring your own packed lunch.

*this is extremely important as I do not have spare machines at this time and you will not be able to complete the workshop without one*


Joanne Frankel at Joanne Frankel Contemporary Textile Artist
71 Dudleston Road
Little Sutton
Ellesmere Port
CH66 4PG
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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Residential
  • Suitable for beginners

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2 days (10:00am to 4:00pm)

Next available date

31st October 2020


In-person course
- - #25150

My friend and I treated ourselves to this course as a joint birthday present and we loved it. Joanne was a superb tutor and took us through all the stages of creating a design. We left with worked up samples and - more importantly - the confidence to use the techniques and inspirations in new pieces in ways we could not have imagined. A relaxed atmosphere, lots of materials to play with - and mid morning cake!

In-person course
- - #17659

A brilliant two days. Well worth the journey down from Anglesey.

Studio was well equipped and lovely and warm.

From the initial design through to the completion of various samples there was plenty of guidance and clear instructions given throughout, whilst allowing for your own ideas and interpretation.

In-person course
- - #10062

An very enjoyable two days. Jo has a well equipped studio so all was provided, including lots of inspiration,help and guidance, including great demonstrations of her techniques. All that was needed was a sewing machine capable of free embroidery, and lunch.

In-person course
- - #10047

A lovely two day course which enabled you to start with drawings and move on with excellent guidance to produce painted, machine stitched and hand stitched samples or a small piece of art work

In-person course
- - #10032

A clearly presented workshop. Takes you through the design process to the end product, in small steps but allowing you to create an original piece of work or lots of samples.

All you need is a sketch book, some pictures for inspirations, (although Jo had plenty of material to inspire you), your sewing machine and lunch. Everything else is supplied including lots of support from Jo.

Comfortable,light studio. Plenty of parking.
An excellent way to spend a couple of days.

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