Free machine embroidery - an introduction to



This fun 1 day workshop will really get you started with your free machine embroidery, with great results from the start!  Lots of tips and techniques, you will go home with a completed needle case and a tool kit of new skills including: Achieving the correct tension Planning your machine stitching Appliqué techniques Using your sewing machine as a pencil (outline drawing and much more!) Needles, threads, inferfacings etc - all the technical jargon explained Creating your own unique textiles Working with alternative bobbin threads Using water soluable fabric

What's included in the price?

You will need a darning foot for your sewing machine and the ability to either lower the feed dogs or cover them with a darning plate (supplied with your machine).  If you're not sure about your machine, please contact me and I'll advise which method works for your machine.


1 day

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts



Sew Forest of Dean

with Craft Courses since 2020

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In case we haven’t met before, I’m Jen Johnson and I run Sew Forest of Dean, teaching all aspects of sewing by machine or by hand. I’m also a crazy cat lady, wife to Ed and Mum to identical twins Oscar and Charlie. My workshops and courses take place in my purpose-built garden studio in Clearwell and my aim is very simple – to help get people sewing. My designs have been featured in British Patchwork and Quilting Magazine and I am qualified in Textiles, from Herefordshire Ludlow College.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Romantic
  • Mother's Day
  • Intermediate level
  • Christmas
  • Pet lovers
  • Easter
  • Spooky
  • Parking provided
  • Father's Day
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The Studio, Cemetery House, High Street, Clearwell, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8JS