Free-machine embroidery evening classes with Dawn Ireland



Weekly creative embroidery classes on Wednesday evenings, 6pm -8.30pm. Run by Dawn Ireland, an artist with over 28 years of experience working in textiles, mixed media, free-machine and hand embroidery. All classes are relaxed and friendly. They provide an opportunity to be creative, inspired and meet other like-minded people. Working at your own pace I will be on hand to guide and support you throughout the session. You are welcome to bring along your own project to work on, and/or try different techniques and themes that I introduce at each session. Classes are suitable for complete beginners (maybe you would like to have a go at free-machine embroidery but aren’t sure where to begin) and those wanting to refresh their sewing skills or want to work in an inspiring environment with lots of lovely materials to use. I have over 28 years of experience working as a textile artist and have taught many different art and craft projects to all ages, from 1:1 sessions to large groups. I offer lots of support, info and ideas to help you with an existing project or something new. I can also help you to get the most out of your machine and set up for free-machine embroidery. The cost is £20 per session. You can come for a one-off session or book specific dates on an ongoing basis.

What's included in the price?

All materials will be provided including a wide range of fabrics, threads (cotton, metallic, variegated) hand embroidery threads, beads, buttons, ribbons, trims, hoops, needles etc. There will be a wide selection of samples, images, books, embroidery and creative textile magazines to look at for ideas and inspiration. Hot and cold drinks & biscuits provided. you are very welcome to bring along your own drink and snack. Bring along your own sewing machine or ask to use one of my spare sewing machines. 


2½ hours (6:00pm to 8:30pm)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


I am a mixed media textile artist with a BA (hons) degree in Textiles, specialising in Embroidery. I have been working as a professional artist for 28 years, and work from my studio in Nether Green, Sheffield. I love teaching and helping others gain confidence through creating. In experimenting with embroidery and mixed media textiles, my aim is to inspire, encourage and support students from beginners to those with experience. I also love baking, gardening and have three cats.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Pet lovers
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Easter
  • Tutor can travel
  • UK Holiday
  • Hen dos
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Mother's Day
  • Intermediate level
  • Public transport
  • Spooky
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Father's Day
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Romantic
  • Long term / weekly / monthly
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Christmas
  • Parking provided
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Stitched Up & Fleeced studio, 49 Nethergreen road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 7EH