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Introduction to free motion machine embroidery

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About the Course

If you have heard of the very addictive technique of free motion machine embroidery (where you draw with your sewing machine needle) and have always fancied having a go, then this one day workshop will introduce you to the basics of the technique.

You will learn how to set up and control your sewing machine for free motion sewing. Then you will have plenty of opportunity to practice the technique producing an abstract piece of work where there is no right or wrong. I will then move on to using the technique with appliqué and also writing in thread.

I'm sure you will surprise yourself what you can achieve.

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?

All materials are included.

You will need to bring...

A sewing machine that can be adapted for free motion embroidery.
A free motion / darning foot for your machine.
Spare bobbins.
Embroidery needles for your machine ( although you can use ordinary needles )
Threads (although I will have mine with me that you can use too).
Packed lunch and drink.


Alison Whateley at Alison Whateley Design
Silverton Church Hall
Church Road
Silverton, Exeter
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  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Wheelchair users

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What an amazing inspirational course! Alison is very clear, patient and encouraging in her teaching and made this introduction course a complete pleasure to attend. Fun, relaxed and informative and I learned loads including those hard to find tips and secrets gained only through experience and which Alison was so happy to share. She is an attentive teacher and is flexible and creative in her teaching style. I will be back for more and TOTALLY recommend!

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