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Machine embroidery - stitch doodling with Julie Brand at Tigley Textiles in Worcester


About the Course

Machine embroidery is now such a popular art form and can be done in so many different ways. You will learn several techniques and use fabric and paint during the day. Julie aims to show you many ways that machine embroidery can be used with plenty of examples to inspire you including all the machine embroidered chairs in the studio.

Suitable for beginners, and sometimes it's even easier if you are a beginner, as you have to forget everything you’ve previously learned about precision and just go with the flow.

You will need to bring your own sewing machine, as long as you can drop the feed and have an embroidery foot. Just bring yourself and your sense of humour.
At the end of the day you will take away a completed sampler showing various techniques, ready to frame.

Learn how to:
• Drop the feed on your machine and “draw” using the thread
• Stitch with freedom- anywhere, any direction
• Apply cut fabrics onto a background
• Add paint successfully, without the bleed
• Use transfer pens
• Write words freehand
• Be inspired to make your own designs and see how versatile and truly addictive this art form really is

Tigley Textiles workshops are held at the Tigley Studio garden studio in Birlingham, near Pershore in Worcester (WR10 3AF) from 10-4pm. There is parking and refreshments are available throughout the session. The nearest train station and town is Pershore and is a short taxi ride away. A list of local places to stay is available upon request.

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 and tools are provided, including fabric, paint etc

Bring your own machine with instruction manual. A list of machine requirements will be sent to you once booked.

Refreshments are included throughout the day, but you will need to bring a packed lunch.


Julie Brand at Tigley Textiles
The Paddocks
Broadway Road
Birlingham, Pershore
WR10 3AF
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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners

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6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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- - #27430

Absolutely loved this! I am hereby completely addicted, and need to retire off into the sunset doing only this for the rest of my days.

In-person course
- - #27429

Another fabulous day. Excellent teaching, nurturing and guidance in beautiful surroundings. Workshops with Julie, “Tigley Textiles” are not to be missed!

In-person course
- - #27428

Simple clear instructions. Friendly atmosphere, could sew for days. Love the new skills I’ve learnt.

In-person course
- - #27427

Such an enjoyable day.
Julie is so welcoming and an excellent teacher. Relaxed atmosphere but also very productive.

In-person course
- - #27426

A fabulous course! Julie teaches all the necessary detail along with helpful hints and tips. I produced a piece of work which has astonished me! Can’t wait to build on what I have learned today.

In-person course
- - #26491

Really enjoyed the workshop and learned lots- really excited to go and do some more! Think I've found a new hobby. Thrilled with my quirky first attempt and Julie is lovely.

In-person course
- - #26490

Really lovely relaxing day. You were a great teacher and gave me lots of fantastic ideas for future projects. Really pleased with my end result.

In-person course
- - #26489

Thank you Julie for an amazing day. Loved every minute and will definitely be making another picture at home.

In-person course
- - #26488

Great day, very informative and lots of fun, relaxing and a great way to learn something new.

In-person course
- - #26487

This was a wonderful day, thank you. Perfectly paced (relaxing but no one was hanging around between demonstrations) and it's lovely to have a finished piece at the end of the day. Thank you very much for teaching me a new skill- and delicious lemon drizzle cake!

In-person course
- - #26486

I have really enjoyed my day, learning a new skill and can't wait to do more at home. A well run, friendly day- with lots of new skills learnt and a lovely piece to take home.

In-person course
- - #25520

This day was a 60th birthday gift from my sister and I have loved it! Apart from the early issues with my own machine! It has been inspiring and so helpful. I will go home and practise more.

In-person course
- - #25519

A truly lovely day, so inspiring and creative. Such a treat for my birthday!

In-person course
- - #25518

I appreciate you accommodating my travel schedule and letting me work on a lampshade whilst teaching a different class. Thank you for sharing your creativity! Great teacher!

In-person course
- - #25517

Loved the day- enjoyed all the different techniques and the "try anything" attitude- very free and inspiring. Will book another course in 2020.

In-person course
- - #24693

My third workshop with Julie. Always a relaxing but exciting day where I surprise myself with an item I have loved making. So many ideas and resources. Lovely fabrics, shapes and all with many skills to try. Thank you Julie!

In-person course
- - #24692

Lovely relaxed course and I'm so pleased with the results- New addiction!

In-person course
- - #24691

I can't believe I managed to create something so beautiful. Julie is an inspiration, relaxed environment and a thoroughly enjoyable day. Can't wait to return.

In-person course
- - #23902

What a fantastic day! I am so proud and amazed at what I have achieved. Thank you to Julie for all her advice, help and ideas. The homemade cake was a wonderful treat. I feel I have been well looked after!

In-person course
- - #23901

Inspiring workshop and great to make a finished piece. Thank you!

In-person course
- - #23900

Fantastic day. Thank you so much for your patience and guidance. Lovely cake.

In-person course
- - #23899

What a fantastic day! Learned so much and very excited to try out new skills at home. Thank you for such a wonderful Sunday!

In-person course
- - #21700

Thank you for a wonderful, creative and totally inspiring day. Ive come home with a lovely piece and enthusiasm to have another go over the Easter break. The cake was amazing and thank you for the refreshments too. I know it's a new avenue I'll be working on within textile and thread, paint and a little bling! I love patching but this is a whole new area. Hope to be with you again soon for either the garden borders or the hares and dragonfly workshop.

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- - #21442

Excellent plan for the day. Plenty to do but scope to go your own way if desired- but not in my case!

In-person course
- - #21441

Came to a previous workshop following an open studios visit. Great workshop, excellent teacher. So good to complete a piece on the day. I'm very inspired to stop talking about it and start doing it! Many thanks.

In-person course
- - #21440

Wonderful workshop. Relaxed and encouraging. Just enough "input" at the right pace. Really appreciated the loan of the machine. Great location and nice cake! Thank you.

In-person course
- - #21439

I had the most amazing day, and will be back!!! Thank you so much.

In-person course
- - #20922

Loved it! machine embroidery is no longer scary!

In-person course
- - #20921

I have had a really lovely day. I have learnt so much. You have also been very kind and encouraging.

In-person course
- - #20920

Brilliant! Really enjoyable and "art" to take away!

In-person course
- - #20919

Today has been a real treat. I have learned so much from Julie and am excited about trying out the skills and techniques at home. I would love to attend another one of your courses in the future.

In-person course
- - #20918

I have had the most brilliant day. The pace was perfect and every stage explained and demonstrated. I am so chuffed to be taking home a finished piece of work. Brilliant teacher. I would love to come back for more courses, thank you so much.

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- - #20917

Completely absorbing and so much fun- I'll be back! Thank you Julie

In-person course
- - #20916

I had the most wonderful, enriching, lovely day. Although I have never done machine embroidery before, I am thrilled to say that I came away with something I am pleased to show my friends and family. Thank you Julie for a most distracting and absorbing day.

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- - #18338

Fantastic class for a beginner like me! Ive learned so much from Julie, so much fun!

In-person course
- - #18337

A really super day, with a lovely finished sampler to take home.Julie was friendly, very knowledgeable and patient!

In-person course
- - #18336

A fabulous day. I never knew I had such a creative side. Thank you for a lovely day.

In-person course
- - #18335

A thoroughly enjoyable day- I've learned so much. I'm sure this piece will be the first of many.

In-person course
- - #17599

Julie is wonderful! Relaxing and creative day.

In-person course
- - #17598

A wonderful relaxing day. Thoroughly enjoyed and would like to do another. Thank you.

In-person course
- - #17597

Fabulous! I so enjoyed myself. A wonderful day! Must do more. Many many thanks.

In-person course
- - #17596

A very enjoyable day. It has taken away the fear of machine embroidery, leant a lot!

In-person course
- - #17595

Really enjoyable course. Learnt lots of useful techniques, will be returning to do Dragonflies and Hares.

In-person course
- - #16977

I had a really lovely day and met some cheerful, like minded ladies. Presentation was excellent and I'm eager to come again, thank you Julie

In-person course
- - #16976

Fab Day!! A whole new world of creation. Thank you SO much Julie.

In-person course
- - #16975

Wonderful! I really didn't think I would produce a sampler in a few hours. Julie was patient and inspirational. I will be back for the lampshade workshop, thank you!

In-person course
- - #15884

What a fantastic day. Thank you so much!

In-person course
- - #15883

Great day, learnt masses!!! Would like to do a lampshade course sometime. Excellent day.

In-person course
- - #15882

I am delighted to be using a sewing machine for the first time in 40 years, AND managing to create something I like. All thanks to Julie's support and help, Thank you!

In-person course
- - #15881

A friend in my village did this course- I had a great time! Lovely, clear instructions and a relaxed and happy day.

In-person course
- - #15880

What an amazing day! Julie is a brilliant teacher and I'm so impressed we've all managed to create something really special- Thank you!!

In-person course
- - #15073

A wonderful relaxing day in a beautiful place, with superb teaching and a wonderful result. I have learned so much today!

In-person course
- - #15072

What an amazing day! Learned loads and loved every minute. Thank you Julie

In-person course
- - #15071

A FANTASTIC day! I learned so much, thank you!

In-person course
- - #13899

A most enjoyable day. Julie was so patient when I found things difficult. We all came away with a great piece of work, very satisfying.

In-person course
- - #13898

What a fabulous day! I've enjoyed every minute and have learned so much in one day. Julie is inspirational and so full of helpful advice and ideas. I can't believe how much stunning work was produced by the group today. Thank you so much Julie.

In-person course
- - #13897

What a fantastic experience! Julie is welcoming, friendly, funny and knowledgeable - and patient! The day was perfectly paced, even for an absolute beginner, and I'm confident that I could recreate something like this piece at home using the techniques I've learned. Thanks Julie! 😁

In-person course
- - #13478

What an amazing day! Having not used my sewing machine for over 5 years, any fears about embroidery on a machine, were swept away by Julie's usual calm manner and inspiring instruction resulting in amazing work at the end of the day. I'm hooked!!

In-person course
- - #13477

Very useful and friendly workshop, geared to the individual. Now feel confident to do free machine embroidery at home- a really good introduction.

In-person course
- - #13476

Arrived scared- left skilled! Good pace, good fun, and good instruction, thank you!

In-person course
- - #13275

Thank you Julie for a really lovely day. Such a gorgeous setting and wonderful studio. I've done machine embroidery before but never without a hoop- it's so liberating. Thank you😁

In-person course
- - #13274

This has been a most enjoyable day. Julie was so patient and gave very good instructions with demonstrations. Looking forward to trying the techniques when I get home.

In-person course
- - #13273

I've learnt a lot today. Fulfilled all expectations and happy to have completed my sampler with generous support from Julie. Thank you very much!

In-person course
- - #13272

Such a lovely day with like minded people. Julie provided clear instructions with a wealth of fabrics and embellishments to make our pieces look really good. Thoroughly enjoyed myself and will definitely come again!

In-person course
- - #13271

What a wonderful day! Learnt lots of techniques and top tips for free motion embroidery. Also worth a mention is the fabulous setting of Julie's workshop studio. Could not fault anything about today- home made cake was delicious! Excellent, excellent, excellent- thank you!

In-person course
- - #12889

A fun day, learning lots of different techniques and motifs. Brilliantly taught and very inspirational. Fun for lots of different ages, thank you so much!

In-person course
- - #12888

A wonderful workshop and very inspiring.

In-person course
- - #12887

Such an informative day! I feel so inspired. Julie is a brilliant teacher.

In-person course
- - #12886

What a lovely day! Really enjoyed learning so much and just trying out lots of new things. Very relaxing, lovely company and cake too!

In-person course
- - #12611

An very enjoyable day spent learning machine embroidery. Julie is an inspiration and guides and encourages you through all the different stages. One of the best courses I have attended and in such a relaxed and comfortable setting, I went on my own and was made to feel very welcome and met such lovely people it didn't matter. Great cakes/biscuits and lots of tea. Will be returning soon to learn some other techniques. Thank you Julie.

In-person course
- - #12586

What a lovely day! I have learned so much. Julie is an excellent teacher. Engrossing, creative and therapeutic workshop!

In-person course
- - #12585

A very informative and lovely day. Great inspirational course. Highly recommend to friends.

In-person course
- - #12584

Thank you for a great Christmas present. Really enjoyable day learning new techniques which I will continue at home.

In-person course
- - #12583

Any anxiety I had at the beginning of the day was swiftly blown away by Julie's wonderful welcome and the friendly group. The whole day was relaxed and fun and Julie was able to give clear instructions and encourage creativity I didn't think I had. I have come away from the day eager to carry in with free motion embroidery and will definitely be bringing my friends to another one of her workshops in the near future. Had a great day!

In-person course
- - #12525

Another wonderful day. Thank you so much, again, lots of new skills I have learned. The key- practise, practise, practise!!

In-person course
- - #12524

Thank you so much for a fabulous day. Very exciting and a real joy! You are so encouraging and very well organised.

In-person course
- - #12523

Thanks Julie for a fun day, really enjoyed joining a group of lovely people to learn a new skill. I think I am hooked!

In-person course
- - #12521

Thank you for a lovely, relaxing and inspiring day.

In-person course
- - #12520

A very enjoyable day- thank you!

In-person course
- - #12314

A very inspiring course. Learnt many new techniques. Thank you Julie .

In-person course
- - #12313

Wonderful, I just had such fun! Lots of different techniques all leannt in one day, were so stimulating. I will definitely be back.

In-person course
- - #12312

I had a wonderful day and have learnt some inspiring techniques, can't wait to try out the techniques again.

In-person course
- - #12311

A wonderful course. Well taught, well thought out, very creative, satisfying and fun. A fantastic creation at the end that I can't believe I produced. I'll definitely attend another one.

In-person course
- - #12310

Very engaging day - lovely piece of work to take home and lots of new techniques. Also, great cake!

In-person course
- - #11560

What a lovely day! I so enjoyed myself. So much inspiration around the room and great cake! Thank you very much and see you again soon!

In-person course
- - #11559

Really lovely workshop! I was amazed at what we all achieved and the instruction was methodical and led us through each process very well.

In-person course
- - #11558

Lovely creative day! Learnt lots of fun tips and techniques and took home a wonderful piece of artwork. Thank you Julie- and delicious cake!

In-person course
- - #11557

Thank you for all your help with my machine which was misbehaving! Learnt loads of new techniques and enjoyed it very much.

In-person course
- - #11408

I spent the day doing a fabulous free machine embroidery course. It was amazing! Julie is a generous, knowledgable and creative lady! Thoroughly recommend it..

In-person course
- - #11407

Wow what a day!!
I achieved so so much, lots of guidance and encouragement. I am very pleased with my results and have virtually finished. A lovely fun day, and Julie is smashing!

In-person course
- - #11406

Fantastic creative day, only problem is that it went too quickly. Julie is a very talented lady and has given me inspiration to carry on at home.

In-person course
- - #11405

An excellent course, full of inspirational ideas! Step by step instructions, with lots of positive encouragement and practical help throughout the day to produce a beautiful sampler to take home. All set in the delightful surroundings of Julie's home studio.

In-person course
- - #11404

What a lovely day!! Such a relaxed atmosphere and we were taught in such a structured way that it will be easy to reproduce something similar at home. Thank you Julie for taking the mystery out of free motion embroidery.

In-person course
- - #11326

An excellent day. Julie is very kind, patient and full of amazing skills and ideas.

In-person course
- - #11324

An excellent day. Friendly group, confidence building teaching. I loved every second. One of the best workshops I have ever done.

In-person course
- - #11323

A wonderful day to spend a day. I look forward to putting my new skills to use. Thanks!

In-person course
- - #11322

A fabulous day showing us how to do free machine embroidery. Julie let us go at our own pace and encouraged us throughout. We all produced beautiful outcomes and the day was an absolute delight. Can't wait to play more!

In-person course
- - #10938

Excellent day, well paced with wonderful achievable content. Very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. I'll definitely come again!

In-person course
- - #10937

Another amazing day with Julie. A thoroughly inspiring and satisfying day, with a new experience using a machine.

In-person course
- - #10936

Thank you for such an enjoyable day and lots of inspiration for a new hobby.

In-person course
- - #10935

An inspiring, relaxing and creative day out. Highly reccommend!

In-person course
- - #10934

This was without a doubt, the best workshop I have ever attended. So inspiring and you are so knowledgeable Julie. Can't wait for the lampshade course, thank you.

In-person course
- - #10727

I havnt done embroidery before and I didn't know what to expect, but I really enjoyed the day. Julie was a fantastic teacher and made the class lots of fun. I found I learnt lots of very useful tips and techniques which I'm now eager to try at home. A lovely day! Would recommend!

In-person course
- - #10726

Fantastic course, relaxed and learnt a lot of new techniques. I shall be back! Thank you so much Julie .

In-person course
- - #10725

Really enjoyable day, learnt lots and and have a good piece of work to take home. No pressure, great atmosphere and Julie is a great teacher.

In-person course
- - #10724

A very gentle and relaxing introduction to a brand new craft for me. A very enjoyable and productive day.

In-person course
- - #10629

Absolutely fab day. Never thought I would be able to do it. Very enjoyable and looking forward to putting what I have learned into practice. Very patient teacher.

In-person course
- - #10628

Loved it. Learned so much in such a fun way. I am coming back to do another course.

In-person course
- - #10627

I had a wonderful day, learning this beautiful technique. Julie was so helpful and gave us so many wonderful tips. I will most definitely be coming back.

In-person course
- - #10626

Fantastic day. Highly recommended. Julie is so helpful with showing you all the elements of machine embroidery.

In-person course
- - #10459

Beautiful setting, clear instructions, encouraging teaching and a useful and individual finished product to take away. Will definitely look for more courses with Tigley Textiles.

In-person course
- - #10004

Simply wonderful! Julie is an excellent and enthusiastic teacher. What seemed daunting became pleasurable. A fantastic day which I didn't want to end. Thank you!!!

In-person course
- - #10003

Fantastic day, learned so much! So many different ideas. I'll never throw away another piece of material, lace etc away again!

In-person course
- - #10002

Wow! What an amazing day. I have learned so much! Fantastic company, studio, teacher and resources. Can't wait to come again- loved it!

In-person course
- - #10001

I came to the free motion embroidery workshop not knowing a thing , and came away with lots of inspiration and knowledge. A fabulous day of sewing.

In-person course
- - #10000

I had a thoroughly enjoyable day more than I expected- we got through so much and Julie was fab explaining it all.

In-person course
- - #9932

An absolutely fabulous day. Julie is a gifted teacher who inspires even the most inexperienced stitcher to produce a piece of work to be proud of.

In-person course
- - #9931

Thank you for a lovely day. Lots of helpful advice and assistance, everything at an achievable pace. I do love my finished piece! 😁

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- - #9930

I have just had the most enjoyable day learning a new craft. Julie is kind, patient and most of all, knowledgeable. Who needs therapy when you can spend a day learning free motion embroidery ?! Thoroughly recommend.

In-person course
- - #9928

Thank you for an enjoyable and fun day. You had great and informed teaching skills. Would love to be able to come again ( from Australia).

In-person course
- - #9927

A really lovely enjoyable day. I had absolutely no experience of machine embroidery but felt quite confident by the end of the course. Really want to carry on and try other styles and techniques- lampshades, panels etc- can't wait!

In-person course
- - #9648

Fabulous day with Julie who really does inspire you to produce beautiful work, I can't believe I actually made what I did in a day! This is my 2nd workshop with Tigley Textiles and I would recommend everyone to try a day in her wonderful studio. Thanks again Julie, Annie x

In-person course
- - #9493

Thank you so much for a most enjoyable day. Learnt loads, great company, beautiful environment. A very inspiring day!

In-person course
- - #9492

Absolutely fantastic day. Felt completely shattered at the end of the day, but loved every minute of it. A really inspirational day, thank you.

In-person course
- - #9491

I love, love, love machine embroidery! Julie's teaching is fab and I always (3rd time) take away a piece of work that I'm proud of.

In-person course
- - #9490

What a fantastic day!! Go!!!! That's all I can say! You won't regret it.

In-person course
- - #9489

Great day, gained a lot more confidence with machine embroidery and some handy design ideas. Thank you very much Julie!

In-person course
- - #9445

I had an amazing day doing free motion machine embroidery at Julie's beautiful studio. I had tried to teach myself before and got nowhere. Julie broke it down into simple, confidence building steps. Lots of top tips and advice regarding colour, fabric, composition, and of course, stitching. The end results were just beyond expectation. I caught a glimpse of some work on the table after returning from washing my hands, and thought 'oh that's lovely'. It was such a shock to realise it was my piece of work I had seen across the table.
I left, wanting to go back again for another of the courses, but also feeling confident to do what I had learned again, at home.
Julie is generous with her knowledge and advice and the lemon cake was gorgeous too!
Thank you

In-person course
- - #9153

I enjoyed my first class last week. Julie (and her gallant husband), began with a very warm welcome to their home and stunning studio. Such a beautiful setting just added to the relaxed friendly atmosphere she created.
Very knowledgable and informative, I was able to produce a quite satisfactory piece of work.
I returned home thoroughly inspired and eager to start my own projects.
I have already booked my next class.
I have no hesitation in recommending Julie to anyone wanting to try new techniques.

In-person course
- - #9036

A lovely inspirational day - keep looking at my machine embroidery sampler today and getting a real feel good factor from having created something I like! Julie's studio is beautiful, inspiring to work in and Julie is a great teacher, encouraging and helpful, sharing so many of her skills and ideas readily. I spent the day with such lovely fellow machinists. Julie is a natural host and provided delicious sweet treats to go with regular tea breaks. Lunch outside chatting and taking in the beautiful peaceful views was the icing on the cake. Thank you also to Julie's husband who met me in the car park to carry my machine in - much appreciated. We worked hard and made the most of the workshop opportunities. Highly recommend.

In-person course
- - #8862

This is the second workshop I have done with Julie, what better recommendation is there than that. She is so patient and talented and her studio is beautiful, a lovely environment to learn this stitching technique. An absolute beginner at machine embroidery I came away with a completed piece that I was surprised had been done by me. Highly recommended.

In-person course
- - #8851

Have just spent a wonderful day surrounded by threads, fabric, patterns, paint, cake, tea, good company,lovely ideas , creativity and inspiration! Julie is an lovely patient lady who is generous with her time and sharing of ideas. I would recommend this course - a perfect way to spend a day. Thank you Julie.

In-person course
- - #8269

What an amazing day my mum and I had with Julie at Tigley Textiles. We learned so much in such a short time and Julie made the whole thing fun and relaxed aswell as being informative. She was so generous with her time, knowledge and all of the lovely materials, lace, buttons, paints...the list is endless. Her enthusiasm for sewing is infectious as both mum and I can't wait for our next course with her. Thank you so much Julie!

In-person course
- - #8256

Had a very enjoyable day and learnt lots of new skills. Julie is a very able teacher and taught lots of techniques in a short time. Keen and excited to develop my own designs now! Thanks for a great day.

In-person course
- - #8251

A thoroughly enjoyable day. Started with no experience if machine embroidery but with great tuition, guidance and encouragement from Julie was soon creating my first quirky embroidery picture. I came away having learnt so much more than I expected and have some of Julie's enthusiasm for continuing and developing this technique. Once again .... Thanks Julie.

In-person course
- - #8250

I m still floating from a wonderful day spent in Trumpet with Julie and five other co -machine embroiderers .She gently took us through the various stages of producing a not - half - bad sampler which l feel quite proud of.Above everything,we had a stimulating day and l feel confident that l can produce more work adding my own quirks. It really has kick -started a new interest and much more exciting than just making curtains for my home. Thanks Julie . P. S. Lovely homemade food .

In-person course
- - #7959

Just spent a totally happy day playing with machine embroidery and paints at the Trumpet tearooms near Ledbury. Lots of help and inspiration from a very skilled teacher. Thanks for sending me on a novel search for my own exploration of this exciting new style of textile fun.
Great food too!

In-person course
- - #7958

Have just returned from spending the day with Julie on the machine embroidery course. Julie is an excellent teacher, very patient, and you leave the course feeling inspired to go home and start creating!
Just four of us today so all very relaxed and as this course was held at the Trumpet Tea rooms we were able to enjoy a lovely lunch and delicious cakes too.
Julie produces such beautiful work and is full of ideas of things to try, I shall definitely be taking another course. Thoroughly recommended - and thanks again for a great day Julie x

In-person course
- - #7700

Have done a couple of courses now with Julie and will definitely be returning for more. Her knowledge and style of teaching is not only relaxed but encouraging and inspiring. Her studio is set in wonderful country side and the textile work displayed is truly wonderful.

In-person course
- - #7616

What a thoroughly enjoyable day we had. Thank you Julie for being so patient and helping us to explore new ideas and techniques My head is spinning with possibilities and plans are already in place for taking this addictive craft further. The nut slices were fab too!

In-person course
- - #7317

We spent a super afternoon with Julie creating a machine embroidered sampler. Julie was endlessly patient and an excellent teacher. The environment is very cosy and welcoming with beautiful examples of work everywhere you look. I would recommend this to anyone.

In-person course
- - #7226

Had a wonderful day on the machine embroidery course and felt really inspired and empowered. Lovely welcoming environment and Julie is an excellent teacher. Small numbers meant everyone could see the demonstrations easily. It was amazing that we all ended with a piece of work so different from others although we used the same templates and techniques. I shall definitely return to the project sessions. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and talents Julie x

In-person course
- - #6723

Really enjoyable afternoon with Julie. She is an excellent teacher and her enthusiasm inspired us all. Small class meant clear demonstrations and lots of individual attention. Julie's studio is beautiful and a wonderful place to work. Felt a sense of achievement at the end and met some lovely people. Thank you Julie. Liz x

In-person course
- - #6722

Thoroughly enjoyed this workshop and would highly recommend. Could have stayed in Julie's lovely studio for hours on end. I am a total novice and Julie is such a brilliant teacher. She is very open about her techniques and her work is amazing. I've come away from the workshop with a piece of work that I didn't think I could do and feel really happy. My head is buzzing with ideas. Absolutely loved it and met some lovely ladies too. Thank you so much Julie xx

In-person course
- - #6274

Returned home yesterday full of happiness from the beginners machine embroidery workshop taught by the lovely Julie Brand in her beautiful studio in Worcestershire. What an inspiration she is! We each came away with our own version of her unique style of embroidered/painted flowers, birds, butterflies, seed-heads and adornments etc ably tutored and demonstrated by Julie in a relaxed and friendly environment. If you come to one of her classes with even just a glimmer of enthusiasm and energy, Julie will send you home with a deep flame of inspiration to tackle your own 'grand design' if the mood takes you. Thank you Julie x

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