In-person course
in Kingston Upon Thames

Two Day Print and Stitch



In this fun and inspiring workshop, you will explore a range of printmaking and free machine embroidery techniques to create a set of rich and embellished prints on fabric. As the course is run for no more than 2 or 3 people at a time, it can be tailored very much to individual needs and requirements. By the end of the 2 days you will have: - Learnt how to mono, lino and collagraph print on fabric. - Learned how to set up a sewing machine for free machining. - Learnt how to embellish prints with a range of free machine stitching techniques. - Watched a range of demonstrations. - Studied a range of samples for inspiration and understanding. - Understood health and safety issues when printmaking and free machining. - Created a set of embellished prints to take home with you. - Received a set of technical handouts to support your day's learning. The workshop is run for groups of 2 or 3 people on 2 days negotiated with me and is held in my comfortable and cosy garden studio close to Richmond Park and Kingston town centre. The 2 days cost £135 each or if you want to do the course on your own it will cost you £245. Please send me a message about how many people you are booking for and when you would like to come before sending a request to book. I have over 30 years of experience teaching art, textiles, printmaking and illustration in further and adult education, in colleges and privately too, so you can be certain of well structured, well-paced and inspiring teaching and learning. Alongside my teaching, I have been a practising artist and designer for over 30 years, exhibiting nationwide and working commercially within the fields of textiles and illustration.

What's included in the price?

The cost includes all materials, detailed technical handouts to take home with you and refreshments. You can use my Bernina sewing machines, or bring your own if you feel more comfortable with a machine that's familiar. If you are bringing your own, you just need to check beforehand that you can drop the feed dog and bring a free machine embroidery foot that fits your machine.


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

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.



Ruth Blackford

with Craft Courses since 2018

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233 Kings Road, , Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 5JH

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Intermediate level
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
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