Seascapes, 2 day free motion machine embroidery workshop



This workshop is suitable for those who have already had some experience in free motion machine embroidery. If you have never tried this very addictive technique before, please look at my ‘Introduction to free motion machine embroidery’ workshop before attempting this. On day one we will look at planning our piece. I will provide lots ofseascape photographs to inspire you, but if you have a photo of a favourite scene that you would like to reproduce, then please bring it with you and we’ll see what we can do. I will guide you through what makes a good composition, demonstrate how to use texture and colour to enhance your piece, and help you choose fabrics that will best interpret the scene. By the end of the day you will have sketched out your design on paper and made a start on producing the background of the piece. On day two you will continue to build up your picture, finishing the background and moving onto the foreground and detail. I will advise you on the use of buttons and beads to complete your artwork. Finally we will mount our pieces so that they are all ready for you to take away and frame. All materials will be provided, including adhesive mount board and mount. The size of your finished piece will be 14” x 10”.

What's included in the price?

All materials are provided, but you will need to bring the following, A sewing machine that can be adapted for free motion sewing (you will need to be able to drop the feed dog or have a plate that fits over the top). Free motion foot / darning foot compatible with your machine. Spar bobbins. Threads. Scissors. Embroidery needles for your sewing machine. Please bring your own lunch, tea coffee and biscuits are provided


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



Alison Whateley Design

with Craft Courses since 2019

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I am a Devon based self taught textile artist specialising in free motion machine embroidery. I create contemporary botanical art, landscapes and seascapes, all inspired by the natural world around me. I have chosen not to use fabric dyes or paints in my work so prefer to use up-cycled textiles where possible for their variety and individuality. I am a member of The Embroiderers Guild, The Society For Embroidered Work and the Devon Artist Network

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Intermediate level
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Weekends
  • Public transport
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
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