Seascapes - One day free motion machine embroidery workshop



I am a self taught textile artist based in Mid Devon. I have always had a love of both sewing and art and have now combined the two interests to create beautiful individual pieces of textile art inspired by nature. I am both a member of the Devon Artist Network and The Society For Embroidered Work. Free motion machine embroidery is a very addictive technique which is becoming very popular. Learn how to draw in stitch using your sewing machine, and take home a finished piece of textile art all ready to hang on your wall. This workshop focuses on producing a piece of worked based on the theme of 'Seascapes'. I will start the day by going through the basic techniques, including how to set up your sewing machine. I will then guide you through the process of choosing your composition, selecting fabrics and stitching the detail. I will demonstrate each stage as we go along and supply inspiration in the form of photographs to inspire you. If you have any images of your own you would like to use, please feel free to bring them along. Once your piece is complete I will finish the day by teaching you how to mount and frame it, ready for you to take home with you.

What's included in the price?

A large selection of fabrics, lace, buttons and beads. Threads. Artist quality adhesive backing board. White frame and mount ( 4.5" x 4.5" aperture ). You will need to bring... A sewing machine that can be adapted for free motion embroidery. Spare bobbins Embroidery needles for your machine. scissors. Threads ( although I will have a selection you can use ) Packed lunch and drink.


1 minute (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
  • Public transport
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Weekends
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