Educated in fine art, I went on to study City and Guilds in Machine Embroidery. I use the sewing machine as a tool, to draw, manipulate and form textural surfaces within and on fabric. My work combines applied inks/paint with stitch embellishment and has a strong illustrative narrative, coastal, natural forms and patterns and also floral themes. I have been teaching for fifteen years, and love passing on my skills to students and watching them develop into artists themselves.
Courses, kits & gifts
Butterflies, Dragonflies and BumbleBees - A Machine Embroidery Workshop By Alex Waylett Delivered To Your Door
"This course in a box is such a brilliant idea. The box comes with beautiful fabric and very clear instructions. The videos are easily accessible from the website and the beauty of doing this course is you can do it at your own pace. I have learned many new skills and I am really pleased with my finished piece. I might have to make another one. Thank you Alex."
Alexandra Waylett responded:
" Thankyou so much Sheena - your finished piece is super xx"
"What can I say about this kit, and about Alex’s courses ..... designed for those of us with either little or lots of textile art experience.
Likewise If you have ever wanted to use your machine for more than clothes, curtains etc and really want to push your creative edge then Alex Waylett’s courses are for you ! Her kits take you step by step through the process, almost everything you need is provided in the kit other than your thread, your machine, sewing kit, brushes and perhaps any other little extras you want to add. Resources are of high quality and always sourced ethically.
Am working my way through the hummingbird kit just now but have others to start in the pile - thank you Alex for taking this time to invest in your courses and making them accessible to people who can’t make it to your wonderful studios.
Go for it - have fun and play!"
"Alex is a fantastic tutor and this kit is excellent containing ample beautiful fabric along with written instruction and several videos. This is the 4th kit I have had from Alex and I have been impressed with all of them. Her in person courses are also brilliant set in a light workspace with ample parking. The courses are well organised, friendly, informative and good value for money"
"A fantastic course which I really loved doing. This is the first online course I have done with Alex and the video tutorials make it very easy and fun was very happy with the results. You will definitely be doing at least one more so I have a pair as both designs are lovely. Thanks Alex, I will be keeping an eye out for any more of your courses."