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Machine embroidery

Ruth managed to squeeze the three of us into her lovely studio. Ruth was a wonderful and patient teacher. We achieved so much in a day, far more than I expected! Really inspiring and we can't wait to start using our new found skills on our own projects.

- - #27965

Machine embroidery

How can I tell you how much I enjoyed this day course?! Ruth was an excellent teacher and got us using so many different stitches and effects. She has a delightful warm personality and she is a first rate textile artist and inspirational as an instructor.
I classed myself a fairly good seamstress, having made men’s suits but I didn’t know any of the embroidery effects that Ruth taught us. I learnt so much, it was a truly enjoyable day.

- - #27060


Machine embroidery

I had an excellent and highly enjoyable day learning lots of new sewing techniques. Ruth was very flexible and happy to tailor the course to any desired technique. Ruth's garden studio is charming and she is a very warm and patient teacher with lots of teaching experience, making it all in all a great experience! Highly recommend.

- - #27061

Machine embroidery

Challenging but at the same time very achievable thanks to the great tutoring by Ruth Blackford.

- - #27062


Machine embroidery

This was an excellent day. Ruth was a wonderful and patient teacher. As a beginner, I achieved so much more than I expected! I’m very inspired by what I learned.

- - #26680

Two day machine embroidery workshop

An intensive but fantastic 2 days learning the essentials of free machine embroidery. Ruth pitches her information & help at whatever level is appropriate for the individual. We had fun, excellent food & left with handouts & work that we were proud of after such a short time.
I would recommend Ruth as an excellent tutor.

- - #25924


Machine embroidery

What a lovely day! Ruth was a fantastic host and teacher. My friend and I learned so much in just one day and feel very inspired to go on with projects of our own. Definitely recommend this course.

- - #25694

Residential two day machine embroidery workshop

I had a fabulous weekend being creative in Ruth's company. She is an excellent tutor, very knowledgeable, encouraging and patient as well as a wonderful host. I was made to feel welcome and at ease in her cosy vibrant home and came away with a wealth of information, newly acquired techniques, numerous samples of work and inspired to continue dabbling in machine embroidery at home. Thank you Ruth.

- - #25016


Machine embroidery

I just spent a perfect Sunday with my best friend being creative in Ruth’s lovely home. The course allows a total beginner to feel the buzz of creating something totally unique and I now feel confident and inspired to go on machine embroidering in my spare time. I would thoroughly recommend this course! Thank you Ruth x

- - #24622

Machine embroidery

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- - #24294


Machine embroidery

A great course in a lovely setting. Learnt so much in just one day .

- - #24228

Residential two day monoprinting and collagraph print workshop

What a brilliant experience! Ruth is a very talented and patient teacher who really helped my daughter and I produce lots of work using various techniques with which we were very pleased. Her home is beautiful and she made us extremely welcome and her catering was perfect. Highly recommended!

- - #23688


Residential two day monoprinting and collagraph print workshop

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- - #23669

Two day monoprint and collagraph print workshop

If it was possible to leave Ruth 6 stars I would! A fabulous two days spent printing and laughing. A joyous experience in lovely surroundings with delicious food from an attentive host. I look forward to going back for more, (artwork and food!)

I would highly recommend Ruth as a teacher - wonderful.

- - #23588


Residential two day machine embroidery workshop

A wonderful weekend spent learning a new skill. Although I have been sewing for many years I spent an enjoyable weekend learning something new.
Ruth is incredibly skilled and generously shares her knowledge. She’s a warm and welcoming host and you’re made to feel comfortable the minute she greets you at the door. If you’re thinking of taking this course, do it. It’s worth every minute of your time. She’s an inspiration.

- - #23247

Machine embroidery

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- - #23081


Residential two day monoprinting and collagraph print workshop

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- - #22472

Experimental monoprinting

Very inspired and excited after a wonderful day mono printing with Ruth.
What a lovely environment to work in.
Ruth explained the techniques really well and we had a great time exploring them.
Plenty of space and materials to use.
The day went so quickly! Ruth was a great host, lunch, cake and tea was delicious.
I thoroughly recommend this! Looking forward to booking another course in the near future.

- - #22297


Experimental monoprinting

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- - #22150

Residential two day machine embroidery workshop

I learned so much from Ruth about how to navigate my sewing machine to make it work for me on free motion techniques. The time went too quickly but I brought home with me 3 samples of things that I have never tried or completed before. My family were really complimentary about my work. Ruth made me feel right at home, her home is so lovely and vibrant with colour and her food is excellent. The bed was very comfy and the duvet luxuriously warm. I would definitely recommend.

- - #21791