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Machine embroidery - flora & fauna

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

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Machine embroidery - flora & fauna

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Machine embroidery - flora & fauna

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

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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!

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Residential two day monoprinting and collagraph print workshop

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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.

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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.

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Machine embroidery - flora & fauna

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Residential two day monoprinting and collagraph print workshop

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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.

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Experimental monoprinting

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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.

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Machine embroidery - flora & fauna

This course was just what I had hoped it would be. Ruth is such a lovely person. Her relaxed manner enabled me to learn with ease. It's amazing how much my machine can do. Without the expertise of Ruth I would never have realised what it, and I, am capable of.
Lunch and cake were a nice bonus.
I’d certainly return for another day course to learn more.

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Residential two day machine embroidery workshop

Excellent weekend doing free motion machine embroidery with Ruth. She is a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic tutor. I would thoroughly recommend this course. Ruth makes you feel at ease and encourages you to produce pieces of work which you never imagined you could ever achieve. I do a lot of sewing and craft work but I was still amazed at how much I learnt in a weekend. Thanks again Ruth.
Gail Godridge

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Residential two day machine embroidery workshop

What a fab weekend! Ruth is a great teacher and a great host. Even though I sew for a living, Ruth taught me a great deal and made it fun. Ruth’s home is beautifully cosy and inviting - just like Ruth. Thank you again and hope to see you soon.t

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Residential two day machine embroidery workshop

Produced fab piece of embroidery and re-learnt a lot that I'd forgotten about free machine embroidery. Lunch was great and Ruth very good company. Recommend.

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Machine embroidery - flora & fauna

I had a splendid day with Ruth. I have a project that I needed help with and she sorted out my layout, then we got to the sewing bit, whereupon I found I could do all sorts of things on my machine that I didn't know I could, though it became apparent that I need to practise....

My project is well on its way. In the course of the day Ruth gave me all sorts of hints tips and tricks that I just hope I'll remember, and handouts to help.

Lunch and cake was good too!

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Experimental monoprinting

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Experimental monoprinting

I had a great day printing with Ruth. She is a very talented lady and a great teacher. Apart from the tuition I was kept fed and watered all day. I didn't want to take a break as I was enjoying myself so much but I'm glad I did stop as lunch was lovely.
I learnt new skills and was pleased with what I produced. I shall certainly be back to learn some more.
Thank you Ruth for an informative, fun day printing in your delightful garden studio.

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Machine embroidery - flora & fauna

Had a wonderful day, so nice to take some time out to learn a new skill and create something. Ruth is a great teacher , very patient and encouraging. Her studio is a lovely place to work in. The whole day was really inspiring !

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