Virtual Workshops

Online Workshops: 

I've been thrilled by the interest and success of the recent online workshops through zoom. In person classes look like they'll take a little longer to start happening again so I'm therefore planning to offer more virtual workshops into 2021. 

If you are interested in booking a workshop with me for your sewing, quilting or embroidery group please do email for more information. Details of all classes I offer online are listed below.

  

Hand Stitched Jug of Summer Flowers

 a47ea93b-4463-4ced-8610-f72f6992c53b

 

I'm SO excited to be offering this brand new workshop!  

In this 3 hour class we’ll create a picture of a jug of summer flowers with a vintage feel using soft fabrics, pieces of precious textiles, lace, buttons and sequins from our stashes. Even if you don't have any vintage fabrics, we'll create the same feeling by the fabric and colour choices we make.  

Work on a piece of linen fabric (or similar), a fabric dolly, fabric handkerchief or heirloom textile to create a truly individual piece of work. Include some hand stitched poetry or a title by hand or machine.    

Embracing the joy of working with our hands, needles and thread combining the materials we already have at home to make these charming little jug pictures. This class follows nicely on from my slow stitch workshop.  

All levels and experience are welcome.  

The class also will be followed up by a 1 hour evening session a week later to make sure everyone is happy with the technique and to share what we have made in the following days. Any questions regarding finishing and framing will be discussed.  

All class handouts & details about Zoom will be sent as a PDF once payment has been received.     

Numbers for the workshop will be limited to 8 to keep the feeling of a small and intimate gathering as much as possible.  

Because we will be stitching in our own homes there is a wonderful benefit to just showing up as we are and having our fabric stash & thread collections close to hand to use.  

 

 Slow Stitch 

Slow Stitch

 

Slow Stitching, a moving mediation with our hands.

Our focus will be on a mindful and more contemplative way of spending time stitching, the Slow Stitch movement embraces a more environmental and sustainable method of using what you already have rather than buying more. Ideal for the times we find ourselves in.     

I see the practice as a moving meditation combining our hands and mind, the rhythm of our needles creates a space of calm, slows our breathing and grounds us in the moment.

During the three hours we will spend together I will share some loving exercises for hand care. 

We will, where possible recycle and reuse what we have to hand in our homes. Think about a patchwork or fabric collage base. I’ll introduce my use of the invisible baste to secure our foundation. Consider possible stitches and celebrate the mighty running stitch & sew intuitively responding to the fabric under our fingers. 

All levels and experience are welcome. 

All class handouts & details about Zoom will be sent as a PDF once payment has been received.    

Numbers for the workshop will be limited to 8 to keep the feeling of a small and intimate gathering as much as possible. 

Because we will be stitching in our own homes there is a wonderful benefit to just showing up as we are and having our fabric stash & thread collections close to hand to use.

 

 

 Christmas  Brooches, Gift Tags & Decorations

Merry 

 

Spend a morning (3 hours) with me making a selection of Christmasy, cheer-full brooches, personalised gift tags or decorations! 

Hang the decorations around the house or on the Christmas tree, personalise them and use as gift tags on your presents. Or make them into brooches for those hard to buy for friends and family. It's a fantastically versatile workshop!  

We will first select our designs, choose our fabrics I'll chat about patterns and prints and piece our brooches using bondaweb. I will give step by step instructions and demonstrations throughout and include how I undertake free machine embroidery on my sewing machine. 

The class will be an exciting opportunity to uses our machines in an online environment and I'll make sure we have a good system for watching my demonstrations clearly as well as not being drowned out by the noise they make!  

The class also will be followed up by a 1 hour evening session a week later to make sure everyone is happy with the technique and to share what we have made in the interim days.  

All class handouts, including a pattern booklet, materials, tools & details about Zoom will be sent as a PDF once payment has been received.   

Numbers for the workshop will be limited to 8 to keep the feeling of a small and intimate gathering as much as possible. 

Because we will be stitching in our own homes there is a wonderful benefit to just showing up as we are and having our fabric stash & thread collections close to hand to use.