Virtual Workshops

NEW Online Workshops: 

Delighted by the interest of my recent slow stitch workshop I'm offering a chance to do this workshop again and with the success of the online format through Zoom I'm offering three other workshops, one of which is a completely new hand stitch workshop. 

Slow Stitch - June Saturday 20th

Cheerful Summer Brooches - July Tuesday 7th 

Hand stitched Jug of Summer Flowers - July Tuesday 21st   

Cornish Cottages - August Monday 3rd, Tuesday 4th & Thursday 6th 

If you are interested in booking on one of the workshops, you can do so here on through my webshop. Further details of all classes are listed below.

BOOKINGS ARE NOW LIVE! 

 

Slow Stitch 

Slow Stitch

 

Slow Stitching, a moving mediation with our hands.

 

This 3 hour Slow Stitching workshop will be held virtually through ZOOM on Saturday 20th June 10-1pm. 

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.

Book a place here 

Cheerful Summer Brooches

d3fa54b8-d882-412b-9d53-29e2d1c0ca24

 

This 3 hour workshop will be held on Tuesday 7th July 10- 1pm 

Spend a morning with me making a selection of cheerful and colourful brooches. We will be making a variety of joyful objects including flowers, animals, birds, hearts and rainbows. These brooches are perfect for sending out to friends and family as small gifts in the post, perfect for cheering anyone up right now.

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. 

Book a place here.

Hand Stitched Jug of Summer Flowers

a47ea93b-4463-4ced-8610-f72f6992c53b

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

This 3 hour workshop will be held virtually through ZOOM on Tuesday 21st July  10-1pm 

In this 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. 

Book a place here. 

Cornish Cottages 

7e8fb8f4-3db3-4cb8-bdc1-c025f37bf7de

 

This workshop will be held on Monday 3rd, Tuesday 4th & Thursday 6th August 10-1pm 

This is my most ambitious online class to date, spanning three mornings and using our sewing machines during class. We have time in between sessions for home work if desired, although this isn't a requirement. 

In this workshop, design, make and frame your very own contemporary piece of textile artwork.

From start to finish I will guide you through the process of choosing a composition, selecting fabrics, piecing, stitching, mounting and framing your own Cornish Cottage artwork.

Inspired by the charming and quaint cottages of the mining and fishing villages of Cornwall (or any location of your choice), we will use our own photographs and images as a starting point. We will examine the architectural details of the cottages and pick out the bits that make them quirky and charming. Create a pattern to work from and make a unique piece of textile artwork using the raw edge appliqué.

Using free machine embroidery you will add the drawn details and extra textural interest to your fabric base whilst personalising it and retaining a sense of fun. Learn how to give a contemporary feel to the work using the relief technique and shadow mounting it at the end of the workshop.  

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 6 to keep the feeling of a small and intimate gathering as much as possible and to benefit from individual one to ones with the tutor.

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.

Book a place here