11th May 2019 Machine embroidery workshop for beginners: Strange Materials

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This workshop is for those who have maybe had a go at machine embroidery and can set up their machine but want to have a go at the variety of ‘strange materials’ on offer. This included water-dissolvable fabrics and tyvek to name just a couple.
The emphasis of the day is definitely on experimentation in a creative way. Full instructions are given and all materials are provided so you don’t need to source anything and wonder if you’ve got the correct stuff.
Bring your own machine and a packed lunch. Hot and cold drinks are provided along with full instructions and a range of materials including the following

  • transparent water dissolvable fabric
  • opaque dissolvable fabric
  • tyvek
  • heat distorting fabric
  • angelina fibres
  • non-fabric materials
Your machine must have a “drop feed” facility (see in your handbook under darning, quilting or embroidery/monogramming) or a cover for the needle plate (again see your handbook) and a quilting or darning foot (sometimes called a free hand embroidery foot) If in doubt, get in touch.

The day runs from 10 am until 4pm with a break for lunch and costs £60 for the day.

Along with your machine you will need  a basic sewing kit (scissors, pins, threads, needles, etc.), notebook and pen/pencil, a selection of different coloured sewing threads and an 8 or 10 inch embroidery hoop or a “spring loaded” hoop. A vanishing pen would be useful but not compulsory and a selection of ribbons, yarns etc if you have them but don’t worry if you don’t.

A sewing machine may be hired for the day by prior arrangement if necessary.

If you have any questions about if your machine is suitable etc etc, then  just get in touch and we will  help you.