WORKSHOPS

Orange Landscape with textures and painted background with embroidery
Hand embroidered flowers hoop with stitched leaves on grey fabric with pink and orange flowers
Purple textured landscape with stitched detail and painted sky with hand embroidered french knots in purples and pink with green and blue hills.
Embroidery Workshop with purple stitched sunset hand painted with purple lace texture and stitched embroidery knots and loops.
Stitched turquoise sea and beach workshop with white hand embroidery french knots and running stitches and fabric textures

Being creative is something that often falls to the bottom of our ‘to do’ lists and that much needed ‘me time’ has to wait. As a mum of two girls I know how precious time is, but also how important it is for our own sanity. When my girls were younger I spent a lot of time taking them to various craft activities and I always thought ‘why do they get to have all the fun?!’ and so the idea of enjoyable, creative workshops for adults seemed a great one. My workshops are for all abilities and no experience is needed, most take place from the comfort of my kitchen table.

Click on the link or contact me to book a place on a workshop.

Create your own embroidered seascape in a relaxed, informal workshop. Learn how to master embroidery stitches, such as running stitch, back stitch, french knots and loops on a pre-prepared fabric background that I have painted with fabric paints.

Decorate with lace, netting, stitching, beads and a variety of textures for the sea foam and waves. All equipment provided. No experience necessary.

 

Tea, herbal teas, coffee and biscuits will be provided!

£25 per person, or £35 for one to one session.

Max 8 people, minimum 3 people.

Date - Arranged to suit individuals.

Duration -2 hours. 

Location - my home in Thames Ditton, Surrey. 

Click here to contact me to book a place.

Seascape Workshop with stitched waves, fabrics, textures and embroidered knots and running

SEASCAPE EMBROIDERY WORKSHOP

Embroidery Workshop

SUNSET EMBROIDERY WORKSHOP

Create your own hanging sunset/landscape hoop in a relaxed, informal workshop. Learn how to master embroidery stitches, such as running stitch, back stitch, french knots and lazy daisy stitch on a pre-prepared fabric background that I have painted with fabric paints.

Decorate with lace, applique, stitching and beads.

All equipment provided. No experience necessary.

 

Tea, herbal teas, coffee and biscuits will be provided!

£25 per person, or £35 for one to one session.

Max 8 people, minimum 3 people.

Date - Arranged to suit individuals.

Duration -2 hours. 

Location - my home in Thames Ditton, Surrey. 

Click here to contact me to book a place.

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EMBROIDERY CLASS

11 weeks (2 hours per week)

Enjoy a relaxed class, suitable for beginners where you will master a variety of hand embroidery stitches including chain stitch, back stitch, stem stitch, french knots and spider web roses, you will combine them into a stitched piece.

You will learn additional techniques such as applique to help enhance your stitching. You will also have the chance to learn about different fabrics and how to transfer a design onto fabric.

Develop these skills further by creating an embroidery design of your choice or follow my set template as pictured here.

An equipment list will be emailed to you before the start date.

Dates - Arranged to suit individuals

Location - Thames Ditton, Surrey

Contact me to find out more.

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DESIGN CONFIDENCE
FOR ALL FORMS OF TEXTILE ART

One to one sessions to gain a better insight into how to design a great textile art piece, so that you can feel inspired and able to apply the principles to all your future work.

We will explore your initial inspiration, finding your style, composition and design development using the 5 main design principles. I will show you how to translate your developed design to fabric and enhance with various techniques to make the most of your design.

At the end of the 5 sessions you will have created your final design ready to take home and create using fabric and stitch. In your own time you will then be able to follow my advice on the next steps to translate your design into a textile art piece.

This class is for those wanting to develop their design process rather than learning specific sewing/textiles techniques. However, if you would like additional guidance I can add extra sessions to help you achieve your beautiful artwork.

Location: My home in Thames Ditton, Surrey

Dates: Arranged individually

Cost: 5 sessions at £35.00 per 2 hour session.

 Contact me to book a time that suits you.

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FREE MACHINE EMBROIDERY 

AND HOW TO USE WATER SOLUBLE FABRIC

One to one lesson.

Learn to draw with your sewing machine.

Learn the basics and create a lovely landscape in a hoop with a variety of different fabrics, using applique techniques and free machine embroidery to draw the grasses in the foreground.

You will need to bring your own sewing machine with the ability to drop the feed dog and have an embroidery foot. I will provide the rest.

I will also introduce you to water soluble fabric, you can create a small design using just stitch and wash all the fabric away! No experience necessary.

Tea, herbal tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

Cost -£25 per person. Max 8 people, minimum 3 people.

Or £35 for one to one session

Duration - 2 hours.

Location - My home in Thames Ditton, Surrey.

Contact me to book a time that suits you.

Mindful stitching workshop

MINDFUL STITCHING HOOP

Enjoy a relaxing, mindful 2 hour workshop to create a piece of stitched art in a hoop. We will concentrate on the meditative effects of being present with your stitching and to not worry about the outcome but to enjoy the calming process.

All materials provided. No experience necessary.

Tea, herbal tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

Cost -£25 per person. Max 8 people, minimum 3 people.

Or £35 for one to one session

Duration - 2 Hours

Location – My home in Thames Ditton, Surrey

Contact me to book a session at a time that suits you.

Embroidery and textiles private tuition

ONE TO ONE SESSIONS

I am happy to create a more bespoke workshop for a one to one session or if a group of friends want to try something new, for example printing/painting onto fabric/embroidery etc. Please do get in touch and I can work out the cost and the duration of the workshop for you.

Tea, herbal teas, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

Location – My home in Thames Ditton, Surrey

Contact me to arrange a time that suits you.

Embroidered landscape hoop

EMBROIDERED LANDSCAPE HOOP

Create a beautiful background using fabric paints, then add some detail using fabrics, lace and paper to add texture and finish off with embroidery stitches and knots to create a landscape picture in a hoop, ready to hang up.  No experience necessary.

Tea, herbal teas, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

Bring your own packed lunch.

Duration - 4 Hours. 10am - 2pm

Location – My home in Thames Ditton, Surrey

Cost - £45 per person, min 2 people.

Contact me to book a time that suits you.