WORKSHOPS

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.

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PERSONALISED XMAS DECORATION WORKSHOP

Create your own personal hanging Christmas decoration using your choice of photo. Simply email me your chosen photo before hand and I will print it onto your decoration ready for you to stitch on to during the workshop. (Black and white or colour photo.)

Decorate with felt Santa hats/sequins, stitching and beads.

All equipment provided. .

 

Tea, herbal teas, coffee and mince pies will be provided!

£30 per person.

Max 8 people, minimum 3 people.

Duration -2 hours.

Location - my home in Thames Ditton, Surrey. 

Click here for Monday 15th November 19.30 - 21.30 

Click here for Tuesday 7th December 19.30 - 21.30

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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.

Duration - Tuesdays starting on 21 September 2021

Location - Thames Ditton, Surrey

Time 10.00am - 12.

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.

To book a space email vickyolearytextiles@gmail.com or contact me here.

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EMBROIDERY WORKSHOP  

SURREY ARTISTS OPEN STUDIOS

Create an embroidered hoop.

Learn a variety of embroidery stitches on a pre-dyed background.

Choose from a range of beads, sequins and threads,

create embellishments by upcycling packaging materials.

All equipment provided. No experience necessary.

My Surrey Artists Open Studios will also be

available to view after the workshop.

Please provide your own snacks and drinks.

£15 per person

Duration - Friday 25 September or Friday 2 October (10am-12)

Location - My home in Thames Ditton, Surrey.

To book a space email vickyolearytextiles@gmail.com or contact me here.

 

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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!

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

Duration - 2 hours. Date arranged to suit participant.

Location - My home in Thames Ditton, Surrey.

£35

Mindful stitching workshop

MINDFUL STITCHING HOOP

I am working with The Fircroft Trust, Surbiton to provide a workshop for those who attend their day centre. 

 

During the workshop the students will make an embroidered hoop and enjoy the process of gentle creativity.

Monday 's 11am-12. Term time only.

Embroidery and textiles private tuition

PRIVATE TUITION

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 onto fabric. 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

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

£40 per person, minimum of 2 people.