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.


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.

Duration - Monday 19 April-12 July

Location - Surbiton Library Halls, Surbiton, Surrey

Further details soon.​


Daytime or evening (spread over 2 sessions)

Create your own Embroidered Mandala hoop ready to hang on your wall, take time out to enjoy the calming effects of embroidery.

The workshop is spread over 2 x daytime or 2 x evening sessions.

I will be following government guidelines on Covid-19 and social distancing.

I will teach you some basic embroidery stitches such as running stitch, French knots, chain stitch and lazy daisy stitch. You will be working on a white background fabric with the design already drawn out for you so that you can concentrate on your choice of stitches/colours. Choose your own thread colours, beads and sequins to embellish your piece in your own style.

The class is suitable for beginners and those wanting to improve their embroidery skills.

Please provide your own snacks.

£30 per person to include 2 x day or evening sessions.

Duration - 2 x 2 hour sessions.

Max 3 people.

Location - my home in Thames Ditton, Surrey.

Exact location on booking.


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Tuesday 8 and 15 September - 19.30 - 21.30


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Friday 11 and 18 September - 10.00am -12.00



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 or contact me here.




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.



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.


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


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

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