Christmas Workshop: Robin Lampshade OR Robin Cushion on Tuesday 19th December


On this course you will spend the day in my lovely garden studio in Staffordshire creating your own robin lampshade or robin cushion to take home at the end of the day.

We'll be getting into the festive spirit on this day and whilst we're stitching away, you'll be indulging in a few mince pies (with some mulled wine as well!) to aid your sewing! 

You will be amongst the very first lucky people to try out the BRAND NEW range of 'Make It by Jo Hill' kits, which both feature a robin stitched using appliqué and free-motion embroidery. Not only will you be joining a Jo Hill workshop, but the cost of the kit is included in the price of the workshop!

The cushion kit retails at £35 and the lampshade kit is £40. Extra kits will also be available to purchase on the day.

Now is your chance to try out either the cushion or the lampshade kit and you'll benefit from my expert guidance whilst you sew. You'll also have the opportunity to buy the other robin kit at the workshop, going home with the skills to make up that kit too to complete the set!

Experience of doing some free motion embroidery is useful but not essential as I will be teaching a variety of techniques that you will be able to use to create your design.

Free motion embroidery is an exciting technique where you are able to 'draw' with the sewing machine by lowering the feed dogs and moving the fabric around under the needle. This is a technique that I have really refined over the years and I use it in all my textile pieces. I have a lot of experience in free-motion embroidery and you will learn how to use the sewing machine to its full potential - you'll be amazed at the results!

What previous participants say:

"I enjoyed the fact that you give one to one help when needed"

"A friendly supportive workshop with an end product to be proud of"

"Friendly atmosphere, clear instruction and encouragement from Jo. I felt filled with confidence, and as a result produced something I was surprised I was so pleased with!"

What to bring - please read!

Please bring your sewing machine, general sewing kit, sharp scissors and an embroidery hoop. You will also need to have a sewing machine where the feed dogs can be lowered to enable free-motion stitching, as well as a darning/embroidery foot for your machine, and a walking foot for general sewing.

If you don't have a sewing machine, you are welcome to rent one for £5.00, please select 'Rent a Sewing Machine' below.

A general sewing kit comprises spare bobbins, spare needles (machine and hand sewing), thread, small scissors for cutting thread, pins and a tape measure.

I have a supply of  threads that you will be welcome to use!

This workshop will run from 10am until 4pm so please also bring a packed lunch. Hot drinks and cake/mince pies will be supplied throughout the day! 

Places on the workshop are fully refundable if cancelled up to one month before the date of the workshop. If you need to cancel after that, you may do so up to 7 days before the date of the workshop at which point a full refund can be given in the event that I am able to sell the place. No refunds will be given if cancelled 7 days or less before the workshop.

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