Create a Christmas Robin Decoration on Tuesday 12th December


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

You will be making this delightful heart-shaped decoration which features a robin stitched using appliqué and free-motion embroidery.

This workshop is an intermediate workshop and therefore is suitable for those who have already done some sewing including free-motion embroidery. (For an explanation of free-motion embroidery see below).

This workshop will be taught in a step-by-step process and I will be teaching a variety of techniques that you will be able to use to create your design, including how to make a cord from threads for edging and hanging your piece. Depending on your skill level, there may even be time to make more than one decoration - they make lovely gifts!

All fabrics will be supplied but feel free to bring your own thin fabrics if you have a particular fabric you'd like to use. Thin fabrics include cottons such as patchwork and quilting fabrics or shirt material. A detailed handout with photographs will also be provided.

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"

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 fabrics and 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.

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.

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