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Blue Tit Free Motion Embroidery and Appliqué Lampshade Kit

CODE: BLUE TIT LAMPSHADE KIT
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This delightful blue tit lampshade will become the focal point of any room! Impress your friends with your free motion embroidery, appliqué and lampshade-making skills. The kit will guide you in the art of free motion embroidery and appliqué using a selection of Jo's hand-dyed and carefully selected fabric. 

The fabric has been overprinted with the templates of the bird and floral elements and you'll learn how to piece together each shape to create the blue tit. Develop your sewing technique as well as your design skills, and you will also learn how to make up a lampshade too.

This kit gives you everything you need to create the lampshade including the printed fabric panel, the lampshade frames, PVC and tape. The instructions guide you through every stage of making the lampshade, and you'll learn how to piece together each of the template pieces. The pack also includes a detailed photograph of the finished design so you can be inspired by Jo's technique. The finished lampshade measures 20cm x 18cm.

Free motion embroidery is an exciting technique where you lower the feed dogs on your sewing machine and move the fabric around under the needle in any direction. You do not need a specialist needle or thread, but you do need an embroidery foot (also known as a darning foot). Free motion embroidery is also known by several other names including free machine embroidery, free hand sewing, thread painting, free motion stitching and free motion sewing. This style of appliqué is also known as raw edge appliqué.

What’s in the box?

Printed template shapes

Fabric lampshade panel

Transfer adhesive paper

Suggested design layout

Tracing paper

Lampshade rings x 2

Backing PVC

Double-sided tape

Finishing tool

Plug for the middle of the lampshade ring

Instructions

Free-motion embroidery and appliqué tips


Extras you will need to have:

A sewing machine and darning foot 

Scissors for cutting fabric and thread

Black sewing thread 

An iron

Glue stick

Sharp pencil or pen

Disappearing pen (such as a Frixion pen which fades after ironing)



Optional extras:

A 7” or 8” embroidery hoop, no deeper than 1cm

A small amount of fabric glue

Hand sewing needle and white thread

Good to know

This project will take approximately 4-6 hours to complete.

The finished lampshade measures 20cm x 18cm.

Each kit is a limited edition of just 100.

Would you like a lovely cushion to complement your shade? Here's the Blue Tit Cushion Kit

Do you prefer to hand stitch? There is no reason this kit can't be completed by hand but please be aware we don't offer any specific instructions for hand stitching. 

This kit was developed in conjunction with the Sewing Quarter. Read the story here.

This kit is not suitable for young children. Purchase of the kit does not transfer ownership of any or all of the design. The range of Make It by Jo Hill kits are designed for the home sewist to keep or give away as gifts and are not permitted to be made and sold on.

Share your makes!

Add your photos to Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. Tag @johilltextiles or use the hashtag #johilltextiles and #MakeItByJoHill so we can find you and see your creations!

Are you intrigued and want to learn more in a small, friendly group? Join Jo for a free-motion embroidery workshop in the heart of the Staffordshire countryside. You'll benefit from small-group tuition and will go home with all of the necessary skills to then complete this kit at your leisure!

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Please allow 2-3 working days for UK delivery. Delivery charges start from £3.75 for one kit.

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We are happy to post worldwide. Please allow 2 weeks for international delivery.

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