workshops

Play with fabric, relax and sew...

Why not treat yourself or a friend to this one day retreat from the world?

Workshops cost £65 includes all materials, unless stated otherwise. They are held at my studio near Cockermouth, Cumbria from 10am-4pm

To book: just click here contact me and I will send out a booking form with all details of the workshop.

"free your machine, free your mind!"

Creative Free Machine Embroidery

Ability Level: beginners

Come and play with free machine embroidery... it's easier than you think and makes creative stitching 'such fun'! You will need to bring your own sewing machine and know how to use it (this is not a beginners' sewing machine class!) and you will need an embroidery or darning foot, and to be able to cover or lower the feed dogs.

Thurs January 26th, Sat April 1st, Thurs 12th October


NEW for 2017: Make a Fabric Bowl

Ability level: must be able to free machine:

Take a fabric circle, cut it in the magic way and add scraps of fabric and yarns and stitching...and a bowl is slowly created (this is great for recycling!). All sizes and shapes, and as wacky as your imagination allows!

Sat May 6th, Sat October 14th

Fun with an Embellisher...

Ability Level: all abilities

You know, that embellisher (needlefelting machine) in the corner covered in dust...bring it out into the sunshine and learn to create exiting surfaces and fabrics. Needlefelting is just so easy and totally addictive! Bring your own machine if you have one, borrow from a friend...or ask and you may be able to hire one from me (£15 for the day).

Sat March 4th, Thurs May 4th

Create a Landscape

Ability level: all abilities

Explore creating a landscape using a wide variety of fabrics and machine embroidery, enjoy translating your favourite view or somewhere which is special to you into a beautiful textile piece. Please bring along photos of your special place to make it really personal.

Thurs 2nd March, Sat July 15th, Thurs 2nd November

Stitch and Dissolve Magic

Abilities : must be able to free machine

With snippets of fabrics and lots of swirly stitching onto some magic soluble material you will create delicious lacey effects, which can be used to make a bowl or brooch, or lace edging for a piece of embroidery.   Just come and see for yourself! Bring your own threads to play with, I supply all the solubles and a range of fun fabrics.  

Thurs March 30th, Thurs 13th July


NEW for 2017: Stitch a Teacosy

Ability Level: all abilities

How about a handmade cosy to keep your teapot warm and happy...or make as a perfect gift for a friend or loved one. Recycle your old felted wool jumper, add tweed for the back and a snazzy lining. Create with your own unique design on the front. Bring your own fabrics to make it personal.

Sat 28th January, Sat 4th November

"the best lesson plan yet...be happy and have fun!"