A PURSE OF INTERFACE!
Paint your own design and transfer on to interfacing. Then create it into a beautiful purse for make up, going out or a little project. You can also make little coin purses or glasses and phone cases. Some do have zips but honestly, they are not as difficult to put in as you think.
DREAMING OF SUMMER
Take a break from the winter with this summery workshop. You'll learn to make your own concertina book with a seaside theme, using a variety of techniques.
TRANSFER PAINTED FABRIC BOWLS
In this popular workshop transfer paints, organza and interfacing will be used to create these pretty decorative bowls. Some free motion machining is used but not essential
DYEING TO DO THE COLOUR WHEEL
Using red, yellow and blue procion dyes to dye fabric into the colour wheel. We will be doing a few more techniques as well to acquire some beautiful colours and patterns on the fabrics.
BEGINNERS PATCHWORK 6 WEEK COURSE
Learn some of the essential, basic techniques and tips to make your first piece of patchwork. This is an evening course.
You can use any sort of fabric in strips to make these striking wreaths and for any occasion. No sewing required!
STRIP AND STITCH A LANDSCAPE
This workshop is for people who are confident with free motion machining. It is a continuation from the previous free motion machining workshops. It will help with being in control of the machine needle, using smaller stitches to create a picture that almost looks like it has been painted.
There's a great satisfaction in seeing a thing take shape and form under one's hands, especially if they are made from oddments into something worthwhile. - Nella Last 1945
These are great as decorations for the Christmas tree or hanging as a decoration on its own. beginners and advanced will be able to do this fun little workshop
MAKE AND STITCH A JOURNAL COVER
In this workshop you will make and decorate a journal cover, for your own special book. These can be made either using some of my eco-dyed fabric or we can use a variety of commercial fabrics and embellishments.
RESIST STITCH AND DYE
Simple shibori techniques - simple stitching with a thick natural thread which will act as a resist when procion dyeing the fabrics. this is will give fabulous results.
TRANSFER PAINT AND STITCH A GARLAND
Using transfer paints, interfacing, and organza to create these lovely garlands. a soldering iron is used to burn out the shape. free motion machining is also used but not essential.
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CHRISTMAS TREE RUFFLES
This was designed for the Patchwork and Quilting magazine for Christmas 2016.
This is a lovely little project to use up scraps of Christmas fabric and there is no binding!
TAKING FREE MOTION STITCHING FURTHER
This workshop will take you further on your journey, you will be stitching a piece from the panel opposite using different stitch patterns.
INTRODUCTION TO FREE MOTION MACHINING
This workshop will start you on the journey of mastering free motion machining
RE-VAMP A LAMP!
2 DAY COURSE
I made this lamp shade for a City and Guilds assessment. Using an old Lamp shade and design to make it unique
This is a wonderful technique which originated from the American Indians of Florida. It looks complicated but really, it is not. a great way to use up stripy scraps. Suitable for those who have done some basic patchwork and for anyone who would like to have some fun.
3 PATCHWORK TECHNIQUES IN A DAY
log Cabin, Square in a Square and a disappearing 9 patch all in one day. These blocks can be made into a quilts, bags, cushions and much more. Some knowledge of patchwork is great but not essential.
QUIRKY DOLLS AND DOGS
Too pretty to be toys, these lovely dolls and dogs will help you find your inner child. Learn to make a doll and then use your imagination to dress her (or him!).
TRANSFER PAINT AND STITCH
3D CHRISTMAS TREES
I designed these for Christmas 2016. They make lovely tree decorations. The technique is similar to making my garlands, using transfer paints, interfacing, organza and free motion machining (though not essential).
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BEGINNERS PATCHWORK, MOVING ON
6 WEEK COURSE
Moving on from basic squares and learning how to make different star blocks to create a small quilt.
This is an evening course.
MAKE A BLOCK PRINT
This is a fun workshop creating your own blocks and printing onto fabric using acrylic paints.
In this fun workshop you will make your own special tote bag.
The bag can be made using a sewing machine or by hand. Suitable for beginners and beyond.