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Workshops for Groups 2024

Do you have a small group of friends who would like to get together and do a workshop?

I offer the following workshops as private bookings and can tailor these to your requirements at a mutually convenient date. Workshops take place in my Garden Studio, Storrington for up to 5 participants. If your group is larger than 5, we can arrange an alternative venue. 

 

For further details or any questions, please contact me using the online form, or phone 07884 078172. 

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Heat Press - Making printed backgrounds for embroidery ENQUIRE

Let me show you the fun you can have with my heat press! Using heat transfer paint, we will use the press to transfer the dye onto fabrics such as lutrador and interfacing to create the most amazing backgrounds, which are beautiful to embroider into. We will create masks made from different shapes and natural materials such as leaves and feathers and build up colourful layers. We'll also be looking at some steaming techniques and how you can then press the resulting fabric to make really unusual textures for use in embroidery. We'll then spend some time embellishing our fabric using hand stitch, to make some small pieces which could be used as greetings cards or small pictures. All materials provided. 

Make a Printed Fabric and Paper Stash ENQUIRE

1 day workshop 10 - 4 pm 

Garden Studio, Storrington Maximum x5 participants 

Have fun experimenting with different printing and mark making techniques to create your very own unique stash of interesting fabric and paper samples. We will try out techniques such as gelli-printing, marbling, stamping and more to make a range of beautiful samples. Use for collage, applique or decoupage work to give your work that extra bit of interest. 

Hand Stitched Fabric Book (Either 1 or 2 day workshop) ENQUIRE

1 day workshop 10 - 4 pm 

Garden Studio, Storrington Maximum x5 participants 

Spend a relaxing day hand stitching a beautiful fabric book, using applique, collage and embellishments to create a unique and meaningful artwork. This could be based around a theme, such a holiday memento, special place or memory of a loved one.

 

2 day workshop 10 - 4 pm

Spend Day 1 printing and marking your own unique stash of fabric and then, return on Day 2 for a relaxing session of arranging and hand stitching to piece the book together.

Introduction to Machine Embroidery ENQUIRE

1 day workshop 10 - 4 pm 

Garden Studio, Storrington Maximum x5 participants (Also available as one to one tuition)

Would you like to try out the wonderful technique of free motion embroidery? This one day taster course will teach you how to "drop your feed dogs" and get started with the basics of using your sewing machine as a drawing tool.  

Machine Embroidered Bowl ENQUIRE

1 day workshop 10 - 2 pm 

Garden Studio, Storrington Maximum x5 participants (Also available as one to one tuition)

Come along and experiment with using dissolvable fabric to make a fabulous machine embroidered bowl! This is such a fun and easy technique with wonderful results. Note: Some experience in free motion embroidery is required.