Upcoming Workshops

2019 is moving so quickly and I can’t believe autumn is here already! I have a range of workshops available over the next few months working with the inspiring Leeds Libraries and the lovely Workshop.

Classes at Workshop

Conductive Thread Embroidery 26 September 11am to 1pm 

Learn the traditional craft of hand embroidery, I will guide you through the basics of hand embroidery where you will learn how to create your own geometric stitched image using a variety of embroidery stitches including back stitch, chain stitch and blanket stitch. Once you have completed your embroidered design onto calico fabric, you will learn how to create your own soft circuit using conductive thread to light up an LED in your design.

This workshop is suitable for beginners to embroidery and all materials and equipment will be provided. Click here to book your tickets through the Workshop website.

Visible Mending 13 October 11am to 1pm

Learn the traditional crafts of hand embroidery and applique. I will guide you through the basics of some hand embroidery stitches and turned edge applique which can be used to repair a garment or accessory with holes or ripped seams. Inspired by the Japanese technique of Boro, the practice of reworking and repairing textiles through piecing, patching and stitching.

All materials and equipment will be provided but you will need to bring an item of clothing or an accessory that you would like to mend. Click here to book your tickets through the Workshop website.

This class will also run as part of the After Hours Craft Club on 27 September from 6.30pm to 8.30pm, a monthly workshop event where you can learn a new craft and bring your own drinks. Click here to book your tickets through the Workshop website.

Hand Embroidered Pendant 1 December 11am to 3pm 

Learn the traditional craft of hand embroidery, I will guide you through the basics of hand embroidery  stitches including blanket stitch, feather stitch and stem stitch. Using these decorative stitches, you will create a unique design inside a mini embroidery hoop pendant.

This workshop is suitable for beginners and all materials and equipment are provided. Click here to book your tickets through the Workshop website.

Classes at Leeds Central Library

Patchwork Wreath 16 November 1pm to 4pm

Learn the traditional craft of English Paper Piecing to create your own unique hand stitched Christmas wreath. I will guide you through the basics of English patchwork, using cotton fabric to create your wreath. You can then add a touch a festive sparkle with embellishments like buttons and bells.

This workshop is suitable for beginners and all materials and equipment are provided. Click here to book your tickets through the Ticketsource website.