I’ll be running some hand stitching classes at Workshop. in Headingley over the next few months. These classes offer a range of skills from hand embroidery to English patchwork and all the materials and equipment will be provided.
Hand Embroidery, Sunday 9 February 11.00 to 15.00 & Saturday 25 April 10.00 to 12.00, £25.00
In this two-hour workshop, I will guide you through some simple hand embroidery stitches including blanket stitch, feather stitch and stem stitch. Using these decorative stitches, you will create a unique design. You can book your tickets here.
Visible Mending, Thursday 27 February 18.00 to 20.00, £15.00
In this two-hour workshop, I will guide you through the basics of hand embroidery and 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. You can book your tickets here.
Creative Upcycling, Thursday 27 February 18.00 to 20.00, £15.00
Learn the traditional craft of hand embroidery and applique, I will guide you through the basics of hand embroidery and applique where you will learn how to add some exciting details to an unloved item of clothing. You will learn how do applique using fusible webbing and a variety of stitches including back stitch, chain stitch and blanket stitch. You can book your tickets here.
Applique & Hand Embroidery, Saturday 29 February 15.00 to 17.00, £25.00
In this two-hour, I will guide you through the basics of fusible web applique which you can use to embellish your own tote bag or create a personalised embroidery hoop.
If you want to make the tote bag option, you’ll need to bring your own, however you can always make your own in the beginners sewing class. If you prefer the embroidery hoop option, all the materials are provided to make your own personalised hoop. You can book your tickets here.
English Patchwork Accessories, Sunday 8 March, 14.00 to 17.00, £25.00
In this three-hour workshop, you will learn the traditional craft of English Paper Piecing to create your own unique hand stitched scissor charm and pin cushion. I will guide you through the basics of patchwork, using cotton fabric to create your accessories using hand stitch. You can book your tickets here.