WORKSHOPS FOR 2019
These are based in my studio near New Galloway and designed to share some of the textile techniques which I use myself, including dyeing, stencilling and machine embroidery.
I can only take groups of four people at a time so everyone gets plenty of individual attention and the materials and techniques are straightforward to continue with yourself.
The workshops normally run from 10.00-4.00 and I provide teas, coffees, and a light lunch.
Materials are included but bring your own sewing machine if you can.
The fees given are per person - if you are able to make a booking for a group of four, then I can offer a discount.
Please contact me if you would like more information on any of the workshops.
Woods and Wildflowers £170 per person
A three-day workshop which will guide you through producing a quilted panel full of colour and detail, using a combination of dye-painting, stencilling, quilting and machine embroidery.
Day 1 - Planning and Dyeing
Day 2 - Masking and Painting
Day 3 - Stitching and Quilting
Two Day Tree £120 per person
Using masking, painting and machine embroidery to create the silhouette of a tree against a colourful background, then adding texture and detail using machine embroidery and quilting.
Day 1 - Masking, painting and dyeing
Day 2 - Quilting the branches and sewing leaves and twigs using a water-soluble stabiliser.
Basic Machine Embroidery - Tricks and Techniques £60 per person
A one-day workshop learning techniques and producing samples based on some of the processes I use myself, including appliqué, quilting and some free-motion stitching. Ideal for beginners, or anyone with basic sewing skills but wanting to find out what else they can do with their machine!
Creating Texture with Machine Embroidery £60 per person
Using free-motion embroidery to experiment and create different textures including quilting, applying and manipulating different fabrics, different machine stitching techniques and using water-soluble stabiliser. You should go home with plenty of samples and ideas for future projects.
Dyeing for Quilters £60 per person
Techniques for using cold-water fibre-reactive dyes to create a good range of colours and effects on cotton, linen and silk, - useful for producing small quantities but plenty of variety.
“I have learnt so much and it is great to be able to concentrate on just creating and stitching. Hospitality was spot on and the venue was wonderful.”
“Well planned and thought out, giving lots of time to “play” and experiment with examples”
I have not set dates, for these workshops but if you are interested in participating in any of them please let me know, including days/months/weeks etc., which would or wouldn’t suit you, then I will use these to put together a schedule.