Albert Einstein said “creativity is intelligence having fun” and that is exactly what my workshops are – FUN. The importance of creative embroidery and textile art is to play with colour, texture and stitches and to experiment. There is no such thing as a mistake, these are learning curves. Creativity is therapy for the mind.
Whether you want to learn how to sew a French Knot, appliqué fabrics or make bags I can design and deliver a workshop for you. I am a qualified textiles teacher; I have delivered adult education courses in Dressmaking, Soft Furnishings and Creative Embroidery and I have delivered Key Stage 2 lessons, Key Stage 3 curriculum, GCSE and A level in Textiles Technology and Art and Design Textiles.
Dates for Upcoming Workshops:
- Saturday 10th February – Creative Hand Embroidery Workshop at Studio 11, Allendale Forge Studios. This workshop runs from 12.30-4.30pm.
- Wednesday 14th February – Mini Art Quilt Workshop at Studio 11, Allendale Forge Studios. This workshop runs from 10am-4pm.
- Thursday 22nd February – Creative Hand Embroidery Workshop at Treacle Wool Shop, Morpeth. This workshop runs from 10am -1pm.
- Saturday 24th February – Layered Textile Surfaces Workshop at Studio 11, Allendale Forge Studios. This workshop runs from 12.30-4.30pm.
- Saturday 17th March – Creative Hand Embroidery Workshop at Treacle Wool Shop, Morpeth. This workshop runs from 10am -4pm.
- Saturday 24th March – Mini Art Quilt Workshop at Treacle Wool Shop, Morpeth. This workshop runs from 10am-4pm.
- Saturday 14th April – Manipulated Fabric Heart Workshop at Just Quilting, Camperdown Industrial Estate, Newcastle upon Tyne. This workshop runs from 10am-3pm.
- Saturday 21st April – Mini Art Quilt Workshop at Just Quilting, Camperdown Industrial Estate, Newcastle upon Tyne. This workshop runs from 10am-3pm.
- Tuesday 15th & 22nd May – Reversible Knot Handled Bag Workshop at Treacle Wool Shop, Morpeth. This course is being held over two half days and runs from 1.15am-4.15pm.
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I can offer a variety of workshops for all ages and abilities. I also give talks to a wide range of groups including Embroiderers Guilds, WI meetings and various craft groups.
Please contact me to discover a whole new world of textile art.
Here are some of the talks and workshops that have been popular – please get in touch if you are interested in any of these or if you would like to create you own that would be fantastic.
Learn how to create textured surfaces through using fabric scraps and layering techniques and then encrust this with simple stitches using textured yarns and threads.
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A workshop dedicated to the beauty and texture of this one stitch. Through changing the thicknesses of the thread this stitch can create an array of pattern. You will master this stitch and master the mindfulness and wonder of French Knots.
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Transform plain fabrics with this fun surface decorative technique using wax crayons and bondaweb. Within this workshop you will also be encouraged to add additional surface decoration using simple hand embroidery.
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From tie dye to variegated yarns, this workshop is dedicated to teaching you how to achieve space dyed natural fabrics and threads using procion dyes.
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This is a simple workshop that is based on a couched technique. Using textured yarns and simple hand embroidery this freely embroidered circle can be completed in a workshop.
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Learn how to manipulate fabrics to create surface texture using a range of fabrics and threads and different manipulation techniques to produce a textured piece of work.
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Learn how to make a mini art quit by using your fabric scraps creatively. Learn how to make a fabric from strips. Use free motion quilting and free machine embroidery to create a piece art.
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This workshop will introduce you to basic hand embroidery stitches and how to use them creatively. You will learn how to use a range of textured threads and yarns to create hand embroidered flowers.
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From Fragments to Flowers
This workshop is dedicated to free machine embroidery. You will learn how to produce textured fabrics with mixed media and then embellish these with free machine embroidered flowers.
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Prices: Talks – £75 plus travel expenses. Each talk lasts for approximately one hour with samples and demonstrations of techniques throughout. After the talk you are invited to handle samples and discuss the work. Workshops - £175 per day plus travel expenses Workshops may be adjusted to suit individual requirements For more information please contact me: email@example.com