The Machine Embroiderer’s Workshop

Dates:    13th to 17th March  2023  (12th to 18th in full board accommodation)
See also Discovery Weekends in autumn 2023
Machine Embroidery

Machine Embroidery

The course for anyone wishing to learn how to work with free motion embroidery or improve on their machine embroidery skills and feel at ease with this medium.
How to be truly creative with machine embroidery. An observation of a simple subject such as a shell, flower, lichen, rust etc, at the beginning of the course  helps you to explore an A-Z of techniques within a context of creative ideas leading towards a useful collection of samples and perhaps one or two small finished pieces. Right from the start you are encouraged to find personal responses to the colours and textures of your chosen object using the techniques demonstrated. You receive all the help you need to understand your machine and how to move and manipulate the fabric underneath it. You will learn the textural possibilities of straight stitch and zigzag , tension techniques, disolvable fabrics as supports for other materials and lacy effects, and finally, if you wish, time on the embelisher to learn the potential of this superb machine.
You will have all the help you need to succeed throughout the course—so don’t worry about the design elements of the course, you will surprise yourself! There are demonstrations, information and lots of practice throughout. If you can’t bring your own machine will we lend you the closest to yours that we have.
Feeling at ease with machine embroidery opens so many other doors in textile decoration and manipulation.
Let Val’s confidence and love of machines help you to appreciate them too – make friends with yours!
Suitability: Beginners and Intermediate Level
  • 895€ Full board in own room
  • 845€ Full Board Sharing
  • 525€ course only
  • 395€ Non-embroiderer, full board, sharing room.   

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    The Machine Embroiderer's Workbook

    The Machine Embroiderer’s Workbook

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