Starter machine class

Windows and Doors

Come for the three days or choose the days that interest you.  2nd to 4th December.

2nd december . Beginner’s machine embroidery. A day to try out or improve on your abilities with free machine embroidery. Manipulating the machine to create interesting textures and motifs with straight stitch or zig-zag.

3rd December. Understanding Tension Techniques. A day learning how to create wonderful textures using tension techniques on the sewing machine. Discover how to do a feather stitch or a whip stitch cord. Work with several threads or make a successful cable stitch with a thick thread.

4th December. Beginners dissolvable fabrics. A day to learn the basics of working on dissolvable fabrics to create airy “woven” textiles, lacey effects and even felt or 3D objects.

5th Decembre  Some like it Hot. Learn about the heat gun, and soldering iron on synthetic organdi, lutradur and tyvek. Surprising surfaces and interesting lace effects;

 

Suitability: For any level of student, very suitable for beginners.
Tariffs: Materials included
  •  95€ per day; 360€ for four days.
  • 640€  Course and Full board in own room for four nights stay.
  • 590€ Full Board Sharing
  • 250€ Non-embroiderer, full board, sharing room.
  • Self-catering on application
  • Stay the night before your course (or the night after) 70€ with evening meal.
 
Come for the three days or choose those that interest you.
 

 
 
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    Beginner’s fabric manipulation. Learn how to use the sewing machine and heat gun for fantastic effects on synthetic fabrics.embroidery.

    How to use heat treated fabrics. The effects from day 1 are superb. How to include them into a surface of embroidery is a different matter. We look at this problem today.

    Dyeing for beginners. A day learning to dye with procion dyes interesting fabrics for inclusion in appliqué or patchwork. Includes the do’s and don’t of dyeing with these dyes. Please bring your own fabrics for this. Fabrics will be available for purchase. Dyes for the day are included and can be purchased after the course.

    Resists and dye painting for beginners. A day looking at my favourite resist method and how to create your own and use dye fabric paints at a fraction of bought costs.

    Dyeing for beginners. A day learning to dye with procion dyes interesting fabrics for inclusion in appliqué or patchwork. Includes the do’s and don’t of dyeing with these dyes. Please bring your own fabrics for this. Fabrics will be available for purchase. Dyes for the day are included and can be purchased after the course.

    Resists and dye painting for beginners. A day looking at my favourite resist method and how to create your own and use dye fabric paints at a fraction of bought costs.

    Beginners printing on fabric and paper using collagraphy techniques. A days initiation into this fascinating printing technique. use the fabrics you have created in previous two days, or print on paper or white fabric.

     
 

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