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Mon, 03 May



Embroidery ONLINE May 2021

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Embroidery ONLINE May 2021
Embroidery ONLINE May 2021

Time & Location

03 May 2021, 08:00 – 30 May 2021, 21:00


About the event


4 extra sessions LIVE from my studio via ZOOM so we can work alongside one another. [Wednesdays 10am UK time] [these are interactive sessions: a positive time to work together & connect - don't worry if you cant be there at 10am, I shall make a recordings availble to everyone]

NB you will have 4 weeks access to this workshop - all the workshop material will be delivered with the first 2 weeks but you will have 4 weeks to enjoy the full workshop content and classroom banter/support - all form the comfort of your own home.  

This ONLINE workshop covers my passion for embroidery, stitch and cloth.  I started sewing at 11 years old, my Gran taught me on her old treadle Singer machine.  What a gift she gave me  - it started a life long passion for textiles and embroidery...from there I stitched my way to Goldsmiths College for a degree in Embroidery and onto a Masters in Textiles at UCE

"I’ve loved every moment of the Free Motion Embroidery on-line workshop. It was absorbing, challenging rewarding and really good fun. I could do it at times that suited me in the comfort of my own work space and felt well and truly supported by my peers in a dedicated Facebook Group. I’ve learned so much more than Free Motion Embroidery. Dionne is both inspiring and encouraging. I’ve looked forward to down-loading every tutorial and now I’m looking forward to practicing and experimenting with my newly developed skills. It’s opened so many new doors!"

During this ONLINE workshop we are going to start with some real basics: I believe its important to get everybody standing correctly, walking well and then we can warm up to a sprint [ie. make sure you machine is order, have a good straight stitch and use it well, explore free machine embroidery and all it has to offer].  

Find a list of the supplies list and information video HERE

Course content:

 – Good machine maintenance.

 – Straight stitch/walking well – those who follow my monthly newsletter ramblings know I love a good walk and I feel that straight stitch is often over looked on the way to free machining – I’d like to show you just how much it has to offer!  There are nuggets of knowledge to be gleaned in every direction! I shall make reference to New Grounds : a body of work from a few years ago that heavily utilised straight stitch to created pleated and constructed surfaces

 – Free machine embroidery – starting with some warm up stretches using appliqué we gradually speed up and start to paint with thread.  There will be plenty of information on thread types, needles and techniques – this isn’t a design based workshop: its purely about techniques…you can then incorporate them into your own practice.  

 – Finishing and mounting techniques…you will have to decide when a piece has been worked sufficiently to be ready for mounting…but I shall give you collection of alternatives for presenting your work.

Here's the workshop schedule

Session 1- Machine Basics/Threads

Session 2- Super Straight Stitches 

Session 3 - Applique and Free Machine Embroidery

Session 4 - Free Machine Embroidery with Dissolvable Fabric 

Session 5 - Painting with thread Part 1 

Session 6 - Painting with thread Part 2

Session 7 - Mounting and Framing 

Session 8 - Catch up & steps

I am not interested in a workshop where you all make the same things and I’m definitely not interested in a workshop where you copy my work [if you need them there will be basic designs to help you along the way] – as a tutor I am keen to help you develop your own working methodologies and in this workshop I will show you stitch techniques that can help you realise your creative potential….but please be aware this is not an overnight process!!

This is an intensive course with all the content delivered at the beginning of the workshop and availble for you to watch/re-watch as often as you like, day or night during in the 4 week period, so you can use the time to best suit your lifestyle. In all there will be 10 videos with accompanying notes to guide you through - 44 A4 full colour pages/pdfs that's virtually a book, you can down load and keep.  

As with all my ONLINE workshops there will also be a supportive and interactive online classroom : I shall drop shall drop in regularily to offer advice, there's also bonus 'zoom'  sessions from my studio - so you won't feel left on your own!!

This workshop brings together all the information and more from my Manipulating Fabric, Appliqué and FME, Painting with Thread and FME with Dissolvable workshops…usually 5 days of classroom based work at £80 per day [plus travel] would normally equate to upwards of £400….here you get 4 weeks of workshops for a bargain price!!

…. make sure your sewing machine is in good working order!!

I hope you will join me 🙂

Once you have booked you'll get a few automated reminders from me and then on the 3rd of May your first workshop 'delivery' email, highlighting everything you need to know :-)

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