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Wed, 17 Apr


Janome UK HQ

Introduction to Free Machine Embroidery

An exciting introduction to drawing with your sewing machine using free machine embroidery.

Introduction to Free Machine Embroidery
Introduction to Free Machine Embroidery

Time & Location

17 Apr 2024, 10:00 – 16:00

Janome UK HQ, Unit 1 Southside, Bredbury, Stockport SK6 2SP, UK

About the event

Introduction to Drawing with Free Machine Embroidery

Embark on an exciting journey into the realm of drawing with your sewing machine using Free Machine Embroidery (FME). Join me at Janome HQ for an immersive day in their purpose-built training facility—equipped with an array of machines, allowing you to simply turn up and enjoy your creative adventure.

Discover the Art of Machine Drawing:

  • Machine as Your Pencil: Learn to adapt your machine to act as your artistic pencil, creating expressive and intricate linear compositions.
  • Thread Exploration: Dive into the world of threads, utilizing varying weights to mimic the shades of graphite. Explore the versatility of threads in illustrating different scenes, with a focus on holiday destinations.
  • Create Memorable Illustrations: Expect to craft a series of samples and a couple of finished, stitched illustrations -  a great personal outcome from your workshop experience.

Perfect for Beginners:

This workshop is crafted for beginners and those seeking to build confidence before venturing into Drawing and Painting with Free Machine Embroidery.


  • Date: Wednesday 17th April 2024
  • Time: 10 am - 4 pm
  • Inclusions: All machines, materials/threads, refreshments, buffet lunch, and homemade cake
  • Investment: £95.00

About Your Tutor: Dionne Swift

With 34 years of tutoring experience, Dionne Swift teaches and exhibits globally. Holding a BA in Textiles from Goldsmith's College, London University, a Masters in Textiles from UCE, and a collection of teaching qualifications, Dionne is here to guide you through the fundamentals of machine embroidery.

"I will help you start your journey into machine embroidery, providing techniques and tips to get you started and the confidence to follow your own creative path."

Please get in otuch if you have any queries. Join me for a day of creativity and exploration as you delve into the fascinating world of drawing with Free Machine Embroidery.


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