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Making Pictures in Free Machine Embroidery


2 Day Workshop

Sat, 11th June, 2022 to Sun, 12th June, 2022

10:00am - 4:00am

Come along with your sewing machine and join Linda Miller to create a picture of your choice in free machine embroidery.

Bring a drawing, picture or photograph that inspires you. Ideas can be taken from the world around you, with themes such as seaside, landscape and still life illustrations to name but a few.

Working at your own individual pace you will be guided through all aspects of creating a design, placing imagery, and incorporating a background to your picture.

Using a sumptuous array of threads in a variety of thickness, colours and textures you will gain further knowledge and confidence in developing stitching techniques to create a picture in this exciting medium of free machine embroidery.

The workshop is suitable for all levels from the beginner to the more experienced stitcher.

Student Requirements

An Electric sewing machine, in good working order which can drop the dog feed teeth or has a plate that fits over the teeth.

Sewing machine accessories (oil, screwdriver, etc.)  and your sewing machine manual.

A darning foot/free motion machine embroidery foot that is compatible with your machine.

Size 80 sewing machine needles and hand sewing needles.

Calico, medium/ heavy weight. (Approx. 50cm/half a yard)   

Notebook and pen, pencil, paper, ruler.

8”/20cm wooden embroidery hoop.

Embroidery/sharp scissors.

Any threads you have, machine embroidery thread or ordinary dress making thread.

All bobbin spools that are compatible with your sewing machine.

Any hand embroidery threads you have.

Stitch and Tear- stabilising fabric.

Reference materials such as: pictures, drawings, books, photographs, patterning- visual material that interests you.

Please make sure that your electrical equipment (sewing machine, table sewing light) has been recently PAT tested.

Please remember

It is very important that your sewing machine is in good working order and that the feed dog teeth can be dropped, or that a plate can be fitted over the teeth and that you have a free motion machine embroidery foot/darning foot that is compatible with your sewing machine.

Please bring all your sewing machine tools and the sewing machine manual.

Please bring as much as you can from the equipment list, if however, you do not have any of the list, I always bring everything with me, (except sewing machines and sewing machine feet) and items can be purchased from me at a small cost.

The Cowslip shop has an extensive range of fabrics and a good range of threads.