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Freestyle Machine Embroidery

Date: 5 March 2017 11:00 to 17:00

Did you know you can draw with a sewing machine? This class will introduce you to the creativity and joy of freestyle machine embroidery. Join Barley Massey who over the course of the day will share tips on how to achieve different machine embroidered effects. From a simple stitched line drawing, sketching, stylised graphical applique shapes/lettering, to building up layers of fabric remnants and couched threads and yarns (a lovely effect for landscapes)
You will leave with your own unique piece of textile art or a customised garment and the skills and inspiration to create more pieces at home.

On completion of the class, participants should confidently be able to:

- Understand how to prepare a machine and fabric for freestyle machine embroidery

- Use the machine to draw with thread

- Explore a range of techniques including creating shapes / outlines, shading, changing thread colours and texturing

- Translate ideas into expressive textile art

- Use freestyle machine embroidery in other applications such as garment repair and re styling

11 - 5pm

PRICE: £55/ £50 Conc. includes a pick n mix selection of fabrics, threads, use of 'Brother' sewing machibes, scissors etc

YOU REQUIRE: Bring some ideas you'd like to translate into stitch - perhaps a family photograph, a landcape you love or an inspirational quote. (We also have a range of textile books and examples to look through here) OR a garment you'd like to re style.



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Barley Massey
Fabrications creator and recently described by the Evening Standard as "London's Eco Queen' 

Katherine May
Contemporary quilt maker and teacher. Katherine has worked with Liberty, The V&A, Fashion & Textiles Museum and Fabrications!

Sue Russell
has dedicated her life to practising, promoting and sharing skills in low impact living and keeping traditional textile skills alive.

Rosie Martin
Inspiring and encouraging a new generation of stitchers to make their own clothes through her book 'DIY Couture', workshops and events.

Ayda Anlagan
brilliant teacher and creator of design company 'Monstify' - anatomical crochet parts to animate everyday objects!

Stephanie Bescoby
Milliner, teacher, clever upcycler and baristar. There are no limits to Steph's talents!

Laura Lees
Time out recently described learning machine embroidery from laura is like learning piano from Chopin!


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