02dec11:00 am5:00 pmCreative Embroidery & Needle Pouch MakingLearn a range of hand embroidery stitches whilst creating a unique needle pouch designed and taught by Milou Stella of Moody Bright Designs
Learn the basics of embroidery and turn it into an essential tool: a needle pouch (10×15 cm) Perfect if you wanted to give embroidery a try whilst also getting the
Learn the basics of embroidery and turn it into an essential tool: a needle pouch (10×15 cm) Perfect if you wanted to give embroidery a try whilst also getting the satisfaction of making one of the most fundamental toolkits for stitchers across time.
Step by Step: Your needle pouch with your own personal touch
You’ll be choosing a selection of recycled fabrics that will become the background for your embroidery and the main cover of your needle pouch. You’re welcome and encouraged to bring a small selection of your own scraps if you have a dream fabric put aside for the occasion or a stash you’ve been meaning to do something with for a while.
Note: If you’re not sure you want a needle pouch we can easily adapt the design into a envelope card case or small notebook cover of a similar size.
A sampler and a little more: practical is beautiful
We’ll then go through the most important stitches that are both practical and decorative, with tips and tricks to make them consistent, interesting and fun.
As we piece together the cover onto a layer of felt you’ll practice embroidering around borders and seams . Before your final piece is complete you’ll choose to add small extra details based on your needs ( for instance: a small pocket or fastening ribbon).
What you’ll learn:
In this workshop you’ll learn a series of basic stitches and creative variations belonging to the family of the back stitch, blanket stitch, feather stitch and a few more surface decorative stitches that can be personalised to your taste. You’ll also learn how to make a needle pouch or small embroidered cover using hand stitching only.
Example list of stitches:
Back stitch ( whipped back stitch, Threaded Chain Stitch, Pekinese backstitch)
Running stitch (stepped running stitch)
2 types of Blanket stitch
And choose from a selection of other stitches that include:
Your Tutor: The class is taught by Milou Stella who set up Moody Bright Designs – a project that focuses on hand embroidered customisation of second-hand items. As a trained painter (Slade school of art), she plays with contrast, colour and texture. She began “Moody Bright Designs” as a response to concerns about fast fashion and the environment, with an urgent need to slow down and appreciate the process of making something unique and of quality, whilst avoiding waste as much as possible.
Class Size: Max 8 students
Time: 11am – 5pm (with a lunch break)
HOW TO BOOK: Contact us directly on 020 7275 8043 or BOOK ONLINE
Class Includes: Everything you need for the class including felt, fabric offcuts, embroidery threads, sashiko & embroidery needles, stitch diagrams.
Please Note: The workshop will take place in the Fabrications studio (which is downstairs from the shop via 12 steps)
There is no food or drink allowed in the studio, You are welcome to bring a sealed water bottle but please ensure all ‘take outs’ are consumed before arriving. For full day classes there is a scheduled lunch break.
Please let us know know if you are unable to attend or are running late by calling Fabrications on 020 7275 8043
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Fabrications7 Broadway MarketThe workshop / event takes place in the Fabrications "Imaginerium" studio located downstairs from the shop area.