Demystify the art of free machine embroidery. On this course, the tutor will guide you through all aspects of creating a design, placing imagery, incorporating a background and a foreground into your design and how to finish and present your work to its full and deserved potential.
You will learn how to use a sumptuous array of machine embroidery threads in a variety of colours and thicknesses, and you can work with your own sewing machine or opt to use a college sewing machine to translate your original designs into a picture of stitches, a jewellery item or an embroidery piece.
Working at your own pace, you will gain further knowledge and confidence in learning and developing numerous free machine embroidery techniques and textures, created by threads and stitch, not to mention the delight of sewing and working with colour in this inspiring medium.
The workshop is designed for both the novice and more experienced stitcher.
The tutor will demonstrate machine embroidery, before you begin work on individual projects on a subject theme of your own choice.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops until 9pm, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
Linda Miller graduated from Winchester School of Art in1988, exhibit my machine embroideries and teach throughout Europe and the USA. I have pieces in private and public collections and my book Creative Machine Embroidery was published in 2010. I appeared on TV's channel 4 in Kirstie's Homemade Britain in 2011.
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