Freemotion Embroidery – Christmas Crafts
A fabulously festive free motion embroidery workshop suitable for those who have learned the basics of free motion embroidery and wish to progress their skills further by producing some lovely festive creations. You may wish to focus on producing some gorgeous Christmas cards or some fun and festive Christmas tree decorations or a little of both, its up to you! Whichever you choose you will go home with some lovely hand made items perfect for decorating your home or to be given away as gifts. During this workshop you will be guided through the processes carefully and methodically with in depth tutorials, as well as having a range of original designs to choose from, with lots of hints and tips to help you produce your very own festive artworks. The class covers image transfer, mirror imaging and freemotion text. It’s a great way to use up all those fabric scraps you have been saving at home. You will be taught all the skills needed to make the most out of this fantastic technique and leave the workshop with the knowledge and ability to continue with your own designs in the future. This workshop is taught by Caroline Beddard who is a local textile artist specialising in free motion embroidery. Workshop times are 10am – 4pm so don’t forget to bring some lunch.
Card blanks, envelopes and tracing paper will be supplied as well as original designs but you will need to bring the following materials and equipment to create your pieces:
- Sewing Machine
- Freemotion embroidery foot
- A variety of fabric scraps to produce the raw edge applique artworks.
- A variety of felts, white and festive red/green are ideal.
- Ribbon or cord for the decorations.
- A small selection of beads/buttons for embellishments.
- Black thread
- Your usual sewing equipment, tweezers, scissors etc
- Pencil, an erasable pen is also helpful but not essential
Most of these items are also sold at J&B so can be purchased on the day should you wish.
Tutor- Caroline Beddard