A fabulous new Machine Embroidery course with Linda Miller: "A Picture of Machine Embroidered Stitches"
Discover how to use a sewing machine as a drawing and painting tool and experience the delight of sewing to create a picture taken from your own original idea.
Bring with you a photograph, picture or drawing which inspires you and translate it into a ‘picture of stitches’.
Working with a sumptuous array of threads in exciting colours and textures you will learn how to place imagery, how to create a background and foreground and how to finish off your machine embroidery picture to its full and deserved potential.
This workshop is suitable for the beginner or more experienced stitcher.
Maximum 8 places available on this course. Your sewing machine will be supplied for you to use for the day!
Since graduating from Winchester School of Art in 1989 Linda has been a full-time maker specialising in Machine embroidery. From her Eastleigh studio she makes one-off machine embroidery pieces depicting domestic scenes in colourful settings. Linda exhibits throughout Europe and has pieces held in collections at the V&A and in the USA. Her book; Creative Machine Embroidery was published in 2010. She has featured on the Sky TV series Talking Threads & appeared in Channel 4’s Kirstie’s Handmade Britain and in 2017 Linda was awarded a Talent Development Grant in conjunction with Eastleigh Borough Council, Arts Council England and ‘a space’ arts.
Linda holds machine embroidery workshops for the Embroiderers’ Guild, stitch enthusiast groups and nervous individuals. She enjoys teaching and sharing her enthusiasm for textiles and her love of Machine Embroidery.
ALl your materials will be included for the day, plus tea, coffee, refreshments and afternoon cake.
PLUS : You will also be entitled to 10% discount in our shop "The Fluff-a-torium" on the day of your workshop with Linda Miller.
This course runs from 10am - 4pm. Please arrive 10 mins earlier so we can start promptly.
Please note : By booking one of our courses you are agreeing to our Terms & Conditions, which are as follows:
Booking a place on one of our courses is similar to booking a seat on a plane. It is not possible to swap and cancel and the "the plane must take off!"
Therefore should you need to cancel your place on a course for any reason, the cancellation charges are as follows:
Cancellation within 31+ days of course date = 50% of course fee payable unless place is re-filled.
Cancellation within 0-30 days of course date = 100% of course fee payable unless place is re-filled.
(Sometimes courses are over subscribed so we hold a waiting list and MAY be able to re-fill a place, but if you are unable to attend you are welcome to send someone in your place. Please let us know your replacement's name, phone number and email address as soon as possible before the course date.)
You can buy separate Course Insurance Cover from various companies online if you would
like to protect yourself against no attendance. (Eg : Cancelsure Insurance)
Overnight Accomodation & Local Places to Stay:
Dorking is a lovely market town with lots of interesting shops and restaurants.
Our favourite places to stay that we recommend locally are:
1) The Waltons B&B (walking distance from the shop and in town)
2) Denbies Vineyard B&B (a longer walk or short drive from the shop just out of town in our famous Dorking Vineyard)
3) Stylehurst Farm B&B (6 mile drive away in the Surrey countryside on a farm)
4) The White Horse Hotel Dorking (walking distance from the shop and in town)