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NEW! 'Appliqué Picture in Fabric & Stitch' Course with Linda Miller 05/7/20



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A fabulous new Appliqué Machine Embroidery course with Linda Miller (rescheduled) on Sun 5th July 2020  

Using a combination of fabric appliqué and free machine embroidery, you will have the opportunity to create your own unique picture in fabric and stitch.

Working from either your own ideas or provided templates and using a combination of different fabrics which can be pieced, patched, layered and then worked into with free machine embroidery you will be shown all the skills of how to create and sew a textile picture of your choice using this exciting medium.

Techniques in both machine appliqué alongside free machine embroidery will be demonstrated, giving you skill, knowledge and the confidence to apply these practices, enhancing and bringing to life your picture with depth, texture, colour and your own drawn stitch line.

This workshop is suitable for both the novice or more confident stitcher who wishes to combine and explore both the mediums of machine sewn fabric appliqué and free machine embroidery stitch to create a fabric appliqué picture which can then be framed.

Requirements :

Bring along a simple idea, either a photo or picture, something that inspires you, or gain inspiration from one of the templates provided at the workshop.

This workshop is suitable for the beginner or more experienced stitcher.

Maximum 7 places available on this course. Your sewing machine will be supplied for you to use for the day!

About Linda:
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)

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