Create a unique piece of textile art using free motion machine embroidery, applique and hand embellishment. You will be taught free-stitching techniques on the sewing machine and will then be offered guidance and support to work through your own design process to produce a personal stitch piece, ready to be framed.
You will need to bring a sewing machine with you that is able to drop the feed dogs, along with a quilting foot attachment. Alison will supply a 12×12 inch square of medium weight calico as your base fabric, along with sewing threads and needles, but you are encouraged to bring along any fabric samples of sentimental value or interest that you may wish to incorporate into your work. A sketchbook may be useful in order to explore ideas on paper before starting the stitched piece. You may bring a sewing hoop for machine stitching if this is your preferred method. A selection of fabrics will also be available to purchase on the day.
Materials will be provided on the day; however, you will need to bring an appropriate sewing machine. Please see above for details.
Some prior experience with hand and machine sewing would be of benefit in enabling you to get the most from this workshop.
Alison Moger is a practicing artist working with stitch, mixed media and print as a method of story-telling through the visual process. She is an avid collector of textiles and domestic objects with a previous life and her work has recycling and an environmental ethos at its heart.
1 Day Workshop
Homemade lunch provided.
Workshop Dates Available:
Saturday 6th April 2019
Saturday 1st June 2019
Saturday 10th August 2019
Saturday 12th October 2019
Book your place
6 places available/ Minimum of 4 for workshop to proceed