FREE Tasters (Embroidery)

FREE Tasters (Embroidery)

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FREE Tasters (Embroidery)
  • TASTER: How to use Shisha mirrors with Jamie Malden

    These little pieces of mirror come in a wide range of shapes and sizes and add a little bit of light and glamour to your work.
    Jamie shows how you can start off with the shape as inspiration for your embroidery, which can then evolve with more stitching. The work doesn’t have to remain traditiona...

  • TASTER: Threads Exhibition at Wivenhoe

    The Nottage is a local maritime museum located on Wivenhoe Quay, with a fine collection of paintings, photographs and models all with local connections and  is becoming known for summer exhibitions. To learn more you can visit their website:

    https://www.nottagemaritimeinstitute.org.uk/.

    Thi...

  • TASTER: Embroidered Lavender Bags with Kate Findlay

    Kate is a teacher herself. She suggests that these projects can easily be accomplished by children 8 years and up. They will need some supervision as pins, scissors and needles are involved!
    The little bags or pincushions can be created even by children using a variety and mixture of techniques. ...

  • TASTER: Introduction to Goldwork Embroidery with Kathleen Laurel Sage

    A comprehensive workshop from Kathleen in her introduction to goldwork series. Here she shows you how to create a delightful Bumblebee with texture in the body created from the purl and check wires, which she admits is a little fiddly, but very straightforward and worth taking a little time over....

  • TASTER: Padded Leather Goldwork with Kathleen Laurel Sage

    Kathleen enjoys adding the padded leather to her work as this adds another dimension which catches the light. She talks you through the type of leather that is best for this design, how to create the padded effect with felt and the sewing sequence necessary for best results.
    Once applied then the...

  • TASTER: Couching Goldwork with Kathleen Laurel-Sage

    Kathleen takes you through all the steps needed to create this lovely design, which also comes as a kit, so you can start straight away.
    In this comprehensive workshop Kathleen shows how to transfer your design onto your fabric and how to load this into your embroidery hoop correctly. She talks y...

  • TASTER: Fine Cell Work

    Originally founded by Lady Anne Tree, back in 1997, Fine Cell Work trains prisoners to do high-quality, creative needlework in their cells and textiles training in prison workshops to foster hope, discipline and confidence. Their aim is to enable them to finish their sentences with work skills, h...

  • TASTER: Flower Applique Block with Kate Percival

    Kate loves to include hand stitching with thick thread into her work and this block is no exception. The simple flower design has been worked in her favourite wool fabrics, but she talks you through some of the other options and what to look out for when considering using flannels and brushed cot...

  • TASTER: Christmas Gingerbread Man from Kate Percival

    This is a very comprehensive workshop from Kate who takes us through all the steps necesary to create this lovely decoratio for the holiday season.
    You get to use up scraps of felt as well as the opportunity to use decorative bits and bobs, that we all think are too good to throw away!

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  • TASTER: Christmas Kantha Decoration from Angela Daymond

    This little bird decoration in traditional Kantha stitch finishes at approx 3.5″. As you can see Angela has finished by putting it into a little decorative hoop, which displays it beautifully. How great would several of these look hung from your tree and branches.
    As a bonus for subscribers, Ange...

  • TASTER: Sashiko Box with the Stitch Witch

    In this workshop Lynette guides you through the various steps to make this lovely and useful box. You will need to transfer the design onto the fabric. She talks you through how you can do this for both light and dark fabrics, and shows you how easy the stitching is, so easy that even the childre...

  • TASTER: Aperture Sashiko Cards with the Stitch Witch

    In this workshop Lynette takes us through how to trace the design onto your fabric. She gives advice on the tracing pencils that can be used. There are suggestions for embellishing and finishing as well as helpful advice on the assembly of the card – all very simple when you know how!
    This simple...

  • TASTER: Floral Cutwork from Kathleen Laurel-Sage

    In this very comprehensive workshop Kathleen shares with you how to create cutwork using your sewing machine skills. Kathleen loves to work with scraps of organza and water soluble fabric.
    She talks you through marking the design, the fabric placement of all those little scraps of organza. She ha...

  • TASTER: Sashiko Needle Case & Scissor Case from the Stitch Witch

    This simple duo uses traditional blue fabric with white stitching and Lynette guides you through the stages of making; including tips on  marking out the design (even on dark fabrics); she talks about the thread she likes to use; why she has selected Insulbrite wadding for her needlecase and a gr...

  • TASTER: Kantha Stitching with Angela Daymond

    Angela talks you through how to create this project. She likes to use woad dyed fabric, which she creates herself.

    In the workshop she talks about the styles of stitching, the regional differences, what threads she prefers, together with the relevant needles.

    Traditionally this work had no ...

  • TASTER: Pinweaving with Lorna Bateman

    You will be inspired by this lovely workshop with Lorna. It’s also a great way to use up scraps/strips of fabric that you thought maybe too small to sew in the more traditional way.
    Lorna guides you through colour selection. She does say though that anything goes, so there is no need to be too pi...

  • TASTER: Crazy Pincushion Embellishment with Lorna Bateman

    Lorna really loves working with crazy patchwork to create wonderful pincushions. They are almost too good to use. She shares with us helpful tips on colour choice, texture choice with ribbons and lace, use of buttons beads and threads, as well as giving you guidelines to work with for her pincush...

  • TASTER: Wrist Pincushion with Jennie Rayment

    Jennie shows us how to make this useful little project from a couple of pieces of felt. She suggests using your sewing machine to create a design on the top. This could be a great opportunity for you to try out some of those stitches and/or threads you have always wondered about.
    You could just a...

  • TASTER: Painting Landscapes with Valentina Brunn

    Textured Landscape
    In this little workshop Valentina creates a delightful little landscape picture. It has a painted background on which you can add texture and depth with the help of hand or machine stitching. In fact once you start, you may not know where to stop!
    Use flowers
    If you have them, ...

  • TASTER: Make a Vintage Pinkeeper with Mandy Shaw

    In this lovely workshop from Mandy she shares with us a great idea for making little pin keepers and she has found a great use for the old, but beautiful embroidery that is often lurking in cupboards.
    Easy to make and you get to learn about ladder stitch and blanket stitch – both stitches that Ma...

  • TASTER: Royal School of Needlework - Visit to the Studios

    It was a pleasure to go behind the scenes of the Royal School of Needlework studios, where a dedicated team works on commissions as varied as repairing antique heirlooms and christening gowns to creating new artifacts.   We had the privilege of witnessing work on the new regimental altarpiece for...

  • TASTER: Roses from the Heart with Christina Henri

    Roses from the Heart is an unique memorial to the 25,566 convict women transported to Australia from Britain and Ireland from 1788 to 1853.

    Christina Henri is an artist, she is completing her PhD in Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Tasmania. She makes a bonnet, similar to that w...

  • TASTER: The Sunbury Millenium Embroidery

    The Sunbury Embroidery Gallery & Café

    The Walled Garden, Sunbury-on-Thames TW16 6AB tel: 01932 788101 Email [email protected]
    Open Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays 10.00am – 5.00pm (summer) 10.00am – 4.00pm (winter)
    Gallery Admission Free
    The Sunbury Embroidery Gallery open...

  • TASTER: Make a Cupcake Pincushion with Mandy Shaw

    This pincushion is fun and easy to make. Mandy takes you through all the stages including using the ladder stitch to product invisible joins. She also likes to use recycled plastic pellets for the stabliser. Or, you could use cooked rice or lentils or indeed  crushed walnut shells – they would al...