Looking forward to Textiles Techniques Week 2 where we will be doing some cross-stitch to learn about embroidery fabrics, stitching tips and thread tension. The students in my class have expressed an interest in hand-stitching, which means we can take the convenient route to our class content as for most classes we won’t need to bring a sewing machine. Hand-stitching is rewarding, practical, creative and portable. We are going to start off with some cross stitch techniques to create some small and simple designs. Why not come and join us and have a go at this absorbing handicraft? For more information visit the Poldrate Arts and Crafts Centre, www.pacc.org.uk.
Week 1 of my Textiles Techniques class at the PACC went very well. We made yo-yos from fabric scraps to use as embellishments, with some interesting ideas for their final use including necklaces and cushion decorations. I’m looking forward to seeing the finished products.
There’s still places on this class if you want to join in the fun. We are going to focus on hand stitched embroidery techniques this term and making up our handiwork into useful and interesting end products.
Lovely fabric! Some of these are on sale at Beech and Birch, Gifford.
Here is some information about the class I will be running from January 2018 at the Poldrate Arts and Crafts Centre in Haddington. My Textile Techniques class is geared towards beginners. If you would like to gain confidence in starting your own sewing projects and learn some new techniques, then book your place now! I’ll help you with a range of techniques in hand and machine sewing while showing you how to make some simple gift and home decor items.
The class will be on Thursday mornings starting in January from 10-12 noon. Classes are great value for money at £70 for 10 classes, plus you will need to pay the PACC annual membership fee of £15. To book go the the PACC website. On the first week we will decide whether to run ten consecutive weeks or whether to have a week’s break in the middle, depending on what suits the class attendees.
Fabric box using Mia-Lotta Arvidsson-Mars fabric “Tomtebröder Mini”, grey on white background. I am making a set of these which will go on sale at the cool and calm Beech and Birch scandi decor shop in Gifford.
Foxy felt decoration design in development for beginner sewing techniques class starting in January at Poldrate Arts and Crafts Centre. Basic sewing and some embroidery stitches with no hemming required!
Another gorgeous fabric storage box. Almost can’t stop making them now I’ve started! Fabric outer with coordinating inner lining and stiffened with a layer of interfacing.
More gifts on the production line. Lavender pouches and hearts.
I am pleased to announce that I will be running a new beginners textiles techniques class at the Poldrate Arts and Crafts Centre in Haddington from January 2018 on Thursday mornings 10am-12 noon. Come and join me!
Latest project – sewing fabric boxes using gorgeous fabrics