About the Day
Introducing Machine Embroidery: Bird and Animal Portraits will run from 9am until 4.30pm and includes refreshments throughout the day including fresh coffee, teas and a light lunch.
9.00: Introduction: What the day will entail, looking at examples
9.15: Demonstration: Machine embroidery basics
9.30: Machine embroidery practice
10.30: Choosing templates and fabrics
11.00 Demonstration: How to transfer the design onto fabric and how to use fusible web
11.15-12.30: Constructing our designs using applique
1.15: Demonstration: Different machine embroidery techniques
4.00: Demonstration: How to finish off work and prepare for display
4.15: Sharing our work
You will need to bring a sewing machine (ideally one where you can drop the feed dogs or one with a darning plate), a darning foot (or embroidery foot, depending on machine), embroidery hoop, basic sewing kit (including spare machine needles).
Fabric and machine embroidery threads, fusible web and other basics will be supplied at a cost of £5 per person payable to the tutor on the day. Spare embroidery hoops and templates will also be available. You are welcome to bring your own interesting fabrics for applique and machine embroidery threads if you have them.
Please note our cancellation policy.
The workshop takes place in the Ground Floor Drawing Room. There is a flight of stairs from the main entrance with a stair lift.