POSTPONED Weekend Workshop: Embroidery & Applique

COVID-19 UPDATE: This event has been postponed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. A new date will be scheduled as soon as possible. All existing ticket holders have been contacted by email. We hope to have a date booked in for this event later in the year.

If you have any questions, please email

Saturday 4th April 2020 | 10am-4pm | 54 Bell Street

In this full-day workshop textile artist Roslyn Mitchell will work with participants to create their own free-embroidered masterpiece to take home.

Come along and learn the skill of free-motion embroidery and applique, which is really just drawing with stitches and painting with fabric.

In the class you’ll learn all the skills you need to transform your drawings (or your child’s!) into pieces of fabric art.  And at the end of the class, you’ll leave with your very  own cushion.

Free-motion embroidery is a very loose way of sewing, so you don’t have to worry about being too precise; perfect if you don’t have a steady hand. This style of stitching lends itself very well to children’s drawings so is a perfect way for you to recreate their works of art.

You don’t need any real sewing machine experience, but you will need to bring your own machine to class. As long as your machine is in good working order and you know the basics, you’re good to go! You don’t need a ‘fancy’ machine (I use ONE stitch on mine!) but you will need a free-motion embroidery or darning foot and be able to either drop or cover the ‘feed dogs’ (the little teeth under the needle that pull the fabric through).

All materials and fabric will be provided, but feel free to  bring any fabrics you would like to use. Black thread will be provided in class, so please bring your own if you would like to use any other colours. Also bring any drawings you would like to use in your design, though you will have time to sketch and play with designs on the day.

If you are interested in the workshop but don’t have your own machine or an embroidery foot, please contact us and we may be able to facilitate hire of a sewing machine for the day (additional costs may apply).

£80 per person, including all materials, and lunch.

Image: © Roslyn Mitchell


Please note: Payment is taken via PayPal but you do not need to have a PayPal account to pay online. 

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