Free Motion Embroidery Flower Meadow

By Wendy Dolan

Saturday, 14th November

14:00 - 15:30

Sponsored by:

Free Motion Embroidery Flower Meadow

Saturday, 14th November - 14:00 - 15:30

By Wendy Dolan

Sponsored by:

About

In this workshop Wendy will show you how to ‘draw’ with your thread, using a basic domestic sewing machine. You will work on a sample piece, practising different stitches for foliage and flowers and then create a small flower meadow picture which can be mounted in a frame or as a greetings card. Basic materials and equipment will be required for this exciting technique, but no experience is necessary. Why not have a go; it really is easier than you may think if you follow the simple guidelines. It’s a fun class and Wendy will provide tips along the way.

Materials you will need:

Materials can be purchased from suppliers of the Beyond K&S Shopping Hub, available here: www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com/shopping-hub

Bookers will receive full joining instructions and a session materials list. Plus, there will also be details of patterns, advance preparation guides and links of where kits can be purchased if these are applicable to your session.  

Free motion embroidery

You will need:

  • A basic domestic sewing machine, with an extension table if you have one
  • A darning foot / freehand embroidery foot for your machine
  • Embroidery hoop – 7 or 8 inch
  • Small embroidery scissors
  • Calico or firm cotton fabric. x 2 pieces 10” x 10”. One piece could be coloured fabric, or painted as your meadow background
  • Machine thread. This can be polyester (Drima, Guterman etc.) or rayon machine embroidery thread (Madeira, Guterman, Aurifil etc.) I would suggest medium and dark green, beige, ochre for seed heads or grasses, red or colour of choice for flowers
  • Small pieces of chiffon or organza to suggest flowers in the background. (optional)
  • Wooden kebab or cocktail stick
  • A basic domestic sewing machine, with an extension table if you have one
  • A darning foot / freehand embroidery foot for your machine
  • Embroidery hoop – 7 or 8 inch
  • Small embroidery scissors
  • Calico or firm cotton fabric. x 2 pieces 10” x 10”. One piece could be coloured fabric, or painted as your meadow background
  • Machine thread. This can be polyester (Drima, Guterman etc.) or rayon machine embroidery thread (Madeira, Guterman, Aurifil etc.) I would suggest medium and dark green, beige, ochre for seed heads or grasses, red or colour of choice for flowers
  • Small pieces of chiffon or organza to suggest flowers in the background. (optional)
  • Wooden kebab or cocktail stick

Access to the session

The session will take place live at the date and time stated above. All bookers will also receive a recording of the session to watch again on demand until 11:59pm on 31 December 2020.

If you are unable to access the live session, we recommend you book in advance to take part at a time and date that suits you. There will be the option to book on demand, but please note a small price increase will apply.  

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About the Tutor: Wendy Dolan

Wendy is an experienced artist, tutor, and author inspired by landscapes, architecture and natural forms. She exhibits, lectures and teaches workshops nationally and internationally. 

Her wide ranging work includes wall hangings, pictures and garments. She is the author of the Search Press bestselling book ‘Layer, Paint and Stitch’, which covers stitching, layering and painting techniques and gives helpful tips throughout, as well as  projects to create your own stitched textile designs.

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** The Knitting and Stitching Show are not responsible for the kits visitors purchase from the tutors including the price, availability or delivery. Stock my be limited. Please liaise with the tutors for details and please note restrictions may apply.