Lovely Leaves, Free Motion Embroidery

By Molly Brown

Lovely Leaves, Free Motion Embroidery

By Molly Brown

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About

Join Molly for this 2-hour session and play away with free motion embroidery on your sewing machine. You will learn the basics of free motion embroidery from how to set up your machine to three ways to create lovely leaves. You will get tips on using soluble fabrics, how to make solid leaves, leaves on net and leaf skeletons each using different techniques.

This workshop is suitable for beginners to free motion or those with basic experience.

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.  

You will need:

Embroidery
  • 50 x 50cm square Avalon
  • Small square of Fine net
  • Various threads, mostly green. Any thread will do, but those made for machine embroidery are advised – e.g. Madeira Rayon colour 2310/ 1304/ 1170/ 1248/ 1251. Or Cotona 665/ 780/ 711. Or Superior Threads King Tut variegated thread in colours of your choice
  • Small scraps of fabric, Molly uses organza in various colours, but fine fabrics / threads / ribbon / yarn will do the trick.
  • Sewing machine and free motion /darning foot.
  • Small embroidery hoop preferably 4-6”
  • Scissors
  • Pattern – see end of sheet
  • 50 x 50cm square Avalon
  • Small square of Fine net
  • Various threads, mostly green. Any thread will do, but those made for machine embroidery are advised – e.g. Madeira Rayon colour 2310/ 1304/ 1170/ 1248/ 1251. Or Cotona 665/ 780/ 711. Or Superior Threads King Tut variegated thread in colours of your choice
  • Small scraps of fabric, Molly uses organza in various colours, but fine fabrics / threads / ribbon / yarn will do the trick.
  • Sewing machine and free motion /darning foot.
  • Small embroidery hoop preferably 4-6”
  • Scissors
  • Pattern – see end of sheet

Alternatively, a kit is available, priced £7.50 inclusive of P&P from the tutor which includes 50cm square of Avalon, Fine Net and a selection of small squares of coloured organza.

To purchase from the tutor, visit: www.mollybrownsemporium.co.uk

Access to the session

This session has already taken place. If you booked this session you will receive a recording of the to watch again or you can purchase it today on-demand. The On-Demand recordings will be available to view until 11:59 pm GMT on 28 May 2021.

Molly Brown

About the Tutor: Molly Brown

Molly has experimented with textiles since childhood. This interest has remained an important strand throughout her life. 

After a 35 year career as an Occupational Therapist in the NHS, Molly changed direction in 2016. She focused more on teaching skills to others. Doing this at The Knitting & Stitching Shows and locally to her home in Chester, also working on her own projects. 

Molly has mastered a wide repertoire of skills in both Knitting and Sewing. She teaches a wide range of knitting techniques, from Entrelac to Magic Loop. But sewing is where her strongest passion lies. The back bone of this is in making clothes. However, she has a keen interest in exploring the variety of ways to embellish fabrics, especially by Shisha, free motion embroidery and Quilting. It might look like these are all just different tangled threads, but Molly aims to bring it all together into a beautiful fabric of coherent and unique wearable art.

Tutor contacts

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

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