Garden Birds Workshop with Jo Hill on Saturday the 16th March 2024
Garden Birds Workshop with Jo Hill on Saturday the 16th March – 10am until 4pm – £75
This workshop is perfect if you are a beginner or have done some free motion embroidery and wish to extend your knowledge in Free motion and applique by making a garden bird in fabric and thread.
If you’d like to learn how I create my fabric garden birds, this workshop is for you! You’ll learn a variety of techniques to create your finished textile piece. There will be a choice of birds and plenty of inspiration available for you – I have a library of design ideas, as well as lots of samples and embroideries.
‘Free motion embroidery is an exciting technique where you are able to ‘draw’ with the sewing machine by lowering the feed dogs and moving the fabric around under the needle. It is also known as freehand sewing and thread painting. This is a technique that I have really refined over the years and I use it in all my textile pieces. I have a lot of experience in free-motion embroidery and teaching, you will learn how to use the sewing machine to its full potential – you’ll be amazed at the results!’
You will spend the morning learning different techniques from my demonstrations, then putting them into practice. After lunch you will make your finished piece.
What to bring – please read
Please bring your sewing machine, packed lunch, snacks and drinks (tea and coffee is provided), *general sewing kit, sharp scissors and an 8″ wooden embroidery hoop. If you want to bring your own design ideas please do so.
You will also need to have a sewing machine where the feed dogs can be lowered to enable free-motion stitching, as well as a darning/embroidery foot for your machine.
All fabrics will be supplied but feel free to bring your own thin fabrics if you have a particular colour scheme in mind. Thin fabrics include cottons such as patchwork and quilting fabrics or shirt material. Don’t forget Poppy Patch have a shop full of beautiful fabric too.
*A general sewing kit comprises spare bobbins, spare needles (machine and hand sewing), threads, small scissors for cutting thread, medium scissors for cutting fabrics.
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