Lots of new workshops

I’ve been meaning to update my workshops for a while and am working through the list.

I have a few more 1 hour workshops

Here are some new ones. I will be teaching some of them at Spring Knitting and Stitch Show at Olympia, Festival of Quilts, Maastricht

Applique a peacock on a printed background and add some hand embroidery.


Learn how to appliqué the peacock

Learn some hand stitches

The background has been hand block printed in India and the “mock” shisha glass mirrors are added to add some detail.

Various different colours available

Size 20cm x 24cm

Advanced free machine techniques



Use unusual threads in the top of the sewing machine to produce a flower panel that looks like it was hand stitched, and very quickly made!

The felt background has been printed using a hand cut block and the stitching carried out using Aurifil lana thread which is supplied

Specialist top stitch needles are also provided

Size 12cm x 15cm

Not suitable for beginners. Students must have had some free machine embroidery / quilting experience

An Introduction to Free Machine Embroidery / Quilting


Cut appliquéd circular shapes and add some free machine stitching to make a panel that could be later quilted or mounted in a picture frame.

Learn how to appliqué simple shapes using transfer adhesive

Learn some easy tips on how to get more skilled at free machining – either for embroidery or quilting

African Ladies Fabric Picture





Colour one of my designed screen and block printed panels using Inktense crayons and blocks to make a panel that could be mounted in a picture frame. Add African fabric that has been printed in Holland to appliqué skirts and blouses.

Learn about the history of Dutch African wax fabric

Learn how to use Derwent Inktense crayons to colour fabric

Many different designs are available, some women are carrying babies others are carrying bags.

More images can be seen on my website

African Patchwork


Colour one of my small screen printed panels using inktense crayons and blocks. There are several different designs available.

Size 6cm x 10cm .

Add African fabric printed in Holland to appliqué the skirt.

Learn about the history of Dutch African wax fabric

Learn how to use Inkense crayons and blocks

We will then add strips of fabric to make a small panel approx

18cm x 24cm

Christmas Decorations



Use torn strips of silks, organzas, shiny ribbons and braids to make a background that we will then add some automatic patterned stitches in straight lines using the sewing machine.

We will the cut the fabric, edge stitch it, and make Christmas decorations or smaller ones to make Christmas cards.

Sequins can be added

It is an easy and very effective method that could have many other applications for future projects

Colours pink, red and green

Indian Coasters


Use Indian hand woven and hand blocked printed to make a coaster. Learn some hand stitches and a “cheats” way of stitching shisha glass (Indian mirrors).

All fabric (cotton top and backing plus wadding and silk for the edge) included to make 2 coasters each.

They will need to be finished by machine at home later

Size 10cm square


Polly Penguin



Learn a quick easy and innovative method of appliqué to make a fabric penguin panel that could be mounted in a picture frame for a child’s bedroom, added to a bag, or made into a small panel.

If time allows we will add some hand stitching

All fabric is included in the kit

Size 12cm x 15cm

Beach Huts



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