Bookable Embroidery & Mixed Media Workshops · Fashion & Embroidery · 15-18 March 2018 · NEC, Birmingham
Bookable embroidery & mixed media workshops at  Fashion & Embroidery
Fashion & Embroidery

15-18 March 2018
NEC, Birmingham

BOOKABLE WORKSHOPS

The following Workshop Tickets for Fashion & Embroidery can be booked online. You will need a show ticket to be able to take part in these Workshops.

Workshops last 60 minutes, unless otherwise stated.  Tickets cost £8 and any remaining tickets will be available at the show FOC from stand J08, except for the Royal School of Needlework 90 minute workshops which are £10 to pre-book and £7 at the show.

Note: it is important to arrive at the Workshop room, 5-minutes before the start time.

The workshop rooms are situated in Fashion & Embroidery, adjacent to the catwalk area

Machine Embroidery

In association with
Madeira Bernina
MACHINE EMBROIDERED LANDSCAPES

10.30AM MACHINE EMBROIDERED LANDSCAPES

with Wendy Dolan

Learn how to ‘draw’ with your machine. Design and create a small picture with free-machine embroidery and applied fabrics. Be inspired to have a go on your own machine at home. No experience necessary.

DOODLES IN STITCHES

11.45AM DOODLES IN STITCHES

with Claire Muir

Free-machine embroider a butterfly and flower design using applique and stamping techniques. Take a beautiful picture home to frame. Suitable for complete beginners.

MACHINE EMBROIDERED NEEDLE FELTED LANDSCAPE

1.00PM MACHINE EMBROIDERED NEEDLE FELTED LANDSCAPE

with Silvia Sapsford, from Little Gem Felts

Use Needle Felting techniques to create a simple landscape; merino fibres are stabbed into place to create the base picture. Then detail and texture are added using simple free-machine embroidery techniques. Some experience of free-machine embroidery preferred.

SPARKLING SEASCAPE

2.15PM SPARKLING SEASCAPE

with Bex Raven

Learn how to tackle tricky threads in free-machine embroidery whilst making a beautiful seascape. Working with straight lines, curves and circles develop your skills you will use three different thread types to add sparkle and depth to your piece. Suitable for beginners and those practiced at free-machine embroidery, with tips and tricks to improve your own work.

TWIDDLE AND TUCK INTO EMBELLISHMENT

3.30PM TWIDDLE AND TUCK INTO EMBELLISHMENT

with Jennie Rayment

Explore, create and play with decorative thread effects for fabulous finishes on tactile and textured surfaces; an excellent technique for garments, quilts, bags and much more.

Hand Embroidery

In association with
Madeira The Royal School of Needlework
HAND STITCHED CUFF BRACELET

10.30AM HAND STITCH INDIGO BRACELET

with Maria Thomas

Embellish an indigo dyed wool bracelet with hand stitch embroidery.

Working with simple stitch techniques, apply decorative motifs and patterns onto a felted wool background.

STITCHED SAMPLER

11.45AM STITCHED SAMPLER

with Jen Goodwin

This embroidery sampler will introduce you to five basic embroidery stitches within the hour-long workshop. Running stitch, French knots, pistol stitch, seeding and stem stitch combine to create a small Japanese design.

INTRODUCTION TO RAISED EMBROIDERY

1.00PM INTRODUCTION TO RAISED EMBROIDERY

A 90 minute workshop with Anne Butcher, Head of Education at Royal School of Needlework

Come and try some simple Raised Embroidery, combining the textural height of rolled needle woven picots with a versatile Fly Stitch to achieve a small motif that can be used on clothing, pictures, book covers and much more.

STRIP TEAZE

2.45PM STRIP TEAZE

with Jane Davies

Strips of colourful fabrics are layered onto a patterned background, and held in place with simple hand embroidery stitches, to create a stunning result.

Mixed Media

In association with
Vlieseline a brand of Freudenberg

NOTE: These workshops use hot irons and heat tools, so are suitable for adults only.

MARKS AND LINES

10.30AM MARK-MAKING SAMPLE

with Margaret Beal

Using a fine tipped soldering iron and Vlieseline S80 as our base fabric, we will make a sampler of cut shapes and mark making ideas.

BONDAWEAVE

11.45AM BONDAWEAVE

with Tina Francis

Using painted Bondaweb as a warp and weft you will create a weave like surface that will gently shimmer with silk threads and gossamer. Expect foils and flakes too!

FROSTY AND SHINY

1.00PM FROSTY AND SHINY

with Kim Thittichai

Working with CS800, Bondaweb and polyester organza along with transfer foils create fabulous zapped and textured strips to stitch onto at a later date.

MAKE A FELT FLOWER BROOCH

2.15PM MAKE A FELT FLOWER BROOCH

with Jayne Routley

Funky and fun, use a felting needle to make a flower brooch to wear today!

BOXING CLEVER

3.30PM BOXING CLEVER

with Tina Francis

Need a small box for your needles and pins? You will decorate the surface of Decovil Light and then using the laws of origami create an open box for your smallest of treasures. 

PLEASE NOTE
Event details may change due to unforeseen circumstances.

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