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Workshop in stitch with Julie Leggett Art

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The workshop will aim at using basic hand stitch, but if anyone would like to incorporate some freestyle machine stitch into their piece, they may bring along their own sewing machine (PAT tested) with a freestyle attachment foot. I will show you the basic set up and freestyle technique if required. I hope to create a relaxing and sociable atmosphere where we can interact, meet, and have an enjoyable sewing day learning new skills and gaining confidence in our approach to stitching. The day will begin with an introduction and the opportunity to see some samples of stitching work completed around ‘Birds’. This will give you some inspiration for your stitch piece. The aim will be to put together a unique piece to incorporate a bird and a tree. We will use a colour wheel to assist with colour choices for your theme. We will spend some time around putting together our design and choosing our materials. I will create a bird stencil that will be available to use if you would like to. A few basic stitches will be demonstrated i.e., running stitch /kantha, with techniques of creating different effects with the same basic stitch. Feather stitch, French knots, stem stitch and cross stitch. There will be a variety of reference books for you to look at to give you ideas and inspiration, along with access to heat erasing pens, tracing paper and bonding materials. The finished piece will be no larger than A4. We will aim to get your piece established and well on its way for you to complete at home. What’s included in the price: A large selection of fabrics, braids, silk, organza, linen, wool, felt. Threads including cottons, metallic, and variegated. A selection of buttons, ribbons, trims. Access to a large selection of embroidery and textile books There will be two sewing machines available in the workshop (PAT tested) BOOKINGS: TO BE MADE VIA MY WEBSITE (SHOP)

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