Beginners Freestyle Machine Embroidery


New dates for next year will be added soon


Join Julie to learn the mystery of machine embroidery. This is now such a popular art form and can be done in so many different ways. Rather than make one finished piece and learn one technique, Julie aims to show you many ways that machine embroidery can be used with plenty of examples to inspire you. Suitable for beginners, sometimes even easier, as you have to forget everything you’ve previously learned about precision and just go with the flow.  You will need to  bring your own sewing machine, as long as you can drop the feed (or can cover the teeth with a plate) and have an embroidery foot.  Just bring yourself and your sense of humour, guaranteed to result in excited squeals from time to time! At the end of the day you will take away a stunning sampler showing various techniques. All the examples shown in these images have been made in one day by absolute beginners. All workshops run from 10am till 4pm.

Learn how to:

  • Drop the feed on your machine and “draw” using the thread
  • Experiment stitching with and without a hoop
  • Stitch with freedom- anywhere, any direction
  • Use bondaweb to apply cut fabrics onto a background
  • Add paint successfully, without the bleed
  • Use  transfer pens
  • Write words freehand
  • Be inspired to make your own designs and see how versatile and truly addictive this art form really is

For more examples of the sort of thing you will be making, click here


June 2021 Reviews:

Sara- Lovely day. Never thought I would have anything presentable at the end but I have! Such a lot of fun, just want to keep going. Julie makes fab cake too!

Helen- Nicely paced workshop. Easy to follow to gain a very pleasing finished product. Would definitely recommend- great fun!

Barbara- warm welcome, skillful and generous teaching in a stunning location, Thank you!