WORKSHOPS

One day embroidery workshops

I have 30 years experience, designing and producing embroidery on my humble sewing machine, for numerous textile industries. I now love sharing my passion and skills with people, wanting to learn!

Join me in my inspiring, home studio and enjoy a fun filled day, surrounded by gorgeous fabrics. My groups are small and informal, with plenty of tea and coffee, along with afternoon cakes! Just bring your sewing machine, Preferably with a ‘Darning foot’, a packed lunch and lots of enthusiasm! The day is aimed to help you achieve maximum skills, knowledge and confidence. I will demonstrate techniques, give you clear and useful advice which will help you progress quickly! My teaching method is non technical, extremely free, with easy to follow instructions and advice. A normal domestic sewing machine, in good working order,  with basic functions is all that is required, for this free hand embroidery.

Level

My workshops are suitable for all levels. Whether you are a complete beginner, or want to further your skills.

WHAT THE DAY ENTAILS

I show you how to set your machine up. How to understand your machine tension and lots of really useful tips and advice to keep your machine (and you) happy!  You will be given a pre-drawn starter project on arrival, to get everyone up and running, before moving onto your main project of the day.  This can either be a cushion, lampshade or picture. My hand-drawn stencils offering many different themes, help you to create your own unique piece of embroidery Lampshade, lantern kits are extra and can be purchased on the day, if needed.

Cost

£65 Per person

This includes all your fabrics and threads, plus tea and coffees and afternoon cakes! It also includes use of my stencils and design reference.

what you need to bring/know

For my one day embroidery workshop, everything is included in the price, apart from lampshade kits, (2 sizes available) lantern kits and cushion pads. You can decide on the day what you would like to make, choosing from my numerous themes and fabrics. You only need a normal domestic sewing machine for free-hand embroidery, no fancy stitches will be required!

You only need to bring along 6 things, including your packed lunch, for the workshop. Everything else is provided!
1 - Domestic sewing machine (in good working order)
2 - A Free motion ‘Darning foot’ – these are easily purchased online if you don’t already have one.
3 - Spare machine needles (size 70/80)
4 - Small scissors
5 -Plenty of spare bobbins for your machine
6 - Packed lunch

other workshops

For larger textile group workshops, the prices vary, depending on group size. 4 week workshops are also available twice a year, where we meet for four mornings or afternoon sessions.  A larger project can be completed, covering different aspects of embroidery.

COVID-19 workshop Update

I am happy to say that my embroidery workshops are due to resume from Saturday October the 24th. This is providing that there will be no further government restrictions, within our area. For now, they will no longer be held in my home studio. I have a lovely community hall, just down the road from my house. This will allow social distancing within the group and you will all have your own table to work on. There is plenty of parking, lots of light and space for us all to stay safe but still have plenty of fun. Looking forward to seeing some of my regulars along with some new faces too!

Covid-safe workshops will now take place at Glebelands community hall, BN12 5JL, in Ferring and not my home studio. Numbers are strictly limited and all guidelines will be met.If you would like to know what measures have been put it place, please contact me.

WORKSHOP DATES

24
Oct

ONE DAY EMBROIDERY WORKSHOP

Saturday, October 24, 2020

10am-4pm
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31
Oct

ONE DAY EMBROIDERY WORKSHOP

Saturday, October 31, 2020

10am-4pm
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7
Nov

ONE DAY EMBROIDERY WORKSHOP

Saturday, November 7, 2020

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Cancellation less than 14 days before workshop date will result in only partial refund. Cancellation over 14 days prior to the workshop date: full refund or the opportunity to re-book onto another date.

For any questions regarding the workshops please email: lara.sparks@btinternet.com

“Can’t believe I came home with a lampshade and I am was a complete beginner. Thank you for your wonderful teaching and hospitality. I will be re-booking another day”
Jane
"Thank you for a wonderful day on Saturday, my family didn’t believe I had made my lampshade!"
SUSAN
“I will definitely be coming back for another workshop”
LYN
“you are such a fun, inspiring and patient teacher- thank you. I loved the whole day from start to finish and we did all have a good giggle too!”
Pauline
“Thanks for all your tips and advice, I now completely understand sewing machine tension!”
JO
“It was so nice spending a day, being creative, in your lovey studio. I am completely amazed at how much we all achieved in a day, thanks again”
Elaine