On this course you will spend the day in my garden studio in the Staffordshire countryside creating a unique cosmetic bag, decorated using appliqué and free motion embroidery.This workshop is an intermediate workshop and is suitable for those who have already done some sewing, and who also have free-motion embroidery experience - for example you may have attended my Flowers and Grasses or Garden
Free motion embroidery, free motion sewing, or raw edge applique allows you to turn one your favourite pictures or sketches in a piece of fabric art. This technique provides you with full control over the picture - by dropping the feed dogs on your machine you guide your picture through your sewing machine to create the look you want. For your background fabric, choose something firmly woven such as calico, cotton or even linen.
When I first stared doing this kind of embroidery I was a pretty clueless 21-year-old who barely knew her way around a sewing machine. I was at art school, doing my honours year and I had chosen to focus my whole year of study on the exploration of freehand machine embroidery on water-soluble fabri