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Freestyle Machine Embroidery with Sophia Palmer

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DATE, TIME AND LOCATION 

Sunday 4th November, 10:30am - 1:30pm

Arch 359 Westgate Street, London, E8 3RN

The workshop will take place in our shop in between Broadway Market and Mare Street. It's about 15 minutes walk from Bethnal Green tube station, 5 minutes from London Fields and Cambridge Heath Overground stations. 

PROJECT:

A completely new, fun and unique way of using your sewing machine. This workshop will give you a new expressive way to decorate and create with textiles. You will discover the artist within, mixing free motion thread ‘sketching' with fabric appliqu̩é to create totally individual pieces of fabric art! You’ll create an A4 art piece using one of Sophia’s designs or a design of your own.
 

STUDENTS WILL LEARN:

How to draw with thread.

+ Tips for the perfect fabric appliqu̩é.
+How to trace your own designs and drawings onto fabric.

CLASS INCLUDES: 

+ All materials
+ Designs to trace
+ Use of all tools including our Pfaff Quilt Ambition 2.0 sewing machines. If you'd prefer to bring your own machine then that is absolutely fine! 
+ Drinks and snacks throughout the class

STUDENTS WILL NEED TO BRING:

+ A simple traceable design if they want to make something different to the ones provided.
+ A desire to create!

WHO IS THIS CLASS FOR?

This class is suitable for complete beginners. Knowledge of using a sewing machine is helpful but not essential.

TEACHER BIO

Sophia Palmer is the owner and creator of Jessalli Handmade, a personalised gifts company in Dorset. She spends her days making unique, fun and colourful soft furnishings and gifts for all the family. She is mostly self taught and has been stitching since she was 6 years old. After working in a handmade children's clothing company in Sydney, Australia on her gap year, she decided to give her parents a panic and come home to start her own company aged 19! And she hasn't stopped since. Her favourite textile media is free-hand machine embroidery and uses it to create textile portraits from photographs as well as cute pictures and gifts.

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY:

'Thank you for doing the worksop over the weekend, I really enjoyed it and learnt a lot. You both are so helpful and kind and I would definitely recommend others to do your workshop.'

'Such a fun and rewarding day, I really loved every minute of it.'

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