This summer, well known tutor Maggie Harling will be leading a series of six classes on Machine Embroidery.

Whilst every class is a standalone class, completing all six will put you in a good position to join the Saturday Stitch Group starting in September.

If you book more than one class in the Machine Embroidery series you will receive a discount and useful free gifts to help you along the way. Full pricing details can be found further down the page!

All of the classes are suitable for any ability level.

Leaves: Machine Embroidery

Saturday 2nd June, 10am - 3.30pm

In this workshop you will be guided through one of the many ways of using water soluble paper. Combined with acrylic paint, and machine embroidery using straight stitching, you will be able to design and create your own colourful masterpiece.

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Confetti: Machine Embroidery

Saturday 9th June, 10am - 3.30pm

This is an ideal workshop if you are a beginner or want to practise your free machine embroidery skills.  A delicate mosaic highlighting the use of Sizoflor will form the basis of your handiwork. And just for fun we will be using a heat gun to create a little magic!

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Spider's Web: Machine Embroidery

Saturday 23rd June, 10am - 3.30pm

Become familiar with the effects to be achieved experimenting with the automatic stitches on your sewing machine working on water soluble film. You will start by learning how to draw a suitable design, which will then be transformed using automatic stitches to create your own unique lace sample.

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Flowers: Machine Embroidery

Saturday 21st July, 10am - 3.30pm

From drawings of flowers to working on water soluble film, various methods of machine stitching, including free embroidery, will be the focus of this workshop. You will learn how to incorporate wire to add a 3D touch to your floral display.

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Landscapes: Machine and Hand Embroidery

Saturday 18th August, 10am - 3.30pm

The techniques covered in this workshop include folding and manipulating fabrics as well as machine and hand embroidery.  Learn how to blend them all together to craft a stunning textile landscape.

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Dandelions: Machine and Hand Embroidery

Saturday 1st September, 10am - 3.30pm

In this workshop you’ll be working with various products including Iron-on-Vilene, Bondaweb and Angelina. Angelina, combined with straight and satin stitch machine embroidery, as well as some simple hand stitches and beads or sequins, will add a hint of luxury to your textile art.

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Discounts and Free Gifts!

Each of the classes alone cost £35, but the more you book, the more of a discount you will get, and the more free gifts you will get.

All of the free gifts will help you along your way in the classes, and will also be useful for your own home projects! The gifts are listed in the table below, and at each level you will also receive all of the gifts from the previous levels.

Book the full series of six classes to receive the maximum discount and all of the free gifts!

Any one class£35-

Any two classes

£65£5Embroidery hoop

Any three classes

£95£10Box file and plastic wallets

Any four classes

£125£15Needle holder

Any five classes

£150£25Reel cover & shower caps

All six classes

£175£35Water soluble pencil

There will also be a small materials cost of up to £5 for each class, payable to the tutor on the day of the workshop.
Please see the individual class details for information about what you will need to bring with you.

In addition to the Machine Embroidery course, Maggie will also be delivering two more classes on Hand Embroidery and Needle Felting.

If you have booked two or more of the above Machine Embroidery classes, the following two classes will be discounted to just £30 each!

Butterfly: Hand Embroidery

Saturday 14th July, 10am - 3.30pm

A butterfly provides the design inspiration, which working with threads, fabrics, bondaweb and wire, will take you on a journey to create your own unique sample of textile art.  A step-by step demonstration will show you the hand embroidery techniques of applique and surface stitching.

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Birds: Needle Felting

Saturday 4th August, 10am - 3.30pm

This workshop will show you different basic methods of needle felting working on commercially made felt.  Birds will be the design source of this project.  You will learn how to adapt a picture of a bird, to make it a suitable design for the technique, and transfer it onto felt ready for felting.  Choosing from the many beautiful colours of merino wool available, your design will ‘come to life’ as the day progresses.

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To book your place, visit the events section of our website at, call us on 01376 323280, or come in to the office and see us!

If you book online and you’re entitled to one of the discounted offers, please select “Telephone Payment” at the bottom of the checkout page. You will then be asked to call the office to arrange payment, and we will adjust the total to apply your discount.

We hope to see you this summer!

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