At the yard:ARTspace, Cheltenham, GL50 2BA

£75 to include some materials

Please visit www.theyardartspace for more details about the day and to book your space.



Using the decorative set stitches on your sewing machine

Saturday 1st July 2017 10.00am - 4.30pm

A day to experiment and create something beautiful with the set stitches on your sewing machine. Use fabric and thread to make an individual piece of “fabric” embellished with stitch, appliqué and couched machine cords or threads. This could be a small panel inspired by a favourite landscape or picture or a piece to make a small cushion, pocket, bag etc.



Drawing with your sewing machine

Saturday 7th October 2017 10.00am - 4.30pm

Spend the day learning to use your sewing machine in a different way, practice "drawing" and free machine embroidery. Bring your own electric sewing machine along and learn how to use it for free motion stitching to create surface decoration on fabric and to embellish and appliqué shapes to a background. Make a small panel which could be used to decorate a cushion, book cover or bag.

Suitable for beginners. You will need to be able to drop or cover the feed dogs on your machine and have a free motion or darning foot. Even old machines often have this function so please don't think you need a new sewing machine to do this! For more information please do get in touch by phone or email.


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Using water soluble film with machine stitching

Saturday 4th November 2017 10.00am - 4.30pm

The day will cover several different ways to use water soluble film. Using machine stitching alone to create a “lace” effect shape, using the film as a stabiliser for fine or delicate fabrics and for holding in place small pieces of fabric, fibres, threads etc while stitching them together. Lovely for angel’s wings and stars as well as leaves, flower petals etc. The “lace “ shapes can also be used to create texture over other fabrics.

While not absolutely essential you will get the most out of the day if you are able to use your machine for free motion stitching. Please see ‘Free motion machine stitching’ workshop on October 7th!

Please visit www.theyardartspace for more details about the day and to book your space.

Any queries about your machine or the workshops please email me or give me a ring.


Telephone: 07786 547820



 "Stitch a month"

Revisit familiar stitches and learn some new ones.....

Commencing January 16th 2017 1.30pm - 4.30pm at The yard:ARTspace         Cost £15 per session (no materials included)

Extra class on a Tuesday morning starting soon.

Enjoy a few hours of hand stitching - each month exploring a different embroidery stitch. Learn and practice the stitch using different threads to include in a fabric book of sample stitches or to work on a project of your own. Suitable for complete beginners and people looking for a little inspiration. We will start with some simple stitches and how to use them.

You will need to bring a basic sewing kit, scissors, any needles, threads etc you may have. Don’t worry if you don’t have anything, I will supply a needle, some thread and a piece of fabric for the first month. There will be a small supply of threads, needles and fabric available to buy.

For more information please email:


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