Creative Machine Embroidery with Abigail Mill.
Abigail Mill will be with us at Eau Brink studio on the 6th and 7th of September for a two day workshop.
On the first day Abigail will run through the basics of machine embroidery and get you set up on your machine ready to ’draw in sewing’. You will need to bring along your own sewing machine, although not crucial as there are a couple spare, along with your sewing box with threads, pins, scissors etc.* You will also need to make sure that your sewing machine can be converted to ’Free motion machining’ by using a darning foot and lowering the feed dogs * the fabric that you will be using during the initial sampling stage can be provided. Abigail will run through exercises on machine tension, working with various threads, working with mixed fabrics, appliqué techniques, and preparation of fabrics for your final piece.
This is where the fun begins! Armed with the knowledge of the previous days sampling, this day is all about self development. The aim is to leave with a finished piece of embroidery that reflects your own style and colour palette. In order to do this you will need to be inspired by your own source materials. You will need to bring with you any photographs, post cards, sketches or greetings cards with inspiring imagery. We would also encourage you to bring along your collections of fabrics and trimmings for that personal touch.
“Abigail is a very enthusiastic and very friendly teacher. She herself is very accomplished in the skill of machine embroidery and wants all her students to achieve and learn skills that they can be put into practice when back at home. She makes sure that everyone of her students gets individual attention and nothing is too much trouble to demonstrate or help with any of the techniques she herself uses to get a high standard of finish for her students. Anyone out there wanting to be creative should sign up now for one of her courses. Not only will you have a brill day but I guarantee you will return home rearing to put your new skills into practice!” Carol.
If you would like to attend this workshop but feel a little daunted you can always buy a kit from Abigail just to get started.
Each day will commence at 10am and finish at 4pm. Lunch is not provided but home made cakes and other refreshments are included.
Off street secure parking.