September 15, 2019by Manor Farm

2019 we will be once again attending The Handmade Fair at Hampton Court Palace Green.

I am so looking forward to seeing you all there.

Meeting up with friends old and new.

Seeing the fabulous items for sale.

And of course showing off my wares.

 

 



September 14, 2019by Manor Farm

2019 we will be once again attending The Handmade Fair at Hampton Court Palace Green.

I am so looking forward to seeing you all there.

Meeting up with friends old and new.

Seeing the fabulous items for sale.

And of course showing off my wares.

 

 



September 13, 2019by Manor Farm

2019 we will be once again attending The Handmade Fair at Hampton Court Palace Green.

I am so looking forward to seeing you all there.

Meeting up with friends old and new.

Seeing the fabulous items for sale.

And of course showing off my wares.

 

 



June 19, 2019by Manor Farm

Print and Make with Alison Hulme will once again be at Eau Brink Studio.

This exciting two day workshop will ensure that you take home with you a huge amount of printed fabric.

Also you can finish a cushion, a apron or a bag on the second day.

Print and MakeAlison is famous for her pinnies and can be found at most of the big fairs such as Knitting and Stitching shows.

If you think you cannot print onto fabric using Acrylic paint think again. 

You can turn up without any experience and go home with your head buzzing with ideas.

Alison will help you co-ordinate your colours and designs.

You get to use her large collection of Thermofax screens to create your fabrics.

It is a great two days of fun and laughter.

Of course I will be baking so there will be scrummy cake as well as fruit and lots of hot drinks.

Whats not to like?

Book early as places are limited.

Schedule Appointment

 

 



May 12, 2019by Manor Farm

Join us for Finding Your Feet with Pauline Wrighton.

A fantastic workshop where you will learn how to use the many feet your sewing machine comes with and more.

Detail of sewing machine and sewing accessories.

Many of us have a sewing machine which we use for just straight stitching.How many times have you adjusted the dials or buttons? Sometimes making changes to our machines can be a little scary. Pauline will help with making your confidence grow so that you can use your machine to its full potential.

Bring with you  your sewing machine, box of accessories and the instruction book if you have it. Pauline will bring along a selection of materials you can purchase from her as well as a few of her excellent items she makes.

Bring with you besides your machine fabric and threads to use and your lunch.

Information on Pauline.

Pauline is a retired teacher and experienced tutor. who spends many happy creative hours in her own studio. The common compulsive element in all her work is stitch, combined with diverse materials and a variety of techniques, both traditional and experimental. Fabrics may be created from raw fibres or re-cycled materials, others hand coloured and textured, de-constructed or altered. Works often develop spontaneously, colours and textures dictating the development of the piece.
Pauline is largely influenced by my rural surroundings, with organic, natural forms providing a favoured conceptual source.

Exhibitions

To see Pauline’s work you can visit exhibition with  West Norfolk Artists,  mixed media collaborative group ‘Links and Layers’  and participates over many years  in the  Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios scheme.

Schedule Appointment

 

 



February 1, 2019by Manor Farm

Creative Machine Stitching sounds pretty scary but in fact is is much easier than you may think.

Hand and machine stitch
Is it water or bark?

 

Your sewing machine can do more than stitch in straight lines.

Just lower or cover the feed dogs and away you go.

Use your machine needle the same way you use a pencil or pen. the only difference is you move the fabric around. Then it is easy to further enhance with hand stitch

 

During this workshop I will demonstrate how to set up your machine as well as step by step instruction. You learn at your own pace.

You will start with simple exercises such as sewing cords and using the stitches on your machine. We will then move on to free motion stitching with simple exercises.

Once feeling confident we will start drawing with the machine. Do not worry if you feel you cannot draw we will be using templates to help you.

At the end of the day you will have completed all of the exercises and made a flower using soluble film.

All you need to bring is your sewing machine (if you do not have one then you can use one for the day at a charge of £5.00) You also need to bring a selection of threads for your machine.

Materials included in the cost are cord making threads, Templates and  soluble film. You can make as many items as you wish on your day.

This workshop is every month at The Silverwood Center at Long Sutton.

You can either book on line by clicking on the scheduling button below or at Silverwood.
Schedule Appointment



January 13, 2019by Manor Farm
Handmade lampshade
Shibori Style Lampshade

Make your own lampshades using fabric you dyed or a cotton of you choice. At the Silverwood Centre in long Sutton.

Easy to make using a kit to help you.

Ideal for a bedside light.

Younger people love them in their rooms as they can be very personal.

Kit included.

To book just follow the link or call in at Silverwood if your in the area.

Schedule Appointment



January 4, 2019by Manor Farm

Creative Machine Stitching sounds pretty scary but in fact is is much easier than you may think.

Hand and machine stitch
Is it water or bark?

 

Your sewing machine can do more than stitch in straight lines.

Just lower or cover the feed dogs and away you go.

Use your machine needle the same way you use a pencil or pen. the only difference is you move the fabric around. Then it is easy to further enhance with hand stitch

 

During this workshop I will demonstrate how to set up your machine as well as step by step instruction. You learn at your own pace.

You will start with simple exercises such as sewing cords and using the stitches on your machine. We will then move on to free motion stitching with simple exercises.

Once feeling confident we will start drawing with the machine. Do not worry if you feel you cannot draw we will be using templates to help you.

At the end of the day you will have completed all of the exercises and made a flower using soluble film.

All you need to bring is your sewing machine (if you do not have one then you can use one for the day at a charge of £5.00) You also need to bring a selection of threads for your machine.

Materials included in the cost are cord making threads, Templates and  soluble film. You can make as many items as you wish on your day.

This workshop is every month at The Silverwood Center at Long Sutton.

You can either book on line by clicking on the scheduling button below or at Silverwood.
Schedule Appointment



September 16, 2018by Manor Farm
Fab day out
A great exhibition.

Wymondham is a lovely place to visit by car or by train. A steam train runs into wymondham so great fun for kids of all ages.

Once you have visited the exhibition you can wonder around the town and take a look at the Abbey. There is a great pub next to the Arts Centre which does lovely food. So make a day day of it and see what the artists have been up to.



September 15, 2018by Manor Farm
Fab day out
A great exhibition.

Wymondham is a lovely place to visit by car or by train. A steam train runs into wymondham so great fun for kids of all ages.

Once you have visited the exhibition you can wonder around the town and take a look at the Abbey. There is a great pub next to the Arts Centre which does lovely food. So make a day day of it and see what the artists have been up to.