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Seed Heads, Grasses & Flowers – Alison Whateley

January 12, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


This workshop is suitable for beginners and  those who have already tried a bit of this very addictive  technique. Often known as drawing with your sewing machine, you will be amazed at what is possible.

I will start the day by going through the basic techniques you will need (including how to set up your machine). I will then guide you through the process of choosing your composition, selecting fabrics, building the background and stitching the detail. I will demonstrate each stage as we go along and supply inspiration in the form of photos and actual dried grasses and seedheads. If you have images of your own you would like to use please feel free to bring them along.

I will finish the day teaching you how to mount and frame your piece of work ready to take home with you.

All material will be provided at a cost of £10, including mount and frame.

You will need to bring with you a sewing machine that can be adapted for free motion sewing ( you will need to be able to drop the feed dog or have a plate that fits over the top ) and a free motion foot / darning foot compatible with your machine.



January 12, 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm