September Workshops Back

SKETCH AND DRAW WITH YOUR MACHINE - £35
With Helen Cowans
Saturday 2nd September 10am to 4pm

Requirements

Simple method (and not at all terrifying) for those who consider themselves unable
to draw, but would like to sketch with their machines. Basic experience of free machine embroidery (FME) is essential. Using directed exercises we will build confidence in your sketching capabilities throughout the day. Firstly by utilising ink and tracing paper. Learn what to put into a sketch, and perhaps most importantly, what to leave out. We will consider light and shadow and learn the 3 tone system. We will then transfer the sketch to fabric and build confidence in FME control by practising line and texture work. Adding in shading and thread painting. By the end of the day you will have the techniques to sketch with your machine and be able to enhance that sketch with thread shading. Suitable for anyone who can follow a simple line with FME. (I promise!)

SKETCH AND DRAW WITH YOUR MACHINE ADVANCED - £35
With Helen Cowans
Sunday 3rd September 10am to 4pm


This is an advanced class for people who have completed Sketch and Draw with Helen Cowans. You will be building on the techniques learned at the first class and taking your designs to the next level.

LINUS QUILT DAY - FREE
Friday 29th September 10am to 3pm


Project Linus UK is a wonderful charity staffed by volunteers who give quilts and knitted blankets to sick and traumatised babies, children and teenagers. We would like to support their work in West Lothian with our free Linus quilt days. These days are completely free, we will supply all the fabrics and wadding etc if you can please provide your time and expertise to make some quilts for Linus UK. We have some simple quilt patterns such as nine patch and rail fence and we also have sewing machines for you to use, or you can bring your own. Lets get stitching for Project Linus.