A creative and fun workshop where you will learn to upcycle scraps of fabric and sketch with thread to form a picture. Freehand machine embroidery is a popular technique in the crafting world; it’s easy, quick, effective and produces a great range of results. Suitable for all abilities. (You will need a special embroidery/darning foot for your machine). Fee includes core materials.
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Course Dates 2019 – 2020
Saturday 10am to 4pm Debby Bird
- One day 18 January £52 / £40 D59B
New course dates will be available in our next Course Guide 2020 -21 from Summer 2021
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Tutor – Debby Bird
Subject/s: Textiles – Embroidery, Knitting, Crochet and Felt Making
I am an experienced teacher and textile artist having taught for over 30 years.
I have had many exhibitions with my textiles and mixed media work worked as an artist in residence.
I love colour and use layers and exquisite details in my pictures and embroidered jewellery which I sell in the UK and abroad.
For relaxation I love knitting and crochet, the rhythmic movements and use of colourful and textural yarns allow me to be creative and give me a sense of wellbeing.
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