Hello and welcome...
...to my online workshop Stitching a Heart, a chance to create a beautiful heart by playing with your fabrics and stitching them down using free machine embroidery. It is a layered textured piece suitable for those who can already free machine, so you can focus on the fabric manipulation.
It is an opportunity to learn to create highly textured surface, which would be applicable to other projects such as landscape or seascapes. A chance to learn a new process, develop your skill and enjoy creating something lovely...and the perfect size to get it finished!
I find creating things is such a relaxing thing to do, and I hope you'll enjoy making this lovely heart. I love teaching and sharing my passion for textiles, so please join me and we can all get creative together! Here's a little taste in the video below...
The course is split into 3 main lessons each with several videos, photos and written guidance. There is also a downloadable PDF of instructions for you to keep.
You can comment at the end of each lesson and give me feedback, or you can email me with any queries, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
what you will need...
You will need a sewing machine, with a darning or embroidery foot to do free machine embroidery, machine threads and scissors.
You will need small amounts of fabrics to create your heart: 1 piece of felt, 1 piece of stabiliser (cut to size approx 7"x8" or 18x20cm), and 3 pieces of a base fabric (each cut to size approx 9"x3" or 23 x7cm), and your choice of colourful scraps to make the top layer.
I have been a textile artist full time for around 10 years, after completingmy degree in Contemporary Applied Arts. I love all things textile and love sharing my passion with others to help them get creative!
I have run workshops for the last 9 years either in my lovely studio, or in a group setting elsewhere. At present I have decided not to run any face-to-face workshops, in the meantime I am loving creating online workshops here, and talks and films for my YouTube channel, Stitch and Create.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does the course cost?
The workshop fee is £45. Payment can be securely made by clicking the Enroll Now button. You will need Paypal in order to pay.
How long do I have access to the course?
The workshop is YOURS forever once you've enrolled and paid. You'll have access to the course material for as long as you need so you can choose to do the workshop at your own pace.
What kind of threads/fabrics will I need?
You can use any thread which is suitable for sewing machine work (polyester, cotton, rayon) . If you have some gold, silver or shiny threads please add them into the mix. Fabrics will be what you have in, dressweight or lightweight soft fabrics, maybe satin, chiffon, lace, velvet etc. Small scraps or leftovers will be perfect. Felt for the base would be great and you will need a piece of stabiliser.
Can I show to other people what I have made?
Please show off your lovely make! If you show your creation on social media please mention me/the workshop. This workshop is for your personal use only, and no part of it may be reproduced or shared with others in any form/ or on any platform. Copyright belongs to the artist.
Can I do the workshop more than once?
Of course, you can make as many hearts as you wish, for your own personal use, or to give as gifts. All I ask is that you respect that this is my design and you do not copy it for selling purposes.
What if I'm unhappy with my purchase?
Well, that would be sad, but if you're really unhappy with the course, just email me within 7 days to get a full refund.
How can I find out when you will have new workshops available?
Please send me an email to go onto my mailiing list or sign up for my newsletter via my website.
I still have a question, how can I contact you?
I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have. Send me an email at email@example.com.