My Workshops at Tilly and the Buttons

Friday, December 16, 2016

Some of you may know that for the past year I've been teaching free-hand machine embroidery at Tilly and the Buttons HQ.
I'm not sure why I've not ever done a blog post about it, but as I'm now slowing down for my festive break and reflecting on the past year, it's on my mind how much I LOVE doing them!
My next workshop is in January, which you can book HERE through the Tilly and the Buttons website. So I thought I'd share what the class entails and all the fun things we get up to!

A photo taken by Tilly herself when she attended the class. 

For those of you who have never done free-machine embroidery before, it's not your usual class. It's basically learning how to use your machine as a drawing tool, where your pen and ink is your needle and thread. 
I bring with me two designs you can choose from, but of course you can bring your own design too. You'll learn how to trace, applique and finish your masterpiece in class. It's incredibly fun and you'll join me in my addiction I'm sure. 

At the end of this year we also introduced an advanced class, where instead of a simple design, you can bring a photograph of choice to learn the best ways to trace your photo and turn it into a textile masterpiece. The results were amazing and you can see everyone's individual styles in each piece.

One of my favourite things about that classes is meeting new, wonderful creatives. I've never had a class where everyone isn't chatting away, sharing ideas and talking about the things they love. It's totally inspiring and I'm just so lucky to meet such lovely people.

I should add that Tilly's studio in London is GORGEOUS! It's light, colourful, bright and oozes creativity. I love looking through the clothes rail full of example clothing items, and planning my next makes. If you haven't made any of Tilly's patterns- what have you been doing? :) Shop them HERE.
Plus if you come to a class, there's tea, coffee, lots of treats and even a cheeky tipple at the end! It's not to be missed!

I hope you enjoyed this post, If you do want to attend a class, please book your place HERE! Happy Handmade and Happy Stitching!

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