fabulous day of hand
with a difference creating
a patchwork Christmas
Tree inspired by Ali’s “Patchwood
Samplers” that are made
from repurposed wood. Your
tree will be made from
wooden patches each with
box” theme. You
will leave at the end of
the day with a gorgeous,
personal wall decoration
that can be brought out
and enjoyed year after year.
Starting with a pile of cut wooden “patches” you will sand, paint and prepare your wood ready to create your Christmas Tree shape which will then be embellished with vintage papers, fabrics and other small treasures - all hand stitched into place.
Before you begin to stitch, tiny holes must be drilled into the wood. By the end of the day you will feel as at home using the drill as you do your needle and thread!
Ali will bring along a gorgeous selection of “treasures” from her studio. She’ll raid the “sewing box” for snippets of old & used fabrics, lace and some lovely bits of vintage haberdashery. She’ll also bring Christmas bits – pinecones, cinnamon sticks, vintage Christmas stamps & books. She’ll show you different ways to add words from Christmas Carols or stories or even a little personal message.
Everything you need will be provided but you may wish to make your piece even more personal by bringing along some of your own bits & pieces. If you wish to follow a “sewing box” theme then think about items such as vintage lace, buttons, buckles hooks & eyes, stitched table linens or whatever else your hunt through the sewing box turns up. If you are following a more traditional “Christmas theme”, then think vintage Christmas – sheet music, tiny baubles, vintage cake decorations. Have a wee search beforehand and see what Ebay can turn up!
Do know though, that you can turn up completely empty handed and there will be a great selection of materials for you to use.
This workshop is a perfect to if you have already done one of Ali’s Patchwood Samplers workshops but also suitable for absolute beginners – don’t worry you’ll be shown everything you need to know!
All Materials & Equipment are included plus a delicious lunch, Coffee, Teas and Homemade Treats included, all you need to bring is yourself!
18th November 10am -
Ali Ferguson is a textile artist & tutor who works from her unique little studio “The Purple Thread Shed” in the garden of her home in Roslin, near Edinburgh.
She is an avid hand stitcher and an enthusiastic collector of “stuff”, combining these two passions in creating contemporary stitched textile pieces each with their own story to tell.
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