Needle & Thread Workshops

Create Your Own Lantern with Cut Out Windows or Textile Art Picture with Dear Emma Designs - Sunday 20th September 2020

Regular price £80.00

Sunday 20th September 2020 10am - 4pm 

Create Your Own Lantern with Cut Out Windows or Textile Art Picture!

On this workshop you will spend the day with Cathy learning the art of applique and free machine embroidery and turning and creating your own gorgeous appliqued and embroidered textile design which you can either turn into a lantern or leave it as a textile picture for framing, turning into a cushion or the front of a bag!  If you choose to make a lantern Cathy will show you how to cut little windows into your finished design to let the light really shine through and show off your design!

In the morning you will learn a bit about Cathy and how she works, and then spend the morning getting to grips with free motion machine embroidery on the sewing machine and applique. Cathy will bring heaps of old and new fabrics for you to use to build up your own unique designs and guide you through to how to make a beautiful lantern! 

If you choose to make a lantern it will measure 10cm diameter by 12cm tall,  and will come with a battery operated tealight for delightful decorative effects through your cut out windows when lit. Cathy will provide a small range of neutral coloured base fabrics (stone, pale blue, pale green, cream etc). 

This will be a wonderful day of creativity and sewing, and Cathy will be sharing all her experience and know how for beautiful appliqué and stitching!Come and learn these techniques and then create your own beautiful lantern or textile picture to take home.

No experience needed just lots of enthusiasm! Limited places on this workshop so don't miss out!

INCLUDED: All materials and equipment provided, including your lantern kit and fabrics, plus a lovely homemade lunch, cake and refreshments to keep you well fuelled through out the day!

Just to say how much I enjoyed your "Dear Emma" workshop. From the moment I arrived I knew I was going to have a great day. Sewing, learning new skills and meeting people who enjoy the same things, my idea of heaven! Great venue, very well organized and delicious food. It was a pleasure to work with Cathy, she had a great style of training, which brought out the best in everyone. I am so proud of my work and will be recommending you to all my crafty friends. 

Thank you for the lovely day, Food was lovely and the workshop was everything I hoped for! Thanks Cathy & Sally!

Just to say thank you for a very enjoyable fun workshop. I am itching to start stitching some more tomorrow!

Thanks for a lovely day, I loved the constant supply of tea and lunch was delicious on top of which I learned loads, Cathy is fabulous as are you!