Needle & Thread Workshops

Dear Emma Designs Workshop Textile Art / Embroidered Lampshade Workshop - Saturday 19th September 2020

Regular price £80.00

Saturday 19th September 2020 10am - 4pm

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 lampshade or leave it as a textile picture for framing, turning into a cushion or the front of a bag!

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 do's and dont's of drum lampshade making! 

If you choose to make a lampshade it will measure 20cm diameter by 20cm tall,  suitable for a table lamp. Cathy will provide a small range of neutral coloured base fabrics (stone, pale blue, pale green, cream etc). However if you would like to make a lampshade to suit a particular room in your house, you are welcome to bring along their own base fabric. (Please note that the base fabric needs to be a minimum of 70cm long x 26cm deep. Please make sure that the a fabric you bring is fairly light weight and is not an upholstery fabric as this does not allow enough light through when the shade is lit). Inspiration will be on hand for you, or if you have an idea of what you would like to do bring it along with you!

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 lampshade 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 lampshade kit and fabrics, (unless you prefer to bring along your own base fabric) 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!