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Winter Robin Workshop

This workshop will introduce you to the techniques I use to create my birds; these include, choosing an image and suitable fabric, simplifying an image to create a simple pattern and stitching the bird and background fabric. Theres lots of information to cover in a day course and it is unlikely you will completely finish the piece in a day (especially the backing).  By the end of the day I will have discussed each stage and provide you with a set of instructions explaining each process, this will allow you to finish your own birds final details at home.

It would be ideal, if you’re not already familiar with free-machine embroidery on your machine to have an experiment before the workshop.  

I will provide packs of the fabric required for bird and backing plus the backing wadding, all the templates and notes required. These kits are £8/person(2023) these will keep your costs down as you need very little of each fabric.  

What the course will cover –

  • Introduction to creating a fabric image from a photograph.  The importance of fabric selection to achieve realistic results.
  • Using fabric paint to add small details.
  • Free machine embroidery – how to stitch to create a more 3d image.
  • Using machine stitch to create realistic feather details and the importance of thread colour selection
  • Creating and stitching a background scene appropriate to your study.

To enquire about day workshops for groups please email me directly by email click here

To book as an individual, the following courses are available in 2023/2024 –

Winter Robin Workshop

Not available at the moment, workshops fully booked.

More courses may be available soon.