Freehand Machine Embroidery isn’t just another way to use your sewing machine – it is one of the ultimate ways to show your creativity without the confines of seams and structure. Think swirls, think circles, think beautiful coloured threads used to build texture and overlap to create a beautiful design with lines close together and random. We teach you the skills, tips and tricks required so you can understand the process of machine embroidery to ensure you make a beautiful bespoke work of your own creative expression.

In this workshop, you will use a 19 x 19 panel of neutral toned mid-weight fabric as the base for your finished piece. This panel, when finished, can be used as a cushion front, a piece of wall art or for you to keep and use as you want.

In this workshop, taught by Maria Tarn, you will learn:

  • how to prepare your fabric for embroidery.
  • how to set your sewing machine up ready for the embroidery.
  • you can work with a design that we supply or you can create your own
  • learn how to use medium weight stabiliser and Vilene double sided stabiliser in preparing your panel.


Skill Level:  Beginner

Course Availability: Daytime

Fee and what this includes: 47.00. The cost for the workshop includes everything you will need to complete this workshop – we even provide embroidery foot the sewing machines. However, if you would like to learn on your own sewing machine, please feel free to do so, coffee/tea and a home made snack.


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