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Spring / Summer 2022 Workshop Schedule

Spring / Summer 2022 Workshop Schedule

We offer 3 different workshop formats to teach. Each of the workshops will be run from our brand new studio in Islington. You will be working in our creative space surrounded by all our embroidery, books and inspiration. There are only 8 spaces per workshop to ensure there is enough time to dedicate to guiding everyone individually through the actitivies.

All workshop attendees will be given a unique 10% discount code after the session to use on all kits, fabrics and threads, continuing their embroidery journey.

Read on below for an overview of each workshop and to book a spot.

 

We offer 3 different workshop formats to teach. Each of the workshops will be run from our brand new studio in Islington. You will be working in our creative space surrounded by all our embroidery, books and inspiration. There are only 8 spaces per workshop to ensure there is enough time to dedicate to guiding everyone individually through the actitivies.

All workshop attendees will be given a unique 10% discount code after the session to use on all kits, fabrics and threads, continuing their embroidery journey.

Read on below for an overview of each workshop and to book a spot.

 

 

Introduction to Embroidery

In this 2-hour session we will cover the basics of embroidery. From threading a needle, to using an embroidery hoop and a couple of the core embroidery stitches (satin stitch, split stitch and chain stitch). The session is perfect for someone new to sewing or who is feeling a little rusty and needs a confidence boost.

You will leave the session with the fabric you have been stitching on, an embroidery hoop, needles and a tote bag. So you can continue your sewing at home!

 

 

Introduction to Embroidery

In this 2-hour session we will cover the basics of embroidery. From threading a needle, to using an embroidery hoop and a couple of the core embroidery stitches (satin stitch, split stitch and chain stitch). The session is perfect for someone new to sewing or who is feeling a little rusty and needs a confidence boost.

You will leave the session with the fabric you have been stitching on, an embroidery hoop, needles and a tote bag. So you can continue your sewing at home!

 

 

Intermediate Embroidery Workshop

In this 4-hour session, we will go through the basics of embroidery, before moving on to learn 8 different embroidery stitches. We will work through each stitch by creating a stitched sampler and I will discuss how and where to use these different stitches. In the session we will also take a look at a range of different embroidered works of art so you can learn how to identify what stitch is used where, therefore helping you start to structure your own designs.

The workshop includes a sampler kit, embroidery hoop, needles, a guide on each of the stitches and a tote bag to take it all home in. So you will leave with all the materials to continue your sewing.

 

 

Intermediate Embroidery Workshop

In this 4-hour session, we will go through the basics of embroidery, before moving on to learn 8 different embroidery stitches. We will work through each stitch by creating a stitched sampler and I will discuss how and where to use these different stitches. In the session we will also take a look at a range of different embroidered works of art so you can learn how to identify what stitch is used where, therefore helping you start to structure your own designs.

The workshop includes a sampler kit, embroidery hoop, needles, a guide on each of the stitches and a tote bag to take it all home in. So you will leave with all the materials to continue your sewing.

 

 

Freestyle Embroidery Workshop

In this full day workshop, whilst you will learn the basics of embroidery and several different stitches, the majority of the session will be focused on creating your own designs. We will spend the morning covering all the material in the "Introduction to Embroidery" workshop. After a 30-minute lunch break we will focus on creating your own pieces. During the afternoon session I will guide you through finding inspiration for your work and translating it into your own designs.

We will start the afternoon by sketching onto paper ideas for a design, using all my art books, story telling and objects around you for inspiration. I will then guide you through translating the design to fabric, choosing colours, layout and scale before you start stitching your piece. You will have loads of different fabric and threads to choose from, so you can create a piece entirely unique to you. I will finish the session by talking about how to finish your pieces and considerations on framing or making into other objects.

At the end of the session you will receive a tote bag with a guide on the embroidery stitches, an embroidery hoop, needles and then you will choose some extra fabrics and threads to take home with you to continue your sewing. The aim of the session is to get you to explore your own creativity and to go away feeling confident about creating your own designs.

 

 

Freestyle Embroidery Workshop

In this full day workshop, whilst you will learn the basics of embroidery and several different stitches, the majority of the session will be focused on creating your own designs. We will spend the morning covering all the material in the "Introduction to Embroidery" workshop. After a 30-minute lunch break we will focus on creating your own pieces. During the afternoon session I will guide you through finding inspiration for your work and translating it into your own designs.

We will start the afternoon by sketching onto paper ideas for a design, using all my art books, story telling and objects around you for inspiration. I will then guide you through translating the design to fabric, choosing colours, layout and scale before you start stitching your piece. You will have loads of different fabric and threads to choose from, so you can create a piece entirely unique to you. I will finish the session by talking about how to finish your pieces and considerations on framing or making into other objects.

At the end of the session you will receive a tote bag with a guide on the embroidery stitches, an embroidery hoop, needles and then you will choose some extra fabrics and threads to take home with you to continue your sewing. The aim of the session is to get you to explore your own creativity and to go away feeling confident about creating your own designs.

 

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Logistics:

The studio is located at Unit 2, Canonbury Yard, New North Road, London, N1 7BJ.

The nearest tube stations are Highbury and Islington and Angel. We are a 15 minute walk from each of these stations or there are direct buses frequently. Whilst there is no parking at the studio, there are places around which you can pay for parking in.

Please try to avoid arriving more than 15 minutes before the session and we will kick off at the start time so for anyone late I can catch them up after.

I will get in touch with all attendees ~10 days before each workshop to confirm details.

We will provide light snacks and refreshments for the sessions, and for the full day ones you will have a lunch break where you can go to pick something up. There is a wonderful cafe on site offering a range of food, and you are a short walk from Essex Road and Upper Street.

For the evening sessions, you are more than welcome to bring a bottle of wine or something alcoholic to drink.

Accessibility:

The studio is on the first floor but there is lift access. There is just one small step inside the studio from the lift which cannot be avoided. We apologies to anyone who this makes the workshop inaccessible for.

 

Cancellations:

Unfortunately our workshop spaces are non-refundable. However if you give plenty of notice, if we can find a replacement for your spot you will receive a full refund.

We require a minimum of 4 attendees to be able to run the workshop therefore in the unlikely event that the numbers are lower than this, we reserve the right to cancel the session or offer an alternative date.

Dog:

It is likely that our wonderfully sweet studio dog, Roger, will be there for the workshops. He is very lazy so whilst he will be friendly when you first arrive he is likely to spend most of the time asleep! However if you are at all uncomfortable then just get in touch at hello@thefabledthread.com and I can arrange for him to be somewhere else for the workshop.

Cancellations:

Unfortunately our workshop spaces are non-refundable. However if you give plenty of notice, if we can find a replacement for your spot you will receive a full refund.

We require a minimum of 4 attendees to be able to run the workshop therefore in the unlikely event that the numbers are lower than this, we reserve the right to cancel the session or offer an alternative date.

Dog:

It is likely that our wonderfully sweet studio dog, Roger, will be there for the workshops. He is very lazy so whilst he will be friendly when you first arrive he is likely to spend most of the time asleep! However if you are at all uncomfortable then just get in touch at hello@thefabledthread.com and I can arrange for him to be somewhere else for the workshop.