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Fabric Manipulation 2017

£70.00

Wednesday 13th September 2017 10am – 4pm

Discover the creative delights of STRAIGHT STITCH in this one day workshop at Janome Centre, Southside, Stockport, Cheshire, SK6 2SP 

Buffet lunch is included in the price – please get in touch if you specific dietary requirements.
All machines will be provided by Janome

Ever wondered how to create the perfect pleat?

Fascinating fold?

Tidy tuck?

Ravishing ruffle?

During this one day wonder workshop you’ll discover the full potential of the humble straight stitch and zingy zig zag.  Often over looked, these simple stitches can create tremendous textures that will transform all of your home made projects.  With the addition of some simple stitches a basic cushion cover can become a sumptuous surface!

This workshop illustrates the tremendously diverse textures and structures that can be develop by just using a straight stitch

Book with my Painterly Embellishments workshop on Tuesday 12th September to make the most of your creative break.

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Please note this workshop is based at Janome Centre, Southside, Stockport, Cheshire, SK6 2SP Here’s a Google Map link so you can search accommodation should you need it – the nearest train station is Stockport, its a short taxi journey to Janome HQ [nearer the time I’ll ask to see if there are any taxi sharing opportunities]

Ever wondered how to create the perfect pleat?

Fascinating fold?

Tidy tuck?

Ravishing ruffle?

During this one day wonder workshop you’ll discover the full potential of the humble straight stitch and zingy zig zag.  Often over looked, these simple stitches can create tremendous textures that will transform all of your home made projects.  With the addition of some simple stitches a basic cushion cover can become a sumptuous surface!

We’ll look at ‘the bias’, create ‘faux chenille’, make wavy lettuce edges, dabble with translucent fabrics, pinch out pin tucks, wonder about waves and consider how you can create unique projects with your new skills!  You’ll leave with bundles of samples and a head full of ideas!

We will be using a Janome CXL301 sewing machine with a straight stitching foot, but you could recreate these techniques on any sewing machine. I’ll bring along all the fabrics and extras, so all you need to bring is your energy and enthusiasm!!!

This workshop is suitable for all levels of ability, I have 25 years tutoring experience and I can help you gain confidence and be creative with your sewing machine.

Reviews

  • Oh my goodness! Dionne’s only gone and done it again. Given me yet more skills. The most fantastic teacher who demystifies techniques in the such accessible ways. I left the workshop excited with a mind buzzing with thoughts of how to apply my newly honed skills. Thank you Dionne.

    (verified owner)

  • I enjoyed this workshop that focused on ways of creating texture and three dimensional effects with textiles. As always, Dionne’s workshops are great value for money and full of inspiring ideas to take further.

  • Excellent workshop learning various techniques exploring textures and design with a variety of fabrics. Dionne was an inspirational tutor who inspired myself and the other participants to create very effective samples at the end of the day. I learnt a lot of different ideas to create items with some simple but very effective basic stitches! Can’t wait to continue to put into practice what I learnt yesterday.

    (verified owner)

  • Enjoyable and interesting day. Great fun trying different techniques – really useful that they will all be possible at home on my rather old and basic sewing machine. Good value – as was previous workshop with Dionne. She delivers the workshops very well (clear, good pace, good balance of demonstration and practice) but also shares so many tips and ideas during the day.

    (verified owner)

  • I really enjoyed the day. Dione creates a very supportive, well paced and stimulating learning environment. I like the way she develops the atmosphere in the group and encourages shared learning. Her demonstrations and explanations are very clear and balanced with lots of practical tips and suggestions. A good combination of teaching practical techniques and getting us to think about how to use them creatively.
    The cake is good too!

    (verified owner)

  • A really informative, inspirational and enjoyable day – who knew you could create so much texture with a basic straight stitch! It was a well paced workshop, suitable for all levels of ability and Dionne, as always, gave clear instructions and lots of top tips. I now have a mass of new ideas which I can’t wait to incorporate into my future projects.

    (verified owner)

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