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Machine Embroidery - Braintree Summer School

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Braintree Community Centre


Jun 2, 2018 - Sep 1, 2018

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This summer, well known tutor Maggie Harling will be leading a series of six classes on Machine Embroidery. Whilst every class is a standalone class, completing all six will put you in a good position to join the Saturday Stitch Group starting in September. If you book more than one class in the Machine Embroidery series you will receive a discount and useful free gifts to help you along the way. Full pricing details can be found at braintreecommunitycentre.org.uk All of the classes are suitable for any ability level. Leaves: Machine Embroidery Saturday 2nd June, 10am - 3.30pm In this workshop you will be guided through one of the many ways of using water soluble paper. Combined with acrylic paint, and machine embroidery using straight stitching, you will be able to design and create your own colourful masterpiece. Confetti: Machine Embroidery Saturday 9th June, 10am - 3.30pm This is an ideal workshop if you are a beginner or want to practise your free machine embroidery skills. A delicate mosaic highlighting the use of Sizoflor will form the basis of your handiwork. And just for fun we will be using a heat gun to create a little magic! Spider's Web: Machine Embroidery Saturday 23rd June, 10am - 3.30pm Become familiar with the effects to be achieved experimenting with the automatic stitches on your sewing machine working on water soluble film. You will start by learning how to draw a suitable design, which will then be transformed using automatic stitches to create your own unique lace sample. Flowers: Machine Embroidery Saturday 21st July, 10am - 3.30pm From drawings of flowers to working on water soluble film, various methods of machine stitching, including free embroidery, will be the focus of this workshop. You will learn how to incorporate wire to add a 3D touch to your floral display. Landscapes: Machine and Hand Embroidery Saturday 18th August, 10am - 3.30pm The techniques covered in this workshop include folding and manipulating fabrics as well as machine and hand embroidery. Learn how to blend them all together to craft a stunning textile landscape. Dandelions: Machine and Hand Embroidery Saturday 1st September, 10am - 3.30pm In this workshop you’ll be working with various products including Iron-on-Vilene, Bondaweb and Angelina. Angelina, combined with straight and satin stitch machine embroidery, as well as some simple hand stitches and beads or sequins, will add a hint of luxury to your textile art. To book your place, visit the events section of our website at braintreecommunitycentre.org.uk, call us on 01376 323280, or come in to the office and see us!


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