Come and spend a day with Melissa Wastney of Tiny Happy, gathering, sketching and stitching. This class an adventure in free-form stitching and has been one of our most popular - sells out every year!
Teacher: Melissa Wastney
Workshop Length: Full Day
Description: This is a full day workshop in which we'll explore simple embroidery and the way we can use it to express natural forms.
From Melissa - "While this class is great for both beginners and more experienced stitchers, it does require and encourage some degree of adventurous and artistic self-expression. At least, as adventurous as it gets with a needle and thread ;) I’ll be on hand to teach the basic stitches and techniques if required, but will also help you find your own free-form style. I’ve had a lot of teaching experience and truly love seeing my students express their artistic ideas with needle and thread.
We’ll start the day with a selection of botanical and embroidery inspiration to inspire us. We'll learn and practice some simple stitches. Then we'll go outside to collect pleasing natural objects for our own inspiration. Upon returning to our hoops, we'll spend some time sketching the pieces before making our own piece of textile art."
Materials: Medium-weight linen of any colour (you might like to bring a selection of colours/types - 1/4 metre of each piece will be plenty.)Embroidery threads in your favourite colours (six-strand floss is easiest to use for beginners). Sewing needle. Embroidery hoop- medium sized. Thread scissors. Sketchbook, pencil, eraser.
Takeaway: The finished embroidery could be framed at a later date, or incorporated into a future project such as a quilt or bag.
Level: This class would be great for beginner stitchers as well as experienced ones. Melissa is an experienced free-form embroidery teacher and loves seeing students express their artistic ideas with needle and thread.