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Create and embellish, cloth and buttons.


'to evolve from one's own thought or imagination, as a work of art or an invention'
Ongoing until July 14

I speak about my online classes and creative life in a podcast recorded recently with 'stitchery stories'. You can listen to that here.

Online format.... Private password protected blog.

One video post per week. (minimum one hour of video.)

Email access to me for advice and guidance throughout.

Includes membership of a private group for photo sharing and forum discussion.

Access.... Unlimited. Forever.

Materials required.... List sent upon registration.

***No prerequisites, suitable for beginners and the more experienced.***

You do not need to have participated in any of my previous online learning programmes to take part

**This class requires the use of a sewing machine for some techniques. A basic sewing machine with the functions of straight stitch and zigzag is all that is required **

Create and embellish.....twelve weeks centred upon the creation of delicate. fragile surfaces which will then be enhanced with hand stitch. Designed and produced using lace, delicate papers and finely woven cloth these surfaces will be enhanced with hand embroidery and used to produce soft panels of embellished cloth, pages for ledgers/artist books and hand embroidered buttons.

Techniques used during this programme will include basic machine stitch, simple free machine embroidery and hand embroidery.

It is hoped that at the end of our twelve weeks of study and sampling you will have the skills to create your own unique surfaces for hand stitch along with a small collection of delicate cloth pieces. In addition you should also have a small collection of complimentary hand embroidered buttons for use as adornments or fastenings.

As you have unlimited access to all resources provided during this course there is no need to 'keep up''. There are no 'set tasks' for those participating. Follow along at your own pace or merely observe and use techniques demonstrated in future work. There is no obligation on you to produce anything. You are not required to copy me or even work on pieces similar to those I am working on. Just pull up a chair, relax, observe, take from this class what you wish. My only hope is that you have fun.

All welcome e mail will be forwarded to the address associated with your PayPal account unless you provide an alternative.

Please allow 24 hours from registration to receipt of welcome email.