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Bookable Workshops

These workshops are pre-booked online, but any remaining tickets are available for sale from the Workshop Enquiries desk, situated on the corner of aisle P. Note: it is important to arrive at your Workshop Room 5 minutes before the start of your workshop. (Please book carefully as these workshops are non-refundable or transferable).

 

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Machine Stitching Workshop Room

FREEHAND KIMONO CREATION

With Stacey Chapman, Art Sea Craft Sea

Learn all the basics of freehand machine embroidery whilst creating your own textile illustration of a Kimono. Design your own unique Kimono pattern from scratch or trace a design. With marker pen, add finishing touches to your sewn illustration.

(DETAILS TBC) EACH DAY | 60-minute workshop – £12 | 12.30pm | 10 places

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NATURAL ROCKPOOLS IN FREE MACHINE EMBROIDERY

With Bex Raven

Make your own machine embroidery based on Bex Raven’s award winning Rockpool series, you will look at laying out a design, creating a palette, drawing with your sewing machine, shading stitching and detail stitching. All levels of students welcome – can be tailored to suit the ability of each participant.

(DETAILS TBC) EACH DAY | 60-minute workshop – £12 | 1.45pm | 10 places

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SUSTAINABLE SEALIFE CUSHION

With Louisa Figus, Solihull College & University Centre

Want to be eco-friendly and creative? Put your unwanted clothes to good use and create a sea life inspired cushion, using a pattern and sewing machine. This sustainable whale cushion was made with old joggers and t-shirt.

(DETAILS TBC) Friday & Saturday | 60-minute workshop – £12 | 3.00pm | 10 places

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Hand Stitch Workshop Room

FASCINATOR-MAKING TASTER

With Rachel Warrillow

Create your very own, unique fascinator! Using an amazing material called sinamay, make your own simple base and one-of-a-kind loopy design on a headband. Basic hand sewing skills required.

(DETAILS TBC) EACH DAY | 90-minute workshop – £18 | 10.00am | 12 places

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FLORAL EMBROIDERY

With Jessica Grady

Learn how to create floral motifs using sequins, ribbons and fabric details. Your flower will be hand-stitched onto fabric and you will leave the class with your own sample design mounted in a hoop. All materials included.

(DETAILS TBC) Thursday & Saturday | 60-minute workshop – £15 | 11.45am | 16 places

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CREATIVE RECYCLING

With Jessica Grady

Learn how to use recycled materials to create sequins that will be hand-stitched onto fabric. You will leave the session with a sample piece that can inspire your own projects.

(DETAILS TBC) Friday & Sunday | 60-minute workshop – £12 | 11.45am | 16 places

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SILK SHADED AND NEEDLEWOVEN LEAF SPRAY

With Anne Butcher Royal School of Needlework

This is an opportunity to try Long and Short shading to give a sense of depth. Detached needlewoven picots are combined to give height and texture. Finishing off with a cluster of beads.

(DETAILS TBC) Thursday & Saturday | 90-minute workshop – £18 | 1.00pm | 12 places

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GOLDWORK SPRAY

With Anne Butcher Royal School of Needlework

This pretty leaf spray will teach the rudiments of Goldwork, including the couching of two different textured gold threads with a combination of different Purl threads introducing the technique of cutwork.

(DETAILS TBC) Friday & Sunday | 90-minute workshop – £18 | 1.00pm | 12 places

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NEEDLE FELT THIS SWEET BLUE TIT

With Steffi Stern from The Makerss

Learn how to needle felt a basic shape, sculpt with wool and add features to complete your realistic blue tit for you to take home. You will also take home your tools (needle and felting mat) as well as a set of instructions. Workshop is suitable for total beginners as well as those who have already needle felted. 

(DETAILS TBC) Friday | 60-minute workshop – £12 | 2.45pm | 20 places

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STITCHING AN EYE

With Susie Chaikin from Granary Studios

Looking at a wide variety of eye images, you will work on hand stitching eyes using satin stitch. Each person will be given a kit to turn their stitched eye into a brooch when they get home.

Day TBC | 75-minute workshop | Time TBC | £15 | 16 people

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Mixed Media Workshop Room

TEXTURED FELT [THURSDAY & SUNDAY]

With Robyn Smith and Sally Malloy from Nolitex

Create a piece of textured felt inspired by lichens found on a ‘Walk in the Woods’. An opportunity to learn a new wet felting technique using wool tops and silk fabric, textured by tying buttons and beads into it. All materials will be provided. Robyn will take Thursday’s class and Sally will take Sunday’s.

Thursday & Sunday only | 90-minute workshop – £18 | 11.45am | 15 Places

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ZIGZAG BOOKS [FRIDAY & SATURDAY]

With Carly Gilliatt and Janet Wain from Nolitex

Create your own zigzag sketchbook inspired by a ‘Walk in the Woods’. Opportunities to use paint, print, collage and stitch. All materials will be provided with clear instructions for you to develop your sketchbook further at home. Carly will teach Friday and Janet will teach Saturday. 

(ALL DETAILS TBC)Friday & Saturday only | 90-minute workshop – £18 | 11.45am | places 15

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BATIK SEEDPODS ON TISSUE

With Jenny O’Leary from Granary Studios

Using the exciting technique of hot wax resist on tissue paper to create images of seedpods.

Day TBC | 60-minute workshop | 2.45pm (Time TBC) | £12 | 10 places

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NUNO FELT

With Clare Bullock from Granary Studios

Nuno is the combination of wool fibre and fabrics fused together with the wet felting technique. Clare uses a very gentle technique to produce a beautiful, fine surface on which to hand stitch.

Day TBC | 60-minute workshop | Time TBC | £12 | 16 places

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LORNA BATEMAN – SLOW STITCH CAFE

Renowned textile Artist Lorna Bateman invites you to join her in her exclusive garden-styled corner for a bit of ‘Me time’, share a little natter, bring along a cuppa and enjoy the delights of creative floral stitching, with a ‘Take a Moment’ kit, based on her latest book ‘Embroidered Country Gardens’, published by Search Press.

Please Note: These are not timed workshop sessions; you will be able to drop in and out of the area throughout the day and work on your embroidery at your own pace.

Participants will receive a special wristband, which entitles them exclusive access to this select area throughout the day, along with their own ‘Take a Moment’ kit to work on whilst at the show.

(DETAILS TBC) | £20 | 10am – 4.30pm (3.30pm Sunday) | places 40

Collect your wristbands from the Enquiry Desk in Hall 12

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We have even more workshops listed under 

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