Mon 16th Aug: Stitched Art Cards for Special Occasions

Monday 16th August: 10am to 12pm at Lechlade Memorial Hall Pavilion.

Guest Tutor Claire Salmon returns for a fun, easy to learn workshop.

Have fun with your fabric scraps and learn to make stitched art pictures or cards for all your special occasions. Do come and give it a try – you might just get hooked!

This session will show you step-by-step how to create your own lovely textile cards. It’s also a great way to practise your sewing machine skills and use up some leftover fabrics. Four designs will be covered during the session, but once you have learned the technique a whole world of designs will open up for you. There will also be an option to create a textile picture or hanging hoop with your stitched design (£2 per frame or hoop).

You will need a sewing machine that can do a basic straight stitch, but no special machine accessories are needed, and you don’t need to be able to drop the feed dogs.

What do I need to bring? Please bring your sewing machine with black top thread and black bobbin thread (you can bring other colours if you prefer). It needs to be in working order, but it can be any age, make or type. A pair of small, sharp scissors for cutting out. If you have any scrap cotton fabrics, please bring those along too – these can be really small pieces, and any colours or patterns. All other materials will be provided.

Tutor: Claire Salmon
Claire Salmon has over 25 years’ experience in education and crafting, and is a part of the regular tutor team at Denman College for the WI. She has delivered over 100 on-line classes for the Women’s Institute and Embroiderers’ Guild over the past year.

Claire loves all things fabric and sewing, and specialises in encouraging those new to sewing to build their confidence with a range of sewing skills classes and achievable craft projects. When Claire is not teaching, she also makes a range of bespoke gifts and commissions. Her work has featured in ‘WI Life’, ‘Crafts Beautiful’ and ‘Cotswold Life’.

£25 per person.

Please bring refreshments, personal hand sanitiser and a face mask/ covering.

Booking & Cancellation deadline: 31st July 2021

To Book email us: or call

Karen on 07974 081526 / 01367 253586 or
Jennie on 077404 16783/ 01367 700350

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