Fantastical Machine Embroidered Bugs

Tutor: Claire Humphries

Lunch: Price includes a hearty lunch.

Level:
All Levels

Typically for a max of 10 people.

Full Day

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Create your own beautiful machine embroidered bug broach whilst building on your freehand machine embroidery skills. Be guided through the process by Ella and Claire Humphries and learn how to wire the wings to really bring you bugs to life.

What to expect

Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.

Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.

Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.

We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!

What you’ll need to bring with you

Prior to the workshop you will get to choose one of three colour ways and once chosen we will ensure we have on hand all the materials and threads you will need to create your bug. On the day you will need your sewing machine with its instruction manual and basic sewing kit eg. small scissors, pins, needles, quick unpick. The machine must be suitable for machine embroidery e.g.. able to drop or cover the feed dogs and reduce the tension.

“Learnt something new.  Gained confidence with my sewing machine. Achieved my aim. Had fun and as usual a great lunch!!”

– Louise

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