Stretching your Stitching

For those obsessive hand stitchers out there --- join in an exploration of our most common stitches, and some less common ways of using them, to achieve form, colour, tone and texture.
Also you will interpret and re interpret a simple symbol, and experiment with different fabrics to understand how they affect your designs and stitching.

Requirement List

You’ll need all your usual ‘tools of the trade’ – scissors, pins, needles, etc.
Some plain backing fabric as a base for your work. Calico and flannelette are my choices. I usually work on 2 backing layers.
A selection of small fabric pieces to use in ‘collage’ – look for contrast and variety in colours; plain and patterned; different types of fabric, but mostly cottons. Include some transparent stuff, like organza, or chiffon, and a few special accents, such as lace.
A variety of the threads you like to use, and needles to suit your threads. I use mostly cotton perle no.8, which is a good weight for the work you’ll be doing in this class, as it’s heavy enough to show an effect. also bring finer threads for contrast, and for sewing on attachments.
Bring a good range of threads, in different colours, also multi coloured stuff, if you have it.
And some vliesofix, small pieces will do.
Bring a few beads, buttons, found objects, attachments of any kind, that you might like to incorporate into your work.


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blue sample book


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blue sample book page 7


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Workshop Info

6 hours a day for 2 days

Skill Level » suitable for all levels
Class Size » 15
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