Stitchers’ Basic Skills Workshops 2020
We are delighted to introduce our programme of basic skills workshops for 2020. These will be led by one of our members, and held on the first Monday of the month, alongside our usual evening meetings.
JANUARY 6TH CROCHET WORKSHOP (LED BY KATHERINE)
A follow-on from December’s Beginners’ Workshop. Make a poncho for a teddy, doll or small child. Download the pattern here
FEBRUARY 3RD MACHINE SEWING: MAKE A LINED BAG (LED BY KATHERINE)
You will take home a lined bag. Some experience of using a sewing machine useful but not essential.
MARCH 2ND LEARN TO USE A SEWING MACHINE (LED BY DILLY)
Threading up, inserting the bobbin,straight, fancy and zig-zag stitches. You will take home a drawstring bag.
APRIL 6TH MACHINE EMBROIDERY AND APPLIQUE (LED BY CAROL)
You will learn to use bondaweb to fix an image before stitching, and then use either free machine embroidery or just running or zig zag stitch if you prefer, to sew your picture onto the background fabric. You can use it to make an Easter card, frame it as picture to put on the wall, stitch it onto larger fabric to make a bag – there are endless possibilities. Once you know the technique, you can create images on bunting, tablecloths and runners, baby quilts, dress fronts – anywhere you want an image. Download instructions here
May 11th Interstasia knitting
June 8th Strip patchwork
July 6th Basic Knitting
September 7th Make a bicycle saddle cover
October 5th Decorative bunting
November 2nd Basic crochet
December 7th Felt Christmas decorations
If you are interested in taking part, please contact our workshop secretary by email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07739530716
A downloadable leaflet of our workshop programme can be found here