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I run a range of courses throughout the year in various locations and online. Check back regularly to find out what's coming up, or sign up to my mailing list to stay in the know!

In my courses I share some of my favourite techniques, projects to do throughout the year, and my own personal hints and tips to get you inspired on your own textile craft or wellbeing journeys, all alongside a community of supportive, like minded participants!

Spaces are limited on each course to keep things cosy, so you can be sure to get the most out of joining each session.

See below for a taster of what I have coming up, and how to sign up!

Online & In person

Beginner / Intermediate

Drawing with Stitch

I'll show you several embroidery stitching techniques to create 'drawn' texture and drama on cloth. 

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Online & In person

Beginner / Intermediate

Embellishment & Beads

I'll take you through ways to build height and texture with bead and sequin embellishments and show you how you can go on to further develop your own work.

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In person

Beginner / Intermediate

Botanic Print & Stitch

We'll explore simple mono-print techniques using botanical elements as material and inspiration. We will then explore hand embroidery stitches that we can use to embellish our prints.

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In person

Beginner / Intermediate

Understanding Place

Join this wellbeing workshop and explore together how we can better understand the places around us through mindful sketchbooking.

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In person

Beginner / Intermediate

Decorative Sashiko

I'll demonstrate the 'Sashiko' form of stitching and show how to follow or create your own decorative Sashiko motifs

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In person

Beginner

Darning for Beginners

We'll work on darning techniques to mend holes in garments or textile pieces by interweaving yarns to close up holes and reinforce the surrounding area.

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Online & In person

Beginner / Intermediate

Colour & Composition

At the end of this course you'll have an understanding of creating an overall piece with effective colour pallettes and composition so you can continue to develop your own practice.

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Online & In person

Beginner / Intermediate

Botanical Sewing

I'll show you several embroidery stitching techniques to create botanical motifs on your textiles, giving you the ability to create your own botanical inspired textile piece.

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In person

Beginner / Intermediate

Eco Print Play

I'll show you several embroidery stitching techniques to create 'drawn' texture and drama on cloth. 

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Online & In person

Beginner / Intermediate

Stitch Restoration and Repair

Repair techniques using the 'Sashiko' form of stitching to reinforce fabric and using the technique to patch repair holes or rips. We'll also explore the decorative form of stitch.

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In person

Beginner

Sashiko for Repair

I will demonstrate how to use 'Sashiko' stitching to repair woven textiles.

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Online 

Beginner / Intermediate

Winter Textiles

Quiet time amongst the festive frenzy; stitching away on personal projects that you've been developing over the course of the year or working through a range of demonstrated winter inspired textile craft projects.

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The course gave me a wonderful sanctuary to just be there and sew. I love the way Fiona's classes give you the chance to participate in a virtual meet up but without the usual pressure to talk. The pace was perfect and I will absolutely be returning to the pieces I worked on.

Cannot recommend enough!

From the get go Fiona created the perfect tone for the course by her openness and encouragement that all levels, styles. methods are welcomed. This really set the tone for the group, making the workshops very peaceful, inspiring and connected. 

Immediately I felt comfortable in the environment Fiona created for us all. It was a joy to learn something new and be able to spend such lovely quiet time, working away on our pieces with a new bunch of people.

I left every session feeling lighter and like it was a huge wind down from the day. A wonderful way to spend an evening.

What our Community participants say...

Self directed online courses coming soon...

My popular Community courses are moving online for 2024.

Coming soon, these courses will be available for you to work through at your own pace, and in your own time, from the comfort of your own home. Through a mixture of video and written content and exercises I hope that you can learn or refresh your hand own hand sewing practice through these courses.

What will I need to get started?

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I've designed my courses to need very little investment in equipment or materials. You certainly don't need anything fancy, but if you find you love certain techniques you can upgrade your equipment or materials as you go, and if you so wish...

 

All my in person courses have materials provided, but if you're participating online or want to get started at home all the equipment you'll need to get started is...

- An embroidery hoop is useful if you have one, but not at all essential!

- A piece of fabric to be used as backing fabric - this can be anything! - an old bit of cotton sheet, old t-shirt etc. (big enough to fit your embroidery hoop if you have one) 

- Additional fabric scraps - could be old clothing, old kids clothing, fabric left from other projects etc. 

- Selection of threads / yarns - e.g. cotton embroidery thread, regular sewing thread, wool yarns. 

- Needles to suit your threads / yarns. 

- Scissors / snips. (Household scissors are fine if this is what you have to hand)

- Optional - paper, glue stick, pins. 

Why not order one of my starter kits.

 

Or If you're looking for any supplier recommendations feel free to get in touch

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Starting to Stitch...

A Free Tutorial to get you started on your own textile journey.

In this tutorial we will cover

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