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Wed, 17 May


Sewyeah Studio

Creative Embroidery Course

Join experimental embroiderer Christine Leech in her South London studio for a fun and creative five week evening class learning a variety of stitching techniques and skills.

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Creative Embroidery Course
Creative Embroidery Course

Time & Location

17 May 2023, 19:30 BST – 14 Jun 2023, 21:30 BST

Sewyeah Studio, 1 Church Grove, Ladywell, SE13 7UU, London, UK

About the Event

Each week the workshops will be loosely structured around a theme with plenty of opportunity to learn, experiment and have a good old creative play. At the end of the course you will have explored many different ways to expand and enhance your embroidery practice.

My  studio is packed to the rafters with everything a crafter could want; beads, sequins, buttons, fabrics galore, needles, ribbons, transfers, iron on vinyl, a rainbow of threads and yarns, scissors, heat presses and stencils all available for you to use. If the weather is nice we can stitch in the evening sunshine in my secluded garden. 

The workshops are suitable for beginners and more experienced stitchers, you will be able to work at your own pace and I will always be on hand to help. Each week you will explore a different theme - a tasting menu of embroidery! If one particular technique grabs you then you will have the opportunity to explore this further over the course.

17th May Week 1  Make a Stitch Book 

We begin the course by creating a stitch book. This hand bound sketchbook will use a selection of fabrics as pages for you to experiment on and explore different ways of working with embroidery and mark making.

You will continue to decorate and add to your stitch book over the course and it will become an important record of your creative journey.

24th May Week 2 Sew like Sewyeah 

Learn some of my favourite stitches and how to embellish your work with beads, sequins and other 3D items. You will be able to play with with vintage embroidery patterns and other transfer techniques

31st May Week 3 Abstract Patterns 

Using Iron On Vinyl and a heat press, I will show you how to create abstract patterns and enhance them with stitches and decoration.

7th June Week 4 Texture

This week we will step away from the traditional embroidery flosses and experiment with alternative materials for stitching. Raid my ribbon box and my yarn stash to create an incredibly textured piece.

14th June Week 5 Visible Mending

Use the skills learnt in the previous weeks and mend or decorate a piece of clothing, footwear or accessory. Give a jumper a new lease of life, add some sparkle to your summer bag or decorate tired trainers

Classes are 7.30 to 9.30 all materials and light refreshments provided.

The price is for the course of five classes - I'm afraid it is not possible to book just for individual classes.

The Sewyeah Studio is conveniently located a 5 minute walk from Ladywell Station, a 20 minute train ride from London Bridge or Charing Cross.



    This ticket is for a course of 5 Wednesday evening embroidery classes

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