Date And Time

Wed, March 10, 2021
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM GMT

About this Event

Want to be more creative with your sewing machine?
Always wondered how machine embroidery works?
Wonder no more! We at the Virtual Thread have the perfect stitchy solution.
On Wednesday 10th March Jane Grimshaw will be leading a zoom workshop teaching you how to use your sewing machine to create free machine embroidered art collages.
The workshop is a friendly and informal place for everyone . We chat, we laugh, we make connections and have fun whilst creating objects of wonder and beauty.
Jane is highly trained in the art of wielding needles and pins. She comes from a long line of tailors that goes back three centuries. When not delivering online sewing workshops to the discerning masses, Jane makes costumes for stage productions in London’s glamorous West End, for the likes of the Phantom of the Opera and Lion King. You’ll also have seen her work on many films and television series. Teaching is in Jane’s blood: she has taught pattern cutting and costume construction in higher education for more than 25 years.
To fully take part in this workshop you will need the following easy to obtain supplies
* Sewing machine with embroidery foot (These can be ordered quite easily online if you don’t already have one)and ability to drop the feed dog, or has a special plate you attach over the feed dog to stop it working.
* 5″ or 6″ embroidery hoop (12 -15cm)
*10″ (25cm) square of firm fabric
* other fabrics scraps to collage with
* a variety of coloured sewing threads.
*small embroidery scissors
* Pins