Granary Studio

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Making Pictures in Free Machine Embroidery

Making Pictures in Free Machine Embroidery


October 23, 2024 - October 24, 2024    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


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Granary Studio
Main Road, Owslebury, SO21 1LU

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Making Pictures in Free Machine Embroidery is tutored by Linda Miller. For more information about Linda, visit


Making Pictures in Free Macine Embroidery is designed for the novice or the more confident stitcher who wishes to explore the numerous techniques and textures created by threads and stitch, not to mention the delight of sewing and working with colour to create pictorial machine embroidery.

Come along with your sewing machine and join me to sew up the mysteries of free Machine Embroidery!

Dates, please take careful note

Wed 23rd & Thur 24th October 2024 from 10.00 am til 4.00 pm


‘Making Pictures in Machine Embroidery’ fee is £170. You should pay the deposit of £85 to secure your place. On receipt of the deposit you will receive a confirmation email. The balance of the fee should be paid two weeks before the start of the course


Bring along a drawing, picture or a photograph that inspires you.

Using a sumptuous array of threads in a variety of colours and thickness and working with your own sewing machine, you will learn how to translate your original design into your very own picture of stitches, jewellery item or embroidery piece.

Students will be guided through all aspects of creating a design, placing imagery, incorporating a background and a foreground into their design andhow to finish and present their work to its full and deserved potential.


please bring

An Electric sewing machine, in good working order which can drop the dog feed teeth or has a plate that fits over the teeth.

Your sewing machine manual.

Sewing machine accessories (oil, screwdriver, etc.)

A darning foot/free motion machine embroidery foot that is compatible with your machine.

Size 80 needles.

An extension lead

Hand sewing needles.

Calico, medium/ heavy weight. (Approx. 50cm/half a yard)

Note book and pen, pencil, paper, ruler.

8ins/20cm wooden embroidery hoop.

Embroidery/sharp scissors.

Any threads you have, machine embroidery thread or ordinary dress making thread.

All bobbin spools that are compatible with your sewing machine.

Any hand embroidery threads you have.

Stitch and Tear- stabilising fabric.

Reference materials such as: pictures, drawings, books, photographs, patterning- visual material that interests you.

Please remember

It is very important that your machine is in good working order and that the feed dog teeth can be dropped, or that a plate can be fitted over the teeth and that you have a free motion machine embroidery foot/free motion darning foot that is compatible with your sewing machine and fits correctly.Please bring all your sewing machine tools and the sewing machine manual.

 Please bring as much as you can from the equipment list, if however you do not have any of the list, I always bring everything with me, (except sewing machines) and items can be purchased at a small cost.

The studio is well stocked with resources available for your use and there are two bernina sewing machines available for loan if required

Please bring your lunch as there is no shop in the village. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available throughout the day



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