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Creative Thread Workshops

Enchanted Forest with Mandy Pattullo

Date: Sat 20th May
Time: 10am - 4pm
Venue: United Reformed Church Hall, Garstang

Mandy uses iconic British wild animals such as deer, hares, foxes, owls and wolves as an inspirational starting point to teach you to make a textile collage which will be built up on to a base of a vintage quilt fragment.

You will learn to use slow and traditional hand sewing techniques in a new way to make a unique textile narrative. Mandy is a Textile Artist from Northumberland and has recently published a book called “Textile Collage” and will be sharing some of those techniques in this workshop which will encourage you to take a freer approach to applique.

Join Mandy for a day spent building up a unique textile picture of your own woodland animal or bird.
Mandy will provide many images and samples to inspire you but you are welcome to bring your own image to work from, Mandy will help you realise you picture into a hand stitched fabric collage.
You do not need to draw as Mandy will provide templates but if you bring your own image you may need to make your own with Mandy’s guidance.
Learn how to layer tiny pieces of fabric, how to attach and blend with stitch. There will be plenty of demonstrations and you will have fun learning Mandy’s techniques.

What to Bring
Your sewing kit – needles, pins, scissors, an un-picker
Fabrics – small pieces of fabrics of the colour of woodland animals. eg. If you are doing a deer or a hare you might bring a selection of browns, creams, beiges etc.
If you are doing a squirrel or fox terracotta’s, reds, oranges, black. Synthetics work too with this technique but not heavy weight weaves. pretty prints such as Liberty can also be incorporated.
An image if you don’t want to use one of Mandy’s.
Your lunch
Mandy will provide a piece of vintage quilt as a background on which you can work.

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Fee: £65

Tutor: Mandy Pattullo

Terms and Conditions

Booking for all workshops is essential to avoid disappointment.

Please contact Linda either via email or phone to confirm there is a place available for the workshop you wish to attend. Your place will then be reserved for 10 days whilst you arrange payment either by cheque or BACs payment.

Creative Thread Workshops reserves the right to cancel a workshop if insufficient numbers enrol – we will either return your payment or offer an alternative date.

Payment is non-refundable if you cancel within 2 weeks of the workshop date. We will try our best to fill your place, if we do we will refund your payment or you can use your payment towards a future booking.

Map: United Reformed Church Hall, Garstang


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More than 2 places - group booking

Our venues are at various locations in and around Garstang.

Here are a selection of our venues which offer light airy and comfortable surroundings to enhance your creativity.

United Reformed Church Hall. Garstang Arts Centre, Garstang,

United Reformed Church Hall and Garstang Arts Centre, both are just off the High Street in the lovely town of Garstang.

We'd Love To Hear From You...

Thank you for visiting Creative Thread’s website.

Appreciating there are lots of people interested in sewing and textiles on many levels inspired the launch of Creative Thread Workshops. Please revisit regularly for new listings, if there are techniques that you wish to try out we would love to hear from you.

Creative Thread Workshops - the place to learn. Be inspired to sew and make beautiful things, with lovely fabrics, fibres and threads.

Happy Sewing!

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Thank you Linda. Very well planned, everything explained well and expanded upon when necessary. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Will see you again for another course.

Lynn Turner - attended the Machine Sewing for the Terrified workshop

I arrived a complete novice, feel much more competent now.

Alison McGowan - attended the Machine Sewing for the Terrified workshop

Excellent, clear instrutions in organised steps. Really inspired now. Had a great time. Linda is very encouraging and helpful.

Diana Cornthwaite - attended the Machine Sewing for the Terrified workshop

Very enjoyable morning, Linda was very patient and put us all at ease. Small group so lots of individual attention, will be back for more. Thanks

Carolyn Hatch - attended the Machine Sewing for the Terrified workshop

Fabulous workshop, creative fun and CAKE! Thank you Emma & Linda for a great day.

Gillian Caffrey attended Make your own Sock Monkey workshop.

Excellent workshop, explained well, enough time, good venue, Thank you

Nicol Wilkinson, support worker for visually impaired client. David Liddell attended Make your own Sock Monkey workshop.

Great way to spend a Saturday, good fun and a nice friendly atmosphere.

Gail Liddell attended Make your own Sock Monkey workshop

Had a thoroughly lovely day, After 54 years of wondering I now know how to get started. Thank you.

Lynda Ford - attended Beginners Crochet workshop.

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