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Felt to stitch with Jackie Cardy

Date: 18th & 19th Nov 2017
Time: Sat 10 - 4pm Sun 10 - 3pm
Venue: TBC

A weekend workshop full of colour, fibre, stitch and fun; make a beautiful panel of felt, to embellish with stitch.
Jackie will guide you throughout the 2 days, felt making and pre-felt making techniques will be covered to produce a piece of felt specifically to develop with machine and hand stitch.

Day one will be wet felting, progress from basic felt making to making and using pre felts to your own design as time allows. Allow the felt to dry overnight and return for day two- an introduction to free motion machine embroidery, which you will use to embellish and define the patterns on your felt piece.
Once the machine stitches have been made, bring texture and form to your piece with simple hand stitches, running stitch, and French knots, to complete your beautiful panel.

Jackie Cardy felt to stitch workshop Creative Thread Garstang

Materials for the felt making can be bought directly form Jackie on the first day for £5. We can also provide equipment for the felting process.
Day One
Aprox 100grams of fibres in your favorite colours, if you are bringing your own.

Felting equipment if you have it, to include
20 × 20 inch square of bubble wrap x 2
20 inch square of tulle netting
small plastic bowl (margarine tub)
1 litre, size empty plastic milk carton with small holes punched in the lid, (a cork screw is good for hole making)
a carrier bag
waterproof apron.
Don’t worry if you don’t have the above just bring
A large old towel
Plastic bag

Everything else can be provided for you on the day re felt making.

Day Two
Sewing machine, extension cable
Open toe darning foot to fit your machine, instruction manual.
Machine thread
Embroidery thread
Sewing kit
Note pad & pencil
Lunch both days.

Prefelts on the Jackie Cardy workshop, Garstang
Stitch into felt with Jackie Cardy workshop Garstang

Fee: £120

Tutor: Jackie Cardy

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: TBC

Garstang Arts Centre, The Old Grammar School, Garstang, Lancashire,

Workshop Booking Form

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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.

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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.

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

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

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