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Creative Thread Workshops

Needle weave a Picture with Linda

Date: TBC
Time: 10 -4pm
Venue: United Reformed Church Hall, Garstang,

Needle weave an textured picture – create a woven picture using textured yarns in a creative way, woven filling stitch, allows you to create all kinds of blocked shapes which can be used to make your picture.
Linda will show you how to lay your vertical “bars” (these would be like the warp threads in weaving), which are the foundations for the woven filling. Then choose your textured yarns to weave through the vertical bars to make your patchwork picture of shape and colour.

During the day we will explore different types of yarns for the vertical and for the horizontal bars. This will give the filling and your picture more texture. Experiment with colour using contrasts for a bolder, more striking filling, or use the same colour yarns with various textures for a solid filling that adds interest. A pattern will be provided for you to work with, not necessarily, the image shown here.
Please bring,
Crewel needle sizes 3- 6
Tapestry needles size 20
Usual sewing kit,
Six or eight inch hoop.
A kit will be provided on the day for £3 it will have all the yarn you will need.
You may have some suitable yarns in your stash that you might like to bring to make your weave your own.
Suitable yarns
Anything not too thick or chunky the scale of you piece will be quite small.
Perle Cotton in a variety of colours, Anchor or DMC can be variegated or solid colour.
A selection of textured yarns, (Steph Francis always has a good selection) You can also you use fine knitting yarns as there are some interesting ones around have a look what you have in your stash.

Fee: £45

Tutor: Linda Robinson

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,

United Reformed Church Hall, Croston Road, 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.

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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.

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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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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.

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