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Taking a Thread for a walk, the art of doodling with stitch

Your tutor is Kathleen Murphy Murgatroyd & Bean. Kathleen will be teaching both Saturday 1st July and Sunday 2nd July, book both workshops and save £10.

Date: Saturday 1st July 2017
Time: 10am - 4pm
Venue: Kirkland and Catterall Village Hall, Churchtown, Garstang

Known for her use of bold, colourful embroidery with a tale to tell, Kathleen Murphy will introduce you to the joy of doodling in stitch.
Using a free-form approach which aims to dispel some of the fears and rules often associated with traditional hand embroidery, you will work towards a contemporary stitched sampler. Along the way you will explore the idea of stitch families and thread variation as a means to creating your own stories in thread, pattern and colour.
Suitable for all levels

About Kathleen… “On an apple tree wooded hill near a winding ‘Shire river sits the workshop of Murgatroyd & Bean.
Murgatroyd (the Owl) & Bean (the Hare) have known each other since they were but a chick and a leveret. At a young age they were apprenticed to the applewood’s needlesmith, Meles-Meles the badger, where they learnt their stitch craft and became friends with the stitch-fingered Human, Kathleen.”
In their workshop they make all sorts of stitched curiosities inspired by the surrounding landscape and tales from the Wood.
Kathleen handcrafts textile curiosities in bright colours and embroidery stitches inspired by folklore and fairy tales. Her one-of-a-kind pieces are created using recycled fabric, hand embroidery and found objects.
Enjoy a day of stitch and a glimpse into Kathleen’s world..

Please bring
Embroidery scissors,
Pencil & paper.
All materials will be provided but you are welcome to bring along any treasured threads from your own stash to further personalise your piece.

Doodle embroidery with Kathleen @ creative Thread

Fee: £75 per day or £140 if you book the weekend

Tutor: Kathleen Murphy

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: Kirkland and Catterall Village Hall, Churchtown, Garstang

Churchtown, 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.

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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

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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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