• Mirror Magic. Tutor - Claire Muir
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Booking Information: online payments are taken securely via PayPal – you do not need to have a Paypal account. If you prefer not to book and pay online, please call Linda or Rebecca on 01995 603363 or email linda@creativethreadworkshops.co.uk  to book your place.

About your workshop

Make a beautiful machine embroidered handbag mirror from organza and silk, then make a matching silk case. Claire will provide a design for you to stitch out, or you can design your own on the day to make a perfect personalised keepsake for yourself or maybe a bride or other special occasion.

During the day you will machine embroider on top of layers of organza then cut out into the shapes with a soldering iron.  Embellish with hand sewing and beads then stick beautiful crystals onto your design. Your mirror is sandwiched between your organza piece and a silk back.  When finished you will make a complimentary silk case. Your work can be personalised with a name and date for a special person or event.

At the end of the day you will have made a very special handbag mirror and case.

Skills needed

Some previous free-machine embroidery is required for this workshop.

The workshop is for people who have some experience of free-machine embroidery, who would love to use their skills to create a beautiful handbag mirror and case.

You will need

20cm x 25cm silk dupion

2 x 20cm x 20cm sheer, synthetic organza

Small pieces of synthetic organza

Small strip of twinkly (Crystal) organza

Viscose machine embroidery thread – Claire uses Madeira Classic 40 colour

Metallic silver machine embroidery thread

13cm wooden embroidery hoop ( a slightly bigger one will be fine)

Sewing machine, instructions booklet

Free machine-embroidery foot

Hand and machine sewing kit.


We will provide

18w Soldering iron, piece of glass to work on and wire wool to clean the tip. Upturned terracotta flower pot to stand the soldering iron in. (You may wish to bring along a dust mask.)

7cm x 15cm Vilene 580 weight

4 x 3mm flat backed crystals

12 Silver delica bead

1, 5cm x 5cm mirror

Piece of good quality tissue paper

Cardboard from a cereal packet

E6000 Glue

There will be a small charge on the day for materials provided by Claire.



Croston Road, Garstang, PR3 1FL, United Kingdom