• Birdy Stitched Collage - Tutor Anne Brooke
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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 The Workshop…

A workshop with a minimal materials list, Anne’s challenge was to create a great workshop to attend with just a few essentials, no bags of materials and no kitchen sink. With 2 magazines being the focus of this workshop we can guarantee you will travel light.
There will be lots of demo’s by Anne to help you assemble your birdy collage followed by lots of advice on free machine embroidery and hand sewing techniques to bring your piece together


Your Workshop
Working from a photograph of your chosen bird (Anne will have examples for you) make a template to work from then using your magazines explore the colours, tones and textures; tear, cut and collect a selection of papers together, then Anne will show you her collage technique to create you bird.

Skill Level.  Suitable for all levels of experience.

If using a machine you need to be competent with your sewing machine (free machine embroidery technique), or you can hand stitch your design.

What to Bring

For all birds you will need the following…then select your birds requirements list.

  • 2 Magazines (if possible a matt and a shiny one)
  • Glue stick and scissors
  • Sewing Machine. (Check you have your power cable and pedal.) Please ensure it is in good working order and if you have it, please bring your manual.
  • Darning or free machine foot
  • Hand embroidery needles
  • Lunch

Your Bird choices


Brown, red and cream machine thread (can be variegated to add an extra effect)

Brown, red and white Pearle or stranded cotton

(Optional a metallic gold)


Blue, yellow, black and white machine thread (can be variegated)

White Pearle or stranded thread


White, black and grey machine threads (can be variegated)

White and black Pearle or stranded threads


Variety of brown and cream machine threads (can be variegated)

White, cream and dark brown Pearle or stranded threads

Anne will provide

  1. Templates for each of the above birds plus some others.
  2. Background paper
  3. Additional magazines
  4. Buttons for embellishment (but feel free to bring your own)
  5. Embroidery cottons (I will have some limited colours you can purchase)
  6. Box canvas to mount your work onto £5/£6 each.If you would like to use your own image bring it with you. You can either create your own template or Anne will give you a hand with this. For your own bird please bring machine and embroidery threads that match your birds colour.


The fee includes some materials, tea and lovely cake.


The Avenue, Churchtown, Garstang, Lancashire, PR3 0HR, United Kingdom