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Creative Sewing Weekends

 

CREATIVE SEWING WEEKENDS 2019 - 2020

27 – 29th September           27 - 29th March 2020 

 

27th – 29th September

Somerset to Cathedral Windows, Puffs and Prairie Points with Jennie Rayment

A compendium of traditional patchwork techniques. Roll a few folds, insert a smart edging, try a little stuffing perhaps add some Clamshells. A veritable feast of shape, form and ingenious designs. Hand sewing is welcome but the machine might be quicker. This is a class for all quirky quilters.

 

 

Dressmaking Portfolio Class with Wendy Gardiner

Create your own ‘book’ of essential samples during this dressmaking techniques class. We’ll look at understitch, stay and ease stitch, different seam neatening options, buttonholes including extra long buttonholes, creating perfect darts in all sorts of fabric, five hemming methods and three methods of zip insertion – creating samples at every stage. We’ll also take a look at Paper Patterns and just how much information they include to help with your choices. You will go away armed with your own sewing reference guide ready to tackle a number of dressmaking projects with confidence.

 

Machine Embroidery - Cutwork with Carolyn Sinclair

Embroidery machines and software give the ability to create beautiful cutwork embroidery which can have the traditional whitework look or a more contemporary feel. Recent versions of the embroidery software now have a cutwork feature within them and for all makes of embroidery machines cutting needles or a Bernina cutting tool are available, which replace the ordinary sewing needle and cut the fabric rather than stitching it.

You will learn how to use the software to design cutwork designs and how to use your embroidery machine to create amazing cutwork from cutting the fabric to embroidering it.  Designs will include traditional whitework cutwork, use of unusual fabrics, for example cork fabric, to create a contemporary feel and how to cut complex applique shapes accurately and easily as in the elephant hanging.

 

March 27th - 29th 2020

Tree for all Seasons - Jennie Rayment

A wide variety of techniques are covered in creating this scenic vision. The same tree will be viewed through all the seasons on a background of pieced, appliqued, curved, textured and woven backgrounds. Learn many different techniques that can be applied to other projects. The four panels could be completed as one piece or may as four separate creations. For those who like free motion - here is a chance to explore but if terrified - then stick with your walking foot. Use up all those scraps in a variety of intriguing ways. Complete all four designs in the two day workshop ready for quilting. 

 

 

 

The venue

 

The weekends will be held at the New Place Hotel, Shirrel Heath (near Wickham, Hampshire).  This fabulous listed hotel has a purpose built conference centre, excellent leisure suite and well equipped bedrooms with en-suite facilities. The hotel is fabulously decorated and will be the location of breakfast and dinner. Our workshops will be held in the well equipped, light and roomy conference rooms. And to relax, there is a large leisure suite with pool, Jacuzzi, gym etc etc – oh and there’s a nice bar!

 

The price for the weekend is just £385 per person which includes full-board plus evening entertainment and workshops on Friday afternoon, all day Saturday and Sunday.  We can also offer day rates for those not wishing to stay, and partner rates for those who wish to bring a partner.  Great news is that the weekends start at 2pm Friday – with arrival and settle in, then an optional 2 hour class from 3.30-5.30. We finish at 4pm Sunday

Your hosts:  Wendy Gardiner and Jennie Rayment, who are on hand throughout the weekend to ensure you have a relaxing, trouble-free weekend.

 

Further details/booking information

Spaces are limited to no more than 36 students per weekend, so please book early to avoid disappointment.  (Subject to usual terms and conditions)

 

Contact Wendy on: Tel: 023 92 261338  or Jennie on 01243 374860 respectively.

Email: wagardiner@ntlworld.com

Post: Creative Sewing Weekends, 14 Avondale Road, Waterlooville, Hants, PO7 7ST

 

 Booking Form

 

27 – 29th September … Somerset to Cathedral windows with Jennie … Dressmaking Portfolio with Wendy …    Machine embroidery with Carolyn …

27-29th 2020  March …..      Tree for all Seasons with Jennie   ….       'To be decided@   with Wendy….           

-  adult full board, residential at £385 each  weekend          £_________             accompanying PARTNERS/LOVERS/FRIENDS/HUSBANDS £230             £_________                                       

-  as a day delegate at £125 per day                               £_________                                             

 

I enclose £ ________ as payment. £50 deposit per person secures place.    

 

Cheques payable to: J Rayment

BACS to: Jenifer A Rayment     A/C: 43560938                Sort code: 52 41 20

 

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