Free Motion Machine Embroidery Lampshade

Table lamp on side table with tea and plant
Create a conversation piece for your home. Say goodbye to sewing rules and try your hand at rule-free doodling and sketching – in thread! You will spend the first part of the morning practicing Free Motion Machine Embroidery before working on your design and in the afternoon make up your final piece into a 30cm drum lampshade that can be used as either a pendant lampshade or added to a lamp base.

Skill level -This class is a confident beginners level, but we do recommend that you feel confident with a sewing machine and practice of a little  Free Motion Machine Embroidery at beginners level would be an advantageous before undertaking this class but not compulsory as we lead you gently into it throughout the workshop.

The topics we aim to cover in this lesson are:

Setting up your machine for FME
Tools required for FME
Thread sketching
FME & Applique
Stabilizing / hooping
Fabric choice and preparing your fabric
Thread choice
Needle choice
Transferring designs
Where to find inspiration
Applications for FME
Great practice ideas
Resolving issues
Learning good FME habits

Making a lampshade from a laminate kit

All materials to practice and make up the lampshade will be provided by us for this class including a 30cm drum lampshade kit, please bring along any pictures for inspiration if you wish.

We have sewing machines you can use but you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer

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