Helen Moyes Designs
Artist and Tutor, Mixed Media & Textile Art
Workshops Designed for You
workshops, talks & creative events for individuals OR groups
Free Machine Stitch
The workshop can include:
- Painted backgrounds and textile collage
- Focus on landscapes, seascapes, abstract design, birds ...
- How to set up the sewing machine for freehand embroidery
- Practice using embroidery hoops & stabiliser to “draw” with the sewing machine.
- Learn how to applique
- Stitching over applique
- Writing in stitches
- Using water-soluble fabric to create stitched items
- Quilting designs
- Making designs 3D
- Time to be creative with the techniques learned
Find Your Way Around A Sewing Machine
£35 - £55
Learn the basics: Stitches, feet, seams, sewing straight, curves & around corners.
Techniques to stop your stitches unraveling, how to stop your fabric fraying.
Make a book cover using these techniques.
This is an ideal workshop if you are thinking about buying a machine or already have a machine and are not sure how to use it. If you are starting from scratch or last used a machine at school then this is the workshop for you
Sewing machines are available at no extra cost or you can use your own so we can help you use that.
Let us know if there is something else you would like to cover.
Learn how to wet and dry felt, use an embellishing machine and add stitch to create your own textile art piece.
Choose to concentrate on pictures, or develop 3D pieces: bowls, beads, brooches ...
Learn how to understand the language of patterns and demystify the jargon,
Alter and create patterns to suit you,
Identify the key skills you need eg. inserting darts, interfacing, and zips,
Personalise and alter your clothes
Helen Moyes Designs
My great Aunt taught me to use a sewing machine when I was 7 years old
and then my mother bought me my own sewing machine, which I am still using today.
Trained in Applied Textiles, and as a teacher, stitch remained a hobby
until my children had grown and I was then able to move from formal adult education to
developing my own artwork and teaching informal, creative sessions.
I love to see creativity develop during my workshops, one to one coaching, or the use of my creative kits.
The main influences in my artwork are the natural environment, upcycling & experimentation with new textile materials.