Cross-Stitch, Embroidery and Embellishment April 2018

Heidi Ingram
Thursday 10am – 12noon First Floor Granary
Cross-Stitch, Embroidery and Embellishments

Classes are held in the Granary on Thursdays 10am – 12noon. Students accepted after the course term has started.

This is a relaxed course for beginners and those requiring a little confidence to get started hand-stitching and making their own textile items. A range of hand-sewing techniques will be covered including basic stitching, cross-stitch techniques and hand-embroidery stitching. We will look at design development and use of hand-stitched embroidery and embellishments to add our own personal style to clothing, cushions and bags. We will also work on projects to design and produce small items for personal use (examples include bookmarks, bunting, lavender bags, storage boxes, tote bags and cushions).

Course content:

Introduction to material/fabric types, sewing and embroidery threads, needle types, running stitch, cross-stitch and basic hand-embroidery stitching, sewing with felt, use of embellishments, use of colour and design and more! The aim is for you to learn some basic skills and then you can then start your own projects with guidance from the tutor.
The tutor will bring additional fabrics, such as Aida for cross-stitch, wool felt for embroidery and stabiliser fabrics, for students to purchase at cost price if they need it (approximate cost £5-£10 a term depending on what is used). Guidance on materials and tools required will be given each week in advance of the next session. As part of the course students may wish to purchase a cross-stitch or embroidery kit to complete during the course (after first discussing their preferences with the tutor, for guidance on the best options). To make larger items such as bags or cushions in class time, a sewing machine may be required.

Students should bring basic sewing kit:

  • universal threads
  • range of needles (sharp crewel/embroidery needle, blunt point tapestry needle, blunt point cross-stitch needle, universal sewing needle)
  • needle threader
  • embroidery hoop
  • thread scissors
  • fabric-cutting scissors
  • stitch unpicker
  • any fabric/thread/button stash they would like to use

Heidi Ingram has been sewing since she was a child and has been cross-stitching, embroidering and sewing beautiful gift items for over ten years. She designs and produces one-off pieces of intricate embroidered mixed-media textile artwork based on the rural landscapes of East Lothian.

Below shows some of Heidi’s work with links to her website and face book page.

To join one of these classes please click HERE which will take you to enrolments on the main PACC website

Enrolment for Term 3 start 21st March

Heidi’s website can be found HERE and her face book page  HERE