Have you ever fancied having a go at free-motion embroidery on your sewing machine?

I run workshops to help get you started using your 0wn machine for free-motion embroidery. During the day we will be learning the art of free-motion machine embroidery to create fun and contemporary appliquéd pictures, jewellery or items for your home. Ideas will always be provided but you may work on any subject you like and you will end the day with a finished piece of work to take home! Most of my workshops are suitable for total beginners (All you need is a little bit of experience using a sewing machine) but if you’ve already had a go at free-motion you might want to try making a brooch/necklace or come and make a personalised hoop picture!

On these free-motion embroidery courses you will learn how to:

– Choose fabrics to use with this technique
– Use colour and pattern to create dynamic results
– Piece your fabric together
– ’Draw’ in detail with the sewing machine

You can create any picture you like but a range of ideas and templates will be available if needed to get you started – including houses, beach huts, flowers, teacups, birds & seasonal themes. These workshops are suitable for both beginners and intermediates.

2019 workshop dates & times:
Sunday 21st July 2019, 10am-4pm
Sunday 8th September 2019, 10am-4pm

free-motion machine embroidery workshop

Price: £45 per person including materials, tea/coffee & biscuits! I will need to take payment in advance to secure your place. You can pay via Paypal, credit card, bank transfer or cheque.

Location: The workshops will take place at The Quilting Bee, a lovely fabric shop in Llandudno. They have a dedicated workshop room that is light and spacious and perfect for running my workshops! The shop is stocked full of gorgeous fabrics and everything you could need for your sewing projects and you will get a 10% discount on all purchases on the day! Visit their Facebook page HERE. NB, there is a flight of stairs to reach the workshop space, there is a hand rail and I can carry your machine up for you, but if this will be a problem, please get in touch.

Numbers: 12 spaces per workshop. This class size allows me to give individuals plenty of attention.

Equipment: Bring your machine & develop the confidence to use it for free-motion embroidery. (You will need to bring your machine fitted with a free-motion embroidery foot) – Using your own machine will allow you to get to know how it feels using this technique so you can carry on easily once you get home! If you don’t have your own machine please get in touch as I am able to supply one for a small hire fee of £10. A specific equipment list for each workshop will be supplied when you book.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available for free but please bring some lunch with you. There are shops and a cafe nearby.


Private classes and courses

I can also offer one to one tuition and individually tailored workshops and courses in free-motion embroidery. Courses can be held in my home Capelulo, North Wales or at a venue of your choice. I’m happy to travel within the UK.

One day: 10am-4pm

– For a single person/half day (3 hours) £85.00
– For a single person/day (6 hours) £170.00
– For 2 people/day £170.00 (£85.00 per person)
– For 3 people/day £210.00 (£70.00 per person)
– For 4 people/day £240.00 (£60.00 per person)
– For larger private groups please contact me for prices.

The prices above assume group members will work on the similar projects at similar levels of ability. Prices do not include materials, travel expenses or venue hire fees.

Workshop booking terms and conditions:

All Bookings are made subject to availability. Confirmation will be given that your chosen date is available.

Payment: Payment in full is required to reserve your place on a course. Until full payment is received the space on the course will remain open to other participants.

Material & Equipment: Materials will be provided where stated. Equipment is also provided when pre-arranged, but remains the property of Chloe Rafferty.

Cancellation: Cancellations must be made in writing 28 days prior to the start of the course or workshop. In this case an alternative workshop date or full refund of any monies paid will be offered. Participants cancelling between 21-28 days prior to the start of the workshop will be offered an alternative workshop date or 50% refund of any monies paid. I am unable to accept cancellations for any reason if made less than 21 days prior to the start of the course or workshop. In this case your course date will not be transferable and no refund will be given, however you will be offered a 25% discount if you re-book on another course or workshop. Once an alternative date is accepted in accordance with the above, in the event of a second cancellation, no refund will be given and no alternative date will be offered. Online bookings may be cancelled in accordance with the above, or within 48 hours of booking. All cancellations must be made in writing. In the unlikely event that I have to cancel a course, all participants will be notified as soon as possible and offered either an alternative date or a full refund of any monies paid.

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