Workshops

The following subjects are available workshops for groups - please contact me for details.
I also run workshops at various advertised dates. These will normally be advertised on my events page on Facebook – www.facebook.com/textilecreationsbydiane

 Creating bonded surfaces
How to create a bonded textile surface using different yarns and fabrics to create an interesting surface for further stitch creations- suitable for beginners and advanced who can use a machine
Organza Fusion Art
How to create a layered surface to create an organza panel using multiple organza layers, soluble fabric,  free motion embroidery and either reverse applique or soldering iron techniques - suitable for beginners and advanced who can use a machine (free motion would be an advantage but not essential)
 Free motion embroidery
How to create backgrounds for quilting or do decorative pictures using free motion embroidery using your sewing       machine – suitable for beginners who can use a sewing machine 
 Using soluble fabric
How to use different sorts of soluble fabric to create lace or art pictures – requires you to have some knowledge of free motion embroidery on your machine 
 
Making a “quilt as you go” zipped pouch
How to make a quilt as you go piece that you can then line and make into a zipped pouch – suitable for anyone who can thread and use a sewing machine 
 Using your embellishing machine 
How to create felted surfaces using various fibres that can then be made into a landscape picture or made into a book cover – suitable for those with an embellisher machine who wish to further explore  
 Creating a bonded surface with foils and organza 
How to create a piece of fabric by bonding fabric and fibres and adding in foils – suitable for beginners – knowledge of free motion embroidery would be useful but not essential 
 Appliqued pictures  
How to create a picture using applique and stitch – suitable for beginners who can use a sewing machine
 Curved piecing
How to create a small quilted wall hanging using random curved piecing – suitable for those with some basic understanding of patchwork and quilting
 
IMPROV piecing 
 This is worked in a group creating blocks that are added to and passed through the group as you go creating blocks that will be will be made into quilts – there is NO MEASURING in this process of piecing! Great fun and you really don’t know what you’ll end up with other than your original fabrics made into blocks to take home and complete as a quilt – suitable for anyone able to use a sewing machine.