Wear your art on your sleeve! Or failing that, why not wear it around your neck? Embroidery is no longer your nanna’s domain!
In this three hour workshop, you will learn the basics of embroidery and how to apply it to fabrics to make your own wearable piece of art. Your nan would be proud!
In this class, you will learn the basics of decorative embroidery, including how to set up your fabric, hoop and floss. You will also learn and practise common embroidery stitches before applying your skills to a fabric of your choice.
By the end of the workshop, you will walk away with one or two tiny hoops adorned with your own stitching and the know-how to make more!
No previous experience or skills are required.
About the Teacher:
Jess is a graphic designer by day and a crafty so-and-so by night. She learned to sew on a hand-crank Singer sewing machine when she was just a wee lass and has been a loyal member of the needle and thread club ever since. She's a self-confessed bowerbird and can’t resist holding onto a pretty scrap of fabric. Now that her days of turning vintage tablecloths into dresses are long behind her, she’s has turned her crafty ways to needlepoint felting, creating felt pennants and finding contemporary applications for traditional embroidery stitches.
- Common embroidery stitches and how to apply them to fabrics to make your own wearable piece of art
- How to set up your fabric, hoop and floss
- By the end of the workshop, you will walk away with one or two tiny hoops adorned with your own stitching and the know-how to make more!
- Two mini embroidery hoops and necklaces
- Embroidery floss and needles
- A selection of lovely fabrics to embroider
Please note, there is no parking directly adjacent to Workshop Freo. Parking is available at the J Shed, E Shed, Bather's Beach parking lots, and street parking is available in High Street, Cliff Street and Phillimore St. The use of public transport and local CAT buses is encouraged.
There is a PDF document attached to all booking confirmations with a map. Mrs Trivett Place is a sharp left just before Fleet Street. It looks more like a driveway than a road. Keep walking up the hill, past Walyalup Cultural Centre and the public toilets. You will then see our little green building, number 15, tucked beneath the Roundhouse, and overlooking Bather's Beach and the J Shed.
Access is also possible from the back steps behind the J Shed or the footpath behind the Roundhouse. It's a little tucked away and if in doubt, type in 'Workshop Freo' to Google Maps or call 0431774371 for some assistance!
- If you have a piece of fabric or a simple design in mind that you would like to embroider, feel free to bring it along! Otherwise, all materials needed are supplied.
Closed toe shoes preferred
Suitable for all levels
Vendor since 2017
Workshop Freo is a creative space located in the Bather's Beach Arts Precinct. We are tucked away, but when you discover our amazing, heritage, seaside location you will love it! We run workshops on weekends and weekday evenings. The space is available for hire and private workshops are available.
Workshop Freo requires one week's notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a refund.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes stuff happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Workshop Freo or organised by Workshop Freo must agree to these terms and conditions.
1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property brought into Workshop Freo's premises.
Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Workshop Freo
I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Workshop Freo
2.) PHOTO & VIDEO
I agree to give Workshop Freo unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Workshop Freo classes and events or on Workshop Freo’s premises. (Don’t worry, we’ll only these use to show others how much of a rad time you’re having through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general Workshop Freo promo material)
Workshop Freo requires one week's notice notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email email@example.com to organise a refund.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes stuff happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 6 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
5.) CLOSE OF TICKET SALES
For some classes ticket sales close a week out from the workshop, due the necessity for teachers to order and organise materials. If ticket sales are not sufficient (as above) the class may be cancelled.