How to use your sewing machine

We have all done it, bought a sewing machine and then not got around to actually using it!  If that is you and you feel that it would be useful to have an hours one to one tuition to build your confidence.

Perhaps you have been gifted a machine which is a little different to what you are used to and you need a bit of handholding to get you bobbin along again. 

I am more than happy for you to bring your machine to the stitching kitchen for your lesson or I can come to you if you prefer.  Either way do get in touch and we can schedule an hour together to run through setting up your machine, bobbin winding and insertion, threading up, setting up stitch length and width and testing out your machines stitching capabilities.   

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Textile exploration

If you find that you have been inspired by either one of my classes; visiting one of the textile art exhibitions around about or perhaps by listening to an inspiring speaker at a guild branch meeting then this might be for you.  Carving out time to continue your textile art practice can be tricky with busy work and family lives. 

Scheduling a regular session one to one can give you a focus to develop your textile practice, we can work on ideas you want to develop, perhaps try out techniques to achieve your vision. 

I am a member of several textile organisations and so can let you know about any challenges, open exhibitions or challenges you might want to work towards. 

We can meet once a month or once a quarter; brainstorm ideas; help get though any creative blocks and keep your creative practice flowing.   You are more than welcome to use any fabric from the recycled fabric stash and to consult any of the books or magazines in the Stitching Kitchen library. 

Drop me a message or call to discuss your needs and we can book in some time each month or quarter. 

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Sewing for home-educated children

Recently I had the opportunity to work with a young lady who is home educated.  She wanted to learn to sew and her mum felt she didn’t have the skills or equipment to support her learning in this area.  It was an absolute pleasure to teach her how to use a sewing machine and to help facilitate her learning in making some soft furnishings and a simple skirt.

If you would like to arrange for either a short term project or ongoing sewing lessons for your own home educated child please get in touch to discuss your individual needs. 

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