Teaching Schedule

Monthly Courses. (please scroll down for day courses)

Date Venue Description Time
Story Scroll Hand Embroidery
Wednesday
Jan 2nd
Feb 6th
Mar 6th
Apr 3rd
May 8th
June 5th
Tudor Rose Patchwork,
Unit 1 Oakley Park,
Station Rd,
Oakley
MK43 7RB
(Website)
In this class, you will be embroidering on a continuous length of fabric to make a scroll that could be rolled up and kept as a memory of a special occasion or it could be hung as a long panel to display your skills. The embroideries worked
will be a personal journey and will tell your own story or unique event. You could focus on a different subject each month where you use the technique being taught to produce a series of different embroideries each month. Whatever you choose to do, I will be on hand to help, support and guide you through your chosen topic.
10 am to 4 pm
Secret Garden Hand Embroidery
Tuesday
Jan 8th
Feb 5th
Mar 5th
Apr 2nd
May 7th
June 4th
Tudor Rose Patchwork,
Unit 1 Oakley Park,
Station Rd,
Oakley
MK43 7RB
(Website)
In this exciting monthly class, you will hand embroider your way through the front gate of a garden. Each month you will explore different stitches and new creative products to produce a bok of twelve scenes from inside your garden. Patterns will be available but you will be encouraged with my help to design and develop your own scenes which could be worked from your own garden photos or from your imagination. Topics covered will be the rockery, the veg patch, window boxes and hanging baskets, the pond and winters embrace to name but a few. Suitable for all levels. 10 am to 4 pm
Advanced Creative Mixed
Media Machine Embroidery

Wednesday
Jan 9th
Feb 13th
Mar 13th
Apr 10th
May 15th
June 12th
Tudor Rose Patchwork,
Unit 1 Oakley Park,
Station Rd,
Oakley
MK43 7RB
(Website)
This class is where you will be introduced printed backgrounds, painted surfaces, dyeing and many other fabric changing techniques to blend and enhance your machine embroidery skills. Machine embroidery is not just about thread, it is also about creating textured and innovative backgrounds to support the stitching. This class is where you
will able to learn new techniques to create a base for your creative machine embroidery skills.
10 am to 4 pm
Machine Embroidery
Monday
Jan 14th
Feb 11th
Mar 11th
Apr 8th
May 13th
Jun 10th
Bee Crafty,
Thrapston Road,
Brook Farm,
Ellington,
Huntingdon,
PE28 0AE
(Website)
Machine embroidered applique using plain cotton fabrics, elevating them to the next level using simple shapes and variegated thread work to add shape, direction and texture. 10 am – 4 pm
Marvellous Machine Embroidery
Wednesday
Jan 16th
Feb 20th
March 20th
Apr 17th
May 22nd
June 19th
Tudor Rose Patchwork,
Unit 1 Oakley Park,
Station Rd,
Oakley
MK43 7RB
(Website)
Do you have some experience? Then this class will push you further to understand your sewing machine and its creative capabilities under your creative hands. You will look to grow your skills with new machine embroidery techniques whilst being encouraged to turn them into personal items, gifts and presentations. I will demonstrate
and assist in teaching you how to put your own mark on your individual embroideries.
10:30 am to 4:30 pm
Introduction to Machine Embroidery
Tuesday
Jan 22nd
Feb 19th
Mar 19th
Apr 16th
May 21st
June 18th
Tudor Rose Patchwork,
Unit 1 Oakley Park,
Station Rd,
Oakley
MK43 7RB
(Website)
Each month you will be taught a machine embroidery technique and produce a small item to make sure you are totally comfortable with the procedure. This course is designed for people who are keen to learn how to use their sewing machine in a creative manner and to learn how to create unique and individual machine embroidered pictures, journal coverings, boxes and designer fabrics. 10 am to 4 pm

Day Courses

Date Venue Description Time
Saturday 26th January Tudor Rose Patchwork,
Unit 1 Oakley Park,
Station Rd,
Oakley
MK43 7RB
(Website)
Come along and make a statement with this amazing house shoulder bag. Made from denim, lined with a zip for safety all disguised with a fake flap that is the house roof. Work the windows, doors and house features in stunning glitter film and all outlined in black to emphasize this stunning architectural character house bag that your friends will be in envy of. This fun workshop is for all levels. 10 am to 4 pm
Saturday 2nd February Bee Crafty,
Thrapston Road,
Brook Farm,
Ellington,
Huntingdon,
PE28 0AE
(Website)
Machine Embroidery with Soldered Applique
Another fun workshop learning just what you can produce with organza, threads and a soldering iron!!
10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday 16th February & Saturday 23rd March Tudor Rose Patchwork,
Unit 1 Oakley Park,
Station Rd,
Oakley
MK43 7RB
(Website)
Goldwork (2 Day Mini-Course)
Come along and learn or brush up on your gold work skills. You will be working on a golden book cover to fit a hard backed book of your choice. On the 1st session you will look at the book you are going to cover and you be shown how to work out a design to fit the book. You look at new techniques that you may not have tried before and you will continue at home to be ready for the 2nd session where you will assemble or discuss how to assemble your embroidery using beads and stitching. Several patterns will be provided but if you wish to have a go at designing your own pattern Kathleen will be on hand to help you with this.
10am to 4pm
Friday 15th March The Bramble Patch, West Street, Weedon Northamptonshire
NN7 4QU
(Website)
Machine embroidered felt fairy houses that will take a led candle to light them or use as a box. Ideal for using all those machine programmed embroidery patterns or express yourself with free motion stitching. A fun workshop and achievable at all levels. 10 am – 4 pm
Monday 15th April Tudor Rose Patchwork,
Unit 1 Oakley Park,
Station Rd,
Oakley
MK43 7RB
(Website)
A Taste of India
Come and have a go at block printing onto sheer fabrics. Overlay them onto organza fabrics and Lutradur. You will then stitch in the details before working reverse applique and using a soldering iron to decorate them and attached the blocks to each other to produce a textile wall hanging with a rich Indian flavour.
10 am to 4 pm
Friday 10th May The Bramble Patch, West Street, Weedon Northamptonshire
NN7 4QU
(Website)
Free Motion Wonky House Madness
Have enormous fun designing and stitching these delightful little wonky houses made from felt and wonky free motion stitching with hand embroidered embellishments of beads and buttons.
A real feel-good workshop suitable for all.
10 am – 4 pm
Monday 20th May Tudor Rose Patchwork,
Unit 1 Oakley Park,
Station Rd,
Oakley
MK43 7RB
(Website)
Painted & Heat Zapped Mosaics
On this workshop, you will be working with Lutradur and the rich colours of acrylic paint to make a panel that resembles a mosaic design. Once painted you will machine embroider into it and maybe add some organza and other materials that melt. Finally, you will apply heat in and around the painting to achieve that mosaic look. Patterns will be available but you are very welcome to get adventurous and work on your own design.
10 am to 4 pm
Saturday 8th June Tudor Rose Patchwork,
Unit 1 Oakley Park,
Station Rd,
Oakley
MK43 7RB
(Website)
If You Go Down to the Woods Today
This is a contemporary workshop where you will create a piece of modern art from plastic and a laminator. You will produce a woodland scene that feels and looks like stained glass. Your sewing machine will be used to stitch in details and sheer fabrics will be incorporated to create the see-through feel to your modern woodland panel.
10 am to 4 pm