Exeter Creative Stitchers are a group of people who enjoy stitching; embracing embroidery and textiles of all types. We are keen to share our knowledge and encourage newcomers to have a go.

Monthly Meetings & Day Schools

(Workshops & Day Schools Requirements)

Non members welcome to come and visit and have a taster session.

All we ask is you pay for your tea & coffee!

11 February – Stumpwork – Gill Cable

Requirements:-

Small embroidery ring

Wire – cake decorating wire, Gill will bring a supply 

Fabric – calico

Green embroidery threads for a lead and if you wish to make a flower bring colour of your choice.

Usual sewing equipment.

Gill will also bring some fabric.

Day School – 25 February 2023 – Louise Nichols – Lino Print Embellishing Workshop – £40 & bring your own lunch

For this workshop there will be a selection of pre-printed designs in different colours & on different fabrics for you to choose from (you initial print is included in costs). The prints cost from £2.00 each dependent on size & you can buy as many as you like. They can be embellished with fabric, threads, buttons…..whatever you fancy! You can bring your own embellishments & materials to use & Louise will also have a range of materials which can be purchased on the day at a small cost. There will be lots of samples, reference & inspiration to get you started. Minimum number of 16 participants for this day school.

Non Members can participate & cost will be £45 – contact group on Exetercreativestitchers@gmail.com for payment & other details.

Samples of Louise’s Christmas/Winter Lino Prints for Embellishing

For more information visit Louise’s website: https://louisenichols.com/

Requirements:-

  • Basic sewing kit
  • Light weight iron-on interfacing (to back your print)
  • You can use a variety of items to embellish your print, here’s a list of suggestions:-
  • Felt
  • Fabric scraps – plain or patterned
  • Ribbon/lace
  • Threads & yarns – all thicknesses
  • Beads
  • Buttons
  • & anything else you want to bring along!
  • Also handy:-
  • Bond-a-web/freezer paper
  • Pencil
  • Disappearing fabric pen
  • Sewing Machine:-

You’re very welcome to use your sewing machine to add details & embellishments too.

It’s not very often that you will finish your embellished print on the workshop but if you do, you will need a sewing machine to make your panel into a hanging.

The prints will be available in a variety of colours.

Louise will have a selection of felt, threads & embellishments available to purchase on the workshop.

14 January 2023 – Wooley Inchies – Janice Richmond

10th December 2022 Christmas Angels – Lynn Bennett

Specstacular – Karoline Kolek 12th November 2022.
Spec Cases / mini purses

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