Dot’s Kaleidescope Landscapes – Machine Embroidery

5.00 out of 5
8 customer reviews


A fun and creative two day workshop based around the techniques involved in creating richly coloured and shaded papers using bleeding tissue, rag paper, free machine embroidery combined with handstitch.


The shapes and colours that emerge when using bleeding tissue are quite serendipitous and can make the design stage quite organic and great fun. however, some basic principles of landscape composition are covered and you will have the opportunity to study lots of examples to help you create a little landscape gem.Tissue is treated and then used to create collages which will make up the layers of your landscape using free machine embroider.
Free machine and hand embroidery techniques will be demonstrated. This project is a lovely way of ensuring you always have a little portable hand embroidery project on the go.

Additional information


1st and 2nd March 2022


10am – 4pm

Skill Level

Suitable for confident beginners in free motion and more experienced. Contact Alex if unsure.


£5 for a box frame

Landscape image with a fore and back ground – contact Alex if unsure.
Machine embroidery threads in appropriate colours
Hand embroidery threads [Stranded]in appropriate colours
Hand embroidery needle.

Heat Gun, Sketch book or paper
Brush for water application
Brush for PVA glue
Sewing machine, ext table  and free motion foot, Basic sewing kit.

8 reviews for Dot’s Kaleidescope Landscapes – Machine Embroidery

  1. 5 out of 5


    One of my favourite workshops ! A super technique that produces amazing results. Lots of encouragement and guidance from Dot who is an absolute delight. We all had so much fun and learnt so much too. Highly recommended.

  2. 5 out of 5

    annwilliamswra (verified owner)

    Had a fun day with Dot today. Lots of ‘playing’ with various elements’, yet ended up with a superb finished item. Our tutor, Dot, is full of encouragement and helps us all to go that ‘little bit further’. A delightful and fun day. Thank you Dot, and Alex.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Sue Phillips

    Highly recommend this workshop. Dot is a brilliant tutor. The techniques Dot teaches brought everyone to a beautiful piece of work. I loved the wonderful use of colour. I really enjoyed this workshop so relaxed and lots of fun. Thank you Dot and Alex xx

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jane Dow

    Highly recommend this workshop – a fun, absorbing session from paint to stitch to composition and framing! Dot is a lively and engaging tutor who ensures everyone creates something to treasure.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Jones

    I can only add to all the other 5 star reviews, Dot is a great tutor who encourages and supports us on a journey from raw materials to a completed box framed colourful mini landscape. The basic materials and processes are very different though – paper!! We even get plenty spare to take home to produce even more of our own colourful landscapes at home! 2 days well spent! Highly recommended!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Lynne Gilbert (verified owner)

    I would highly recommend this workshop. Dot is a fabulous tutor, patiently guiding us all through various techniques and processes, to finally produce our own individual works of art. 2 wonderful relaxing days! Thank you Dot.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Brown (verified owner)

    What a great workshop with the utterly fabulous Dot. She taught us with enormous patience, encouragement and lots of good humour.
    Two days flew past, learning lots of new techniques, and I ended up with a picture I was really pleased with (and was surprised I was able to make).
    I can very happily recommend this workshop.

  8. 5 out of 5


    Lovely workshop, Dot is a superb tutor, very relaxed and happy with her easy to understand instructions. Dot makes everything so simple and easy. Plenty of materials to help us along in the spacious workshop. managed to finish and very happy with the results. A craft I will do again and again.

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