‘Vase & Flowers’ (‘Sumptuous Soldering’) Machine Embroidery

5.00 out of 5
1 customer review


A Mixed Media Machine Embroidery short course creating an intricate textile for the wall.  A process packed workshop filled with painting , gilding, foiling, soldering and stitch.


I am very excited to be offering this workshop in 2024. I plan on demonstrating the different effects in the pieces shown here at the Festival of Quilts this year, and will be offering experimental packs to introduce those to the delights of bling and paint on fabric but I feel the composition and the stitch element, would be best taught in person at the studio. There will be more of an emphasis on creating your own stencils and incorporating them in your artwork and we will build up two small compositions simultaneously before stitching at least one of them on day two.  It is not necessary to have come to SS1 previously but participants do need to feel confident using the free motion foot on the sewing machine (plus a love of bling a given 🙂

Additional information


7th and 8th June 2024, 30th and 31st January 2025




For £9 Supplied on day one: Felt, Foil, gilding sheets, Heat n Bond, Tyvek, sheers, Jaquard ink. Embossing Powder, Indian brocade,  paper, sponges, Square Aperture Mount.

Flower and Leaf blocks available to purchase on the day – or bring your own..not too big as the designs are approx five inch square.

Please bring:

Decorative stencil for ‘curtains’ /table cloth. In images shown I have used a scallop stencil A5 from Etsy. No need to buy especially.

Soldering Tool with glass mat if you have one.

Your Lunch,

Travel Iron and Board if you have one.

A3 sheet Bondaweb -ideally pre-painted in colour of your choice. If unsure, gold is always good!

Selection of simple drawn pot/vase shapes on paper.

Lumiere or metallic paint in gold and colour of choice.

Koh i noor ink palette and brushes.

Day Two:

Fat Quarter of sheer polyester in navy or clear transparent.

Soldering Tool with glass mat if you have one

Machine embroidery hoop (you can use studios too)

Machine with machine embroidery foot & manual.

Selection of Threads, basic sewing kit to include pins.

I use Madiera metallic gold thread to highlight.

A couple of A4 pieces of your favourite bright fabrics – either silk or silk velvet. Silk Velvet is available to purchase if you wish.

1 review for ‘Vase & Flowers’ (‘Sumptuous Soldering’) Machine Embroidery

  1. 5 out of 5

    Di Cowell (verified owner)

    Alex’s gentle, competent tutoring in her lovely studio made completion of a beautiful piece of work a pleasure. It was exactly the project I needed to reinvigorate my love of machine embroidery. Already looking forward to my next visit in August! Thank you Alex

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