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Janet Clare Workshop: Draw With Your Sewing Machine

Draw With Your Sewing Machine Workshop

From Janet:
In this fun workshop I will give you an introduction to free-motion stitching with your sewing machine. This is my favourite technique and a really important part of how I achieve my appliqué and quilting style. 
In the morning, you learn how to draw using your sewing machine through a series of fun exercises. I will teach you all my tips and tricks to enable you to confidently create your own thread sketches.
In the afternoon you will be free to create your own pictures and appliqué blocks with my help. You will see how free-motion stitching can transform and personalize your appliqué and breathe life into your work!  Honestly, no real life drawing skills are required.  I will be right there to help you design, draw any templates required and guide you to create your very own unique projects.I look forward to meeting and creating with you!

Each person will need to bring:
Sewing machine: set up for free motion quilting (darning footand feed dogs down)
Normal sewing kit
Black/darksewing thread preferably polyester
Bondaweb/Fusible web
Calico/Plain neutral fabric
Scraps for appliqué
Wadding (batting) pieces
Pencil and paper

Box Car will provide:
Irons and boards
Skill Level:
Material list will be provided upon sign up
Instructor Name:
Janet Clare
Instructor Bio:
Janet Clare is an artist, textile designer, teacher, author, quilter and all round creative
thinker who is inspired by words, sayings and lovely phrases that she comes across and
also by children and the joy they find in the mundane.
Janet captures these nuggets, thoughts and ideas in scrapbooks and sketchbooks
which she describes as quite literally the most inspiring thing I own. From these she
creates inspirational and lively designs for quilts and stitcheries that combine her
unique jointed applique templates and free motion machine drawing technique.
A blogger, regular Instagram contributor and Pinterest fanatic, Janet has embraced a
world-wide virtual community of quilters and designers and gets great pleasure from
sharing and discussing her projects and ideas with fellow quilters all around the world.
She also writes a monthly newsletter keeping her growing community up to date with
all that is happening in the world of Janet Clare.
Janet has created a range of quilt and stitchery patterns, written five books and
designed ten fabric collections in collaboration with Moda, one of the leading
international fabric manufacturers. Janet's products retail in quilt shops across the UK
and in her online ETSY store, as well as featuring on Create and Craft TV, where Janet
presents a live show once a month sharing her latest products, tips and tricks.
Janet regularly exhibits, most recently showing a retrospective of her work in a special
exhibit titled "My Story so Far" including over 20 quilts and a preview of her design
process at the prestigious International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas in 2018.
Her work features frequently in patchwork and quilting publications and as an
experienced speaker and teacher, she regularly hosts talks and workshops at quilt
shops, guilds and in her own studio focusing on the design process and the creative
techniques she uses.
Janet lives in Hampshire in the UK in a happy muddle with her family and a dog called

Janet Clare Workshop: Draw With Your Sewing Machine

$ 125.00
Includes light snacks and beverages
  • 51 South Highway 377 Crossroads, TX 76227
  • Ph: 940-365-2400
  • Hours: M-S 9:30-5:00 CST, Closed Sunday