New Brewery Arts Workshop 17.02.2018

Good Evening and Happy Weekend,

Hope you're all enjoying your Saturday! I've had a lovely day teaching at New Brewery Arts in Cirencester. If you haven't been there before I highly recommend it. It's a fabulous place with artists working in their studios that you can go in and visit, a lovely craft shop and cafe and a huge selection of workshops, including my freehand machine embroidery one!

Today I had the pleasure of teaching 3 lovely ladies who had never really done freehand machine embroidery before. A lot of people think it's harder than it is but once you have mastered using your machine with out feed dogs the world is your oyster.





I started off by showing them how to set up the machines then hoop up their fabrics. After a short demo the ladies were cooking on gas starting by just getting a feel for it and then adding in splashes of colour with fabrics.


Don't you think they've done great? Each went away with a selection of sampler pieces, a finished stitch and hopefully an addictive new hobby!

If you'd like to Join me on one of my classes please take a look at my workshop page for up coming dates. 

Hopefully see you soon

xx

A lovely day at Bobbin Sewing School...

Good evening, 

I had such a wonderful day yesterday teaching four more students freehand machine embroidery at Bobbin Sewing School in Stockbridge. They went from never doing freehand machine embroidery before to mastering the technique and creating some wonderful work. 



Each lovely lady went a way with a selection sample pieces and a finished framed card. 



If you'd like to learn a new skill and spend a few lovely hours learning this very addictive craft then why not book on to a workshop take a look here for dates and availability.

Speak soon
x

Christmas Commissions...

Good morning,

Oh my goodness how rude am i? It's the 5th February and I haven't yet wished you a happy new year! It's the same old but time really does fly! I wish there was breaks you could apply or that watch that chap had that pauses time, you know the one? Anyway I'm not here to babble on about how it's now 2018 (how the dickins did that happen by the way?) I thought I'd share with you some of commissions that were ordered for Christmas... (I can show them to you now because Christmas has been and gone! Argh!)







If your interested in ordering a house or venue portrait you can either fill in the form on the right hand side or email me at hello@mayidesign.co.uk  for more information and a quotation

Alternatively if you'd like to learn a new craft in 2018 I'm teaching freehand machine embroidery workshops at a range of venues have a wee look at the workshop page for more information.

I promise to not leave it as long until my next post!

Speak soon
x

Lichfield Christmas Cards...

Good evening,

Hope you're all keeping lovely and warm this evening. It has been snowing non stop here in Wiltshire today. 

It's the perfect weather to introduce my new Christmas card collection. I have given my Lichfield collection a little festive makeover....





The cards are printed on 340 gsm card stock with a satin finish (but left un-coated inside for you to write your festive messages).




 They are available to buy from either the fab Jackdaw Rooms in Lichfield or if you're not local you can buy them on my Etsy shop here

Have a lovely week and hope you're feeling festive,

xxx

A Festive Workshop at Bobbin Sewing School...

Good afternoon,

How the devil are you?

I'm super excited to announce that I've teamed up with Bobbin Sewing School in Stockbridge, Hampshire to bring you a festive freehand machine embroidery workshop (Yippee) I love Christmas and I love embroidery so this is going to be a fab day.



In the four hour workshop I'll start by showing you how to hoop up your fabric and set up your machines ready to get 'drawing', Once you've mastered this we'll add a splash of colour and start getting our Christmas on!




The workshop will take place on Sunday 10th December from 10am -2pm and will cost £50 all materials will be provided for you (and possibly a mince pie or two) so if this sounds right up your street you can get more information and sign up here 

Hopefully see you there,
Meg x

{ The Sunday Post } 8 weeks to go....

Good morning,

Did you get to enjoy your extra hour in bed this morning?

I thought I'd just swing by to mention it's only 8 weeks until Christmas (GULP!) Some of you lovely lot have been super organised and got your house and venue portraits in already. 

 If you'd like a house portrait stitching all you have to do is send me a photograph of the building to hello@mayidesign.co.uk or fill in the contact form on the right hand side and I can give you a quotation.



All portraits come mounted and framed in a simple black frame and can be personalised too


Prices start from £45 + P&P


Cut off date for Christmas orders is Sunday 3rd December so please get your orders to me as soon as possible. 


I look forward to hearing from you soon 
x


Freehand Machine Embroidery Workshop Saturday 14th October

Good morning,

A couple of weeks ago I taught four more students freehand machine embroidery. It was a fab fours and they took to it like ducks to water.



In the workshop they learnt how to hoop up their fabric to the correct tension, set up their machines ready to get cracking and add applique fabrics to their work. By the end of the class they each had a framed card of their favourite stitch to take away.




They also had their experimental pieces to take away, don't these look fab?



The feedback from the class was really lovely too...

'Excellent course... had previously tried freehand machine embroidery but found it too difficult but managed it here' 

'Meg was brilliant relaxed and helpful there was no pressure and had a really enjoyable day'  

'Meg is a lovely friendly tutor ... I love her work and hope to make my own creations after a bit of practice' 

There will be more courses run in the new year so if you would like to sign up keep an eye on the workshop page 

See you soon
x