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



What I've been up to....

Good evening,

Do you remember a few months ago I designed a collection of wedding stationery? Well at the start of this month I had the pleasure of attending the wedding at Marsh Farm Hotel and I couldn't help but snap a photograph of my invite in front of the hotel! It was a really lovely day, congratulations to the new Mr and Mrs Cole <3




I have also been very busy completing venue portraits to be given as anniversary gifts....




as well as stitches for the groom to give to his bride on their big day <3....



Christmas orders are also beginning to arrive so if you would like more information or a quotation for a house or venue portrait please email me at hello@mayidesign.co.uk or fill in the contact form on the right hand side of this page.

See you soon
x








Freehand Machine Embroidery Workshop - New Date Added

Hello,


I'm back from my little break and have some exciting news on Saturday 14th October I am running another Freehand machine embroidery workshop over at New College in Swindon.




In the 4 hour class you will learn how to hoop up your fabric and set your machine up ready to create wonderfully wobbly lines. We'll then get to grips with using your machine without feed dogs,'drawing' with your machine and adding splashes of colour with fabrics.


Workshop Saturday 10th June 2017

Workshop Saturday 11th February 2017


By the end of the class you'll have created your very own framed card to take away and a selected of sample pieces.


Here's what students have said about the freehand machine embroidery workshop...

'Absolutely brilliant course... by a relaxed, cheerful and encouraging tutor. Best course I have attended at New college'- Rachel

'Meg was a fabulous tutor and I'll be recommending this course to others' - Jo

'Excellent course 4 hours seemed short.. it was excellent' -Judy



So what are you waiting for? If you'd like more information please send me an email to hello@mayidesign.co.uk

The course costs £50 and is ideal if you're confident with your sewing machine.

Look forward to seeing you there,

Meg x

Taking a break...

Hi all,

Just to let you know due to personal circumstances (nothing nasty!) I'm taking a little break but will be back at the end of August. If in the meantime you have any enquiries do send them across to hello@mayidesign.co.uk and I'll get back to you as soon as possible


See you in a month or so!
xx

Recent Work

Good Afternoon,

Hope you've all had a lovely weekend, just thought I'd pop by and show you what I've been working on recently...

A lovely new home gift

This was commissioned for a gentleman who has retired after working at this shop for 10 years

A second wedding anniversary gift

I've also been busily working on my newest wedding stationery collection for my best friends wedding. Can't wait to show you more soon...


I have a selection of blank greetings cards available in my Etsy shop too you can take a peep here ... https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MayIDesign



See you soon
xx



Freehand Machine Embroidery Workshop Saturday 10th June

Good morning,

Well the big day has come and gone again and I taught another 5 students the wonderful art of freehand machine embroidery.


The group was so enthusiastic to learn and get creative with their machines, Some having never tried machine embroidery before really embraced it and broke away from the straight line sewing!


From initialy mastering their machines without feed dogs, to adding applique to their work the group did brilliantly.




If you would like to spend a few hours learning a new skill and meeting a lovely, creative group of people keep your eyes peeled on the workshop page for when new dates new added.

See you soon
x



Recent work

Good morning,

I hope you're all having a lovely bank holiday weekend. I thought as I hadn't posted in a while I'd stop by and show you some of my recent commissions.








I also received a really lovely review on Etsy about one of my recent commissions which has made me smile all weekend.


Due to personal circumstances I may not be able to complete any commissions throughout July and August so if you are after a stitched house or venue portrait please get your order in soon so I can complete it and send it out to you asap. You can send me a pic of the building via email to hello@mayidesign.co.uk or fill in the form at the top right hand side of this page.

Have a lovely bank holiday Monday
xx

My First Wedding Collection

Good afternoon,

I am so excited to share with you my first wedding collection.

I had the absolute pleasure of designing wedding and evening invitations and RSVPs for Pippa and Craig's wedding using a stitched portrait of their wedding venue and their beautiful colour scheme of light pink and blue.




I'd love to know what you think? If you would like more info on my venue wedding stationery please email me at hello@mayidesign.co.uk

May I Design your wedding stationery?
xx


{ Sunday Post } New Door Collection

Good morning,

Hope you've had a good week, I've had the dreaded lurgy but feeling much better now.

Is anyone else a little obsessed with pretty doors? They've been the inspiration of a new card collection...








They're available to buy from my Etsy shop if you fancy a peep.

See you soon
x


Recent Work

Good Evening,

I've nearly come down off cloud 9 from my workshop last weekend! If you would like to find out about my next one keep your eye on the workshop page.  

I thought I'd stop by and show you some recent house portrait commissions...








If you would like any more information about commissioning a house portrait please fill in the contact form on the right hand side or send me an email to hello@mayidesign.co.uk. (They make a wonderful gift for Mother's day!)

Hope your having a lovely weekend
See you soon
x