I run a number of weekly Hand and Free-machine Embroidery Classes throughout the year at my studio, as well as regular One-day Workshops; run by myself or Guest Tutors.

If you have any general questions email me at dawn@dawnireland.com or press the button below:

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WORKSHOPS
MIXED MEDIA THUMBNAIL SKETCHING
with Tansy Hargan

Sunday 26th February
10am - 4pm
£75
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Guest tutor Tansy Hargan will be coming to my studio to run this inspiring one-day workshop.

This one-day workshop focuses on observation and abstraction, using a viewfinder to select and crop multiple small frames from an overall scene.

Working in the studio, from a still life arrangement of seasonal vegetation, found objects, and contrasting textiles, we will explore composition and mark making with a range of media and the benefits of sketching in a grid.

JAPANESE BORO INSPIRED WORKSHOP

Saturday 4th March
10am - 4pm
£75
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If you love denim, reusing fabrics, and hand-sewing, my ‘Japanese Boro Inspired Workshop’ will show you how to design and make your own totally individual collaged and hand stitched panel to display.

We will be looking at images of antique Boro garments for inspiration and using a variety of old and new denim, cotton, linen & Japanese printed fabrics from my collection.

You are welcome to bring along any of your own fabrics to incorporate into your piece.

We will collage and piece the fabrics together, using Sashiko needles and a range of simple embroidery stitches and threads (including Sashiko): a wide range of blue colours as well as white, cream, grey, and black threads.

The panel will be suitable to hang up with dowelling or you could frame it, or make into a bag or cushion cover yourself.

The workshop includes all materials, fabrics, needles, threads, wooden dowelling, refreshments & homemade cake. Just bring a packed lunch.

LEARN FREE-MACHINE EMBROIDERY

Sunday 23rd April
10am - 4pm
£75
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Experiment and have fun with Free-machine Embroidery and take home a finished piece of your own design.

Bring your own machine with a darning foot for free-machine embroidery. I have spare machines at the studio for those who would like to borrow one.

The workshop will begin with me showing you how to set up your sewing machine for this technique. We will experiment with drawing with the machine, then go on to use a range of fabrics to collage and appliqué with: creating samples and then a final appliqué picture.

This one day workshop is suitable for beginners, and for those with some experience.

The workshop includes all materials, refreshments, snacks & homemade cake. Just bring a packed lunch.

WEEKLY CLASSES
HAND EMBROIDERY CLASS

Weekly - Tuesday Mornings
10am - 12.30pm
£20
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My Tuesday morning hand embroidery classes are fun and friendly stand alone sessions. Each week we focus on a different hand stitch or embroidery technique.

I encourage an experimental approach, playing around with different ways of creating the stitches, trying out a wide variety of threads and materials from my collection.

There are lots of samples and embroidery books to look at for inspiration too. 

All materials are provided as well as a regular supply of drinks and snacks throughout the sessions. 

FREE-MACHINE EMBROIDERY CLASS

Weekly - Wednesday Mornings
10am - 12.30pm
£20
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My Wednesday morning Free-Machine Embroidery classes are suitable for beginners and those experienced with a sewing machine.

At the start of each class I suggest a different theme often inspired by the seasons, colours, artists etc. and will show a sample, demo or images as a starting point.

These are fun, relaxed and friendly sessions where you work at your own pace, you are very welcome to bring along your own idea or project to work on, and I am on hand to help and advise.

We use a wide variety of materials including fabrics, paper, wool, threads, buttons, beads, fabric paints etc. and experiment with different techniques to draw with a sewing machine.

Examples of projects students have made are handmade cards, pictures, seasonal decorations, cushion covers, project bags, lavender bags, hanging hearts and lots more!

Bring your own machine with a darning foot for free-machine embroidery. I have spare machines at the studio for those who would like to borrow one.

All materials, refreshments & snacks are provided.

FREE-MACHINE EMBROIDERY - EVENING CLASS

Weekly - Wednesday Evenings
6pm - 8.30pm
£20
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My Wednesday evening Free-Machine Embroidery classes are suitable for beginners and those experienced with a sewing machine.

At the start of each class I suggest a different theme often inspired by the seasons, colours, artists etc. and will show a sample, demo or images as a starting point.

These are fun, relaxed and friendly sessions where you work at your own pace, you are very welcome to bring along your own idea or project to work on, and I am on hand to help and advise.

We use a wide variety of materials including fabrics, paper, wool, threads, buttons, beads, fabric paints etc. and experiment with different techniques to draw with a sewing machine.

Examples of projects students have made are handmade cards, pictures, seasonal decorations, cushion covers, project bags, lavender bags, hanging hearts and lots more!

Bring your own machine with a darning foot for free-machine embroidery. I have spare machines at the studio for those who would like to borrow one.

All materials, refreshments & snacks are provided.

ABOUT MY CLASSES & FULL DAY WORKSHOPS





If you fancy trying something new and creative, or developing an existing skill; why not come to my Classes in Hand or Free-Machine Embroidery, or any of my Mixed Media or Free-Machine workshops this year.
In addition I host workshops and talks by Guest Tutors at my studio throughout the year covering a variety of mixed media and textile art forms.


The classes and workshops are suitable for beginners and those with experience who would like to increase their skills in a friendly, relaxed, creative environment.

There are a large selection of fabrics, threads, buttons, beads, ribbons, braids etc for you to use, plus a library of art, textile and embroidery books (with a seating area), and images and samples to provide inspiration.

For Free-machine Embroidery classes and workshops - please bring your own sewing machine; there are a number of spare machines available.

All materials for my workshops and classes are provided (you're welcome to bring your own if you wish). If any workshops require you to bring anything specific, that will be mentioned in the description.

The classes and workshops take place at my studio in Nether Green:

Dawn Ireland Studio
Fulton's Yard
49 Nethergreen Road
Sheffield
S11 7EH

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