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LIVINGSTONES AT YEOVIL SHOW

20170714_144951We’re making our first appearance at the Yeovil Show.  Come over and say hello and take a look at the sample of fabrics that we have brought along to show you.  It’s just a taste of the massive range of stock that we hold across both our Yeovil and Bridport shops as well as our beautiful ribbopns and tapes, bindings and zips. 20170714_181104 20170715_081431We cater for crafters, knitters and sewers and hold a great selection of books for those of you wanting to try learning a new skill.  Our staff are all sewers and knitters and will be glad to answer your questions and help you. IMG_0094We also make up beautifully hand sewn curtains and blinds to order from any of the furnishing fabrics you choose in our shops.  We have a vast roll stock for you to choose from and give it free samples to make colour matching selection in your home easier and if you really can’t find anything there, you can browse our beautiful books and inspiring hangers and we’ll order your chosen fabric in for you. IMG_0099 (002)We pride ourselves on our customer service and are here to listen and do things well for you so come over and say hello if you’re at the Yeovil Show this weekend.  And if you can’t make it, find us opposite The Octagon Theatre where we provide free parking, a lift and ramps to enable full access to everyone.

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Embroidered Amulet Fabric

Combining stripes with a pattern is always a good thing but its not alwasy an easy thing.  We have a smart hanger that does the thinking for you and its put together in colour blocks so the only thing you have to do is match it to your colour scheme.

One of our customers has bought a brand new house in Axminster and has a new grey suite of furniture.  She has lime green cushions to cheer it up but wanted something bright but smart at the windows.  We helped her to select from this hanger and she chose the pink combination to be made up into Roman Blinds for a large bay window.

The main fabric is called amulet and it is all embroidered onto a linen look cotton.  The lattice is worked in long grey stitches and the circles are heavily embroidered in a pink spiral.  Edging the embroidered fabric with pink the woven stripe borders makes the blind look smart and picks out the pink embroidery.  The maker lined the blinds in stone lining and used the stab stitch method to hold the materials together.  This method can be used when embroidery might make it hard to achieve very straight stitching on the show cloth.

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Creative Machine Embroidery Part 2 – 5 Week Course

Machine embroidery is creative process used to create pictures, baskets, cushions bags and all manner of sewn items. This 5 week course is the follow on course from creative machine embroidery part one. Develop your skills further in machine embroidery. Experiment with twin needles soluble fabrics, organzas, silks, velvets, beads, applique, stitches, colours and textures. All theses skills can be used to create your own unique artistic pieces.

For this course you must have completed embroidery part one.

For this course you will need to competent in using a sewing machine. Your machine must have feed dogs that can be lowered.

For the first lesson of this course you will need the following:-

 

  • Sewing machine in full working order with instruction manual and all of its sewing machine feet.

  • Basic sewing kit to include: dressmaking scissors, unpicker, pins, spare sewing machine needles, hand sewing needles, tailors chalk and a tape measure, ruler

  • An A4 book or ring binder with plastic wallets that you can keep a record of sewing techniques and samples

  • A free motion machine embroidery foot

  • A wooden embroidery hoop approx 18cm diametre

  • 1/2 metre of medium weight calico

  • Assorted threads (machine embroidery uses a lot of thread, so bring a good selection of colours with you. You may also wish to use metallic threads)

 

Duration: 5 weeks
Date: To be arranged
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Cost: £100.00
Tutor: Lynn Horniblow
Min: 4 people Max: 8 people

To register your interest please ring 01308 456844

 

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Creative machine embroidery part 1 – 5 week course

Machine EmbroideryMachine embroidery is creative process used to create pictures, baskets, cushions bags and all manner of sewn items.

 

In this 5 week course you will explore lots of different techniques that can be used develop your machine embroidery skills. Learn how to use applique, how to use disolvable fabric to create lace, experiment with stitch lengths, shading and colours. Machine embroidery is colourful and textural and you will have the opportunity to use a wide range of materials including organza, silk papers, satins and cottons.

 

For this course you will need to competent in using a sewing machine. Your machine must have feed dogs that can be lowered.

 

For the first lesson of this course you will need the following:-

 

  • Sewing machine in full working order with instruction manual and all of its sewing machine feet.

  • Basic sewing kit to include: dressmaking scissors, unpicker, pins, spare sewing machine needles, hand sewing needles, tailors chalk and a tape measure, ruler

  • An A4 book or ring binder with plastic wallets that you can keep a record of sewing techniques and samples

  • A free motion machine embroidery foot

  • A wooden embroidery hoop approx 18cm diametre

  • 1/2 metre of medium weight calico

  • Assorted threads (machine embroidery uses a lot of thread, so bring a good selection of colours with you. You may also wish to use metallic threads)

 

Duration: 5 weeks
Date: Dates to be arranged
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Cost: £100.00
Tutor: Lynn Horniblow
Min: 4 people Max: 8 people

If you would like to apply for this course, please complete the Application Form