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Make Your Own Trimmings and Embellishments

June 10, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm


Make Your Own Trimmings and Embellishments

During this one day workshop with Mary-Louise you will make many different samples of trims that can inserted along edges or applied to the surface. You will also create some flat and three dimensional embellishments that can be used in a variety of ways. These trims and embellishments can be utilised for fashion, furnishing or craft items.

Specific making techniques that will be covered are
Making and using bias strips.
Making your own piping, single and double, and further decorating it.
Prairie points, manipulated in more than one way.
How to use and further embellish plain bought trims such as ribbon.
Creating mini appliqués from scraps that might otherwise be wasted.
Making and using Yo Yos
Creating Kansaki Flowers
Hand and machine couching
Make your own cords or braids
You will need
Any odds and ends of scrap materials, ribbons and threads that you are not sure what to do with.
50cm length of plain or patterned quilting weight cotton fabric
50cm length of plain or patterned very lightweight cotton or poly cotton fabric.
Ribbon 25cm each of 10-15mm wide grosgrain, 50cm of 7-10mm wide satin
50cm wide decorative knicker elastic (with a fancy picot edge or ruffled organza edge)
1m 3-5mm piping cord
4m perle cooton or fine crochet cotton
A variety of threads for making cords and braids, such as crochet cotton perle thread, multi stranded embroidery floss, in colours, thickness and textures of your choice.
.Matching and/or contrast machine thread.
A basic sewing kit.


June 10, 2020
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Franklins Salisbury
41 Fisherton Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP2 7SU United Kingdom + Google Map
01722 554466


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