In this collection of three video workshops Linda and Laura take hearts as a motif and explore crazy patchwork, quilting and hand painting, and free machine embroidery! Join them to make hanging pocket bags from crazy patchwork in felt with hand embroidery. Make a charm to decorate a bag or mixed media textile project using machine embroidery on dissolvable fabric. And finally, quilt and handpaint a pincushion to add a little love to your sewing room.



This workshop has three videos.

Charming Hearts

In this video Laura has great fun making free machine embroidered heart shaped charms. She’s based her designs on funky tattoo motifs so these have a little ‘edge’ and would be a perfect gift for a teenager! In the video she will show you how to use a soluble stabiliser, how to transfer a design to the stabiliser and how to machine stitch the embroidery. You’ll discover how to make decorative edges, attach a hanging ribbon and to create pattern. Finally she’ll explain how to dissolve the stabiliser from your finished charm.

Run time: 28 minutes

Presenter: Laura Kemshall

Crazy Hearts

Join Linda in this video to see how she uses her embellishing machine to create a crazy heart from scraps. This is a perfect way to make something beautiful from tiny pieces of felt and a few nice embroidery threads. Linda likes Madeira Lana wool/acrylic thread for preference but the technique suits all kinds of embroidery thread. You might enjoy adding some decorative beads too – more is more in this case! The hearts are lovely as gifts or simply as beautiful objects to display in your own home.

Run time: 20 minutes

Presenter: Linda Kemshall

Broken Heart Pincushion

Make a pincushion with simple quilting and fabric painting. For a small project like this you’ll only need a few materials and it’s a fun and quick make to add some love to your sewing space or as the perfect gift for a creative friend.

Run time: 15 minutes

Presenter: Laura Kemshall