Linda Miller

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Pictorial Machine Embroidery

BRLSI 24-25 August

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Come along with your sewing machine and join me and a group of like- minded stitchers and sew up the mysteries of free Machine Embroidery.

Bring along a drawing, picture or a photograph that inspires you. Using a sumptuous array of threads in a variety of colours and thickness and working with your own sewing machine, you will learn how to translate your original design into your very own picture of stitches, jewellery item or embroidery piece.

Students will be guided through all aspects of creating a design, placing imagery, incorporating a background and a fore ground into their design and how to finish and present their work to its full and deserved potential.

The workshop is designed for the novice or the more confident stitcher who wishes to explore the numerous techniques and textures created by threads and stitch, not to mention the delight of sewing and working with colour to create pictorial machine embroidery.

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8x5cmBlackbird Garden 23x17cmThree-Gull-Cove-23x17cmBlossom-10x10cm

Linda Miller, BA Hons, has been a professional embroiderer since she graduated from Winchester school of art in 1988. Her work is successfully exhibited throughout the UK Europe and the USA. She has pieces held in public and private collections such as those of the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Arts Council South East. Her book entitled “Creative Machine Embroidery” was published in 2010 by A&C Black and she has appeared on Kirsty Allsop’s television program “Kirsty’s Handmade Britain” which was aired in autumn of 2011.

Linda regularly holds workshops and gives slide talks and lectures for Adults, Children and Community groups; she enjoys sharing her enthusiasm for textiles and her love for Machine Embroidery.