Stitch a Doodle with Nicky Barfoot

Transform your own doodles into original art work using simple hand embroidery stitches.  This course is suitable for everyone who can thread a needle and hold a pencil. Description In the first section of this three hour workshop you will be working with pen and paper creating playful imagery that comes from your subconscious and reflects your personality. If you are not a seasoned doodler do not worry as hints, tips and prompts will be given to help you to connect to these, whether they be animals, plants, architecture, landscape or abstract.  You will then be shown how to transfer your imagery on to fabric for hand stitching. Suitable embroidery stitches will be discussed with tailored guidance and help given by the tutor on an individual basis. Materials Paper, a piece of fabric, and a selection of stranded embroidery threads will be provided. Attendees will need to bring a pen (biro or felt tip), a pencil, a rubber, and a simple sewing kit consisting of embroidery needle(s) and scissors for snipping thread.  If you have them, you may also like to bring embroidery threads/colours that you particularly like to work with. Also an embroidery hoop (8 inch max), if you like to work with one. About your tutor Nicky Barfoot is an artist and tutor based on the South Coast of England. Brought up in a creative household, knitting and stitching have always been her passions. Nicky’s designs have won a number of accolades including second place in the Rowan International Design Competition, and both Silver and Gold in consecutive years of the UK Knitted Textile Awards. Her work has been featured in national knitting magazines and she has exhibited at the Knitting and Stitching Shows. Nicky has a Foundation Degree in Stitched Textiles from Winchester University and a City and Guilds in Hand Knit Design. Her accessible patterns are designed to delight makers of all levels through the use of simple techniques to maximum effect. Refunds (less eventbrite admin fees) are available up to two weeks prior to the start of a course.  After this date refunds are at the discretion of Jolly Stitcher.