Janet Clare

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Thistle embroidery - Workshops workshops and talks
Learn how to transform and personalise your work and create something truly unique with my fun and simple free motion applique and machine drawing techniques.

I am a qualified teacher and have a degree in textile design and I am now running classes from my own studio in Farnborough, Hampshire. We will be re-opening the studio for workshops soon.

You will find details of workshops and tours below as they are made available.

I am now also taking new bookings for talks and workshops for dates in 2025. Please email me at workshops@janetclare.co.uk for further information.

Workshops at Janet Clare's Studio in Farnborough, Hampshire. UK

Free-Motion Stitching and Fusible Appliqué - 1 Day Workshops

1 Day Workshop - Free-Motion Stitching and Fusible Appliqué

In this fun workshop I will give you an introduction to fusible appliqué free-motion stitching with your sewing machine. These are my favourite techniques and a really important part of how I achieve my quilting style.

Honestly, no real life drawing skills are required. I will be right there to help you design, draw any templates required and guide you to create your very own unique projects. I look forward to meeting and creating with you!

Sat 7th Sep 2024

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The Wordsmith - Quilted memories to cherish - 1 Day Workshops

1 Day Workshop - Quilted memories to cherish

During our day together, I will tell you the inspiration behind my work and share some of the stories that inspired my memory quilt. You will learn how I layer techniques such as fusible applique, free-motion stitching, hand quilting, embroidery and quilt-as-you-go and begin to create unique pieces inspired by your favourite sayings, stories, animals, birds, holiday, song or other memories!

I will be right there to help you draw, design and create your own family heirloom. So come, gather your letters and your threads and stitch with me.

Sun 8th Sep 2024

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8 day Switzerland Quilting Retreat with Janet Clare 23rd Sep 2024

8-day Switzerland Quilting Retreat - 23rd Sep 2024

Join me for this wonderful quilting retreat. We will spend three and a half days at the Bernina Creative Centre in workshops creating lovely personal projects reflecting our time in Switzerland.

The itinerary also includes a full-day trip to Zurich (the home of Lindt chocolate!), a visit to the historical centre of the textile industry in Switzerland, St. Gallen, with its amazing UNESCO World Heritage sites, and an excursion to see the charmingly quaint and medieval town of Stein am Rhein.

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