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. I currently have two different classes open for booking on my ETSY shop. I hope to welcome you to the studio soon!

You will also find details of other workshops and tours below

At the moment I am not taking any new bookings for workshops at other venues in 2018, but if you are interested, please email me at workshops@janetclare.co.uk for further information and to be added to the bookings waiting list.

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

Draw with your sewing machine - 1 Day Workshops

1 Day Workshop - Draw with your sewing machine

In this fun workshop I will give you an introduction to free-motion stitching with your sewing machine. This is my favourite technique and a really important part of how I achieve my applique and 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!

Saturday 6th Oct 2018

Friday 15th Mar 2019

Friday 24th May 2019

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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.

Sunday 7th Oct 2018

Saturday 16th March 2019

Saturday 25th May 2019

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UK Workshops

Janet Clare 3 day workshop at West Dean College

3 1/2 Days Workshop - Stitch a Patchwork Memory

Join me at this stunning location for three and half days of stitching. Inspired by my 'Wordsmith' memory quilt you will be guided through simple patchwork piecing, free machine stitching and hand quilting techniques to create a small quilt or textile incorporating your own memories and favourite sayings.

20th to 23rd Sep 2018

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Join Janet Clare on a 4 night German Christmas Markets Quilting Cruise

4 Night German Christmas Markets Quilting Cruise

When it comes to Christmas markets, nowhere does it quite like Germany. Join me as we explore the markets of Bonn, Koblenz, Rudesheim and Mainz; each one with its unique flavour and atmosphere. On board the ship, I will host workshops so that we can indulge in a little (or a lot!) of stitching as we sail along the Rhine.

1st to 5th Dec 2018

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Join Janet for a long weekend of quilting, sightseeing and textile discovery

Patchwork Meeting, Sightseeing and Textile Discovery in Prague

Join me for a long weekend of quilting, sightseeing and textile discovery. Now in its 13th year, the Prague Patchwork Meeting is a truly international experience with exhibitors from across Europe as well as Canada, USA, Taiwan, Australia, South Korea and Japan. Boasting four halls of galleries and shops there's plenty to see and do for quilters of all levels of experience.

But your Prague experience doesn't end there! During two half days of sightseeing our local guide will show us the highlights of the city including the Astronomical Clock, Prague Castle and the iconic Charles Bridge as well as textile exhibitions at the Museum of Decorative Arts and Jewish Museum.

And that is not all! I will be hosting two short workshops at our hotel and we've allowed some free time for you to relax at the hotel, explore Prague with your new friends or indeed go shopping!

5th to 9th Apr 2019

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