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 2019, 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 21st Sep 2019 - 1 place left!

Tuesday 4th Feb 2020

Friday 5th Jun 2020

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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 22nd Sep 2019

Wednesday 5th Feb 2020

Saturday 6th Jun 2020

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Tours

Join Janet Clare on a 7 Night break centred around the Sitges International Patchwork Festival.

Sitges Patchwork Festival & Barcelona

Join me on this holiday centred around the Sitges International Patchwork Festival. Enjoy two days at the festival and then experience the history and architectural highlights of Girona and Barcelona; two of the most important cities in Catalonia.

I will be hosting two workshops during our stay in Girona, making this the perfect combination of sewing and sightseeing.

13 Mar 2020 - 20 Mar 2020

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Join Janet Clare on a magical 11 night break including the wonderful Calgary Festival of Quilts.

The Rocky Mountaineer & Calgary's Festival of Quilts

Join me on this exciting tour to Canada! It is the perfect opportunity to combine a magical journey aboard the legendary Rocky Mountaineer, indulge your stitching passions with two full days of workshops in Anne Dale's 'My Sewing Room'€™, and a truly memorable visit to the wonderful Calgary Festival of Quilts.

16 May 2020 - 27 May 2020

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