Chicken Scratch Embroidery – with special guest Miesje Chafer

From: £40.00

Come and join Miesje in the MT studio to learn the art of chicken scratch embroidery.

How sweet would this be on a denim jacket as a pocket, or a design feature across the yoke of a shirt? The applications are endless and I’m very excited to get stuck in and have Miesje back in the studio teaching!

During this two hour workshop, Miesje ‘the textile and surface design extraordinaire’ will take you on a journey of chicken scratch embroidery.

Starting with an introduction about technique, tips and tricks, we will get stuck in creating a sampler exploring designs and falling into the rhythm of the stitches to embellish gingham fabric utilising the natural grid of fabric.

All materials and tools are provided for this workshop including…

  • Written instructions and diagrams
  • Needles and embroidery floss
  • Embroidery hoop
  • A selection of coloured gingham fabric to experiment with

Suitable for absolute beginners and perfect for those looking to expand their range of embroidery techniques.

Plus! If you have any gingham garments in your wardrobe, bring them along – lets see if we can make them cluck!

20% off for MT Members


Can I cancel my booking?

Afraid not. Our Guest teachers are special to us and we need them to be compensated for their effort fairly. Plus the admin is a nightmare so we do not offer refunds on these workshops. All bookings are final.

You are welcome to send a friend in your place if you are no longer able to make it, just give us a heads up.

What materials will we be using?

Cotton Gingham. It is a pretty eco friendly option, and is easy to work with for beginners and comes in lots of colours! Plus the grid of the design makes it super easy to follow.

What if I don't finish?

Take it home. All hand crafts take time, that is what makes it special and satisfying. You will take home all of your materials  and instructions so you can continue at home.

What experience do I need?

Not much. If you already have a stitching practice you will thoroughly enjoy learning a new technique in a 2 hour session designed to have you fully focussed on play. And if not, you will be up and away laughing in no time!

Chicken Scratch Embroidery – with special guest Miesje Chafer

From: £40.00

Who is Miesje?

Miesje Chafer is a genius textile designer, screen printer and maker.

Miesje resides in Southsea and works out of The Sorting Office studio in Eastleigh,

With an unquenchable thirst for fabric, pattern and colour she loves nothing more than knocking up a prototype that’s been niggling away
at the back of her brain.

We loved having Miesje at the old Studio, and we cannot wait to have her back with 2 new workshops to tickle your fancy!

P.S Miesje’s fabrics are available for purchase to use in garments! I have, and I will again –  Beautiful!

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