Jenni Cadman - Textile Artist

Workshops and Tuition

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What’s New?

There have been changes. I moved out of my studio last year and therefore no longer have a suitable space for running workshops.

However, at present, I am able to offer tuition at my home on a one-to-one basis or to small groups of friends. Dates would be arranged to mutually suit us all.

I shall be concentrating on teaching my specialism - Free-Machine Embroidery. This is the technique I use the most in my own work. I know it inside-out and upside-down (quite literally) so I have plenty of tips and advice to share with you. I have 18 years teaching experience in a variety of educational locations, to see where please click Teaching Experience.

For images of this addictive and absorbing technique please see my Flickr website


One-to-one Tuition

The cost is £16 per hour (MINIMUM 2½ HOUR Session), which can be designed to suit your own requirements. All materials are inclusive. If I'm travelling over ten miles to teach you, there will be a small extra charge per mile for every extra mile.

Whether you are a complete beginner or the more experienced I can help you with:

  • Learning a new skill at your own pace
  • Developing your existing skills
  • Your own projects
  • Finding new directions
  • Portfolio assessment
  • Inspiration!

Please email me for further details and queries. jennicadman@gmail.com

Please see below for students' Testimonials

Testimonials

I am happy to recommend Jenni. I asked Jenni for help to get to grips with freehand machine embroidery and although I only gave her a high level brief she came prepared, with lots of samples, inspiration and advice and guidance. In one session I made huge progress - thank you Jenni!

Rachael from Somerton (studying City & Guilds level 3 Certificate in Design and Craft - Creative Embroidery/Stitched Textiles)

Jenni is a very helpful and skilled enabler. I learnt a lot of useful techniqes in a short space of time and found the one to one aspects of the tutorials totally non threatening and fun!! It was also delightful to be surrounded by Jenni's work as a source of inspiration. The handouts supplied were very clear and easy to understand and were of great help to remind me of what I had been taught.

Terry from Bruton (Quilter and Patchworker)

I approached Jenni through her website after seeing an advertisement for a course she was running. What I wanted to do was to explore a range of questions around machine embroidery techniques rather than focus on learning practical machine work. After a helpful phone conversation and some  e-mailing, I spent a fruitful morning with her, during which she somehow managed to cover everything on my list of possible topics that was within her experience as well as fitting in a bit of time at the machine. I found her clear, helpful, very well prepared and thorough as an instructor, while her own work and teaching samples were inspiring. Just what I needed.

Jennie from Westbury (embellisher of Clothing and Bags)

Jenni was very thorough. She asked me about what I already knew, what I wanted to learn and what my project was. I did not feel at all uncomfortable about my lack of knowledge and skill. She also looked at my samples so that she knew where to start. To help me decide what I wanted to learn she brought out some of her own work to show me on how free machine embroidery can be used. Jenni demonstrated techniques that were new and potentially useful to me and gave me time to practice them myself, having given my sewing machine a quick check over. We talked about so many things that I needed to know, that after the three hours my head was crammed full. I really enjoyed my session with Jenni and found it very worthwhile. If I need further help with free machine embroidery I won’t hesitate to visit her again.

Diana from Romsey, (studying City and Guilds level 2 in Embroidery)

Group workshops

Perhaps you are a group of friends who would like to do a workshop together? I am offering the usual 6 hour and 4½ hour workshops as outlined below. However, I can design these sessions to suit your group's requirements and abilities.
If I'm travelling over ten miles to teach you, there will be a small extra charge per mile for every extra mile.

If you have a suitable venue please email me for further details and queries. jennicadman@gmail.com


Workshops

Free Machine Embroidery for Beginners – 6 hour Crash Course

Duration: 1 day


Time: 10am – 4pm

Cost - £50 all materials included

Learn to use your sewing machine to draw, embellish and embroider with a wide range of threads from standard rayons through to thick tapestry wools. Leave with many samples, a beautiful stitched composition and the skills and confidence to work independently.

  • Learn how to free machine using a variety of stitches
  • Work with a wide selection of different threads and fabrics
  • Explore drawing with line and creating textured surfaces
  • Learn how to transfer designs and practice using several methods
  • Learn from the study of my work and that of other professional artists

Suitable for complete beginners and those with some experience of the technique who want to improve on their existing skills and learn even more.

PLEASE NOTE: Drawing skills are not necessary BUT it is essential that you know your machine well and have experience of using it!

Free Machine Embroidery for Beginners – 4½ hour Crash Course

Duration: 1 day

Time: 10am – 2.30pm

Cost - £40 all materials included

This is a shorter, paired down version of the above workshop and should work in with the school run! It’s not so in depth but will give you the necessary skills and confidence to continue to work independently. Learn to use your sewing machine to draw, embellish and embroider with a variety of threads. Leave with many samples that you can turn into mini artworks or as a patch to affix to garments, pockets or bags.

  • Learn how to free machine using a variety of stitches
  • Work with a variety of different threads and practice on calico
  • Explore drawing with line and creating textured surfaces
  • Learn how to transfer designs and practice using a few methods

Suitable for complete beginners and those with some experience of the technique who want to improve on their existing skills and learn even more.

PLEASE NOTE: Drawing skills are not necessary BUT it is essential that you know your machine well and have experience of using it!

What Essential Equipment will I need?

   • Portable sewing machine
   • Spare sewing machine needles and bobbins
   • Basic sewing equipment – pins, needles, dressmaking scissors and sharp embroidery scissors.
   • Sketch book and pencil.
   • Free-machine embroidery/darning foot
   • 8” wooden hoop

On booking a workshop I shall send you detailed info on these essentials

 

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updated 5th Spetember 2015