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Purchase this digital product and receive a link to the YouTube video of the CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshop featuring leading designer, tutor & craft expert Gary Mills and his fabulous Nine Of Hearts workshop which first aired via Zoom on Sunday 06 February 2022.


Once you have purchased this product, the PDF document you will receive contains a link to the private-access video on YouTube


Monkies fan-fave Gary Mills joins us once again, with a wonderful Nine Of Hearts love-flavoured class which you can create and use to adorn such as cushion fronts, quilts, tote bags, keepsakes - the possibilities are endless. Gary will take you on a relaxing mindful stitch journey with this lovely machine and hand stitched heart-themed workshop - Nine Hearts to be exact! Do tell us more Gary...
Introduction by Gary:-
Within this workshop you will explore variations of embellishment processes and skills on the theme of hearts to later stitch together to make either a pretty cushion front, or a simple tote bag front or even could multiply into quilt design. In this workshop I will demonstrate and discuss how much pleasure can be had from slowing down, picking up a needle and thread and simply sewing, be that a repetitive decorative embroidery stitch, or needle turned applique. Best of all, this project is a scrap-buster and encourages you to reuse repurpose textiles having connections to sustainability, simplicity and preserving memories in all the hearts you stitch.


The project could be a gift to yourself or to a friend, with each square you could capture a beautiful heart felt memory.
What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-
This three-hour session is divided into two halves with a short comfort break for 10 minutes in the middle. To begin you will be introduced to the project by Gary who will show you the examples you will be exploring and practicing within the session to give you inspiration and understanding of the possibilities available. Next Gary will guide you through nine variations he has designed. You will be learning how to cut and assemble each decorated square section, through several textile processes which include bonded applique, reverse applique and cut-away, collaged layers, and printing words from letter stamps. The possibilities are endless and the intention for the workshop is to inspire you.
You will be complimenting your designs with simple hand and machine stitches as you work into each design to bring out each individually.
Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-
Gary has many years’ experience as a professional practitioner and teacher of textiles; his workshops are so enjoyable, fun and very well organised with his clear and patient guidance. This workshop is suitable for all; if you are a beginner this is a great project to learn and understand the processes of decorating and assembling simple squares of fabric with hand and machine stitch, to explore some simple embroidery stitches with his easy-to-follow embroidery stitch handout. For those more experienced and advanced you can build your confidence further by honing your creative mind and project skills by working on improved artistic ability to achieve a considered and exciting outcome.
Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-
  • All will be detailed in full on the downloadbale PDF when you purchase!


Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-
  • Sewing-Machine - Gary has used simple straight stitch, zig zag and a machine blanket stitch. You will be able to explore further decorative stitches if you wish in the session) with a new needle size 12-14
  • Hand Sewing Needles.
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Sharp Embroidery Scissors to cut back appliqué
  • Pins
  • Tape Measure or Rule or Quilting Square
  • Fabric Marker Pen
  • Optional: Cutting Mat and Rotary Cutter


Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-
Those purchasing this video will receive Gary’s illustrated Guidance Notes, Heart templates and Top Simple Embroidery Stitches diagrams within the downloadable PDF!


This class is available to view as many times as you like for 60 days FROM THE DATE OF YOUR PURCHASE


NOTE: Any short video featured in this promotional info is a Trailer and not the fully-edited version you'll gain access to via YouTube!


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Video of Workshop: Gary Mills - Nine Of Hearts

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