15/6 Thread bowls with Mary McIntosh


Tuesday 15th June 10-4 pm  £42

Fun day filled with free motion embroidery and soluble fabrics.

To keep the guidelines of social distancing we can now only have 8 students per class. The class still costs £42, to secure your place you can now only pay a deposit and we will be in touch closer to date to confirm that it’s safe to run the class and to require the remaining £32.

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Create a light yet surprisingly strong thread bowl. An ideal introduction to using solubles and to free motion stitching for beginners or those with limited experience. The technique is also suitable for those with more experience who can add their own creativity to the basic technique.

Additional information

Date and Time

Tuesday 15th June 2021 at 10 – 4 pm

Skills level

Beginners and advanced


Mary McIntosh is an experienced tutor and acclaimed textile artist.


OliVen, Bridge Farm Barns, Hadleigh Road, Monks Eleigh, Ipswich, IP7 7AY
Free all-day parking on site
Teas and coffees provided. There is a tearoom on site where you can purchase your lunch or feel free to bring your own – we have a fridge and microwave in the workroom.



Heavyweight (Romeo) soluble film 2 x 12” squares

Organza/net/glitzy/lame´ fabrics – only small pieces. Choose own colour-way

Machine threads in own colour-way including metallic threads.  Cotton, polyester, rayon, viscose

Sewing machine

Free motion or darning foot

Metallic needles (if using metallic threads)

1 litre pyrex bowl or similar

Tape measure

Biro or sharpie pen

Washing up bowl

Old towel

Cling film

Pack of materials to include soluble film and glitzy sheers available to pre-order for £5 from Mary

If you have any queries about the requirements please contact Mary McIntosh by email: maryelmcintosh@gmail.com or telephone 07443474903


Cancellation with 2 weeks notice – we will refund your payment or offer you a place on a future workshop.

Cancellations within 13 – 8 days of the workshop – we will refund 50% of the payment.

Last-minute cancellations, ie. 7 days or less before a workshop – we’re afraid we cannot refund any payments as from experience we’ve found it impossible to fill places at such short notice.

Full refund for cancellation under 14 days possible if we replace you. Thank you for understanding with these formalities.

A requirement list can be found in the previous tab. The cost of supplies and fabrics are not included in the cost of the workshop unless stated. If you purchase your supplies for the workshop at OliVen you will receive 5% discount.

A sewing machine or overlocker can be hired in the shop for £5 a day – subject to availability.

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