22/7 Silken knots book cover with Mary McIntosh


Thursday 22nd July 10-4 pm  £42

Time to explore pre-programmed stitches on your sewing machine and make a book cover.

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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We will explore some of the programmed decorative stitches on your machine and learn to make braids and cords to create a richly coloured and textured book cover. We will mostly use machine stitching but you will also have an option to add hand embellishment.

Additional information

Date and Time

Thursday 22nd July 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.



To make an A5 sized book cover 

  • 0.5 metres black felt (or another dark colour if preferred)
  • A5 sized piece of silk – your chosen colour
  • A5 piece of black net (or the same colour as your felt)
  • Embroidery floss (six-stranded DMC, Anchor or equivalent) in three colours to match your silk. Metallic threads work well.
  • Variety of machine threads in colours to match your silk including metallic threads
  • Black thread (or colour to match your felt)
  • Sewing machine with variety of decorative stitches
  • Zigzag foot
  • Metallic needles
  • Usual sewing kit – pins, needles, small and large scissors
  • Extension cable for your machine if you have one
  • A5 book to cover

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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