Lantern Sewing Workshop | Saturday 16th February


Lantern Sewing Workshop | Saturday 16th February


Mary Hall is the perfect tutor to help you get to grips with your sewing. This workshop offers you an opportunity to make your own fabulous applique and embroidered lantern. All materials, machine, refreshments are lunch provided.  Scroll down for full details.


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Applique Lantern Sewing Workshop | Saturday 16th February | 10pm – 4pm

Mary Hall is the perfect tutor to help you get to grips with your sewing. Full of creative and inspirational ideas she will guide you step-by-step to make your own original applique and embroidered design that will then be mounted on to a lantern. A simple yet beautifully creative piece of work to take centre place in your home.

The lantern will stand about 12cm high by 10cm wide and can be lit by a battery operated tea light to give it a wonderful glow, (light included). This workshop is perfect for beginners who have never touched a sewing machine before and for intermediates who are looking for some inspiration.

What is applique? To sew or stick pieces of fabric on to (a garment or larger piece of fabric) to form pictures or patterns.

All machines, materials and light refreshments and a 2course homemade lunch served with local wine are included.  Alternatively  feel free to bring your own fabrics if you prefer.

This workshop is perfect for absolute beginners or people who want a new project.

Outline of the day

10am | Welcome with refreshments and meet tutor Mary Hall. Introduction to the sewing machine, applique and selection of fabrics.  Start working on your creation

11.30am |Refreshments, then plenty of time to work on your applique creation.

12.30pm | 2 course handmade lunch served with a glass of local wine.

1.30pm | Continue working on your design

3.30pm | Refreshments served with snack

4.00pm | Close of the day, take away your completed lantern

A selection of the delicious homemade food served on recent workshops!

About Mary

Mary is a textile artist specialising in print and stitch. She holds a 1st class BA (hons) in Design Crafts from De-Montfort University Leicester. She aspires to work with children using Art Therapy. Her works have regularly been featured in Sewing World Magazine and Embroidery Publications.

“I had the great pleasure of working along side Mary at our summer workshops and being a keen sewer myself I was honestly blown away by her creativity, skill and patience. She is a very skilled tutor, full of ideas and truly talented. She really inspired me to get my old sewing machine out again and get working on some new home furnishings myself!  I am looking forward to working with her again and seeing what she is making next”. Amanda, Rural Antics Event Host.

To ensure the quality of your personal experience, group size will be limited to 6

For more information about this event or other Rural Antics workshops, contact us at Hanwell Wine Estate or 01949 81393

For frequently asked questions about our workshops visit our FAQ page – click here

Giving as a Gift?

If you would like to buy this as a gift for someone, please ensure when you place your order add in the comments box -‘gift voucher with the recipients name’. We will then email you a home-print voucher with a description of the workshop and date. Gift vouchers are fully flexible and if your recipient is not available or does not want to do this workshop we will happily move them to another date or different workshop of the same or lower price.


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