Advanced Freehand Machine Embroidery Portraits with Sophia Palmer



In this class Sophia will expand your freehand machine embroidery skillset and cover new techniques including colouring in, shading, shaping and more! You'll create a work of art based on a portrait of your choice, mixing free motion thread sketching with fabric appliqué to create a personal work of art. 

Please note, Sophia's Freehand Machine Embroidery class for beginners is a required prerequisite to this advanced class. You can book both classes in the same day!

What our students say:

"Just wanted to say how inspiring the free machine embroidery class was this morning. Sophia was clear and took each stage slowly, giving help to all those who needed it. I will certainly be continuing with this new-to-me craft." - Stephanie

About your teacher: Sophia Palmer is the owner and creator of Jessalli Handmade, a personalised gifts company in Dorset. She spends her days making unique, fun and colourful soft furnishings and gifts for all the family. She is mostly self taught and has been stitching since she was 6 years old. After working in a handmade children's clothing company in Sydney, Australia on her gap year, she decided to give her parents a panic and come home to start her own company aged 19! And she hasn't stopped since. Her favourite textile media is free-hand machine embroidery and uses it to create textile portraits from photographs as well as cute pictures and gifts.

Skills needed: You must have taken Sophia's Freehand Machine Embroidery class for beginners before signing up for this class! It's fine to book onto both the introductory class and this class on the same day.

Materials: Feel free to bring along a simple, clear picture of a person to work from! We will have samples you can work from if you don't bring your own. All materials and tools will be provided.

Class size:

Length: 3.25 hours

Location: The Village Haberdashery at West Hampstead Square NW6 2BR

Please note that there are no refunds for class bookings. For more information about our classes, refer to our Class Policies or contact us at