‘Inchies’ are small, creative squares*, and are a new and growing trend in the world of mixed media art.

They are perfect for giving your imagination a free rein and for trying out new techniques and materials.

In this workshop, you will be presented with a different range of techniques and designs working in shades of white only that will excite and inspire you to create your own versions of these miniature pieces of art.

Build up your own collection during the day, transform them into a contemporary pin squares for your quilting pins, or join 9 together to make an interesting centre for a cushion or a book cover or use them to decorate bags, purses and keyrings. The possibilities are endless!

*(for this workshop, we will be creating 5cm x 5cm squares)


Level of Experience

This class is suitable for the beginner to the advanced, you will explore fabric manipulation, hand & machine embroidery.

Materials / Equipment required by Attendees

You do not need a huge supply of fabric, yarns or embellishments, and most can probably be found scattered around your work room. In this workshop, you will be working on squares of no bigger than 7cm x 7cm and therefore the max size of any scrap need only be that big.


  • Basic sewing machine with straight and zig zag stitch – If you do not have a Sewing Machine, or don’t want to bring your own, you can use one of our latest Brother demonstration machines for the nominal fee of £3.00 per session.
  • Hand sewing needles of varying sizes
  • Pins
  • Small Embroidery hoop
  • Fabric and embroidery scissors or snips
  • Fabric marker or pencil

Materials & Fabrics:

Note you will be working in shades of white only to keep a consistence in the outcomes. If you mix the weights and finishes of the fabrics can add further interest to your textiles.

  • Cottons/ poly cottons
  • White felts and wools
  • Silks any weight and type
  • Net / tulle
  • Line / calico/ scrim
  • Satins
  • Lace (new and vintage)
  • Old sections of embroidered hankies and table doyleys/ cloths can be used, or old frayed dish cloths and tea towels can be used.
  • Ribbons varying widths
  • Cords, string, small buttons, beads and sequins (even tiny shells or clear sea glass and small white objects are pretty)
  • Bits of Iron on Vilene and scraps of bonda web are useful
  • Don’t forget…..white threads for the machine, hand sewing and embroidery.


Gary Mills

Duration and Price

6 Hours, £30


The maximum number of attendees for this workshop is 8


Places on workshops are secured by a £10 cash deposit at the time of booking and balance payable on the day direct to the workshop leader.


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