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Workshop – Testimonials

I’m delighted to have received these testimonials after a run through of my upcoming workshop, which will take place at Stitched Up And Fleeced in Sheffield on 9th March from 10-12:30.

“The workshop had a relaxed environment in which I felt comfortable asking for help or any questions about the work. The organisation of the workshop meant it was enjoyable and the time given meant I wasn’t rushed into completing my design. I am very happy with what I produced and the skills and knowledge about heat press and the dyes I developed during the process.” AGR, Sheffield.

“I thoroughly enjoyed trying a totally new skill. Instructions were very clear and the group dynamic made the whole experience much fun. It was great to see the vibrant finished result emerge from my own design. It was rewarding to complete the task from beginning to end in just a few hours.” JPS Chesterfield.

“Amazing evening experiencing the ‘Magical’ creation, made possible by the unique experience of Kim and her Heat Press techniques.” MK, Manchester.

The workshop provides the opportunity to create a design and transfer it onto fabric for use in a fashion, sewing or craft project.

Priced at just £30 it’s a lovely, great value experience for some quality ‘you time’ or a lovely early Mother’s Day gift.

Book now at


Here are some of the lovely work made at the workshop trial run….

Here are samples I created to demonstrate a selection of design methods to use in the Heat Press.

For more information click here.

Book at http://www.stitchedupandfleeced.com/workshops

This website is supported by Colourcraft Ltd.


Football Fan Bag

My football fan painting owner asked if I would make a zip bag using the artwork. The artwork is a scene from Barnsley FC, with Barnsley’s skyline and a coal mining seam, which has been fundamental to the city.

Here’s a picture story of the bag’s making, in reverse. I printed the fabric with an image of the artwork and added shoe lace piping, hand painted fabric design and embroidered key details with single and twin needles on my lovely Bernina machine.

I create bags and useful products as bespoke gifts – message me at inspirebykim@outlook.com to order a unique item of your choice.

Barnsley Boy – Acrylic Painting – copyright Kim

Barnsley FC painting and bag The completed bag with lifesize print of the commission painting – Copyright Kim
Bag and my Beautiful Bernina machina
Adding the lining – no pattern for this job – it’s a 3D construction challenge
Taking shape – with lace piping and my hand painted side wall fabric.
The bag is padded to protect the contents
The machine embroidered main panels created using sublimation printing on shiny satin fabric – with fleecy fabric fused to give structure, and felty layer to pad the bag.
Accentuating design details and adding a personal monogram for the owner. So much easier with my new transparent machine foot
Assembled ingredients for this soccer crazy design. Ready, set, sew.

Enjoy these related posts and get in touch if you’d like to order a unique, never to be repeated product – Inspirebykim@outlook.com

You might like to see the bags at my new Folksy store…

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Football Fan Commissioned Artwork

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Have a great day!

Inspire by Kim Art Business Seeks Commercial Assistant/ Executive

The Inspire by Kim Art Business is seeking an enthusiastic, ‘can do’ minded individual to commercialise the business. The role will include setting up an online shop, integrating this into the existing web presence, in time developing a new website and online presence, seeking commercial opportunities to sell, exhibit, licence and network.

Inspire by Kim phone charger/beauty bags
This role will be on a self-employed basis and can be flexible around commitments, with the intention of enabling the artist Kim to be able to focus on the making of art and developing products.

Helpful past experience would be insight into the homewares, giftware product markets, retail, commercial experience and good web development skills, and social media community development, as well as a flair for writing enticing copy and capturing the imagination of Inspire by Kim’s customers.
This is the start of the opportunity, where it goes will depend on the imagination and positivity of the individual. The role will be key to achieving some exciting objectives, and commercial success is the intention.

Kim’s background in marketing and PR will mean that this is also an opportunity to learn with a person passionate about inspiring people to enjoy life, fun is important.

Ideally you’ll be based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire or North Derbyshire but technology may bridge the miles for the right individual.

To learn more about this opportunity or to apply email inspirebykim@outlook.com For more information Processed with Snapseed.about the art visit www.inspirebykim.com  View the current Portfolio.

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