Workshops and lessons

New classes, courses and workshops for 2017

 May 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st

Design for Embroidery    £12 per session, or £45 for all 4 when booked together.   12.30 - 3.30pm

This is a 4 week course looking at design techniques to enable you to create your own unique embroideries. Looking at one subject per week, we will work with colour, line, shape and texture from your own source pictures and ideas to produce interesting and exciting results which may be developed into stitch. You will produce sketchbook ideas and samples which you could then take into a finished piece.

June 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

Flowers in Embroidery    £50 for the 4 sessions  12.30 - 3.30pm

A variety of techniques will be covered in this 4 week course, including printing and stencilling onto fabrics and paper as well as hand and machine embroidery.

July 5th

Print workshop     £40   10.00am - 3.30pm

A full day workshop where you will try out many kinds of printing onto a variety of fabrics and papers. The course will include monoprint, using found objects, digital printing, and carving your own stamp.

July 12th

Fabric dyeing workshop    £40     10.00am - 3.30pm

Various dyeing techniques will be covered, including painting with dye, using thickened dye, and tying fabrics for dyed patterns.

July 19th

Applique 3 ways   £40     10.00am - 3.30pm

This day workshop will be spent looking at hand and machine applique, using bondaweb, and experimenting with raw edges, and interesting fabrics and papers.

September 13th

Playing with sheers and synthetics   £40    10.00am - 3.30pm

A really fun day playing with all kinds of different fabrics and plastics - think heating, scrunching and melting 

September 27th

Texturing fabrics   £40    10.00am - 3.30pm

Lots of different waysto add texture to your fabrics which you can then use in your embroideries to give a 3D look

October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd

Mini quilts   £40 for 4 sessions or £12 per session

evenings 7.00pm - 9.00pm

Make a mini quilt (or two!) with hand applique and hand quilting. Tiny treasures which make lovely presents or for your own home. Choose from a range of designs on offer.

November 18th

Christmas Keepsakes   £40  10.00am - 3.30pm

Take your pick from angels, reindeer, snowmen or gingerbread men and make a Christmas keepsake to give as a gift or to keep for yourself.



Mixed Media in the studio     Mondays October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 25th and 30th

Drop in sessions at my studio where you can play and explore many different techniques on paper and fabric. Wax, ink, bleach, dye, paints and gesso are just some of the mediums you'll be using to work on tissue, paper, calico, scrim, muslin and found products,

Each session is 1pm - 3.30pm. All materials supplied £15 per session.

A Stitch in Time     Wednesdays October 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th, and November 1st

Focusing on the history of stitch, looking at a different period each week, and learning about the embroidery of the time. Covering Bayeux stitch, Or Nue, Blackwork, Crewel work and canvas work.

Each session is 1pm - 3.30pm. All materials supplied £60 for the course of 5 weeks.

Introduction to Digital Printing     Wednesday November 8th

Non-scary afternoon session will involve usIng the ordinary everyday printer to produce interesting effects on fabric. You will use a variety of papers and fabrics which may then be used in mixed media work. 

Session is from 1pm - 3.30pm, all materials supplied. £18.

Putting Text into Textile Art     Wednesday 22nd November

Looking at different ways of including text in your work. A variety of techniques will be covered.

Session is 1pm - 3.30pm, all materials supplied. £15

All materials are provided, as are tea, coffee and biscuits. For full day workshops you will need to fetch a packed lunch. You may need an apron and gloves at some workshops, but you will be advised at time of booking.