Workshops in Stitch, Mixed Media and Weave

Held in my studio in Birminghams famous Jewellery Quarter, workshops are run once or twice a month. A maximum class size of 6, space to create, all materials provided (just bring a smile and an apron!).

 

Day, half day and evening workshops will begin again from September 2018, booking is via Craft Courses. Click on the link against each workshop and you will be taken to my Craft Courses Shop.

 

Bargello Box - Stitch Florentine Flames

 

Bargello stitching also known as Florentine creates great flame like designs that look just as much at home in modern interiors as traditional country piles.
This workshop will introduce you to 6 different bargello patterns which we stitch on plastic canvas and turn into your own "beat box" as well as looking super cool the box will become an aide memoir for your future bargello stitch projects.

Click here for lots more details and dates

 

Mixed Media Book Covers - leave with fantastically covered sketchbooks

 

A great workshop if you are interested in print, colour and how less is most certainly more. Learn some mono print techniques in the first hour creating textured papers to add to our A5 slip cover. Whilst waiting for your print masterpieces to dry we will create an envelope cover for an A6 notebook. The rest of the time will be dedicated to completing the A5 slip cover.

Click here for lots more info

 

Canvaswork Compendium - a great way to learn!

 

A great introduction to the art of canvas work, but also fantastic if you want to finesse your skills and learn different applications of the craft.In this workshop you will
Learn six different canvas work stitches, use different canvas types and counts, 
create a fantastic canvas work compendium that you will refer to again and again.
 

Click here for so much more info on this great workshop!

 

Take one shape - a whole day of mixed media exploring!

 

By using just one shape you will leave with a whole heap of textured surfaces, printed fabrics and collages that you can use for future designs and textile work. 

The first hour we will be looking at the shape and how we can distort and manipulate it by using collage and good old scissors! We will then create textures with heat and monopront. Then the session is over to you to create samples galore!

Click here for details 

 

Colour blend canvas work with crewel wool

 

A great class if you are interested in colour or even a little afraid of it!
Using scotch stitch we will create a work of art in a colour mix of your own choice using Appletons Crewel wools.
For the first hour we will look at colour and resonance and then create your own wool blend. The following two hours will see you finishing a unique work of stitched art.

Find more inspiration about this workshop here