One and Two Day Workshops

The courses outlined below are stand alone.

The cost covers all materials required on the day, unless highlighted within the course information, and you will have an information sheet to take away.

Courses held in Culgaith include tea and coffee but not lunch. Some courses held at other venues do include lunch. Check individual course information

Please note that courses run at Culgaith are held upstairs. There is no lift.
The courses listed below will all be held in Culgaith. The cost for any of theses courses is £45.00 a day.

Textile Vase at The Victoria Institute, Culgaith
Tue 24th September 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Using Decovil Light you will paint, print, foil and hand stitch to create a unique vase
The cost of the course covers all materials and tea and coffee. You will need to bring a packed lunch.

Other Venues - In addition I am running

Paint, Print and Stitch
at Quirky Workshops, Greystoke
Thu 3rd October 2019 10.30 am – 4.30 pm
Working in mixed media you will create a picture based on flowers, you can bring your own image or use one of the ones provided for inspiration.
You will paint the background directly onto calico and then add layers with simple stencils and print blocks that you have created. Finally you will add stitch which can be machine and or hand embroidery and embellish with beads and buttons.
The finished piece will be 30cmx30cm which will fit into a standard 40cmx40cm frame.
Full details and book on Quirky’s website

Landscapes in Textiles, Rheged, Penrith
Thu 7 & Fri 8 November 2019
Explore how to combine a variety of techniques, including
• painting fabric and bond-a-web
• layering and slashing fabric
• use of stitch both machine and hand stitch
to create a textured textile landscape - trees, hills or a flower meadow.
The course will combine tutor demonstration, hands-on experience and be supported by comprehensive notes so you can use the techniques again at home. Some previous sewing experience is necessary to make the most of this workshop.
The cost is £165.00 for the two days and includes all materials and a buffet lunch on each day.
Full details and book onRheged's website

I can also offer the workshops listed below. If you are interested in any of these courses contact me.

Producing Print
Explore a wide range of methods of producing print on a range of materials. Methods will include making your own simple block prints and stencils; gelli plate and screen print

Free Machine Embroidery
Please Note: In order to participate in this course you MUST be used to using a sewing machine. You will need to bring your own sewing machine with you, which MUST be one where the feed dogs can be lowered. You MUST also have a darning/free machine/free motion quilting foot for your machine. The name of the foot varies depending upon your make of machine and many manufacturers offer a variety of options. Basically the foot has a curved section that sits around the sewing machine needle which is known as the toe. The toe can be 'open' shaped like a horseshoe, or 'closed' a complete circle - either are suitable.
Working with a maximum of 4 people this course is suitable both for people who have never done any free machine embroidery before or those with more experience. We start by looking at the basics working on different materials, using water soluble fabric and then progress to making a small bowl.