One Day Workshops

The courses outlined below are stand alone. However combining them would enable you to develop a mixed media textile piece.

All materials required on the day, unless highlighted within the course information, are included within the cost and you will have an information sheet to take away
The courses listed below will all be held in Culgaith. The cost for any of theses courses is £45.00 a day. A discount is available if you book multiple courses. £85.00 for 2 courses, £120.00 for 3 courses. £40.00 each for further courses.

Free Machine Embroidery- FULL
18th October 2018 - 10.00 - 4.00 pm
Ivy House, Culgaith, CA10 1QW

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.

I will be running the workshops below - dates to be confirmed. If you are interested in any of these courses let me know and I will ensure that you receive information.

Layered Landscape
Develop a simple landscape - trees, hills, a flower meadow – using a range of techniques including painting, printing and adding texture with stitch – machine and/or hand stitch

Adding Texture with Needlefelting
This is not conventional needlefelting - we will not be looking at how to make a needlefelted animal!
You will be using needlefelting as a technique to create a piece of work incorporating a zip which you will embellish with wool tops, beads, crocheted wire etcetera

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

Carefree Collage
A joint mixed media workshop with Eileen Anderson (
This is designed to be a fun day, exploring the many and varied aspects of collage ranging from the inclusion of a small amount of collage in a painting or textile design to a full blown collage where everything on the artwork is collaged in place. The choice is yours.
This is a truly mixed media collage workshop incorporating paint, paper, textiles and stitch.. A range of materials will be provided however you can bring your own - different types of paper, bits of fabric, netting wrappers from fruit and vegetables. Anything that you think you might like to use.