About Hope & Elvis

You'll find the Hope & Elvis studio a wonderfully inspirational place to while away some time creatively. Enjoy a break from your routine at one of our art or textile workshops in a large studio on the North Nottinghamshire Welbeck Estate, nestled in Sherwood Forest. Many students have been visiting for years and continue to find inspiration and friendship here.

Why not join us and find that for yourself?

Previous workshop tutors have included Jane Chipp, Liz Cooksey and Mandy Pattullo. We stitch, sketch, apply, assemble, paint, produce… whatever you enjoy or are hoping to learn! Check out our upcoming workshops here and see which one tempts you.

As a lover of vintage textiles and ephemera, the studio is full of my collections –– the ideal sources of inspiration for your own craft, with many materials available for using in your own projects.

About Wend

I'm Wend, known in the textiles world as 'Ticking Stripes'! I have been running Hope & Elvis since 2022, and have enjoyed workshops and studio days here for well over a decade before that, when it was run by founder Louise Presley and later, Louise Asher.

I hope to continue with my own artistic journey while facilitating and enhancing the creative experience of those who come to bask in the delights of Hope & Elvis Creative Studio, "my happy place".

I hope it will become your happy place too!

View upcoming workshops or join us for our regular studio days.