Workshop Archive

Weathered Cloth Workshop with Debbie Lyddon – 13th & 14th April 2024

Debbie Lyddon is an artist and maker. Her work explores landscape and place, and her inspiration comes from experiencing and paying attention to her surroundings. Cloth is at the centre of Debbie’s practice and she enjoys the process of making and constructing with it. She combines traditional stitch techniques with non-traditional materials such as bitumen, … Continue reading Weathered Cloth Workshop with Debbie Lyddon – 13th & 14th April 2024

Introduction to natural dyes with Jacqui Symons of Slow Lane Studio 21 and 22 October 2023

  Slow Lane Studio forages, cultivates and uses plants to create colour for textiles, paper, printmaking and pigments. Created from a desire to be more environmentally-aware, buy and consume fewer products and generate less waste, Jacqui Symons began exploring natural colour and dyes and developed the use of plant-based pigments for oil-based printmaking inks.  From … Continue reading Introduction to natural dyes with Jacqui Symons of Slow Lane Studio 21 and 22 October 2023

Patchwood Samplers with Ali Ferguson – 7 and/or 8 October 2023

  The Artist Ali draws inspiration from the every-day. Everyday people and everyday things and is endlessly fascinated by people and their stories, particularly their memories of ordinary home and working lives. Wherever possible she works with old and used materials. Seeking out fragments of old clothing, household linens and the everyday bits & pieces … Continue reading Patchwood Samplers with Ali Ferguson – 7 and/or 8 October 2023

Sculptural Textile Art workshop with Priscilla Edwards 16 September 2023

  The Artist Priscilla Edwards began creating sculptural textiles while studying embroidery at Manchester Metropolitan University during the 1990’s. It was here she was encouraged to nurture her love of found materials and transform the lost and overlooked into arresting works of art. These charming yet slightly dark fairy-tale like sculptures transcend the familiar qualities … Continue reading Sculptural Textile Art workshop with Priscilla Edwards 16 September 2023

Piecing and Patching: Creating Cloth for Slow Clothing with Liz Hands 2 and 3 September 2023

  About Liz Hands Liz Hands is an award winning quiltmaker and teacher based in Lincolnshire. “As a largely self-taught embroiderer and dressmaker, I seek out the simplest garments and easiest techniques, and trust me, there is no simpler garment than this one seam coat. I love repurposing vintage and thrifted fabrics, unpicking garments to … Continue reading Piecing and Patching: Creating Cloth for Slow Clothing with Liz Hands 2 and 3 September 2023

Experimental Samplers using paper and stitch with Jennifer Collier 1 July 2023

The Artist Jennifer creates exquisite sculptures from vintage recycled materials in conjunction with stitch; a contemporary twist on traditional textiles. The papers serve as both the inspiration and the media for the work, with the narrative suggesting the forms. Through this marriage of unlikely materials old papers are transformed into something truly unique, delicate and … Continue reading Experimental Samplers using paper and stitch with Jennifer Collier 1 July 2023

Enfolded memories – Tiny concertina books with Jane Chipp – 23rd or 24th April 2023

  The Artist “I am a textile, collage, assemblage and book artist and I work mainly with found objects, old papers and photographs. I’m never happier than when I’m wandering around a flea market, picking up bits of ephemera and working out how to use them in my art. I like to create stories from … Continue reading Enfolded memories – Tiny concertina books with Jane Chipp – 23rd or 24th April 2023

Stitching Connection with Claire Wellesley Smith – 30th Sept, 1st & 2nd October

About Claire Claire Wellesley-Smith is an artist, researcher and writer based in West Yorkshire. She specialises in projects that use local, natural colour, created from home-grown and locally foraged plants. Cloth, dye and stitch are then used as carriers of the natural and social history of place. She is a highly experienced tutor who works … Continue reading Stitching Connection with Claire Wellesley Smith – 30th Sept, 1st & 2nd October

Collagraph Printmaking onto Fabric with Sue Brown – 17th & 18th September

About Sue Brown Sue Brown is an artist who uses printmaking and mixed media to tell stories. Inspired by process as much as nature, her work springs from the pages of sketchbooks, and develops carefully researched themes, exploring and developing them on paper and textiles. Workshop Collagraph Printmaking onto Fabric Spend 2 days making and … Continue reading Collagraph Printmaking onto Fabric with Sue Brown – 17th & 18th September

Back to Front and Back Again with Matthew Harris – 2nd , 3rd & 4th September 2022

About Matthew Harris Matthew studied at Goldsmiths College and makes work in both paper and cloth that is primarily concerned with the exploration and exploitation of abstract imagery. Matthew has work in the Crafts Council Collection and the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester. He has exhibited widely throughout the U.K, Europe, U.S.A and Japan and in … Continue reading Back to Front and Back Again with Matthew Harris – 2nd , 3rd & 4th September 2022

Mixed Media Wire Workshop with Liz Cooksey – 13th & 14th August 2022

About Liz Cooksey My works combine wire and thread to create intricate and delicate two dimensional and three-dimensional works reflecting observations of nature. The inspiration stems from the love natural forms in which I look for shapes, textures, colours, within what might be a hedge row or a motorway verge, recording the small and insignificant … Continue reading Mixed Media Wire Workshop with Liz Cooksey – 13th & 14th August 2022

Altered and Repaired Garments and Objects with Jessie Chorley – 19th June 2022

About Jessie Chorley Jessie Chorley is a London-based textile artist, specialising in embroidery and paper crafts. Born in Kent in 1980, she spent her childhood in North Wales, before moving to London to study for the BA in Fine Art Textile Practice at Goldsmiths College. While still a student, she chose to dedicate her life … Continue reading Altered and Repaired Garments and Objects with Jessie Chorley – 19th June 2022

Botanical Books with Alice Fox – 21st & 22nd May 2022

Alice’s process-led practice is based on recording personal experience of landscape. She works with natural fibres and gathered materials, employing natural dye techniques, print, stitch and weave in different combinations to create surfaces and structures. Alice takes an experimental approach to found items, learning about their properties, boundaries and possibilities through the making process. Alice … Continue reading Botanical Books with Alice Fox – 21st & 22nd May 2022