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

Claire Wellesley-Smith workshop - sold out - email to be added to waitlist

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 on long-term community projects about wellbeing, arts and health, and heritage, in higher education, and at venues around the UK and internationally. Her books, Slow Stitch: Mindful and Contemplative Textile Art (2015) and Resilient Stitch: Wellbeing and Connection in Textile Art (2021) are published by Batsford.

Stitching Connection

Stitching Connection is a three-day workshop based around Claire’s recent book, Resilient Stitch: Wellbeing and Connection in Textile Art. Each day has a focus – Beginning / Connection / Resilience and is based around a series of prompts helping you to develop a personal stitching practice. During the workshop you will make a series of stitched and pieced samples that can lead to a more resolved pieces of work. Claire has been working on a daily textile practice, her Stitch Journal, since 2013 and will share some of her experience of this.

3 day Workshop
10 - 4.30

includes all materials & refreshments - please bring along lunch or alternatively visit one of the two Cafes on site as well as an award winning farm shop.

All bookings are subject to our Workshop Booking Terms and Conditions