Pet Portraits with Anne Kelly – 28th & 29th May 2022

*NEW WORKSHOP* - Pet Portraits with Anne Kelly

Join artist, author and tutor Anne Kelly for a new workshop presented for the first time at Hope and Elvis. Guided by Anne, you will be designing and making a unique piece of work to celebrate or remember a special pet or animal in your life. Using a photograph to design a collaged version of your choice with background and surroundings, she will help to create a really memorable piece of textile art. Hand and machine stitching will form part of the workshop and we will try to incorporate as many well-loved treasures from your collections as possible into this new piece. You will need to look through your stash for pieces of fabric to make this collage, a full list of materials will be sent closer to the time.

About Anne Kelly

Anne is an award winning textile artist, author and tutor based in the UK, exhibiting and teaching internationally. Her three books for Batsford represent her project and collaborative work. Anne’s heavily embroidered fabric collages are reminiscent of tapestry work and her signature stitching technique is applied to a variety of surfaces. She uses mixed media and print to further embellish her work. Anne ‘s work is represented in private and public collections in the UK and abroad. She is listed in the Crafts Council Directory. She belongs to SEW and the ETN.

Anne’s second book ‘Textile Nature’ was launched at the Knitting and Stitching Shows’ in 2016. It has been reprinted and sold around the world. Her third book ‘Textile Folk Art” was published in August and links her continued interests in working with groups, nature conservation and folk art. Her third book ‘Textile Folk Art’ was launched at the Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate in 2018. Her fourth book for Batsford ‘Textile Travels’ was published in 2020. She had an enthusiastically received solo exhibition at the Ruthin Craft Centre in the UK in 2021.

£180 2 day workshop includes some materials and refreshments
10 - 12.30 , 1.45 - 4.30

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