Water Soluble Magic with Jayne Emerson – 1st July 2022

Water Soluble Magic

Jayne is a practicing textile designer, author and tutor based in north Gloucestershire, UK. She has an MA in Fashion from Central St Martins and a 1st class degree in Textiles from Loughborough College of Art and Design.
For the past 25 years she has created innovative textile samples that explore the boundaries of modern embroidery, patchwork and needle felting. These ‘seeds of ideas’ have sold to clients including Chanel, Calvin Klein, Nina Ricci, Louis Vuitton, Dior and Balenciaga.
Jayne regularly teaches experimental textile workshops and taught Kirstie Allsopp how to needle felt on TV. She has written six books Simply Felt (with Margaret Docherty), The Impatient Patchworker, The Impatient Embroiderer, New from Old, Simply Needle felt and Boho Felt Crafts with Rachel Henderson.
During lockdown she recorded a series of online courses and opened her membership The No Rules Textile Society in March 2021.


Water soluble fabric is such a magical ingredient, allowing you to create intricate weaves, lace and grids from scraps of fabric and tangles of threads. You can also use it to create edgings, jewellery and sculptural vessels. It can be used to make stitches float over textural surfaces and best of all, it all looks so much more intricate and complicated than it really is!

We will be creating experimental samples but there will be plenty of suggestions for uses in dressmaking, up-cycling, interiors and art.

Please feel free to bring along your own sewing machine and any scrap fabrics/threads you would like to include. Jayne will also bring along her extensive materials archive for you to use.

£90 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.

*due to the nature of this workshop your own sewing machine is advisable , however there is a small number of machines for you borrow by prior arrangement*