A Hope & Elvis day is a great experience set in a large inspirational studio.
You will receive a friendly welcome, expert guidance from artist and makers of the highest order and have time, materials and space to explore your creativity.
If you are coming far please let me know if you need any help with local places to stay to make a relaxed weekend away.
Full payment is required to secure bookings. Please use the Paypal links or to pay by cheque or bank transfer please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will save you the seat if available.
Once your payment is made your booking is confirmed and subject to the Terms & Condition. A confirmation will be emailed to you within a few days, this will include a copy of all the booking T’s & C’s.
In the event of a cancellation payments are are non refundable but if the place can be filled a credit may be given to be used for future workshops minus a £15 administrative fee.
All bookings are subject to our Workshop Booking Terms and Conditions
The studio will have been thoroughly cleaned beforehand and surfaces and handles will be cleaned throughout the day. The amount of students has been lowered to enable everyone to have a large working area with plenty of social distance. At each work station there will be a create with basic materials i.e. scissors, needles etc. … Continue reading How Hope & Elvis has adapted to Covid
As the title suggests, these sessions are a day to do whatever, a day for you. Bring along something you are working on or that piece of work you started and is now in a drawer somewhere waiting to be finished (and lets be honest we all have a few of those!) Between 10am & … Continue reading “Whatever Wednesdays” – see description for dates
Fabric Recipes with Jayne Emerson – 21st November 2021 Fabric Recipes Jayne Emerson has been creating experimental textile designs for over twenty years. Her work has sold to clients ranging from Chanel and Dior to household names including John Lewis and Boden. *(She has also written six craft books and taught Kirstie Allsopp how to … Continue reading Fabric Recipes with Jayne Emerson – 21st November 2021 – SOLD OUT- email email@example.com to be added to waitlist
Drawing with a Sewing Machine with Rosie James 4th & 5th December 2021 About Rosie James Rosie James is a Textile Artist living and working in Kent, UK. She has a BA Hons Textiles degree from Surrey Institute of Art and Design and an MA in Textiles from Goldsmith College London. Rosie started off with … Continue reading Drawing with Stitch with Rosie James – 4th & 5th December 2021
About Studio Isabel Fletcher. I am a London based textile designer working with offcuts to create contemporary, sustainable craft. Working with production offcuts, my designs take inspiration from often overlooked and undervalued details in life. Working with the offcut’s predetermined shapes and materials, I use natural dyes, manipulation and arrangement to create functional works of … Continue reading Textile Offcuts with Isabel Fletcher – 26th February 2022
Macrame and Weave separately are such wonderful ways to work with yarns and fibres, but together something magical happens! the possibilities are endless using materials including rope, wool, silk, ribbons and many more you can let your creativity run wild we will start the day exploring macrame knots that lend themselves perfectly for this type … Continue reading Macrame Weave Wall Hanging – 12 March 2022
It’s no secret I am a huge fan of Jo’s work and am lucky to own a couple of pieces (one of which I would save first in fire!). As well an amazing artist Jo is a superb tutor, I think this weekend may hold a few surprises. About Jo Waterhouse Jo Waterhouse is an … Continue reading Art College in 2 Days with Jo Waterhouse – 19th & 20th March 2022
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 – 2nd & 3rd April 2022
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 – 8th , 9th & 10th April 2022
to be added to the waitlist please email firstname.lastname@example.org Cas Homes studied in Fine Art, Maidstone College of Art (UCA) in the eighties before a further study in Japanese art, textiles and paper making in Japan under a Japan Foundation Fellowship and a Winston Churchill Memorial Fellowship. S. Cas has also published work including; Textile … Continue reading Cloth and Shadows with Cas Holmes 23rd & 24th April 2022 – Full
Cas Homes studied in Fine Art, Maidstone College of Art (UCA) in the eighties before a further study in Japanese art, textiles and paper making in Japan under a Japan Foundation Fellowship and a Winston Churchill Memorial Fellowship. S. Cas has also published work including; Textile Landscape, The Found Object in Textile Art, Stitch Stories, … Continue reading Layers, Lines and Images: Improvised Book forms with Cas Holmes – 25th & 26th April 2022
I am very happy to be welcoming the wonderful Mrs B back to H&E to share with us this back by popular demand fantastic workshop! Mrs B’s Introduction To Gel Plate Printing Workshop Gel plate printing is a quick and effective way to create layered prints on paper and fabric. We will be experimenting with … Continue reading Mrs B’s Introduction To Gel Plate Printing 7th or 8th May 2022
About Mandy Pattullo trained as a Surface Pattern and Textile Designer and now work from an attic studio in a converted manse in rural Northumberland. I treasure the old and worn, refashioning vintage textiles into new collages which are embellished with stitch and appliqué. I re-cycle and reuse very old and often disintergrating materials which … Continue reading Vintage Textile Collage with Mandy Pattullo – 14th May 2022
About Mandy Pattullo trained as a Surface Pattern and Textile Designer and now work from an attic studio in a converted manse in rural Northumberland. I treasure the old and worn, refashioning vintage textiles into new collages which are embellished with stitch and appliqué. I re-cycle and reuse very old and often disintergrating materials which … Continue reading Red Work with Mandy Pattullo -15th 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
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 … Continue reading Pet Portraits with Anne Kelly – 28th & 29th May 2022
About Jessie Chorley Jessie Chorley is a London-based textile artist, specialising in embroidery and paper crafts. Born in Kent in1980, 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 to … Continue reading Stories in Stitch with Jessie Chorley – 17th & 18th 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
Helaina is a designer maker, based in West Yorkshire, creating 2D and 3D wirework. Her work is inspired for her love of tea and the rituals around tea drinking and is rooted in the elegance of the past, particularly the Edwardian era. Using old sepia photographs she creates pen and ink drawings that are … Continue reading Wire Work with Helaina Sharpley 2nd July 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
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
I am hugely excited to be welcoming wood sculptor Lee Borthwick for a two-day relaxing foray into the art of pyrography. Suitable for beginners, the workshop explores a range of drawing techniques and wild patterns using the wood burning pen and English woods. The workshop concludes with the creation of your own presentation platter and … Continue reading Wild Wood – Pyrography Patterns for Homewares with Lee Borthwick – 8th & 9th October 2022
About Mrs Bertimus, first of all I just want to say its a total pleasure to welcome Mrs Bertimus back to Hope & Elvis an outstanding artist who brings a little bit of magic (record player & Cake!) Mrs Bertimus studied fashion and textiles at Saint Martin’s School of Art and enjoyed three glorious years … Continue reading Mrs B’s Mixed Media Weekender – 5th & 6th November
A Hope and Elvis day is a great experience, set in a large inspirational studio full of warmth, materials and great food. An ideal gift for any occasion. Hope and Elvis gift vouchers can be used as part or full payment depending on the chosen workshop. To redeem your gift voucher simply choose your workshop … Continue reading Workshop Gift Voucher