Workshops

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 bookings@hopeandelvis.co.uk 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

Fabric Recipes with Jayne Emerson – 21st November 2021 – SOLD OUT- email bookings@hopeandelvis.co.uk to be added to waitlist

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 bookings@hopeandelvis.co.uk to be added to waitlist

Textile Offcuts with Isabel Fletcher – 26th February 2022

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

Collagraph Printmaking onto Fabric with Sue Brown – 2nd & 3rd April 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

Stitching Connection with Claire Wellesley Smith – 8th , 9th & 10th 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

Cloth and Shadows with Cas Holmes 23rd & 24th April 2022 – Full

to be added to the waitlist please email louise@hopeandelvis.com 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

Layers, Lines and Images: Improvised Book forms with Cas Holmes – 25th & 26th April 2022

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

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

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

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

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

Wild Wood – Pyrography Patterns for Homewares with Lee Borthwick – 8th & 9th October 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

Workshop Gift Voucher

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