I am currently offering a variety of workshops in both Textiles and Feltmaking to various creative groups within Lincolnshire and further afield. Whether you are an absolute beginner, or you are wanting to build on previous experience, I can put together a workshop to suit you or your group. One to one and small group tuition (max 4) is also available in my studio in Horncastle. If you require more information or prices please email me using the contact form
The following are examples of just some of workshops I do, however if there is a particular technique or project you have in mind I am more than happy to discuss your requirements.
FOREST FLOOR – This is an experimental workshop using soldering irons and heat togols with heat manipulative fabrics incuding Tyvek and Lutradur which we will paint, stitch, distress and shape. This can be booked as a one day course, resulting in an A4 size piece of work, or as a two day workshop in which you will produce lots of samples on day one and a completed piece of work day two. Suitable for all abilities.
TYVEK LEAF – In this one day workshop we will be creating a beautiful Tyvek Leaf. We will begin by making a wire armature which will be painted and wrapped with Tyvek fabric before distressing with a heat tool. Detail is added in the form of hand embellishing with threads and beads to make our piece unique. Suitable for all abilities.
YELLOW POPPIES WALL HANGING – In this two day workshop you will create a fabulous Wet Felted Wallhanging using Bergschaf and Merino fibres. You can follow my Yellow Poppies design or be totally unique and create your own! During the two days we will use a variety of techniques including wet felting, needle felting, couching and free motion embroidery. Suitable for all abilities.
CREATE AN ART QUILT – Create a beautiful nature inspired art quilt using a variety of fabrics and techniques including painting, appliqué, hand stitch and free motion stitching. This can be booked as a one day workshop, following my Three Tall Trees design and resulting in a small quilt, or as a two day course. If booking the two day’s students will have time to design their own art quilt and work on a larger scale if wished. Suitable for all abilities.
NUNO FELTED SCARF – In this workshop we will combine silk fabrics with Superfine Merino fibres to create a beautiful, soft scarf which is not only warm and attractive but each one will be totally unique!
BERGSCHAF BAG – Using a series of resists and Bergschaf fibre you will create a clutch bag, with integral handle, in your choice of shape and colour. This workshop is suitable for abilities but please be aware that the felting process for making this type of bag is very physical. If you are interested but have any doubts about coping please contact me to discuss.
BASIC WET FELTING AROUND A RESIST – This workshop is a great introduction to 3D Wet Felting around a resist. We will work with beautiful, soft Merino fibres to create our bowls. Suitable for all abilities.
MAGIC MUSHROOMS – These Needle Felted mushrooms are made in a day. They are fun to create and can be simply decorative or, for the more practical among us, they make a novel pincushion! Ideal as a gift for a friend who sews. Suitable for all abilities
WET FELTED FLOWER MEADOW