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Textile workshops


I have been running workshops in my attic studio in Nether Edge, Sheffield, for several years. I have also delivered workshops out in the community, and as far afield as Norfolk.


The attic workshops are designed for small groups of people (3-4), but can be tailored to suit smaller or larger groups, depending on location. I am also able to adapt the sessions to take different levels of experience and ability into account, hopefully ensuring an enjoyable and positive learning experience for all.


If you would like book a workshop or more information, please use my contact page to leave a message.




Having a Field Day!   

Have a field day experimenting with the needle felting machine. Use it to construct new materials that can later be used to create your own field landscape to stitch into with free machine embroidery or by hand. When you are happy with it, mount it ready to take away and frame. 10-4.00pm


Price £70 including materials and lunch.



Shadow Garden – Collage to Textile   

This is a new workshop giving you a chance to construct your own Shadow Garden . We collage with pastic bags, heat bond, draw, develop designs on the computer, pattern cut, needle felt on the embellisher and finish the piece with hand stitching! All in a day! Mount your  work and it is then ready to take away and frame. 10-4.00pm


Price £70.00 including materials and lunch.



The Art of Cards   

Use an embellisher machine, soldering irons and a range of different materials and techniques to create lively textile cards. By the end of the session you will have ten cards in a range of designs to take away and use. 10.00-3.00pm 


Price £60.00 including materials and lunch.



Organza Landscapes   

Throughout the session you will experience a range of techniques. You will use Photoshop to alter digital designs to print onto cotton for use as a background designs, select layers of organza, machine stitch them together then cut back through the layers. Complete your piece with hand stitching and burning back with a soldering iron. The finished work will be mounted in a freestanding acrylic frame. Please note that previous students have preferred using their own sewing machines as it speeds up the sewing process. I do have machines which can be set up for use but would appreciate prior notice. 10-4.00pm


Price £60.00 including materials and lunch.




Exploring the embellisher   Sunday 3rd July 10-1.00pm

This has proved to be a very popular workshop and is a chance for beginners or those with limited experience to explore the embellisher and find out what it can do. You will work with a range of fabrics, yarns and materials to create decorative surfaces.


Price: £35 including all materials



Having a Field Day

Shadow Garden

Textile Cards

Organza Landscape

Exploring the Embellisher

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