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Workshops: sharing my techniques with you

 Learn to make your own beautiful pieces of textile art, whether in person or at my new online textile art hub.

Introducing Flourish textile art hub

I’m thrilled to announce the launch of my brand new website!

Head over to Flourish textile art hub for instant access to pre-recorded video tutorials in free motion embroidery and monoprinting.

Or sign up for my four-week online course in textile abstract painting, starting 6th February.

You can also find out about the Flourish membership community, launching in early 2021. I’m passionate about the wellbeing benefits of making time for art. Flourish membership is a way to commit to your creativity with monthly projects, tips and inspiration, and to connect with others who share your love of textile art.

 

I hope you’ll join us.

Face-to-face workshops – new summer 2021 dates

 

Join us at Made and Making in Hassocks, near Brighton, for relaxed and enjoyable textile art workshops . They’re a chance for you to put aside the stresses of daily life, develop new skills and immerse yourself in the creative process, with exciting results.

 

The studio is spacious and bright and is set in the South Downs Nurseries and Garden Centre, with free parking. Spaces are limited to eight per class.

Address: Garden Studio, South Downs Nurseries, Brighton Road, Hassocks, West Sussex BN6 9LY

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Monoprinting with embroidery workshop

Discover the magic of monoprinting with real plants and flowers, and then learn how to use free motion embroidery to add depth and texture to your picture – you’ll be amazed by the results. No experience is required for this enjoyable workshop, and you will leave with a 25cm x 30cm original piece of textile art.

All materials are provided, but please bring an apron.

Date: 18th April

Time: 10:30am – 3:30pm

Cost: £65 per person

To book: visit Made and Making

Textile art: three-day course 

This is my most in-depth course on the techniques of textile painting, monoprinting and free motion embroidery. You’ll build skills and confidence in all three areas, and will leave with your own 40cm x 40cm original piece of textile art.

Day 1: This will be a playful day spent exploring and experimenting. You’ll learn how to apply textile paints directly onto natural fabrics, and will practise using real plants and objects to create a range of monoprinting effects.

Day 2: Using the techniques you’ve learnt, you’ll begin to create your final piece. I will be on hand to advise you, and will share some of my own artwork for inspiration. The session will end with a demonstration of free motion embroidery.

Day 3: First building your confidence on practice pieces, you’ll then add texture and movement to your artwork through free motion embroidery. You may also choose to add appliqué and hand embroidery. We will end the course by viewing all the finished pieces, with tips for framing your work.

All materials are provided, but please bring an apron. You are also welcome to bring your own objects of nature to print with.

Dates: New dates coming for 2021. Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear about new dates

Time: 10:30am – 3:30pm

Cost: £180 per person

To book, visit Made and Making

Textile art workshop

Come and learn how to paint your own expressive artwork onto natural fabric, with explorations of colour inspired by the changing seasons. You’ll then learn how to set up a sewing machine with a darning foot so that you can add flowing lines, shapes and texture to your painting with free motion embroidery. As your confidence grows you’ll learn to trust your instincts, and watch as a beautiful artwork appears.

No experience is required, other than some familiarity with a sewing machine, and you will leave with your own 25cm x 25cm piece of original art.

Dates: 27th June, 11th & 18th July

Time: 10:30am – 3:30pm

Cost: £65 per person

All materials are provided, but please bring an apron.

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