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2018 One & Two Day Workshops

A range of different workshops for 2018, see below for the details.

Fabric Dyeing

about the workshops

Creative Sketchbooks

Take the fear out of sketch-booking and learn how to develop your work through a series of creative exercises, using lots of different techniques and materials. All materials provided, including an A5 sketchbook to get you started and a complementary lunch is included. All you need to bring is yourself along with any ideas or themes you want to work on. Don’t worry if you have a mental block on a theme, I have lots of inspiring ideas and images to get you started. You will go away with at least one sketchbook full of ideas, ready to be expanded into larger pieces of work and loads more confidence about developing your work through sketchbooks.

Sketchbooks and other goodies will be available to purchase on the day. A complementary lunch is included.


Cost: £100
Date: 21 & 22 May 10am-4pm
Maximum class size: 7

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Dye Effects



Dyeing with procion is simple and colourful. On this day, we will colour mix to make an exciting array of fabric and try different effects, such as ice dyeing to create such stunning fabric you won’t want to cut it up!

All materials provided, apart from fabric. A complimentary lunch is included. Fabric and other goodies will be available to purchase on the day.

Cost: £50
Date: 24 May 10am-4pm
Maximum class size: 7

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Mixed Media on Fabric



Mixed media is a great way to add texture and interest to your textiles and quilts. On this taster day where we will experiment with a number of different mixed media approaches on fabric such as using lutradur, gesso, transfer paints and foils to create a series of small samples you can repeat at home on a larger scale.

All materials provided, apart from fabric. A complementary lunch is included.



Cost: £50
Date: 25 May 10am-4pm
Maximum class size: 7

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"White on White" 2day Workshop with Sheena Norquay



The aim of the workshop is to experiment with symmetrical and asymmetrical compositions, using squares within six inch blocks using a variety of cream/white fabrics. Secondly, students will be encouraged to use a variety of threads and stitch techniques to create movement, pattern and texture with embroidery and quilting but relating to squares.

A requirements list will be supplied. A complementary lunch is included. Fabric and other goodies will be available to purchase on the day.


Cost: £120
Date: 5+6 June 10am-4pm
Maximum class size: 7

SOLD OUT: currently running a waiting list

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Decorative Free Motion Grids - 1day Workshop with Sheena Norquay

Using patterned fabric samples as inspiration, you will be shown how to create continuous line, decorative grids suitable for free machine quilting. Single lines, pairs and groups of lines can be used for the grids in a combination of different line directions. Fabric samples can be from one colour family or from a season such as Autumn.

A requirements list will be supplied. A complementary lunch is included. Fabric and other goodies will be available to purchase on the day.

Cost: £60
Date: 7 June 10am-4pm
Maximum class size: 7

SOLD OUT: currently running a waiting list

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Thermofax Screen Printing

Spend a day discovering thermofax screen printing from start to finish. You will design your own screen, which you will then print with on fabric and paper, trying different effects, such as printing with dye and printing with foils.

All materials provided, although you may want to bring a wider selection of fabric – a list will be supplied. A complementary lunch is included. Fabric and other goodies will be available to purchase on the day.



Cost: £60
Date: 17 September 10am-4pm
Maximum class size: 7

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Abstract Quilt Designing


Learn how to be inspired by things around you to create stunning and unique designs for abstract art quilts. Using a number of different techniques, media and inspiration sources, we will create a variety of different drawings which we will then develop into designs for a quilt. A rich selection of drawings and ideas will be created. We will start to take these into fabric during the afternoon on the second day.

All materials provided apart from fabric. A complementary lunch is included. Fabric and other goodies will be available to purchase on the day.

Cost: £100
Date: 20+21 September 10am-4pm
Maximum class size: 7

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Fabric Printing

There are many different ways of printing fabric and on this day we will explore several of them, including making your own printing blocks, printing with found objects and different methods of monoprinting. You will leave with lots of gorgeous unique fabric and lots of ideas of what to do with it.

All materials provided, apart from fabric. A complementary lunch is included. Fabric and other goodies will be available to purchase on the day

Cost: £50
Date: 19 November 10am-4pm
Maximum class size: 7

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Nature Course

Workshops and Talks

City and Guilds Patchwork and Quilting Teaching

Screen printing and fabric dyeing