Workshops and Talks

I am based in North Wales and Chester and run regular workshops at Funky Aardvark in Chester. Their website calendar has all my courses listed here.

Mindful stitching - Take a break from the hustle of todays society and let stitching grant you time. Learn about historic uses of stitch and darning and use these ideas to inspire a piece using reclaimed and vintage fabrics and threads. Next date = tbc from 10am - 5pm. £60 for 1 day. Everything included but you can bring your own old materials, threads and embellishments to make it more personal.

Water in Stitch - Learn how to capture the light and movement of water in machine stitch and make a picture with voiles, metallic, scrims and sheers. Next dates = June 10/11 2017 from 10am - 5pm. £120 for 2 days and all you need to bring is your sewing machine, darning foot and threads.

Beautiful bobbinwork - Learn how to use your machine to add texture and depth to your work by using much thicker threads via your bobbin. Create a scene from nature in various threads and fabrics. Next date = tbc 10am- 5pm. £60 for 1 day materials included. Bring your own sewing machine, darning foot and standard threads.

Natural Dye and Stitch - first create dyed fabrics with plants and rust and then stitch by hand to create unique artworks from the fabrics and dye materials! Next dates = 29/30th April 2017 from 10am-5pm. £120 for 2 days everything included but you can bring some old natural fabrics, threads and embellishments to include to personalise.

Can't get to Chester? I can come to you. I offer 1/2/3 day workshops at your venue or in your craft room! Any of the above workshops can be brought to you or I can adapt one of my regular courses. I also run mini versions of the popular Project Sundays in a theme of your choice.

Pricing for travelling workshops = Full day 10am-5pm £250, 10% off 2 or more days. Travel, accommodation, specialist materials extra. Groups of up to 15. (larger groups can be quoted for)

Talks about my work, textile techniques, creative business and Art History can also be brought to you. These start at £90 for a 1 hour talk plus travel and can be combined with a workshop/mini workshop/demo

Contact me for more details on any of the courses/talks or to get a personalised quote for the workshop of your choice.