Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Workshops for the New Year

I have the following workshops planned for January and February:
  • Sunday 10th January 2010 - Metal Embossing III 2.00pm to 4.00pm. We will be putting the finishing touches to our metal, making up the book covers and constructing the book. £30.
  • Saturday 16th January 2010 - Wire Jewellery 10.30am to 12.30pm. Learn the basics of constructing a necklace using wire and beads. £30.
  • Friday 19th February 2010 - Silk Paper 10.30am to 12.30pm. We will use silk with other fibres and mixed media to make wonderful textured surfaces which can be used for stitching, vessels and even jewellery.
  • Friday 26th February 2010 - Tapestry Weaving with Joan Young. Using a simple frame, learn the basic techniques of this centuries old craft. £30.
Later in the year I will be holding some mixed media classes in conjunction with Sharne Gregory - I'm really looking forward to working with Sharne. More details will follow, but they will be held on Saturdays.

To book, just give me a ring on 01268 523780 (see New Year opening hours below) or drop me an email at


Cloth Paper Scissors

The latest issue of Cloth Paper Scissors has arrived, and it has some fascinating articles and projects. For a start, the cover calls to me - all my favourite colours!

There is an article on design by one of my favourite textile artists, Beryl Taylor, painting on paper, wood, canvas, creating a journal, encaustic collage, paper quilting using a colour wheel for inspiration, birds, faces, houses, sculpture and stitch - there's something for nearly everyone!