Textiles Workshops

 Bags and scarves      Goldwork     red patchwork      Jeans coat
Thursdays fortnightly, 10am - 3pm 

Cost: £75 for 3 sessions (or £25 for a single session) - choose and book the sessions you want to do


These workshops are aimed at anyone with an interest in Textiles, including stitching, machine embroidery, feltmaking, patchwork, knitting, dyeing, bagmaking, quilting and many more.

Select from a varied programme of creative sesssions, utilising a wide range of creative textile techniques and materials

Use of equipment and basic materials required are included in the session fee, although there will occasionally be an extra charge of a few pounds for materials, or the requirement to bring your sewing machine and/or materials with you as indicated in the session plan below. 

You can check availability anytime by emailing [email protected] with a list of those sessions you’d like to attend, but places will be allocated on a first-come first served basis, and a waiting list kept therafter.


10 January -  SASHIKO EMBROIDERY:  learn how to create traditional Japanese embroidery patterns, simple to do but very effective
Please bring: dark fabrics (can be patterned); light coloured embroidery threads


24 January – TAPESTRY WEAVING: discover how to warp up a weaving frame; and how to weave using traditional tapestry techniques including blending and shading
All materials supplied for a fee of £5 (to include loan of frame after the session)


7 February - FABRIC POSTCARDS: create beautiful postcard-sized pieces of textile art using a range of fabrics and techniques
Please bring: your sewing machine, fabric scraps, machine embroidery threads    FULLY BOOKED


21 February – SILK PAPERMAKING: learn how to make paper using silk fibres; and how to create 3-D silk paper forms over moulds             

Please bring: any silk fibres you might have; small bowls or objects suitable as moulds    FULLY BOOKED



  • 10am – 3pm
  • £25 per individual session; £110 for 5 sessions; or £200 for all 10 sessions
  • Pre-booking essential – attend the whole project, or select your favourite sessions

    A series of 10 fortnightly Textiles sessions in which you can design and create your own wall hanging or quilt
    Over the 10-week project, learn how to create design ideas, experiment with textiles techniques, and produce a wall hanging or quilt to your own design including your textiles favourites
    A format of morning demonstrations with afternoons to develop ideas and experiment; or simply bring along your project to work on independently

Session 1: 7 March - Creating designs and ideas 

Session 2: 21 March – Fabric dyeing techniques 

Session 3: 4 April - Batik and silk painting 

Session 4: 18 April – Printmaking on fabric 

Session 5: 2 May – Applique and couching 

Session 6: 23 May - Hot textiles 

Session 7: 6 June - Free machine embroidery 

Session 8: 20 June - Hand embroidery 

Session 9: 4 July - Assembling your wallhanging/quilt 

Session 10: 18 July - Backing and quilting your creation