WORKSHOPS AND MASTERCLASSES
I teach two day workshops and summer schools all over the country for Textile Groups and Embroiderers' Guilds.
I run my own workshops and weekend masterclasses including three a year at Hawkwood College in Stroud in Gloucestershire.
I teach workshops and summer schools at Art Van Go in Hertfordshire and Knuston Hall, Northamptonshire.
I also run workshops in my own studio at my home in Kent for one or two people at a time. These have proven to be very popular and can be individually tailored to suit.
In addition to the workshops where I teach the techniques I have developed (see Workshops for Groups and Guilds), I offer themed courses. These were all devised by me for past Hawkwood Masterclasses. I have since run them for groups who want to stretch themselves a little more. These themes are only really suitable for longer courses (long weekends, Summer Schools, etc.). Some of my themes are:
Books that are richly encrusted and embellished.
Using modern interpretation to tap into the great wealth of Mediaeval imagery to produce a book.
Hardback books with a rich but simple Arts and Crafts influence.
‘A NEW LEASE OF LIFE’
Make do and mend using recycled and old materials to make fabric based books.
‘ALL WASHED UP’
Books inspired by and even made from items from the sea.
Books about life in the hedgerows with pelmet vilene layered covers, coloured with transfer dyes, hand colouring and stitch.
I run classes for one or two people at my studio on how to use and fill a sketchbook. I have a unique take on what a sketchbook should be. To me a sketch book should be a personal resource which is crammed with your own ideas, samples and notes. My sketchbooks all start off as shop bought books but by the time I have profiled the covers dyed, cut and printed the pages they are almost a work of art before I even start to think about filling the book. See 'Workshops At My Home Studio' for prices, etc.