Jazz Age

Jazz Age

Friday 13th October 2017

Stitch technique

Bead a beautiful miniature amulet bag with an Art Deco design

Textile technique

Create printing blocks based on Art Deco

motifs to use on discharge velvet or silk.

Friday 17th November 2017

Stitch Technique

Make some beautiful Art Deco themed Christmas decorations

using golden threads and beads

Textile Technique

Try the exciting technique of Devore on

sumptuous silk velvet.

Friday 19th January 2018

Stitch Technique

Create miniature beaded shoes in 20’s style

Textile Technique

Art Deco foiling and stencilling to create gilded surfaces.

Friday 9th February 2018

Stitch Technique

Create and Art Deco panel depicting a flapper

wearing a beaded headdress.

Textile Technique

Silk paper 3D flowers

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Saturday, 1 June 2013

I am spending a lovely day at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Yinka Shoninare MBE has an exhibition here that is well worth seeing . This is a photo of a sculpture in the park of his, unfortunately I cannot post any of his exhibition , he incorporates African fabric into his sculptures.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Unfortunatly Mary could not make it to the workshop just before Christmas so she spent her time making these lovely hearts.

Monday, 21 January 2013

Snow Dyeing

Snow dyeing
Soak your 100% cotton fabric in soda  (1tbls to ½ pint water double up the quantity until you have enough liquid for your fabric)
Place a sheet of glass or something similar on an angle in the sink
Place the fabric on top
Pour on snow
Sprinkle on different colours of procion dye powder
Leave to melt

Good luck and have fun !
We are sorry but due to heavy snowfall overnight and more forecasted today
 we have taken the decision to cancel today's workshop.
 It will be rolled over to next month. .
 Why don't you try some snow dyeing now you have some free time!

Friday, 4 January 2013


Rain forest - Tree canopy

The Tree Canopy
Students are creating  a handmade journal in which to record images of the rain forest such as the exotic flora and fauna which found in abundance. Using transfer paints to create a background of luxuriant foliage created by hand and free machining on disolvable fabrics or bonding and using distressed techniques and silk paper.