Amanda Clayton

A non-refundable deposit which is 50% of the class fee will confirm your place

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A Little Book of Leaves   £175

Two-day workshop Sat&Sun 25&26 Sept 2021 10.00-16.00

Using traditional hand stitch techniques and extreme contrasts of neutral cloth and thread we will explore running stitch, cutwork, layering, applique and inlay using leaves and other natural forms as a means to inspire and produce a personal cloth book.

Fragile Forms    £250

Three-day workshop Fri/Sat/Sun 14/15/16 May 2021 10.00-16.00

fragile forms

Exploring the qualities of cloth and hand stitch in a neutral palette with particular emphasis on flat to form.


The above are just a few of the elements that we will challenge by being creative with bias, shaping, construction, right side/wrong side.

The 3 day course is very much about experimenting and taking risks.

You may not go away with resolved pieces but you will have lots of ideas to develop back in your studio.


Responding to primary source.

Recognising the process of developing concept, imagery and qualities.

Working with the inherent qualities of cloth.

Using hand stitch as a functional element.

Rediscovering techniques in a new context especially three dimension.

Understanding your own individual visual language.

Amanda is passionate about the purity of cloth and thread . She enjoys a positive studio atmosphere of encouraging students and identifying their individual strengths whilst supporting an informed working process. She feels working primarily in neutrals can put the emphasis on elements that can ordinarily be overlooked.

Quietly Composed      £175

The potential of hand stitch and composition expressed through a contrast of neutral cloth and threads