Busy Times

This is the view from the tenth floor of the new Tate Modern building on the South Bank in London… it is truly amazing and you all must go .. fabuous iconic art pieces, even some textiles .. the Louise Bourgeois room is outstanding …
Now .. back to business!
Caroline Bell ran a masterclass here using Spring leaves and various mordants as well as a fructose Indigo Vat.. with great results.. she will run another masterclass next year…. meanwhile she is running an Eco stitch day next month so that students can use their beautiful cloths… she is also running another Autumn Eco 2 day class in September …
IN THE PIPELINE…. Caroline may run a 4-6 session hand stitching course in the winter, when there are no leaves about… those that know her work, do know how exquisite her hand stitching is … let me know if you are interested
Caroline has been co-organising an exhibition ‘From the Earth Textiles’ which is open for a month at the Mardlebury Gallery near Art Van Go, and also a series of workshops held at Art Van Go, see details below
I went to  the PV on Friday night and it is well worth the visit
Saw Clare Bullock up at the ‘From the Earth Textiles’ exhibition and she is really looking forward to teaching at the Granary Studio. This image shows my delightful needle case made by Clare, just to whet your appetite..
The Procion and Process courses are going apace ..
the Saturday group are hurtling towards the end of the year … only two more sessions left ….
..I am taking names now for the restart in either October or February .. two of the spaces are already gone, so, if you are interested please do not leave it too long before contacting me … I only take 4 in each group…
Also I am starting an independent study group with a couple of names already on the list, so please do get in touch if you are hoping to join this group

This month the Saturday students set up their screens ready for breakdown printing in July

they also did some Shibori ploughing with some great results

The Sunday group were monoprinting

STOP PRESS!
I am negotiating with the lovely Amanda Hislop to come and teach at the Granary Studio… I have all her details, just need to settle on which workshops and the dates.
SO … WATCH THIS SPACE!
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Opportunity for Life Drawing

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One place has become available on the Intermediate/Advanced Life Drawing Class…

It consists of a block of 6 Monday evenings from 18.00-20.00 held at The Granary Studio, taught by the very talented tutor Melanie Rose

It is running from Monday 6th June – 11 July 2016, and costs £98 for the six sessions

A different model for each session.

For more information please visit the Classes section of the website www.granarystudio.com

 

 

Beginners Life Drawing

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We have one space left on the beginners life drawing course.

This consists of two full days of tuition with two different models

It is running on Saturday 16th July and 10th September 2016, and costs £90 for the two days.

For more information please visit the Classes section of the website www.granarystudio.com

Springtime at The Granary Studio

Busy times at The Granary Studio

The tutor is having some fun too!

There is a new second group of students now learning on the Procion and Process course. I will take names and details of anyone wanting to attend  this or any other course, and, when I have enough people interested, I will start a new group… currently there is a Saturday group who have completed 4 of the ten sessions, and a Sunday group who have just completed their first session. They attend one day a month spread over a year.

Barbara and Kay from the Sunday group are enjoying the design process from their first class

Olive from the Saturday group is learning about using Thermofax screens and scraping backgrounds in the fourth class

        Life Drawing isn’t always just about paper and charcoal, here Irene is stitching on the machine direct from the life model     

STOP PRESS! Melanie is running a two day class for Beginners Life Drawing

23rd July and 10 Sept, both Saturdays,for more information please click the classes button on this website or email at granarystudio@hotmail.com

There are still spaces on Lynns new stitching classes starting 21st April Slow Stitching, exploring all things hand stitched…and 2nd June Modern Quilting, the brand new trend in patchwork and quilting, click the classes button on this website or email at granarystudio@hotmail.com

FINALLY,

There is just one space left or maybe two at a squeeze on Carolines Spring Eco-Printing course in April, and two on the May Masterclass weekend

hope to see you all at the Granary Studio soon!

 

 

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Happy New Year from the Granary Studio

Hope you had a good break over Christmas … now it’s 2016 with thoughts of new adventures for the coming year. I hope you will look at our new courses and visit us sometime soon …

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Lynn Onions is starting two new six week courses.

Slow Stitching 21 April-26 May, either 2.30-5.30 or 6.30-9.30.                                                 You will be experimenting with different threads, fabrics and stitches to create pages for a hand stitched book. There will also be a series of sewing related projects, needle case, pin cushion, scissor case etc. which you can complete at your leisure. Give them as gifts to your sewing friends or save them for yourself. Just come along and enjoy the pleasure of creating something by hand.

Modern Quilting 2 June- 14 July, either 2.30-5.30 or 6.30-9.30
An introduction to modern quilting and patchwork. Bold colours and simple backgrounds make stunning modern quilts. Lynn will introduce you to the different techniques used in patchwork, applique and quilting, you will make samples which will be large enough to be made into a small wall hanging, or cushion.The designs can be developed in to full size quilts if desired

Please visit http://www.granarystudio.com for more information

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There is a space on the new Procion and Process course starting on 7 Feb which will be one day a month for ten sessions. Please visit http://www.granarystudio.com for more details

Caroline Bell is returning to teach a Spring series of Eco-printing. Spaces are filling fast as always. She has two days in April and a two day Masterclass, for those with some experience of her techniques, in May. Please visit http://www.granarystudio.com for more details

Open Studios at the Granary

We are having lots of fun this week at the Granary Studio. It is open studios and we have had lots of lovely visitors .. A new exhibiting group called Room 6, who are loosely connected with the Eastleigh College degree I used to run, have their work here. There is lots of tea and coffee being drunk and cake eaten.

I am in the studio printing the panels for the Romsey Abbey exhibition in October, Caroline is eco-printing in the gazebo outside, lynn and Consuelo are stitching and wrapping, so, there is lots to see and people to talk to…

The teaching space is on show and hopefully people will sign up for some of our Autumn classes

There are a couple of spaces on the early session of Life Drawing starting wed 2nd September, more information on the ‘courses’ button here at this site…. I wold love to fill them because Melanie Rose is our visiting life drawing tutor and she is brilliant … dont worry if you have never done it before, she wil lead you through, so please do give it a try

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Classes coming up in May

We have some exciting classes coming up at the Granary in May… there are three very different classes with spaces left. We specialise in small classes with expert tuition.Please refer to the courses section of this website to find out what is on offer for the rest of the year. Do keep checking back because we are adding courses regularly as we respond to requests from yourselves

14 May    Know Your Sewing Machine (GS006) …..  this runs from 10.00 – 14.00 and Lynn will go through all the maintenance and functions for your own machine and lead you through some stitching which will give you all the information you need to stitch on your machine beautifully  … the cost is £32.50 for this valuable class

22-23 May   Graffitti Quilts (GS007) ….. this two day class begins with some drawing and design, both individual and collaborative, to create these fun quilts. the second day is spent free machine quilting, so, potentially depending on the size you choose to work to, you could complete a quilt in the two days  … the cost of the two days is £90 and includes all paints and pens etc

29-30 May   Print and Piece (GS008) ….. this two day class will begin with a day of printmaking through design and you will create a range of beautiful fabrics using fabric paint. The second day will concentrate on using these fabrics to piece a simple quilt top. You may choose any pattern following discussion with the tutor, from simply putting squares together to creating complex blocks or crazy patchwork. The cost of these two days is £90 and includes all paints and print media etc