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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News from the Granary, new classes

Lynn has two courses starting shortly, with some spaces still left on each..
Slow Stitching starts on Thursday 21st April for six weeks
‘During this course we will indulge ourselves with hand stitching. Throughout the course we 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.’
and Modern Quilting starts on Thursday 2nd June for six weeks
‘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’
COMING SOON! a programme of one day stitching workshops from  Lynn, full details in the next newsletter and on www.granarystudio.com

A new 6 week block of Melanie’s Life drawing will be starting on April 7th. This session is now full but if you are interested in life drawing please let us know, as I keep a list of people interested in joining future classes… Watch this space for some other drawing and painting classes from Melanie in the near future. Please visit www.granarystudio.com for more information.

Susan is now collecting names for the next group of prospective students who wish to attend the Procion and Process classes, one group will run from October ’16 on the first Saturday in the month and the second will run from Feb ’17 on the first Sunday in the month. Also the next Independent Study group will run on the first Friday in the month from Feb ’17.
COMING SOON! a series of one-day workshops related to dyeing and printing from Susan, full details in the next newsletter and on www.granarystudio.com

Kim Thittichai is coming to teach at the Granary in June 2017. She will be teaching two workshops.
Friday 9 June ’17 On The Surface Plus! A whole day for you to enjoy and explore all the techniques for surface decoration you have been wanting to try but haven’t yet found the time!
Create wonderful surfaces to stitch – or not!
Sat/Sun 10/11 June ’17 Transforming Transfers Explore the possibilities of transfer paints and crayons, creating startling colours on synthetics and more subtle effects on naturals. We will try resists, overprinting, layering and various ways of applying paint and crayons. Build a portfolio of delicious samples on an amazing array of fabrics.
For more information please visit www.granarystudio.com

Caroline Bell is returning to the Granary to teach a two day class 19 and 26 April using the new spring leaves and also a weekend masterclass 21/22 May.
COMING SOON! A day of ideas and stitching of the wonderful cloths produced in Caroline’s Eco Printing classes. For more information about all Caroline’s classes please visit 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

Busy preparing the Spring Classes Programme

I am busy preparing the spring programme at the Granary Studio… it will go up on the site soon but a little advance information… Caroline Bell is offering a spring eco printing course which will be two days , 19 and 26 April and also a masterclass for those with previous experience on 21 and 22 May, the full information will be up on the site as soon as possible. Also Mel Rose is offering three more 6 week courses for life drawing 25 Jan-7 March and 11 April-16 May and 6 June-11July, again full description will be detailed soon. Lynn Onions is also offering a variety of stitch courses in the Spring, details will follow soon.. I am also working on some specialist dayschools on various aspects of printmaking… Lynn and I are also planning a summer school for July .. exciting times…

Meanwhile I shall be working on the Artist in Action stand for Art Van Go at the Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate this weekend … do stop by and say hello

 

 

Caroline is coming to the Granary

Caroline Bell is coming to teach at the Granary Studio….

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she is teaching a series of three classes for the next three wednesdays… this group of classes are based on autumn eco-printing, starting on the 14th with paper.

WE HAVE SPACES ON THIS WEDNESDAY’S PAPER BASED CLASS … do sign up, I have seen the results and they are fabulous, some of you will have seen her creating these papers at the open studios here