phew… we have had lots of lovely visitors to the Granary to see the work of Room 6 as part of Hampshire Open Studios… we are open throughout the weekend from 10-5, finishing on Monday evening… tomorrow Lnn Onions will be here demonstrating hand quilting, Caroline Bell will be Eco-Printing to create more wonderful fabrics, and I, Susan, will be machine quilting and drawing with the sewing machine, the same on Monday and on Sunday it will be Caroline and myself … do come in and visit .. the tea and coffee urn is on and cake is on offer too …. something here for everyone … number 107 in the book
see you here!
We have had a weekend of lovely visitors with Caroline demonstrating her eco printing techniques ….
Today, Consuelo is demonstrating her tapestry weaving , Lynn is demonstrating her hand quilting and Susan will be in the studio demonstrating her machine skills in life drawing.
Hope you will pop in … open 10-5
The Autumn programme of classes is up on the website here, just click on the button classes across the top of the home page and you will be taken to the classes that are being offered this autumn/winter… I will be adding more as we go along , but , I have got this together because I am off to the festival of quilts tomorrow.. I will have my leaflets there so, if you are interested, contact me quickly …. i will take waiting lists for all the classes and offer further classes where i can…
i will be on stand QIA24 and also demonstrating on Art Van Go’s Artist in Action stand at the back of their main stand
so, please pop in and say hello, see you there!
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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!
Continue reading “Springtime at 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 …
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
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
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
We are off to the Festival of Quilts next week at the NEC in Birmingham.. Lynn and I have stands in the Quilting in Action area, stand number QIA24 . please do pop in and see us, we are busy adding new classes to our autumn programme which we will publish at the show and then on this website on our return
If you dont know about this wonderful show then please visit the website www.festivalofquilts.co.uk to find out more. It is a truly international event with exhibitions and demonstrations. There are classes to sign up for, and Lynn and I will be teaching most days. there are also some stunning evening social events so, staying overnight for a t least one night is a must…
See you there!