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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festival of quilts

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!

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

weekend bonanza!

we have one space left for tomorrow’s two day class, our weekend bonanza at a reduced rate because it is our first print making course at the studio and we want to make sure the studio is set up so it is user friendly! we will welcome feedback and in return you will have both resident tutors leading you through some design exercises, print making activities and finally you will stitch your results into a panel or cushion etc… if you are interested please phone 01962 777480. we will supply most everything, just bring fabrics papers etc of your choice and maybe any favourite marking tools, maybe your sewing machine…

hope to see you here