New Gift Vouchers for Presents

I have created Gift Vouchers for you to be able to buy a class or part of a class at the Granary Studio for friends or family … Just email me on, or phone me on 01962-777480




last minute spaces

I have just had three cancellations for the February class taught by Amanda Hislop ‘Abstract Field Patterns’.. it was a full class and I have had to turn away several people who wanted to do the two days thu/fri 7/8 February… so , if you are reading this and you were one of those people who missed out the first time around or you just fancy having a fabulous two days with Amanda Hislop, please do get in touch.. she is a great tutor , working sensitively with the landscape… previous students have really enjoyed their days with her… details are on the information sheet which can be found by clicking on the course code of the classes section of this site… i do hope we can fill this class for Amanda


Contemporary Landscapes


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We have a couple of spaces left for this two day class, called ‘Contemporary Landscape’ with the lovely Clare Bullock… Fri and Sat 5 & 6 october… I am sure you all know what a lovely tutor she is and I would like to fill her class if at all possible. you really only need your lunch and a notebook, but wool fibres and fine fabrics if you have any …Clare brings stuff for sale if not and the studio has a reasonable amount of stuff for students to use …. so, think about it and let me know on 01962 777480, or … there are some lovely ladies in Owslebury who do reasonable B and B just for my students…it is £150 for the two days which includes the tuition, the studio resources and tea, coffee and biscuits all day!

hope to see you here  xx


spaces at the granary Studio in September

Hi Everyone, just gearing up for the start of the brand new program of classes starting straight after open studios which we are in the middle of at the moment

we have a sprinkling of spaces in September as follows

We have a cancellation on Amanda Clayton’s class 3/4 September called ‘on the edge, and patching and piecing’.. this is two days with a fabulous tutor, she will introduce you to here methods of creating complex, ethereal fabrics using hand stitch techniques. cost £175 for the two days , please refer to the website for more details

Amanda Hislop ‘taking sketchbooks further’ has a couple of spaces, Amanda will lead you through her ideas of landscape using a commercially bought concertina book, (these are available for sale at the Granary Studio)

if you are interested in either of these classes, please do let me know on or by phone 01962 777480. there is a list of very reasonable  bed and breakfast places in the village if you are travelling from a distance



delay for newsletter

sorry that the xmas newsletter has not yet turned up in your inboxes … my hard drive has collapsed, it has been replaced under warranty but it is taking sometime to find everything and get it all back in the right order! i hope to send it out before xmas… with news of a new tutor and some more exciting classes at the granary studio

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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



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


New classes, new tutor

Exciting news! lots of classes to come to and a new tutor coming to the Granary Studio

Introducing Clare Bullock who is coming to the Granary Studio to teach a two day class called NUNO Felt. She is great fun and an excellent tutor. Please do sign up for what is going to be a wonderful couple of days. 22/23 July 2016 from 10.00-16.00

Caroline Bell is offering a brand new day workshop called Eco Stitching! She will be running this on Tuesday 12 July  2016 from 10.00-16.00 at the Granary Studio.Stitch Your Samples Into Something Beautiful

Have you been on the eco printing course and generated a pile of samples and are now wondering what to do with them? Rather than leave them lying forgotten in a drawer why don’t you join me for a day of stitching where we can turn them into something decorative or functional.


A fabulous day today using Spring leaves on paper and fabric, everyone achieved brilliant results with what is sometimes a difficult time of the year… some of the leaves we hoped for were still not out because of this recent cold snap… hopefully they will be out for the masterclass in May


 Melanie Rose's Profile Photo There are still a couple of   spaces left on the life drawing for beginners days.. two saturdays 16 July and 10 Sept 2016 these are taught classes by the hugely talented Mel Rose, you will learn to draw and work out proportions and much much more

Kim Thittichai's Profile Photo There are just a couple of spaces left on each of Kim Thittichai’s classes… please note these are in 2017!  9th June ‘On the Surface Plus!’ and 10th/11th June ‘Transforming Transfers’


Next year, I am thinking of running summer schools, I would love some feedback on whether you would be interested, and if there is a particular ‘thing’  that would interest you!!!
Lastly …the next newsletter will be dedicated to a new series of day workshops, stitching with Lynn Onions, and various with Susan Chapman.
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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

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


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!





Sadly we have had to cancel the dressmaking for this term as the numbers are too low. We will offer this again after Christmas in the spring to see if we can enrol a full class. Will get back with dates ASAP


Welcome to the new term at the Granary

Hi everyone … just back from the carrefour Du Patchwork in Ste Marie aux Mines in Alsace, France where I had an exhibition with the group ArtQuiltFusion… here my friend Paulo took a photograph of me in front of my self portrait .. it is a fabulous exhbition and well worth visiting … do look up the details


These are wooden quilts! Fraser Smith from Florida makes them from planks of wood… he carves them and paints them ..we had to get him to knock on the wood because we couldn’t believe they were not fabric, amazing

Welcome to the new term at the Granary …. we have lots on offer for you and still some spaces on some of the classes….
The day-a-month Procion and process course is now full but I have spaces to run a second group on the Friday. This is advertised as Independent study, but… I can teach procion and process alongside independent study because the groups are so small .. it may be that Friday is better for you anyway …. the studio is well equiped for the work with procion dye so do come and join us on the first Friday in the month too…alternatively if you have some experience, then use theses sessions as independent study I do not mind which you require.
There is still space on the dressmaking classes which start on the 1st October, every Thursday until 10 December. There are two sessions either 14.30 – 17.30 or 18.30 – 21.30…
Life Drawing clases are now full until after Xmas, but I am negotiating with Mel for some dates in the spring term and I will get them to you ASAP.
Caroline’s Eco dyeing fabric classes on 21 and 28 october will both run but there is the odd space on each of them …. and there are spaces on her eco dyeing paper class on wed 14 th oct 10.00-1600
There are also a number of patchwork classes , both regular classes and one off dayschools all of which have spaces on them ….
If you are interested in any of these classes then please email me on or phone  on 01962 777480, do visit for more information about any of our courses… if you click on the ‘courses’ button and then click on the course codes you will be transferred to the appropriate course information sheet
hope to see you somewhere on one of our courses

Finally, we are considering running city and guilds in Patchwork and Quilting here at the Granary, probably starting in January, please contact us if you would be interested… the classes at eastleigh College are not running this year because they need such large numbers to be viable.