Classes restart!

Classes have finally resarted at the Granary Studio, hopefully there will be no more stops along the way. Although my own classes will not restart until September, we are runing a series of classes tutored by Caroline Bell. We kicked of with two days of The Magic of Indigo and some wonderful fabrics were created, using various techniques with clamps, stitch and overdyeing , with a bit of rust play included. we have continued with a couple of introduction to eco printing classes and Caroline concludes wih a masterclass in July..

There are spaces on Jenny O’Leary’s Contemporary Batik class based on Landscape in July, and Stewart Kelly’s masterclass still has a couple of spaces left in August

Debbie Lyddon is returning to the studio in September to start off the new programme of classes by teaching her wonderful 4 day experience… Exploring Place… it is a fabulous workshop and students have told me that these 4 days have changed their creative outlook for ever, there are still a couple of spaces on that so let me know soon if you re interested

Sue Dove also returns in September to teach her mixed media sketchbook and altered book class, along with the restart of my year long classes.. there are still spaces on Sues class, and my design challenges for textiles class … I am also starting a brand new course titled Using Sketchbooks which has a couple of spaces left…

If you want to get more information on these and any other classes please go to the classes button on this website, and if you click on ‘A Quick Look’ you wll find a chronological list of classes and an idea of where the spaces are

I constantly add new classes, and new as well as returning tutors offer a broad range of workshops here

Hope to see you here for something, sometime

Full Steam Ahead

hooray, I plan to re-open the studio for classes from the beginning of May… at long last, as long as nothing else is happening regarding COVID restrictions… if you click on the classes button within the menu, you will find details of all the upcoming classes by tutor, and the Quick Look will give you a chronological list with an idea of where the spaces are. Hope to see you here at the Granary Studio soon !

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


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.

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!



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