If any class fills up, we will keep a waiting list and if possible we will endeavour to run an additional class subject to numbers.

There are some items that you can expect to find for sale at The Granary Studio when you come for classes, to see the list please click here

If you would like more details for any of the courses listed below, please click on the course code and you will be taken to the course information sheet

If you would like to pay the deposit for any of our courses using BACS then please contact us for details

If you require bed and breakfast I have a list of people within the village who can provide bed and breakfast, please contact us for details

***new tutor***

Stitch with Amanda Clayton   

 Click on the course code to be taken to the information sheets with pictures, fees and requirements list

On The Edge with Piecing and Patching      AC001  £175

Two day workshop  Mon/Tue 3&4 Sept 2018 10.00-16.00

On the Edge – creating edges through hand stitch with the emphasis on lace-like qualities using a neutral palette.

Piecing and Patching – incorporating translucency and opaque to layer and join, encouraging personal results through hand stitch and a neutral palette.

Quietly Composed      AC002      £175

Two day workshop  Sat/Sun 27&28 April 2019 10.00-16.00

The potential of hand stitch and composition expressed through a contrast of neutral cloth and threads

Landscape with Amanda Hislop

Click on the course code to be taken to the information sheets with pictures, fees and requirements list

Developing Sketchbooks as a Rich Resource                            AH002                 £165

Three day workshop on Thu/Fri/Sat 28/29/30 September 2017 10.00-16.00

A creative workshop working with a free approach to generating ideas through a working sketchbook, exploring abstract ideas and personal themes relating to land and seascapes. Explore mark making to develop exciting sketchbook pages, work with loose marks on paper with drawn lines, resist wash and layered tissue to develop a surface to fragment creating a series of abstract images.  Experiment with layering, painterly blending and contrast to generate abstract ideas in mixed media with the option to include hand stitch to further enhance the surface.

Imagined Seascapes          AH003     £110

2 days  15/16 Feb 2018 10.00-16.00

A 2 day textile and mixed media workshop to explore your own experience, memories and images of the sea, creating abstract compositions which capture the subtle colour and textural qualities of land, sea and sky using a combination of layered papers and fabrics, paint and dyes to create surfaces to work with hand and free machine stitch.Use your own sketches, drawings, paintings and photographs as a starting point for the development of an abstract seascape; take time to explore the colours textures and contrasting surfaces within seascapes through an intuitive and experimental approach.

Taking sketchbooks further… developing personal character and style   AH004   £110

2 days  13/14 Sept 2018   10.00 – 16.00

Take an intuitive approach to developing ideas in response to line colour and texture within organic or man-made forms through exploration in a concertina style sketchbook. Observe closely, looking for line texture and colour, draw to interpret chosen forms, finding the essence and exaggerating characteristics generating abstract ideas for development in personal projects.

Use line to write and record observations in descriptive notes; move on to the use of line to describe form and tone, get to know the subject and where you want to go, be free and explore those empty sketchbook pages…colour, cut tear, the adventure begins.


Eco Printing with Caroline

Click on the course code to be taken to the information sheets with picture, fees and requirements list

Indigo Queen of Natural Dyes    CB008   Caroline Bell    £90

Two Tuesdays 22 and 29 May 2018      10.00 – 16.00

& Indigo Weekend     CB008 Caroline Bell      £90

 Sat/Sun   26/27 May 2018    10.00-16.00

This is a two day class. Students will learn how to mix, make and maintain an organic indigo dye vat including trouble shooting. There will be an opportunity to experiment with different recipes understanding the advantages and disadvantages of each. We will then experiment with the vats generating a series of samples using simple resist techniques. We will then extend the process with the addition of one or more natural dyes and also use previously rust dyed and eco printed fabrics as time permits.

Eco-printing Masterclass       CB005       Caroline Bell      £90

Sat & Sun 23/24  June 2018        10.00-16.00

This is a two day masterclass for those students who have completed the basic eco printing class with Caroline, students will develop their eco-knowledge and explore different mordants to create some fabulous fabrics

Eco Stitching!                        CB006          Caroline Bell   £45

Tuesday 16 January 2018  10.00-16.00

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.

Autumn Eco-Printing   CB004    Caroline Bell   £90

Two Tuesdays    10/17 October 2017    10.00-16.00

Two days producing beautiful samples with this inspirational tutor, using the new leaves of Spring. students will learn which leaves produce the best results in Springtime and using Caroline’s wrapping and vat techniques, produce a wide variety of results

Spring Eco-Printing     CB004       Caroline Bell     £90

Two Tuesdays   17 & 24 April 2018 10.00-16.00

Two days producing beautiful samples with this inspirational tutor, using the new leaves of Spring. students will learn which leaves produce the best results in Springtime and using Caroline’s wrapping and vat techniques, produce a wide variety of results

Eco-Printing Weekend  CB004     Caroline Bell     £90

Saturday 8 July and Sunday 9 July 2017   10.00-16.00

By Request , especially for those who work full time, Caroline is coming to teach her two day Eco-Printing class over a two day weekend using the leaves of early Summer. Students will create a range of samples using a variety of Caroline’s techniques…  please click on the course code for requirements list

Felt Making with Clare

Click on the course code to be taken to the information sheets with pictures, fees and requirements list

Nuno Felt                      CL001      Clare Bullock           £90

Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd December 2017     10.00-16.00

Explore the wonderful world of Nuno, a felting technique of binding lightweight fabric and wool fibre to create beautiful fabrics together.
1st day will be taken up by sampling a wide range of fabric to see what textual affects we can achieve .
2nd day we will be stitching our samples together to create large patchwork fabric  that can be used in a variety of different ways.
The Versatility of Felt       CL002       Clare Bullock      £90
Friday 27 October and Saturday 28 October 2017   10.00 – 16.00
Two days of experimentation creating a series of wonderful samples using a wide range of techniques
Three Dimensional Felt    CL003      Clare Bullock    £90
Friday 26th January and Saturday 27th January 2018    10.00 – 16.00
Two days experimenting with three dimensional form. Learn to make fabulous bowls and student designed structures
Mapping with Pre-felts, Landscape & Print   CL004    Clare Bullock      £90
Friday 23 & Saturday 24 March 2018       10.00-16.00
Two days experimenting with printing onto Nuno felt creating a series of samples using a range of techniques
Needlecase using Pre-Felts and Stitch    CL005   Clare Bullock    £90
Friday 18 & Saturday 19 May 2018     10.00-16.00
Two days creating a delightful needlecase similar to the one that Susan has, with all types of needles labelled and an inlaid patterend cover with hand stitch added (photo on information sheet)

Mixed Media with Debbie

Click on the course code to be taken to the information sheets with pictures, fees and requirements list

Exploring Place          DL001     Debbie Lyddon    £375

4 days    Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun  26-29 April 2018   9.30 – 16.30

Discover new ways of inspiring your creative work by using all of your senses to observe the world around you. Part of this workshop will be spent outside – looking, listening and touching – to collect information from the environment. This material will be documented with drawing, sound recording and writing. Back in the studio your collections will form a starting point for experiments with paper, cloth, stitch, mark-making, collage and printing to create a unique and personal record of your exploration of place.

Surfaces with Kim

Kim will return in 2019, dates and classes to be confirmed


Drawing with Mel

Click on the course code to be taken to the information sheets with pictures, fees and requirements list

Life Drawing Saturdays

All day themed sessions roughly once a month, from 11.00 – 16.00

   23rd Sept 2017     11-4  Movement                              MRo10   Melanie Rose  £45 

   21st Oct  2017      11-4  Abstracting The Figure 2    MRo10   Melanie Rose  £45 

   18th Nov 2017     11-4  Mapping the Figure              MRo10   Melanie Rose  £45  

   16th Dec 2017      2-7  Candlelight                               MRo10   Melanie Rose  £45

10th Feb 2018      11-4    Gestural Drawing                  MR010   Melanie Rose £45

 21st April 2018     11-4  Painting The Figure             MR010   Melanie Rose  £45

12th May 2018        11-4  Monotypes                             MR010   Melanie Rose  £45

16th June 2018      11-4   Figure in the Landscape    MR010   Melanie Rose   £45

 14th July 2018      11-4   Drawing                                   MR010   Melanie Rose   £45


Life Drawing (beginners)        MR002            Melanie Rose

Saturday  20 January 2018  11.00-16.00

If you can draw the human figure you can draw anything…. a full day of instruction from talented tutor Melanie Rose

Printing and Dyeing with Susan

Click on the course code to be taken to the information sheets with pictures, fees and requirements list

DAY-A-MONTH (DAM)  Students attend one session every month excluding August and  January , so ten sessions a year.

Procion and Process                  GS018            SC       £50 per session, see course information sheet for more information

1st Sat 10.00-16.00    ……  3 Feb 2018 – 8 Dec 2018

These are the dates for the coming year

3/Feb/18, 3/Mar/18, 5/Apr/18, 5/May/18, 2/Jun/18, 7/July/18, 8/Sept/18, 6/Oct/18, 3/Nov/18, 8/Dec/18

An introduction to using Procion dyes for printmaking/screenprinting etc

Independent Print & Dye          GS017           SC     £50 per session ,see course information

1st Sun 10.00-16.00 4 Feb ’18 – 9 Dec ’18

4/Feb/18, 4/Mar/18, 6/Apr/18, 6/May/18, 3/Jun/18, 8/July/18, 9/Sept/18, 7/Oct/18, 4/Nov/18, 9/Dec/18
For those who wish to work on their own projects with still with mentoring from tutor.. there will be opportunities to learn further techniques during this course, particularly those that could not be fitted into the ‘Procion and Process’ course

Open Access Print & Dye          GS019           SC     £25 per session, see course information

1st Fri 10.00-16.00 2 Feb 18 – 7 Dec ’18
For those who wish to work on their own projects without tutor intervention


Creative Textiles with Susan          SC001

Thursdays for ten monthly all day sessions, 1 Mar 2018 – 6 Dec 2018 from 10.00-16.00

This years dates as follows

1/Mar/18, 5/Apr/18, 3/May/18, 31/May/18, 5/July/18, 2/Aug/18, 6/Sept/18, 4/Oct/18, 1/Nov/18, 6/Dec/18

£45 per session … deposit of £90 secures the place then the fee is paid every session with the last two sessions free

Students attend one session a month  .. each session will have a different design challenge, or an extension to previous design challenges. This class will take place mainly the first Thursday in the month from 10.00-16.00. Please visit the information sheet by clicking on the course code for more information.

This course is designed for those who wish to extend their design skills and work through the process from initial idea to finished piece. Mentoring will be given for development of the textile pieces/projects







6 thoughts on “Classes

  1. Deborah Pawle

    Hi I would love to do a course with Caroline Bell but am to far away to come on two separate weeks. Did I read you might be doing a weekend course with her?


    1. hi Deborah .. Caroline is doing a weekend course 8th and 9th July 2017 if you are interested, there are a couple of spaces available …. the cost is £90 for the two days and half the fee as a deposit will secure your place … pls would you let me know with your details on…. I do have b and b addresses available if required and details to pay by BACS …


    2. Hi Deborah, sorry , I sent you to the website and I hadn’t updated it with the weekend course! The eco printing course is running on 8 and 9 July 2017, full details are now on the website! I do also have a list of people who offer b and b in the village which I can send to you if you would like to come on the course… also, I run a mailing list with periodic newsletters, would you like to be added to the list?
      hope to see you sometime,


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