Information Sheet         Exploring Place      Tutor Debbie Lyddon

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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. Exploring Place is a 4-day workshop.

 Experience level: Any

Class fees:  £420  A deposit of £210 will secure your place, with the balance to be paid when the course begins

Class size:  6-8

Dates:        Thur/Fri/Sat/Sun  13-16 June 2019   9.30 – 16.30

Additional information:     Please visit this website for a full programme of other classes that might take your fancy

Student requirements:  The Granary Studio has cotton, muslin, silk and linen for sale and the Studio has two bernina 1008 sewing machines availale for pre-booking by students if required… we also have scalpels, rotary cutters and PVA glue for students to use …. the required materials for the drawing painting printing part of the list are also here , so if there is any of these you dont have, we will have it here

The participants will bring:


  • Sewing Machine
  • Sewing Kit (needles – hand and machine – large and small scissors, tape measure, pins etc)
  • Sewing threads: Machine thread – black and white and 3 colours of your choice
  • Hand sewing thread in a range of thicknesses – black and white and 3 colours of your choice


A variety of heavy and lightweight fabrics – an excellent choice would be:

  • 0.5m white linen
  • 0.5m white muslin
  • 0.5m white silk
  • 0.5m white cotton

A few other scraps of cloth that you enjoy using



  • Soft pencil (6/8B)
  • Hard pencil
  • Graphite stick
  • White wax candle
  • Black fineliner pen
  • Black thick felt tip pen
  • Black water-based block printing ink
  • Small sheet acrylic sheet
  • Ink roller
  • A wooden spoon
  • 75ml tubes of black, red, yellow, blue acrylic paint
  • Red, blue, yellow watercolour paints – either tubes or a palette
  • Paint brushes – a range from thick to thin
  • Several water pots
  • Kitchen roll for wiping up
  • Baking parchment



  • 3 large sheets of good quality paper (150 – 200 gsm)
  • A4 pad white cartridge paper
  • A sketchbook for taking notes, drawing and writing

A few sheets of other interesting papers that you might have.



  • A bradawl
  • A pair of paper scissors
  • Scalpel
  • Rotary cutter (optional)
  • Cutting mat
  • Ruler
  • A camera/phone
  • PVA glue



  • An apron
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothes
  • Rainwear and umbrella (we will go outside even if it is raining!)



  • A wax pot
  • Paraffin wax
  • White emulsion
  • Sound recorder
  • Samples and other inspiration