The Autumn Term is upon us

Wow, what a summer… Clare Bullock came to teach at the Granary Studio for the first time … I went to Lizzie Houghton’s summer school in Penzance and made a fabulous nuno felt jacket in the round… Festival of Quilts came and went with lots of new opportunites, exhibitions and new students…. Hampshire Open Studios  has just finished, with lots of lovely visitors and yet more new students.. Our registers are bursting at the seams so new classes have been added to the timetable… read on to see some details …
Caroline Bell has some new classes in the timetable ..her Autumn Eco printing class filled very quickly, so she is offering a slightly different Spring Eco printing class for those that couldn’t get onto the Autumn Eco, this is running Tuesday 18 and Tues 25 April 2017.. and several people visiting our open studios expressed a wish to do the basic two day Eco-printing class at the weekend instead of consecutive Tuesdays becaue they work full time, so, we have EcoPrinting weekend running on Sat 8th and Sun 9th July 2017 for you.
Caroline is also offering a second Eco-masterclass weekend which is running on Sat 17 and Sun 18 June 2017.. All these classes have spaces on at the moment
more of Carolines interesting bundles!
The image shows the nuno felt sample from her first class… everyone had a great time and she has now put in two new classes.. first of all..‘The Versatility of Felt’ will run on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 november 2016, where Clare will show a variety of different effects with felt.. and ‘3D felt’ which will run on Fri 10 and Sat 11 February 2017, where Clare will lead students through methods of creating 3 dimensional form with felt
Life Drawing with Mel Rose continues as usual with the second of the Beginners life days coming up on Saturday 10th September 2016… A new block of six for the advanced class starts on Thurs 15 September, this is a change from Monday evenings owing to other commitments for Mel and Me. I am hoping to persuade Mel to find time for a second less experienced group, but I know just how busy she is with lots of new opportunities coming up
My classes are also booking up fast …The first ‘Procion and Process’ group has now finished all ten sessions and I am really pleased with the work they are now producing, with some of them going forward to study on the Independent Study class next year starting in February 2017…. my new group for ‘Procion and Process’ is signed up to start in February 2017 as well… as always I will take any new names for any of the classes, and start an extra class if it is required
The last session for this group was to learn about the use of Formosul for taking colour out of fabric, and some exciting effects were achieved in spite of the nasty smell of the chemicals!
Finally, I hope you have all had a great summer and are ready for the challenges of the term ahead… I hope you will sign up for classes with what I regard as the best tutors in their field.. always message me if there is a class or tutor out there that you would like to study with and I will do my best to facilitate it…. thanks for reading this and I will be back in touch soon with news of yet more new tutors hopefully, watch this space x
Caroline was busy creating wonderful fabrics at the Open Studios … she has a couple of classes coming up which still have spaces on  …
Indigo Queen of Natural Dyes, Caroline will introduce a natural indigo Vat together with the use of flour paste resist, such a relief to be able to achieve those wonderful blues without the use of toxic chemicals, this is running on Sat 15 and Sun 16 October 2016
And, a second Eco-Stitching day.. this was really good last time, Caroline leads you through putting lots of your samples together into a kind of collage and shows appropriate hand stitches for the piece… a gentle day with lots of time to chat and lovely results.. this is running on Tuesday 15th November 2016.. get in quickly to come to these two wonderful days with Caroline
Clare Bullock is returning to The Granary Studio to teach two more classes
Amande Hislop is coming to the Granary Studio for the first time, she is offering two different classes....’Abstracted Land’ will run on Thurs 25 and Fri 26 May 2017 and is described as an experimental workshop using landscape as a focus… Amanda typically uses a restricted colour palette of natural colours… her second class is ‘Using Sketchbooks as a Rich Resource..‘ which again will be an experimental adventure in drawing collage and mixed media .. this will run for three days on Thurs 28, Fri 29 and Sat 30 September 2017, and I am looking forward to taking part in this one if there is a small space in a corner somewhere!
Kim Thittichai may have nearly emigrated to Western Ireland but she is still coming to teach at the Granary Studio for the first time… Fri 9 June 2017 sees her teaching ‘On The Surface Plus!’ and Sat 10 and Sun 11 June 2017 she will be teaching ‘Transforming Transfers’.  Both these classes are now fully booked but I am keeping a waiting list in case of cancellations or maybe even an extra class if there is a need
I am starting a brand new class called ‘Creative Textiles’ which will start on March 9 2017. It will generally be on the first Thursday in the month running in 5 session blocks. It will kind of replace the Contemporary Textile Workshop that ran at Eastleigh College in previous years… so .. design challenges for students to continue their pieces in between sessions …. and each set of five will have a different theme to start the sessions off. If you want to talk this through with me then don’t hesitate to contact me … it will be part teaching and part mentoring… should be fun!

lots of visitors!

phew… we have had lots of lovely visitors to the Granary to see the work of Room 6 as part of Hampshire Open Studios… we are open throughout the weekend from 10-5, finishing on Monday evening… tomorrow Lnn Onions will be here demonstrating hand quilting, Caroline Bell will be Eco-Printing to create more wonderful fabrics, and I, Susan, will be machine quilting and drawing with the sewing machine, the same on Monday and on Sunday it will be Caroline and myself … do come in and visit .. the tea and coffee urn is on and cake is on offer too …. something here for everyone … number 107 in the book

see you here!

We are Open!

We have had a weekend of lovely visitors with Caroline demonstrating her eco printing techniques ….

Today, Consuelo is demonstrating her tapestry weaving , Lynn is demonstrating her hand quilting and Susan will be in the studio demonstrating her machine skills in life drawing.

Hope you will pop in … open 10-5

Hampshire Open Studios

All set up and ready to go … do come and meet Room 6 and their work for sale as part of Hampshire Open Studios…NUMBER 107 IN THE BOOK

We are at The Granary, Owslebury Farm, Main Road, Owslebury, SO21 1LU, so you can visit to see our teaching facility from which we have a programme of workshops and courses

This is located opposite the church right in the middle of Owslebury, if it ever stops raining today, there will be bunting along our front hedge… you can park in the drive (three cars) and on the street…the main studio is accessible for wheelchairs, but two steps up for the rest of the display, and the loo.

OPENING HOURS ….. 20, 21, 22 August, 10am – 5pm    AND  25 – 29 August 10am – 5pm

Please note we are closed on the middle Tuesday and Wednesday

All of us have work on sale, we are also demonstrating our methods, and there is a second hand book sale….

There is tea, coffee and cake …and lots of friendly faces

Hope you can pop by… see you there!

Autumn Classes

The Autumn programme of classes is up on the website here, just click on the button classes across the top of the home page and you will be taken to the classes that are being offered this autumn/winter… I will be adding more as we go along , but , I have got this together because I am off to the festival of quilts tomorrow.. I will have my leaflets there so, if you are interested, contact me quickly …. i will take waiting lists for all the classes and offer further classes where i can…

i will be on stand QIA24 and also demonstrating on Art Van Go’s Artist in Action stand at the back of their main stand

so, please pop in and say hello, see you there!

nuno felting place

here we go again … I have just received a late cancellation for the class on fri and sat of this week .. two days with tutor Clare bullock

you need to bring any silk or chiffon scarves , and lunch … and energy …. between Clare and I we have more or less everything, but there is a requirements list if you click on the course code on the website … www.granarystudio.com

hope someone can make it, sorry it is such short notice

 

space on eco-stitching

there has been a late cancellation for Caroline Bell’s eco-stitching day on Tuesday this week (12th July)… if you would be interested pls let me know … one space or could squeeze in two if you want to come with a friend …

the day is designed to bring together all the wonderful eco prints and hand stitch into them to produce some beautiful pieces of work

requirements : eco printed fabrics, appropriate threads, hand stitching kit

price £45 for the day, drinks and biscuits included, bring lunch