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Hi everyone .. just wondering if anyone is re-modelling their kitchens and are disposing of a working larder fridge …. that is a tall fridge with no freezer compartments … now the weather is getting warmer I need storage for my dye paints to preserve their life ….

if any one thinks they can help, please contact me via the contact details on this site or through facebook … thanks

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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 www.granarystudio.com

 

 

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 www.granarystudio.com

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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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News from the Granary, new classes

Lynn has two courses starting shortly, with some spaces still left on each..
Slow Stitching starts on Thursday 21st April for six weeks
‘During this course we will indulge ourselves with hand stitching. Throughout the course we will be experimenting with different threads, fabrics and stitches to create pages for a hand stitched book. There will also be a series of sewing related projects, needle case, pin cushion, scissor case etc. which you can complete at your leisure. Give them as gifts to your sewing friends or save them for yourself. Just come along and enjoy the pleasure of creating something by hand.’
and Modern Quilting starts on Thursday 2nd June for six weeks
‘An introduction to modern quilting and patchwork. Bold colours and simple backgrounds make stunning modern quilts. Lynn will introduce you to the different techniques used in patchwork, applique and quilting’
COMING SOON! a programme of one day stitching workshops from  Lynn, full details in the next newsletter and on www.granarystudio.com

A new 6 week block of Melanie’s Life drawing will be starting on April 7th. This session is now full but if you are interested in life drawing please let us know, as I keep a list of people interested in joining future classes… Watch this space for some other drawing and painting classes from Melanie in the near future. Please visit www.granarystudio.com for more information.

Susan is now collecting names for the next group of prospective students who wish to attend the Procion and Process classes, one group will run from October ’16 on the first Saturday in the month and the second will run from Feb ’17 on the first Sunday in the month. Also the next Independent Study group will run on the first Friday in the month from Feb ’17.
COMING SOON! a series of one-day workshops related to dyeing and printing from Susan, full details in the next newsletter and on www.granarystudio.com

Kim Thittichai is coming to teach at the Granary in June 2017. She will be teaching two workshops.
Friday 9 June ’17 On The Surface Plus! A whole day for you to enjoy and explore all the techniques for surface decoration you have been wanting to try but haven’t yet found the time!
Create wonderful surfaces to stitch – or not!
Sat/Sun 10/11 June ’17 Transforming Transfers Explore the possibilities of transfer paints and crayons, creating startling colours on synthetics and more subtle effects on naturals. We will try resists, overprinting, layering and various ways of applying paint and crayons. Build a portfolio of delicious samples on an amazing array of fabrics.
For more information please visit www.granarystudio.com

Caroline Bell is returning to the Granary to teach a two day class 19 and 26 April using the new spring leaves and also a weekend masterclass 21/22 May.
COMING SOON! A day of ideas and stitching of the wonderful cloths produced in Caroline’s Eco Printing classes. For more information about all Caroline’s classes please visit www.granarystudio.com

 

 

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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 granarystudio@hotmail.com

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 granarystudio@hotmail.com

FINALLY,

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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Happy New Year from the Granary Studio

Hope you had a good break over Christmas … now it’s 2016 with thoughts of new adventures for the coming year. I hope you will look at our new courses and visit us sometime soon …

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Lynn Onions is starting two new six week courses.

Slow Stitching 21 April-26 May, either 2.30-5.30 or 6.30-9.30.                                                 You will be experimenting with different threads, fabrics and stitches to create pages for a hand stitched book. There will also be a series of sewing related projects, needle case, pin cushion, scissor case etc. which you can complete at your leisure. Give them as gifts to your sewing friends or save them for yourself. Just come along and enjoy the pleasure of creating something by hand.

Modern Quilting 2 June- 14 July, either 2.30-5.30 or 6.30-9.30
An introduction to modern quilting and patchwork. Bold colours and simple backgrounds make stunning modern quilts. Lynn will introduce you to the different techniques used in patchwork, applique and quilting, you will make samples which will be large enough to be made into a small wall hanging, or cushion.The designs can be developed in to full size quilts if desired

Please visit http://www.granarystudio.com for more information

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There is a space on the new Procion and Process course starting on 7 Feb which will be one day a month for ten sessions. Please visit http://www.granarystudio.com for more details

Caroline Bell is returning to teach a Spring series of Eco-printing. Spaces are filling fast as always. She has two days in April and a two day Masterclass, for those with some experience of her techniques, in May. Please visit http://www.granarystudio.com for more details

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Busy preparing the Spring Classes Programme

I am busy preparing the spring programme at the Granary Studio… it will go up on the site soon but a little advance information… Caroline Bell is offering a spring eco printing course which will be two days , 19 and 26 April and also a masterclass for those with previous experience on 21 and 22 May, the full information will be up on the site as soon as possible. Also Mel Rose is offering three more 6 week courses for life drawing 25 Jan-7 March and 11 April-16 May and 6 June-11July, again full description will be detailed soon. Lynn Onions is also offering a variety of stitch courses in the Spring, details will follow soon.. I am also working on some specialist dayschools on various aspects of printmaking… Lynn and I are also planning a summer school for July .. exciting times…

Meanwhile I shall be working on the Artist in Action stand for Art Van Go at the Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate this weekend … do stop by and say hello

 

 

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Caroline is coming to the Granary

Caroline Bell is coming to teach at the Granary Studio….

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she is teaching a series of three classes for the next three wednesdays… this group of classes are based on autumn eco-printing, starting on the 14th with paper.

WE HAVE SPACES ON THIS WEDNESDAY’S PAPER BASED CLASS … do sign up, I have seen the results and they are fabulous, some of you will have seen her creating these papers at the open studios here

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Dressmaking

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

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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 granarystudio@hotmail.com or phone  on 01962 777480, do visit http://www.granarystudio.com 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.