We are off to the Festival of Quilts next week at the NEC in Birmingham.. Lynn and I have stands in the Quilting in Action area, stand number QIA24 . please do pop in and see us, we are busy adding new classes to our autumn programme which we will publish at the show and then on this website on our return
If you dont know about this wonderful show then please visit the website www.festivalofquilts.co.uk to find out more. It is a truly international event with exhibitions and demonstrations. There are classes to sign up for, and Lynn and I will be teaching most days. there are also some stunning evening social events so, staying overnight for a t least one night is a must…
See you there!
We have spaces on the following two courses in June/July
Saturday 4th July ….. a taster session for Life Drawing from 4pm until 6.30 ..
If you have ever fancied trying a life drawing class then please do come along to this taster session. The tutor is Melanie Rose and she is brilliant… it is a pre cursor to her 6 week courses starting 2nd September, one of which is already full! But there are spaces on the earlier session at the moment
13-17 July … Summer School titled ‘Interpretation and Inspiration’
Not designed for beginners, this course will challenge students in their process from observation through design and on into printing/dyeing and finally stitch
We have some exciting classes coming up at the Granary in May… there are three very different classes with spaces left. We specialise in small classes with expert tuition.Please refer to the courses section of this website to find out what is on offer for the rest of the year. Do keep checking back because we are adding courses regularly as we respond to requests from yourselves
14 May Know Your Sewing Machine (GS006) ….. this runs from 10.00 – 14.00 and Lynn will go through all the maintenance and functions for your own machine and lead you through some stitching which will give you all the information you need to stitch on your machine beautifully … the cost is £32.50 for this valuable class
22-23 May Graffitti Quilts (GS007) ….. this two day class begins with some drawing and design, both individual and collaborative, to create these fun quilts. the second day is spent free machine quilting, so, potentially depending on the size you choose to work to, you could complete a quilt in the two days … the cost of the two days is £90 and includes all paints and pens etc
29-30 May Print and Piece (GS008) ….. this two day class will begin with a day of printmaking through design and you will create a range of beautiful fabrics using fabric paint. The second day will concentrate on using these fabrics to piece a simple quilt top. You may choose any pattern following discussion with the tutor, from simply putting squares together to creating complex blocks or crazy patchwork. The cost of these two days is £90 and includes all paints and print media etc
we have one space left for tomorrow’s two day class, our weekend bonanza at a reduced rate because it is our first print making course at the studio and we want to make sure the studio is set up so it is user friendly! we will welcome feedback and in return you will have both resident tutors leading you through some design exercises, print making activities and finally you will stitch your results into a panel or cushion etc… if you are interested please phone 01962 777480. we will supply most everything, just bring fabrics papers etc of your choice and maybe any favourite marking tools, maybe your sewing machine…
hope to see you here
lots of students registered and we have our first full class with several having only one space, so we are off to a good start… so looking forward to seeing students using our studio
well the work on the studio is nearly finished and it is looking fantastic, I am thrilled with it .. .the sink has arrived today and will be fitted at the end of the week… just waiting for the floor paint to dry …. if you want to see what we have been working on for the last month then please do come to our Grand Opening ..
it is on March 28th from 4-6 at the Granary Studio… there will be tea, coffee cake and fizz.. look forward to seeing you there…
if you want to make a day of it, there is the World Textiles Day in Wickham at the Wickham centre from 10-5…free entry! This takes the form of a marketplace showing and selling textiles from asia, africa and china. there are two talks, one at 11 and the other at 2 which cost only £2 each.. then you can pop into our studio on the way home!
The timetable has now gone live on this site! We hope you will enjoy the range of courses we have planned for you… there may be some glitches and we will be working on it for a while yet so please bear with us, but we wanted you to get this information A.S.A.P.
Looking forward to hearing from you…