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!

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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

 

 

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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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

 

 

Open Studios at the Granary

We are having lots of fun this week at the Granary Studio. It is open studios and we have had lots of lovely visitors .. A new exhibiting group called Room 6, who are loosely connected with the Eastleigh College degree I used to run, have their work here. There is lots of tea and coffee being drunk and cake eaten.

I am in the studio printing the panels for the Romsey Abbey exhibition in October, Caroline is eco-printing in the gazebo outside, lynn and Consuelo are stitching and wrapping, so, there is lots to see and people to talk to…

The teaching space is on show and hopefully people will sign up for some of our Autumn classes

There are a couple of spaces on the early session of Life Drawing starting wed 2nd September, more information on the ‘courses’ button here at this site…. I wold love to fill them because Melanie Rose is our visiting life drawing tutor and she is brilliant … dont worry if you have never done it before, she wil lead you through, so please do give it a try

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festival of quilts

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!

Classes coming up in May

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