last minute space

Just had a cancellation for Amanda Hislop’s Imagined Seascapes class…    it will take place on Thurs/Fri 15&16th February and it will cost £110 for the two days ..full description and information sheet with requirements etc can be found on the classes section of this website will be a fun two days in the Granary Studio in Owslebury just outside Winchester. If you havent been here before, do give us a try … tea and coffee and biscuits available all day, just bring your own lunch .. please contact me on if you are interested




End of January already!

How can we be at the end of January, it feels as though we have only just put the Xmas decs away … February sees the start of the new years’ classes so things are revving up now, my Creative Textiles and Procion Printing long courses are starting again this week, as is Mel’s life drawing … Amanda Hislop returns to the Granary to teach her ‘Imagined Seascapes’ too…

Caroline Bell is offering a brand new class titled ‘Natural dyeing ‘ in response to requests from preious students .. she has spaces on this, so if you are interested in dyeing rather than printing, then come along to try it out ..two tuesdays 13 & 20 Feb, more details in the classes section of this website, it is £100 for the two days, all dyes included.. should be a great couple of days, let me know if you are interested.

The life drawing is roughly once a month and although we have a nucleus of regular students there are often the odd space so if you wish to go on that email list offering these spaces, please contact me..

thats it for now, more things coming up in March, will let you know at the end of feb

get creative

susan x




A belated Merry Christmas and some classes for you to Consider

sorry to have been so quiet, I lost my hard drive on the approach to Christmas and it has taken me a long time to recover my information!

Anyway, Merry Christmas now, I hope everyone had a great Christmas, I had a good one staying with my kids for the first time , after cooking 37 turkeys on the trot, I was cooked for by my son-in law… very different and very wonderful…

I have  at long last sent out a newsletter to my followers and updated the website accordingly…

First, I introduced Heather Chalkley, who is coming at the end of January to teach a fabulous exotic bird picture, bright and cheerful in these dark days, I expect this workshop to be very popular as I have had quite a few requests to bring patchwork and quilting to the Granary Studio.. in fact the bookings for this have already started! I hope this will be the first of many workshops from Heather… do visit the Classes page to find out more

I have some upcoming classes in January with spaces, listed here, so , if you are interested, do please get in touch.. as follows:

16th Jan     Eco-Stitch taught by Caroline Bell,       a lovely relaxing day, bringing together all those samples you have created in the summer months when there were leaves on the trees!

20th Jan   Life Drawing for beginners,  1space only, taught by Mel Rose,      if you have always fancied a go at life drawing, Mel is a lovely sympathetic and inspiring tutor, so do come and join in the fun

26-28 Jan    Exotic Bird taught by Heather Chalkley,   just released, come for a weekend of bright inspiring learning

Thats all the classes with availability for January, I hope to post this information at the end of every month from now onwards, I won’t mention the full classes but I always keep waiting lists, so it is worth getting in touch for other sessions you see in the Classes page of this site.. life happens and I get cancellations, mainly because students book so far ahead

I hope 2018 is a happy and healthy year for you all

Susan x

last minute space

just had a cancellation for a two day nuno felt class with the lovely Clare Bullock .. it is running here at the granary studio on fri and sat 1 & 2 Dec … next week! we have b and b here in the village so let me know if you would like to come … 90 pounds for the two days.. message me on , or .. i will be at harrogate knit and stitch over the weekend so pop by and say hello

if you want to come with a friend then we might be able to squeeze another in

in haste

Last minute space

There has been a last minute cancellation on Clare Bullock’s class  ‘Versatility of Felt’. Clare is a lovely tutor who will take you through a variety of felt techniques, you will create a series of samples of beautiful, fine felt surfaces.

‘The Versatility of Felt’ is a two day class, running on Fri/Sat 27 and 28 October 2017 and each day runs from 10-4. The cost is £90 and tea,coffee and biscuits are provided throughout the days, you should bring your own lunch

This is the first of a series of five workshops Clare is teaching here at The Granary Studio in the coming months, do visit our website for further details of these excellent classes

Let me know soon if you would like to take the place, there are b and b’s in the village an a welcome at the Granary in Owslebury

spaces on upcoming classes

We have a couple of spaces on two of our upcoming classes….

The excellent Caroline Bell has a couple of spaces on her Autumn Eco printing class which is running on two consecutive Tuesdays, 10&17 October…this is a fun class which results in a tremendous variety of colours and shapes on paper and fabrics, every class that Caroline teaches varies according to what we can find around the village, what the weather is, how advanced each season is etc …

I have two names in my open studios book who are interested in Caroline’s classes but sadly they didnt leave their email addresses or phone numbers, which is a shame…

Secondly, the amazing Clare Bullock is running ‘the Versatility of Felt’ on Fri/Sat 27 and 38 October also has a couple of spaces, she is a fun tutor who has a really sensitive affinity for felt, no lumpy dog blankets here, only very fine beautiful surfaces ..

Both these classes are two days each running from 10.00-16.00 and cost £90 for the two days. tea, coffee and biscuits are available all day but you will need to bring your own lunch…. there are three bed and breakfasts available in the village and there are wonderful walks for partners if they wish to come too. Owslebury is a pretty village with a lovely pub…

Hope to see you here…