The Tutors

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Susan Chapman is owner of The Granary Studio, she teaches some  of the stitch and most of the Procion based printing and dyeing. The Granary Studio is Susan’s own studio and is attached to her home. She has taught textiles at various levels for fifteen years both at Eastleigh College and as a freelance tutor. A new venture is to teach online through the company  She belongs to several exhibiting groups and travels widely throughout the UK and Europe as a freelance lecturer and tutor as well as an exhibiting artist. For more information about Susan, please visit her own website at

and the following visiting tutors in alphabetical order!

Amanda HislopAmanda Hislop is a visiting tutor to the granary studio, here she introduces herself:

‘I combine drawn and painted marks with the tactile qualities of thread, paper and fabric. The essence of the landscape and natural forms inspire my work. I use drawing to record fleeting fragments observed and absorbed; I look at the familiar, see the extraordinary and respond to subtle changes in view in the rhythmic motion of walking. The evocative moods of seasonal change and atmospheric qualities of light and changing weather experienced when walking are a constant source of inspiration.’ For more information about AManda please visit her own website at



Caroline Bell is a visiting tutor at The Granary Studio. She specialises in Eco printing and Dyeing on both paper and fabric.  For more information about Caroline, please visit her own website at



Clare Bullock is a visiting tutor at The Granary Studio, she specialises in all aspects of feltmaking. For more information about Clare, please visit her Facebook page,  Clare bullock feltmaker Ivy lodge.


Here she introduces herself

‘Felt is my passion, I find you can create anything from wool, as a wet feltmaker I love to experiment with lots of different mediums but felt always remains at the core of my work.
“If you can think it, you can felt it” I have been teaching felt making for the past nine years, I completed my city and guilds in Feltmaking  and have never looked back.’

KKim Thittichai's Profile PhotoimThittichai is a visiting tutor at The Granary Studio. She specialises in creating beautiful surfaces.

Here she introduces herself

‘I am a textile artist, tutor and author. I lecture and deliver workshops internationally. My workshops tend to promote the safe use of heat tools and heat distress able products but I also teach design and colour based theory. In the past few years I have become quite passionate about recycling and particularly redemptive qualities of newspaper and old books.
The exciting exploration of new textile techniques is at the heart of all my workshops.
Having worked through most of the traditional techniques I find I am drawn to experiment, layering techniques where I can.
My original training was in Wood, Metal, Ceramics and Plastics. I had no idea at the time that the course would be instrumental in my development as an artist and a tutor. As students we were trained as artist craft persons, learning how to use each material before we designed anything. Little did I know how important this would be thirty years down the line.
I am known for breaking boundaries and helping students to think outside of the box!
I have written four books, Hot Textiles, Experimental Textiles, Layered Textiles and Reclaimed Textiles.’

For more information about Kim, please visit and




Lynn Onions is a visiting tutor at The Granary Studio and she teaches some stitch classes. For more information about Lynn please visit her personal website at



Melanie Rose's Profile PhotoMelanie Rose is a visiting tutor of Drawing and Painting, and Life Drawing at The Granary Studio.

Here she introduces herself

‘I am a practicing artist specialising in drawing and painting. My current research is about embodied drawing with a particular focus on the figure and place. Alongside my practice I work in both mainstream education as a lecturer and within gallery education specifically with Southampton City Art Gallery and Aspex. I have taught Life Drawing for many years both in mainstream and gallery settings from beginners through to advanced. I have run summer schools in Life Drawing at Southampton City Art Gallery and even run Life Drawing sessions for hen parties in London and in Hampshire

Working collaboratively as well as establishing artist led projects is all a part of my life an artist. I have exhibited widely showing my work in the UK and internationally.  This year I am collaborating with film makers Anna Cady and Pauline Thomas  on a project called Elemental Dialogues and with the artist Neeta Madahar as well as an ongoing collaboration with an artist based in Shanghai.’

My studio is situated north of Winchester; for a full resume please visit




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