Susan Chapman

I own and run the Granary Studio based near Winchester, Hampshire,UK

This is my studio attached to my home.  I have a full programme of classes which are taught not only by me but also visiting tutors… I am always looking to bring the best of tutors to the Granary Studio, and to offer a broad range of classes with small groups of students so that everyone has a great experience here….. For more information about the courses and events please visit

I also offer Lectures and Workshops for which I can be booked by groups, studios, or colleges. I have many years of experience teaching at all levels . I have now retired from one and two day lectures and workshops around the country, but am prepared to teach longer retreats with or without a lecture

Lectures may be booked as follows

‘This Wonderful Life’ My life and work in textiles’

‘Keeping The Magic’ My process and the influences that have shaped my textile life

‘Collaborations’ Working with other artists for mutual benefit

Retreats may be booked as follows

I offer a number of workshops suitable for weekends or residential weeks as follows

Looking Through   3 or 4 days

Using a limited field of vision, develop some well observed work in your sketchbook and then on into textiles. Exercises will be given every day to progress students own work into stitch, three dimensions or  textiles in the broadest sense.

Walking 3 or 4 days

An exploration of the immedate surroundings at the venue, through focussed observation and interpretation of findings. students will be expected to go outside to explore with guidance, and then work into sketchbooks, and for the longer course maybe start into textiles. instruction will be given throughout, with new exercises each day

Shoebox Academy    3 or 4 days

Students will curate their own collection prior to attending the class.

They will record through visual documentation, photography, drawing, printmaking and then move into stitch, both hand and free machine if time allows