Guest Tutors 2019

We are very excited to announce that we have a number of Guest Tutors visiting Littleheath Barn Studio this year. Please see below for details.If you would like to book a place please be in touch- workshops get fully booked very quickly.


Cas Holmes: From The Land 2 day Workshop **Fully Booked** 

When : Wednesday 23rd- Thursday 24th January  10:00-16:00

Details : We are excited to welcome guest tutor Cas Holmes to the studio in January for a 2 day workshop.
Aims and objectives: A mixed media workshop introducing the student to approaches to using paper, textile, print, dye and stitch to create pieces based on the ‘land’ and landscape or a subject of your choice. A focus will be placed on stitching as an extension of mark making and drawing, and various means of layering. We will use photocopies, and build up images, textures and mix materials. The workshop is experimental and intended to provide students with different ideas for development based on the artist’s own practice.

Cas has studied in Japan and Canada looking at ways of using found materials and researching local crafts. She is the author of Stitch Stories (2015), The Found Object in Textile Art (2010) and co-author of Connected Cloth (2013).Her work combines the use of hand-made paper with dyeing, textiles and stitchery to create richly coloured, semi-sculptural works.

Workshop will run 10-5 on 23rd & 10-4 on 24th. Total price is £160 which includes lunch on both days and refreshments. £ deposit required upon booking. Email contact@littleheathbarnstudio.com for further details or to book a place
*The tutor Cas Holmes will provide worksheets and some specialist paper, and a small amount of paste for shared use for which there will be a small charge on the day of no more than £4-5 per head.


Print and Stitch: Zero waste reversible Artisan Apron with Jennifer Taylor
When : Thursday 7th February 10:00-16:00
Details: We’re collaborating with Jennifer Taylor, author of Girl with a Sewing Machine to bring you a series of Print & Stitch Workshops!
In this exciting workshop Liske will begin by guiding you through printing your own fabric using thermofax screens and wooden printing blocks. Then Jenni will show you how to transform your piece of fabric into a fabulous reversible Artisan Apron. £60 including all materials. Sewing machine required.



Print and Stitch Bespoke Handbag with Jenniffer Taylor

When: Friday 29th March and Saturday 30th March 10:00-15:00 

Details: We are collaborating with Jenniffer Taylor, author of Girl with a Sewing machine to bring you some exciting print and stitch workshops. Come and create your own bespoke Tote bag on this tow day workshop.

Spend Day 1 printing and working on design with Liske, using Thermofax screens and wooden print blocks and stamps. You will create a collection of fabrics that will then be used to make your bag and lining.
On Day 2 guest tutor Jenni will guide you through creating a quilted, fully lined tote bag with patch pockets and a zipped inner section. Approx dimensions of the finished tote are H 15”/W14”/D5.





Eco -dyeing and Botanical Prints with Claire Cawte Textiiles **Fully Booked*

When: Thursday 2nd May, Friday 3rd May and Saturday 4th May 3 day workshop 10:00-16:00

Details: We are excited to be welcoming Claire Cawte Textiles to the studio next spring for this 3-day course in eco-dyeing and botanical prints.
Claire Cawte is a welsh textile designer/maker with a BAhons in contemporary textile practice. She is focussed on using honest, natural materials sourced in Wales and the British countryside. 
In this course we will cover;
•fabric preparation with mordants in order to develop the richest colour, an essential foundation
•immerse dyeing to achieve beautiful colours and shades
•modifying and enhancing shades and tones
•botanical print direct leaf contact transferring colour from leaf to cloth
•solar dyeing, an effective way to simply allow colour to transfer to fabric
•happa-zome, a quick and satisfying experience of creating pattern and print .
£220 including lunch and refreshments. You will be required to bring your own fabrics.




Karen Stamper -Concertina Sketchbooks 2 day **Fully Booked**

When: Thursday 4th July and Friday 5th July 10:00-15:00 

Details: This is a fun 2-day workshop in which you will develop your sketchbook pages in a supportive and beautiful environment. 

On the first day we will work with inks, pens, pencils and collage to develop 10-15 pages with mark making and layering techniques.
On day two we will sketch around the studio and immediate countryside (weather permitting) responding to the graphic elements and scenery, as in Karen’s sketchbooks.  £170 for the course, includes lunches and refreshments.





Stitch and Dye- wrap trousers with a twist with Jennifer  Taylor

When; Friday 10th May 10:00-16:00 

Details: 
Details: This workshop is another exciting collaboration with Jenniffer Taylor from the Great British Sewing Bee! Jenni will work with you to make a pair of made-to-measure, no pattern, wrap trousers, as featured in her best selling book, Girl with a Sewing Machine. There is an extra twist... you can make them in white cotton and indigo dye them yourself at the end of the day. £60 including all materials, if you don’t wish to indigo dye your wrap trousers then please bring along fabric of your choice.





Karen Stamper -Concertina Sketchbooks 2 day workshop

When: Wednesday 16th  and Thursday 17th October 10:00-15:00 

Details: This is a fun 2-day workshop in which you will develop your sketchbook pages in a supportive and beautiful environment. 
On the first day we will work with inks, pens, pencils and collage to develop 10-15 pages with mark making and layering techniques.
On day two we will sketch around the studio and immediate countryside (weather permitting) responding to the graphic elements and scenery, as in Karen’s sketchbooks.  £170 for the course, includes lunches and refreshments.