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Guest Tutors

To book onto a workshop please contact the studio via our email contact@littleheathbarnstudio.com or

call Liske  07980772064 or Claire  07713875119

Alternatively use the Contact us form on the last page.

We will notify you of any equipment requirements for the workshops.

Waiting list- if you are interested in any workshops that are currently full you can drop us a line to be put on the waiting list. Quite often places become available so it's worth being on the list, we can then contact you to let you know and see if you can join us. 

Newsletter- if you would like to be kept up to date with new workshops, guest tutors and studio news join our newsletter- simply use the contact us form on the last page or drop an email contact@littleheathbarnstudio.com

 

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Rachel Harwood Willow : Willow Garden Wigwam *full

Friday 19th August, 10:00-13:00

Something a little different for 2022!

Join Warwickshire Willow artist, Rachel to create a fabulous willow Wigwam for your garden, it will be 5-6ft tall, and great for growing all sorts of plants up or simply decorating with fairy lights, suitable for beginners, you will learn different techniques to help to sculpt your very own wigwam 

 

Only suitable for adults. 

 

£45 including all materials and refrershments

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Cas Holmes: 
Embracing the everyday Stitch-Sketch *full

Thursday 1st September 10:00-16:00

Please note that Cas will be teaching this via Zoom - you can take part from home or join Liske at the studio - it will be a new 'blended' style of workshop

Take inspiration from everyday objects, collections and memorabilia. 

Working with paper and limited fabric scraps Cas invites you to join her to employ the use of found materials to create 'stitch-sketches'. 

Use collage to create a narrative, then add line with pen and stitch to reflect your objects/collections. 

The workshop includes an introduction to free motion stitch as part of the stitch-sketch process. Methods are adapted from Cas's personal practice.

 

£70

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Tansy Hargan:
Sketchbook to Wall       
*full

10th & 11th September 2022

Tansy @palimpsestparade is a mixed media artist, she produces really exciting work and we're very excited to be welcoming her to the studio!

The first day wll include;

-observational sketching using a viewfinder and thumbnail grid

-looking for themes, patterns and concepts

-collecting marks, textures and text

-unpicking old clothing and developing a painted palette of repurposed garmnt parts

Then on day two;

-using monoprint, drawing and typing to further mark the painted textiles

-testing compositions for textile collages loosely based on the thumbnail sketches

-initial construction and stitching of textile pieces, further layering and stitch

£180 including some materials and refreshments - own sewing machine required

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Sarah Hibbert :
From Collage to Quilt

Thursday 6th October 2022

 

You may hve seen Sarah at the FOQ last year, her 'macaroons' quilt was their cover star!

Sarah will be joining us for a day to let us in on her process of transforming collages into quilts.                                                                       

When creating a paper collage, Sarah does not necessarily see the resulting quilt in her mind. That comes when standing back from the design. The excitement then starts to happen when thinking about what fabric to use, and picking out colours.

You can use this design process as a full quilt idea or a series of smaller pieces to interlock for an overall design. Use the paper cut outs as your colour palette and just have fun!

We will spend the morning focussing on collage, before moving onto design, and then piecing a quilt top based on one of your collages.

£90 including some materials and refreshments. Suitable for all levels. Sewing machine required.

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Angie Hughes: 
Trees & Leaves *1 place

Saturday 8th October 2022

We are pleased to be welcoming back textile artist Angie Hughes

Learn about how to machine embroider tree shapes, use them as texture for printing by creating a forma-foam block, spend some time stencilling and finish off by layering all of the printing and stitching that you have done into a lovely piece of framable textile art. 

Inspired by trees and leaf shapes, and filled with ideas for other projects too!

Some experience with free machine embroidery would be useful

Own sewing machine required

£75 including most materials and refreshments

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Jayne Emerson : Experimental Embellisher Workshop

Monday 10th October 2022 10.30 - 14.30

Come and experience the wonders of an embellisher machine, There is no bobbin, thread or tension to worry about as the five barbed needles simply mesh your fabrics togteher. You can make beautiful structured textiles using water soluble fabrics and wool, create new weaves, and form the most exciting textures from chiffons and silk, 

Jayne will bring along her treasure trove of vintage and upcycled fabrics for use on the workshop.

£60 including most materials and use of an embelisher machine

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Caroline Nixon : Magic of Ecoprint with natural dyes *full

27th, 28th, 29th October 2022

Caroline wil be returning to run a 3-day course exploring the magic of ecoprint with natural dyes.

You will learn about mordanting, making dyebaths, dyeing your cloth and how the dyes and leaves interact.

Using a range of dyes and tannin, you will create a range of samples and move on to print scarves, cushion covers, simple garments, and fabric. 

To attend this course you need to have already mastered the basic skills of bundling and steaming, and to be getting clear prints. 

Ideal for anyone who completed Caroline's course with us in 2021, or Caroline's online foundation class - and plenty to challenge more experienced ecoprinters too.

£250 including some materials and refreshments 

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Jenny O'leary : Little Batik Books *1 place

Thursday 3rd November 2022

Jenny will be returning to the studio this winter with her wonderful and inspirng style of batik.

Using the art or batik - hot wax resist - on paper and tissue paper with inks and bleach, we will create exciting batiked surfaces which will be used to create folded books, considering how the shapes and imagery change with the folds. It will be possible to work to a theme such as trees, seedheads, or simply explore the range of marks that can be made. 

 

£80 including most materials and refrershments

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Rachel Harwood Willow :Willow Deer Workshop

Friday 4th November 2022 or

Friday 18th November 2022

Something a little different for 2022!

Join Warwickshire Willow artist, Rachel to create a fabulous willow deer for your garden, suitable for beginners, you will learn different techniques to help to sculpt your very own 4ft willow deer sculpture. 

 

Only suitable for adults. 

 

£95 including all materials and refrershments

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Heirloom Angel  : Laura Houel

Satturday 5th November 10:00-16:00

Come and spend the day creating this beautiful heirloom Angel with Laura Houel, a textile artist and tutor based in Warwickshire.

Laura creates textiles predominantly using vintage, found and repurposed materials and threads.

On this full day workshop Laura will guide you through creating your Angel using a variety of doll making techniques that you can use again to create dolls for many occasions. You will receive a pack of materials on the day to create your angel, including a copy of Laura’s pattern for you to use again for future makes. Please feel free to bring along any special bits of lace or fabric (snippets of lace or fabric from old garments, buttons, even old bits of jewellery) to incorporate into your heirloom Angel to make her extra special.

(Hand stitching only during the workshop)

£65 including all materials, hot drinks and a mince pie

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Rosie James:
Stitch-draw cloth books *full

9th & 10th November 2022 OR 7th & 8th November

We're thrilled that Rosie will be returning to the studio with her signature style.

In this 2 day workshop we will be focussing on making a cloth book using a variety of materials including sheer transparent fabrics and paper.

As well as using stitch draw freemotion embroidery to draw elements,

you will learn a lot of techniques in the production of the book.

You will learn how to plan the book, the page sizes and the different

fabrics to use.

You will then begin to make the pages using imagery from books and magazines provided by the tutor or you may wish to bring your own photos.

£170 including most materials and refreshments

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Jude Kingshott :
Ice Dyeing Masterclass

11th & 12th January 2023

If you've ever had the pleasure of seeing Jude's work at the Festival of Quilts you will know that her ice dyeing is exquisite, Jude has spent many years understanding how colours interract with each other so we are very excited for Jude to be sharing some of her techniques with us.

Using Procion dyes, soda ash, ice cubes and clever folding methods you will create exciting, complex and unique patterns on natural fabrics and papers.

£180 including materials and refreshments

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Tessa Pearson :
Silkscreen Monoprinting

10th & 11th February 2023

In this short course you will explore the possibilities of silkscreen monoprinting, the most painterly of printmaking techniques. 

Silkscreen monotypes are created by painting with acrylic directly onto the open, unmasked mesh of a screen, covering the whole area, before pulling the paint through the mesh. This can be repeated to build up layers. The textures and markmaking are spontaneous and unrepeatable which lead to an exciting and unique print. 

After initial experiements to familiarise yourself with the media, we will be able to explore ideas using collage, stencils, overprinting and layering, as well as using other mark-making techniques to add texture and line.

*This is a paper-based course, not textiles.

£200 including refreshments

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Mandy Pattullo :
Red Hen

Monday 20th February 2023

Come and make a handstitched picture of a red hen with textile artisit and author, Mandy Pattullo. 

Mandy will show you how she builds up a hen (or cockerel) out of fabric, echoing the plumage, and creating a characterful bird. You will learn what stitches she uses to embellish the collage, about creating a context, and finishing off. 

Once you have done this workshop you will have transferable skills that will enable you to tackle any bird! 

Mandy will bring lots of samples to inspire you, as well as  provising a piece of antique quilt for you to work on.

£90 including materials and refreshments

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Sue Brown:
Collagraph Printmaking on Fabric

3rd & 4th March 2023

Collagraph printmaking on fabric produces interesting and varied prints. 

Spend two days exploring plate making with card, textures and glue. Make a series of prints on fabric collages and create a stash of printmaking to use in later projects. 

Bring fabrics from your own stash and your hand sewing kit to join fabrics together, embroider details and create unique textile art.

£200 including materials and refreshments

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Liz Cooksey:
Mixed Media small Landscape

24th & 25th March 2023

Over the period of two days we will explore and experiment with wire and other materials to create a small landscape based on observations from natural forms, such as hedgerows, flower beds and the landscape. 

We will be adopting a mixed media approach, shaping wire and using hand stitching , crochet, wrapping and binding techniques. We will also explore simple needle tatting to create sprig like structures. Hand stitching will be used to embelish, bring colour and texture to our compositions.

£190 including materials and refreshments