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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Emily Notman: Textile Wall hanging*Full*

Thursday 2nd September  2021 10:00-16:00

We are looking forward to welcoming Textile artist Emily Notman to the studio. 

Use a range of mixed media methods to create a whimsical wall hanging. You will experiment with manipulating and dyeing your own fabrics and stitched surfaces using inks, bleach and printing with found objects. Once you have a collection of samples Emily will share her methods of constructing these pieces into a wall hanging using stitch, wrapping , trapping and binding. Finish off with some machine sewing , hand stitch and tactile embellishments for decoration. £75 including all materials and refreshments.

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Cas  Holmes:

'Land-marks'Workshop **full** 

Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th and Friday 10th September 2021 10:00-16:00

 We are excited to be welcoming back guest tutor Cas Holmes to the studio.
A mixed media workshop exploring the qualities of cloth and paper for creating a mark and as a surface for print. Spend the first two days printing onto layered cloth using a variety of techniques, and the last day using some of the pieces to create a stitch - collage. The workshop is experimental and intended to provide students with different ideas for development based on the artist’s own practice.

£230 which includes refreshments. £50 deposit required upon booking.

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Jude Kingshott: Creative Book Binding
*2 places*

Thursday 16th, Friday 17th and Saturday 18th September 2021 10:00-16:00  (3 day course)

In this workshop the student will produce a small collect of unique and individual books.

Beginning with a Pamphlet book, allowing the student to learn the basics, folding, cutting and simple binding.

Progressing to an individual sketch book, includes a covered end and finished with coptic binding.

Then we will explore the possibilities of the one page book.

Completing these books with a selection of covers and/or book binding stitches.

There will also be time for mark making on paper

£230 including lunches.

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Angie Hughes: Inspired by Klimt *Full

Monday 4th October  2021 10:00-16:00

There is a wealth if inspiration in the work of Gustav Klimt. Work with textile artist Angie Hughes to put together a simple design on cotton velvet. You'll be working with transfoils, sweetie foils, silks and organza. This will be topped off with an afternoon of machine embroidery, Perfect for all abilities. £60 including refreshments Sewing machine required.

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Caroline Nixon: Eco-printing

Thursday 7th and Friday 8th October 2021 10:00-16:00

This workshop is designed to teach you all the techniques you need to produce clear and vivid prints from botanical materials.
It is suitable for absolute beginners, but will also be entirely relevant to improvers.
Course price is £180 including lunches and some materials.
Day 1 - making samples, using a variety of different fabrics and techniques. You will work with silk, wool and linen.
You will learn what equipment you need to start ecoprinting at home
You will learn about mordants, and mordant some fabric or garments ready for day 2
Day 2 - You will spend the day putting your new skills to use, printing scarves and garments
You will go home with at least 2 beautiful wearable items, or fabric to sew into garments at home

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Alice Fox: Botanical Books **full**

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th October 2021 (2 day workshop) 10:00-16:00

We are delighted to be adding Alice Fox to our guest tutor line up. In this two day workshop you will explore techniques for mark making on paper using plant material (eco- printing), monk printing, frottage and test. Learn about a variety of book structures and use your printed papers to create a series of beautiful botanical books. Sessions will run from 10am - 4pm. Course price is £160 including some materials, lunch and refreshments.

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Sue Brown: Gum Arabic & Mixed Media on Fabric *Full

Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd October 2021 10:00-16:00

Spend an inspiring two days with print maker Sue Brown learning all about her signature technique, Gum Arabic Printing, as well as experimenting with acrylic resist, mono printing, stitch and stamping to name just a few. You will create a collection of complex and exciting fabrics using traditional and non-traditional methods. You will also be shown how to transform your printed fabrics into a series of fabulously textural textile books.
£180 including
refreshments and most materials.

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Jessica Grady:

Creative recycling

- exploring colour and pattern 

Monday 25th October 2021 10:00-16:00

In this full day workshop , embroidery artist Jessica Grady will go through a selection of her contemporary embroidery and embellishment techniques , particularly looking at how to build patterns and incorporate colour into textile art by utilising recycled and unusual materials. You will create your own textile art sampler piece throughout the day along with a treasure trove of your own handcrafted recycled embellishments for other projects. Workshop price £80

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Rosie James: Drawing with stitch *full*

Wednesday 17th & 18th  November 2021 (2 day workshop) 10:00-16:00

Rosie James will be returning in 2021 with her unique free machine stitching style. 

Spend two days creating samples and experimenting with the following techniques:

Using black thread on white cotton: Exploring different lines of stitch: How to transfer an image onto fabric using tissue paper: Ways of adding colour: Working onto transparent  fabrics and layering methods: Stitching onto paper, maps, book pages

On day two you will have the opportunity to work on a larger piece putting these techniques into practice .

The workshop is suitable for all levels of experience, you can work at your own pace. Your own sewing machine with free motion foot required.

£160 including refreshments. 

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Mixed Bed: Wire and Mixed Media

Saturday 29th January 2022 10:00-16:00

Sunday 30th January 2022 10:00-16:00

 Guest tutor Liz Cooksey will be running this exciting wire and mixed media floral sculpture workshop. This is a one-day workshop, with two dates being offered.This workshop will provide you with the opportunity to explore and experiment with wire and other materials to produce a small standing sculpture suggestive of natural forms.Learning simple ways to shape wire, incorporating threads, fabric and printed papers, using hand stitch techniques, wrapping and binding. The days explorations will be embedded into small wooden plinths to produce a final standing sculpture. All materials provided but youre welcome to bring any favourite threads, fabrics, papers, or buttons to incorporate. £75 including materials and lunch.

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Debbie Lyddon: Sculptural Forms

Wednesday 9th &  Thursday10th March 2022

This will be an experimental workshop that explores the construction and decoration of 3-dimensional


In this workshop you will:

• Make a sketchbook

• Spend time outside collecting objects from the environment to inspire your work

• Hand-stitch a range of 3-D objects and containers.

You will learn:

• How to collect source material to inspire your 3-D objects

• How to make 2-D paper templates for your 3-D cloth objects

• How materials such as paint, gesso and wax can stiffen, support and decorate cloth

£175 including  some materials and lunch.

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Debbie Lyddon: Seeing Place **full**

Friday 11th & Saturday 12th March 2022

This workshop is drawn from Dbbie's love of walking, of paying attention, of drawing and of making, and explores the idea of mapping your surroundings.

In the workshop you will:

• Make a sketchbook

• Spend time outside collecting information from the environment.

• Make map books to document your findings.

• Stitch a cloth map that plots a personal interpretation of your surroundings.

You will learn:

• How to look and to notice things

• Simple bookbinding techniques

• How to translate mark-making and drawing into stitch

£175 including  some materials and lunch.

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Jayne Emerson : Experimental Embellisher Workshop

Monday 4th April 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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Amanda Hislop : Landscape Unfolds

Wednesday 6th & Thursday 7th April 2022

Full details still tbc but you'll spend a relaxing 2-days with Amanda mark-making, printing and creating painterly surfaces with a mixture of medias. These will be used to layer,  collage and hand stitch.

£175 including most materials and refrershments

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Jayne Emerson : Fabric Recipes 'Print and Play retreat'

18th - 19th - 20th May 2022

Liske and Jayne will be collaborating to bring you an exciting three days of all things textiles!

This is a wonderful opportunityto try a whole variety of experimental textile techniques, Bring along your sewing machine and we will work our way through the possibilities of applique, machine embroidery, collage, and 'no rules' patchwork.

You will spend time getting to grips with thermofax screen printing and block printing to create your own fabrics to experiment with. And as always Jayne will bring along her selection of vintage and reclaimed textiles for you to use alongside your hand printed collection. 

We will mix and match techniques to create a collection of samples that can be used within other textile projects or as stand alon pieces of textile art. 

£250 including most materials and refreshments

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Etka Kaul: Stitched Story Maps **full** TO BE REPLANNED **

Wednesday 8th  & Thursday 9th September 2021 10:00-16:00

Maps are incredibly powerful tools for storytelling. They have been used throughout history and can also be highly personal and intimate in scale. In this two day course taught by textile artist Ekta Kaul, you will learn how to use stitch to create commemorative maps celebrating our personal stories. Students will draw inspiration from photos, maps, found objects and souvenirs, Under Ekta's gentle guidance, you will learn to create visual compositions using personal starting points and then translate them onto stitched patterns and textures. Ekta will share processes she uses in her own exquisite and timeless work.
£180 including lunches.