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Workshops and Courses

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To book onto a workshop please email contact@littleheathbarnstudio.com or

call Liske  07980772064 / Claire  07713875119

Alternatively use the Contact us form on the last page.

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, 

Private Workshops - if you are part of a creative group and are looking for a bespoke workshop at the studio then please drop us a message for further details (maximum of 9 participants)

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

Studio Days

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Each month Liske runs a 'studio day' (sometimes two) in which you can come and take advantage of the space and facilities to work on your own projects. At the same time spending a creative day with like-minded people. 

You can make use of the screens, fabric paints, dyes and more. Or bring along your WIP & sewing machine... whatever takes your fancy!

Upcoming dates (10am-3pm);

Monday 27th February *full

Monday 27th March

Monday 24th April

Thursday 8th June

Monday 3rd July

£30 per session or block book 4 for £100

Textile Explorations - ongoing course

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Each year from September through to June we run a once-a-month art textiles course on various weekdays, 10-3.30.

The next course will commence in September 2023, working to a theme of 'Maps and More' we will develop ideas, dye and print to build a collection of fabrics that will be used in creating a series of mini quilts/wall hangings/textile art pieces. Explore a variety of surface print techniques, as well as how to incorporate stitch as a final layer of marks/pattern. 

First refusal on places will be given to exisiting course participants but if you are interested in future courses then please drop us a message (you can use the 'contact/find us' page)

£320 for the course (8 sessions)

Gelli Plate Printing & Mark-making

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Saturday 4th February 2023 10:00-15:30

*waiting lost places only

Spend the morning exploring the possibilities of gelli plate printing, and embaricng colour & abstract marks. Using simple tools we will work onto fabric and papers layering colour and pattern to create a wonderful collection of samples. After lunch we will explore how these samples could be transformed into frame-able art, book forms, or even sculptural forms.

£65 including refreshments and most materials. 

Slow Stitched Stories
with Jo Smith

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One Monday a month for 3 months; 6th March, 17th April & 15th May 2023 *1 place left

A slow stitch – hand stitch seasonal textile course.

Most of us have a large quantity of dyed and printed fabrics and threads and are not sure of what to do next with them. With the seasons and nature as a starting point, this course will guide you in using these fabrics to design a background of layered fabrics and print, along with hand stitch to hold the fabrics and create the surface detail. As you go along you decide what stitches to use to create a unique textile piece. This will be a slow stitching experience, learning new stitches or practising existing ones in a new way. An opportunity to slow down, take your time and enjoy the journey.

As you journey through the design process, you may discover that you don’t have a fabric or thread in the colour you need, so, throughout the course there will be an opportunity to dye small pieces of fabrics or threads for yourself using plant-based dyes, with Jo on hand to guide you in which dyes to use.

£180 including refreshments and some materials. 

Textile Collage:
Vase of Tulips

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Wednesday 8th March 2023 10:00-15:30 *waiting list only

Spend a colourful day creating a vibrant vase of tulips that will last forever.

Liske will guide you through the porcess of creating your collage, and sharing some short-cuts along the way! You can use your own fabric off-cuts or take advantage of our hand-dyed and printed fabrics. You will also have a chance to print your own fabrics for the vase. 

Your finished piece will be A3 size, and perfect to frame or mount on a canvas. 

Sewing machine and soem sewing experience required.

£65 including refreshments and most materials. 

Print & Make:Lampshade

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Friday 10th March  2023 10:00-15:00 *waiting list places only

OR

*New Date; Thursday 26th October 

Join us for a relaxing day at the studio fabric printing and creating either a pair of lovely lanterns or your own bespoke lampshade.

You will spend the morning printing your own fabric using thermofax screens as well as Indian wooden print blocks, no experience necessary, you will be given tuition on both techniques and plenty of time to practice before printing your own fabric for use on your final item(s).

When combined with a tea light or some fairy lights the lanterns give out a lovely glow, and the lampshades on offer are a 30cm drum style, a perfect update to any room..

No sewing involved.

Additional lantern/ lampshade kits can be purchased on the day.

£65 including all materials and refreshments.  

Total Totes Bag : Jenniffer Taylor

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Saturday 11th March 2023 10:00-16:00 *waiting list places only

Join Jenniffer Taylor for this totally totes- bag making workshop. A perfect workshop for those of you who have created your own hand printed and dyed fabrics and want to use them in a project. Or if you simply just want to make a bag that is one of a kind -This workshop is for you!
Learn how to create a wadded and lined bag that of course has pockets! (zipped pocket/ patch pocket optional - finished size approx h40*w40*d10cm ) Why not bring along an old pair of denim jeans to add an upcycled element?

 

Own sewing machine required.

£75 including all materials and refreshments.  

Sashiko Taster Session : Jenniffer Taylor

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Tuesday 28th March  2023 10:00-13:00  OR 19:00-21:30

Interested in learning more about this beautiful 'Little Stab' stitch called Sashiko?
Join Jenniffer Taylor for a few hours of gentle stitching, while learning the basics on what makes this stitch so unique and versatile, as well as how to create different sashiko patterns. 

We are running two sessions, morning and evening.

£40 including refreshments and materials.

Well-being Wednesdays

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Wednesday 29th March - Slow Stitch Strippy Landscape

Wednesaday 26th April - Drawing with Scissors, Matisse Style

Wednesday 31st May - Mark-making with Nature

Liske & Claire are excitied to bring you a monthly Wednesday evening creative session, the focus of these will be on well-bring and mindfullness.

These sessions will be informal and suitable for all levels of experience. They are for anyone who enjoys being creative, trying new styles of work, and meeting like-minded people.

Numbers will be limited so you do need to book your place, the session will run from 7pm-9pm. 

£10 per session including materials and refreshments.

Stamp-Print-Paint

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Thursday 13th April 2023, 10:00-15:00 *waiting list places only

Create your own collection of gorgeous, abstract, postcard sized prints on fabric.

Begin by making your own print block then go on to use this along with mark-making tools, stencils, stamps and themofax screens to build up layers of print. 

We will then go onto addinga layer of colour along with some added extras.

These can then be mounted individually, used on cards or transformed into a wall hanging, the possibilities are endless!

£65 including materials and refreshments.

Textile Collage & Stitch:
Seasons

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Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd April 2023, 10:00-15:30 *2 places

In this new 2-day workshop we e will spend time exploring the changing colours of the seasons and creating a series of textile art pieces, perfect for framing.

Working with paper and fabric we will paint, do mark-making and print, before collaging to create a piece to represent each season. 

Stitch, either by hand or machine, will be added as a final layer. 

£135 including most materials and refreshments.

Own sewing machine required

Dye & Print - 2 day introduction

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Wednesday 3rd & Thursday 4th May 2023

Join Liske in the studio to explore colour and print on this fun and experimental 2-day course, perfect for beginners, or those wanting to replenish their stash of hand-dyed fabrics.

Over the two days we will work with procion dyes, both in liquid from and thickened to make a paste that we can print with. 

You will have time to dye a collection of fabric samples in shades of your chosen colours, or even do a rainbow to cover all bases! You will also try some tray dyeing to create interesting results.

As well as dyeing your fabrics you will have the opportunity to take advantage of our large collection of thermofax screens to add pattern/imagery to your fabrics.

£135 including most materials and refreshments. Own fabric required (can be ordered from us)

Forage & Print :Wild Flower Concertina book

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Saturday 13th May 2023, 10:00-15:30

On this delightful workshop you'll spend the morning taking prints from wild flowers foraged from your garden or local walks.

We will show you how to use a gelli plate to create stunning prints as well as printing directly from the foliage onto a selection of papers and fabrics.

You will then use your favourite prints to create a totally unique mixed media concertina book. 

£65 including most materials and refreshments.

Indigo : Dye, Patch & Quilt

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Course is made up of 3 Monday sessiosns 10:00-15:00; 

June 5th, 12th & 26th

This is a new collaboration for 2023. Liske is joining forces with @Gillymakes to bring you a 3-part course in which you will end up with a hand-dyed patchwork quilt!

Session 1 - indigo shbori dyeing day - we will provide you with a bundle of egyption cotton and Liske will teach you some shibori techniques in order to create a variety of exciting patterns on your fabrics. 

 

Session 2 - bring back your rinsed out fabrics and begin to cut and piece together the top of your quilt which will be approx 1m sqaure - ideal for a cot quilt, throw, or picnic blanket. Gilly will guide you along the way and give tips on cutting and stitching to acheive a perfect finish and show off your favourite dyed fabrics.

Session 3- finishing off! Hvaing had time to add some hand stitch details at home, in this session Gilly will give guidance on machine quilting 'stitch in the ditch' and bidning your quilt so that you leave with a finished piece!

£200 including all materials and refreshments. Own sewing machine required. 

Art Cloth : Colour & Shape

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6th, 7th and 8th July 2023, 10:00-15:30

Join Liske and Claire for 3-days exploring colour, shape and all things Matisse in order to create complex and layered pieces of art cloth.

We will work with thickened procion dyes and a variety of screen printing techniques to build up colour and pattern.

We will explore the possibilities of applique to add bold shapes to your cloth.

We will work on cotton or linen, as well as exploring some designs on paper too. 

£200 including most materials and refreshments.

The Magic of Indigo & Shibori

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Wednesday 12th & Thursday 13th July 2023

Join Liske for two magical days creating a collection of indigo dyed fabrics. If you like blues, this is for you!

*Spend time experimenting with a variety of Shibori folding and clamping techniques to create beutifully patterned fabrics.

*Over-dye coloured and printed fabrics .

*You will also have time to master some stitched-shibori techniques which can be used to create intricate patterns and shapes, 

*Finally you will be able to use wax as a resist.

£135 including most materials and refreshments. Own natural fabrics required (or can be ordered from us)

Summer School 2023

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This 4-day course will run twice over the summer;

24th & 25th July and 1st & 2nd August 2023 *1 place

OR

8th & 9th August and 15th & 16th August 2023 *waiting list places only

This course will follow a similar format to last year; 2 wet days in week 1, followed by 2 dry days the following week;

Bring along your own theme/source of inspiration or join me exploring buildings/architecture - I'll be casting my mind back to a lovely Itallian town I visited last May!

During the first week we'll create a collection of fabrics using techniques such as; breakdown printing, thermofax screen printing, mark making, wax resist

In the second week bring back your rinsed out fabrics ready to cut, collage, stitch, layer and assamble.

£225 including most materials and refreshments. Own fabrics required (or can be ordered from us)

Indian Summer:
Textile Collage

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Saturday 9th September 2023

A lovely workshop to end summer, this course will combine indian block printing, collage and slow stitch, all using glorious vintage sari silks and hand dyed fabrics.

Create your own block printed fabric collection and collage these together with vintage fabrics, then hand stitch in a boro style to create a mini quilt that could be framed, made into a cushion or even a panel for a bag.

£65 including materials and refreshments.

Sewing the Seeds : Autumnal natural dyeing & print with Jo Smith

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One Monday a month for 3 months; 11th September, 9th October & 13th November 2023

A calming and nurturing course which will gently guide you into the magical world of plant dyes and prints, deepening your connection with nature. 

This course will take you from autumn into winter, and is suitable for beginners as well as those with some knowledge, there is always something new to learn.

Perfect for nature lovers who like to create, and for creative people who love nature. 

Over the course we will work with plants and foliage from this particular time of year to develop a beautiful palette of naturally dyed fabrics and threads.

You will also have time to create a hand stitched cloth book in which to record your dyeing journey,

£180 including refreshments and some materials. 

Colour Families & Mark-making 2-day course

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29th & 30th January 2024

A must-do course for anyone interested in dyeing their own fabrics!

Spend a colourful couple of days at the studio learning how to use procion MX dyes to develop an extensive pallette. 

Create harmonious colour families and go on to explore these colours further with various mark-making techniques and thermofax printing.

You will build up a detailed visual reference of a number of colour schemes on fabric as well as learning the method to explore any colour and value scheme of your choice. 

You will also create exciting pieces of cloth along the way!

£150 including refreshments and most materials. 

T&C's 

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*Your booking will not be secure until payment/deposit has been received.

*All payments made are non-refundable

*If you need to cancel more than a month before the workshop and your place can be filled, then your payment may be used as credit towards an alternative workshop.

*In the unlikely event that we need to cancel or postpone a workshop, we will give as much notice as possible and will either refund your payment in full or offer an alternative date/workshop.

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