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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 8 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 26th September

Wednesday 2nd November

Monday 14th November

Monday 12th December

Monday 9th January

Monday 27th February

£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 focus of the 2022/23 course will be 'shape to stitch'. Taking a shape/motif of your choice as a starting point we will develop ideas, dye and print to build a collection of fabrics that will be used in a creating a series of mini quilts/wall hangings/textile art pieces. Explore a variety of surface print techniques, as well as how to incorporate print 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)

£300 for the course (8 sessions)

Walk - Print - Stitch
*1 place

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29th September, 30th September & 1st October 2022

This 3-day course is returning for 2022, spend 3 enjoyable days creating fabrics and textile art inspired by your favourite walks, 

Come prepared with photographs taken on your walk. We will use these to develop ideas and print fabrics which will be used to collage with and create a mini series of textile art with supporting sketchbook work.

We will create a mapped out version of your walk on fabric using simple stamps and stitch. 

This course will involve mark-making, monoprinting, stencilling, collage, hand stitch and free machine stitch.

£180 including most materials and refreshments. Own sewing machine required.

Lampshade / Lantern :Print & Make workshop

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Monday 3rd October  2022 10:00-14:30 

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.

£55 including all materials and refreshments.  

Forever Flowers : Jenniffer Taylor

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Tuesday 25th October  2022 10:00-13:00 

Learn the art of folding and stitching cloth to create beautiful forever flowers (Also known as Kanzashi) with Jenniffer Taylor. Learn how to create different petal shapes to create a variety of flowers that can be used to make beautiful gifts and embellishments.

Within the class you will finish with a decorative brooch.

A fantastic scrap buster project, as a variety of different fabrics will only add to the beauty of the flowers.

Beginners welcome.

£35 including all materials and refreshments.  

Merry Gelli Christmas

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Saturday 12th November  2022 10:00-15:30 

A Gelli Plate is for life, but we're going to use it to get in the festive mood! Spend the morning using a gel-plate, along with stencils and mark-making tools, to create a collection of exciting papers & fabrics.

These will then be collaged together and transformed into unique tags and card.

£65 including all materials and refreshments.  

Oh Christmas Tree, mini quilt

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Thursday 17th  November  2022 10:00-15:30 

Bring along some of your favourite off cuts and treasured fabrics, or delve into our textile stash to create a beautiful set of christmas trees which will be appliqued onto a patched background of neutral fabrics and lace, and then embelished with beads, buttons, words and stitch. to create a small quilted wall hanging (approx 30cm square). An heirloom peice that can be admired year after year. 

Own sewing machine required.

£65 including all materials and refreshments.  

Twisted Pouch : Jenniffer Taylor

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Tuesday 29th  November  2022 10:00-13:00 

Learn how to make a beautiful twisted pouch with Jenniffer Taylor. Whether using fabrics that you have printed and dyed or ready printed fabric, this is a versatile make that can be used as a crafty caddy, storage, gift presentation and much more. Learn how to create and construct this fully lined and unusual pouch. The size you will be making in class is approx. 20cm squared. Beginners welcome

Own sewing machine required.

£40 including refreshments.  

Sheers Fabric Explorations

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Saturday 14th January 2023 10:00-15:30 

Layer, cut, collage and print with sheer/transparent fabrics to create a collection of samples and a small piece of textile art.

Experiment with water-soluble fabric, bondaweb and stitch as means of fixing the layers together and enjoy exploring how the colours alter as more layers are added. 

 

Own sewing machine required.

£65 including all materials and refreshments.  

Colour Families & Mark-making 2-day course

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Monday 30th & Tuesday 31st January 2023 10:00-15:30

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 and monoprinting techniques. 

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!

£130 including refreshments and most materials. 

Gelli Plate Printing & Mark-making

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

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 & 8th May 2023

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

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. 

Stamp-Print-Paint

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Thursday 13th April 2023, 10:00-15:00

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.

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.

Art Cloth : Inspired by Matisse

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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.

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.

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.