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Workshops and Courses



To book onto a workshop please email 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

Textile Explorations :
Maps and more


Each year from September through to June we run a once-a-month art textiles course on various weekdays;  Monday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday 10:00-15:30

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)

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);

Thursday 8th June

Wednesday 5th July

Thursday 6th July

Monday 2nd October

Thursday 16th November

Monday 11th December

£30 per session or block book 4 for £100

Well-being Wednesdays

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Wednesday 31st May - Mark-making with Nature *full

Wednesday 28th June - Positivity posters - happy phrases

Wednesday 26th July - Happy Hearts

Wednesday 13th September - Boro Blues

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.

Indigo : Shibori & Stitch

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Monday 26th June, 10:00-15:30


Saturday 12th August, 10:00-15:30

Spend a day exploring the magic of indigo. 

We will introduce you to some basic shibori techniques. Shibori is a Japanese resist dyeing method used to create bold patterns in the fabric. Techniques include folding, wrapping, clamping and stitching to create a resist. 

You will create a stash of samples and well as a small hand-stitched sampler piece that explores how indigo reacts to a variety of natural fibres.

This workshop is suitable for beginners, or those with more experience wishing to top up their collection of indigo blues.

£75 including most materials and refreshments. You're welcome to bring along additional fabrics to dyes. 

Stitched Scroll : Mixed Media Hanging

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Saturday 8th July 10:00-15:30

Spend a creative day with Claire & Liske making your own unqiue scroll style hanging.

This piece of textile art will be your interpretation of summer...

*use our indian wooden print blocks and thermofax screens to add motifs/pattern to fabric

*add text onto fabric using a vintage typewriter 

*take time to get your composition just right, and add some extra embelishments

*begin adding some decorative hand stitch, or free machine stitch to add final details

*you can choose a piece of driftwood to hang your scroll on

£65 including most materials and refreshments.

The Joy of Indigo: 
Shibori, Katagami & Katazome

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Wednesday 12th & Thursday 13th July 2023

We are excited to bring you a new indigo dyeing technique this summer to complement the magic of shibori.

Rachele Dickie will be joining Liske to share her experience of Katagami and Katazome.

Ise Katagami is this Japanese art of stencil cutting intricate designs into a special waterproof paper. 

Katazome is the process of resist dyeing textiles usng a rice paste which is applied to the cloth through the stencil.

On this workshop we will look at images of traditional Japanese designs and have a go at cutting our own simple stencils in which to apply a paste through. You will also learn how to use commercial stencils to apply the paste and create a collection of samples.

All samples will be indigo dyed. You will learn how to build depth with multiple dips into the dye.

You will also be taught a variety of shibori dyeing tehcniques.

Shibori is a Japanese resist dyeing method used to create bold patterns in the fabric. Techniques include folding, wrapping, clamping and stitching to create a resist. 

£175 including most materials and refreshments. Own natural fabrics required (or can be ordered from us)

Eco-Printing day with 
Jo Smith

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Monday 14th August 10:00-16:00

A fun, one-day workshop exploring the magical world of eco printing.

You will have the chance to try out different techniques on fabrics and paper using a variety of leaves and flowers.

Learn a little about which leaves work best, plus different ways to lay out and bind the fabrics to get a variety of effects.

This course is suitable for beginners or those with a little experience of ecoprinting.

£80 including all materials and refreshments. 

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 left


8th & 9th August and 15th & 16th August 2023 *1 place left

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.

Print & Make : Zero Waste Reversible Apron

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Friday 15th September 2023, 10:00-16:00

We’re collaborating with Jenniffer Taylor, author of 'Girl with a Sewing Machine' and 'Your Skirt Your Way' to bring back this lovely workshop!
You will spend the morning with Liske, printing your own fabric using thermofax screens and wooden printing blocks.
Then after lunch Jenni will show you how to transform your piece of fabric into a fabulous reversible Artisan Apron.


£75 including all materials. Sewing machine required

Sashiko Sampler Day

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Friday 20th October 2023, 10:00-16:00

Interested in learning more about this beautiful 'Little Stab' stitch called Sashiko?
Join Jenniffer Taylor for a session of gentle stitching, while learning the basics on what makes this stitch so unique and versatile. Within the session, you will be creating a sashiko sampler that incorporates the different patterns.  This can then be turned into a stunning wall hanging or decorative table runner.  (As people hand stitch at different speeds, the creation of the hanging / table running is time dependent on completing the sashiko sampler but basic instructions will be given to take away with you, if we are not able to complete on the day)

£75 including refreshments and materials.

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. 

Print & Make:Lampshade

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Thursday 26th October 2023 10:00-15:00


Saturday 13th Janary 2024 10:00-15:00

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.

£70 including all materials and refreshments.  

Autumn Leaves: Monoprinting with a gelliplate

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Saturday 28th October, 10:00-15:30

Under the expert guidance of Claire Lundy spend a creative day exploring the possibilities of gelli plate printing.

Using local leaves and some other mark-making materials we will work onto fabric and papers layering colour and pattern to create a wonderful collection of samples. After lunch we will will spend time focusing on collaging together some of your pieces to create an exciting piece of art, or perhaps a folded book form.

£70 including refreshments and most 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. 

Mosaic Landscape :
Gelli-print & Collage

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Saturday 3rd February 2024

A new workshop for 2024... create a vibrant landscape inspired by the paintings of Dutch artist Ton Schulten.

Begin by creating your own coloured papers using a gelli plate to add beautiful texture - don't worry if you've never used a gelli plate before, we will guide you through it.

We will then look at composition and begin to collage together your chosen landscape. You can work directly onto a canvas and leave with a ready to hang piece of art! 

Finished piece will be 30cm x 30cm

£70 including refreshments and most materials. 

Print the Coast : Art Cloth 

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Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd March 2024

Join Liske and Claire for 2-days exploring coastal inspired colour,and print on fabric in order to create unique, layered pieces of 'art cloth'.

*Work with thickened procion dyes and fabric paint to build up colour and pattern.

*Thermofax screen printing,.. make use of our wide selection of screens

*Introduction to breakdown screen printing

*Rubbings from seashells to create texture

*Gelli plate printing with found beach treasure & coastal stencils

We will work primarily on cotton & linen, as well as exploring some lighter wieght fabrics to offer a variety of textures

£140 including most materials and refreshments.

Stamp - Print - Paint


Thursday 2nd May 2024

Permission to play!

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

Enjoy using a selection mark-making tools, found objects, stencils, stamps and themofax screens to build up layers of print. 

We will then go onto adding a 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!

£70 including materials and refreshments.

Dye & Print - 2 day introduction


Oct 2024 - dates TBC

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)



*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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