I am always adding new dates to the page so please keep checking to see if there is an event near you.

Workshops to be held here at the studio are written in red.

July 2022

1st July – A print workshop. 10am – 4pm, £50 per day. You will be using a variety of print techniques, Screens, wood blocks and gelli plates, I have a huge variety of images for you to choose and create your design, flowers, grasses, trees, a number of different text, abstract patterns. All equipment and paints included, bring your own fabrics and a packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided and I will have fabric you can purchase at cost. Booking essential – please phone me on 07551224491

5th July – A print workshop for the West Country Embroiderers (Purbeck Branch) at Village Hall, Church Knowle, Nr. Corfe Castle, BH20 5NG 

12th July – A talk for East Surrey Textile Group at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Carlton Road, Redhill, RH1 2BX. Please see their website for details of each meeting.

22nd / 23rd July – A Print workshop. Choose to come for either 1 or 2 days. 10am – 4pm, £50 per day, You will be using a variety of print techniques, Screens, wood blocks and gelli plates, I have a huge variety of images for you to choose and create your design, flowers, grasses, trees, a number of different text, abstract patterns. All equipment and paints included, bring your own fabrics and a packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided and I will have fabric you can purchase at cost. Booking essential – please phone me on 07551224491

August 2022

I am not booking any workshops through August but the studio will be available if you want to come and play. I am having a small operation on my eye at the end of July so please make sure you give me a ring before you come as I will also be taking a few days off here and there. Phone No. 07551 224491

20th – 29th August – The Zero Nine Textile Artists group , of which I have been a member since we formed in 2005 are taking part in Hampshire Open Studios here at my studio: The Studio at Home Farm, Redlynch, Whiteshoot, SP5 2PR. We will be open from 10am to 5pm every day. Come and meet the artists – there will be different members of the group stewarding each day.

There will also be tea and cakes and a book sale in aid of our chosen Charities, Salisbury and Andover Hospices.

September 2022

10th / 11th September – I will be teaching at Ardington School of Art, The Old School, School Road, Wantage OX12 8PN. The weekend will consist of 2 one day courses. You will be using a variety of print techniques, screens, wood blocks and gelli plates, I have a huge variety of images for you to choose from – flowers, grasses, trees, a number of different text, abstract patterns. You will create a length of fabric to your own design to take home and use for your own project.

18th September – A Print Workshop. 10am – 4pm, £60 for the day. You will be using a variety of print techniques, Screens, wood blocks and gelli plates, I have a huge variety of images for you to choose and create your design, flowers, grasses, trees, a number of different text, abstract patterns. All equipment and paints included, bring your own fabrics and a packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided and I will have fabric you can purchase at cost. Booking essential – please phone me on 07551224491.

23rd September – Anne Hellyer will be teaching An Introduction to Free Motion Embroidery. For those new to the technique it will be a fun day learning how to “draw” with your sewing machine. The day will include all materials but you will need to bring your own sewing machine and threads. You will also need a “darning” foot for your machine and your machine manual. The day will run from 10am – 4pm, £60 for the day. Tea and coffee will be provided but you will need to bring a packed lunch. Booking is essential.

24th September – Your chance to make a bespoke denim jacket. You will choose your own patterned material from Alison’s stash. Every jacket will be unique. Join Shelley Canning and me to learn how to sew this kit together. You must have some knowledge of dress making. You will have constructed the jacket by the end of the day but finishing touches, topstitching, buttonholes etc can be finished at home, or you can arrange to come back to the studio for another day. The day will include all materials but you will need to bring your own sewing machine and threads. 10am – 4pm. £85 for the day. Tea and coffee will be provided but you will need to bring a packed lunch. Booking is essential.

October 2022

14th – 16th October – I will be having a stand at the Creative Autumn Exhibition which is to be held at the Garden Room, Cranborne Garden Centre, Wimborne St, Cranborne, Wimborne BH21 5PP. More etails will follow shortly.

22nd October – A Print workshop. 10am – 4pm, £60 per day. You will be using a variety of print techniques, Screens, wood blocks and gelli plates, I have a huge variety of images for you to choose and create your design, flowers, grasses, trees, a number of different text, abstract patterns. All equipment and paints included, bring your own fabrics and a packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided and I will have fabric you can purchase at cost. Booking essential – please phone me on 07551224491

23rd October – Anne Hellyer will be teaching a new workshop for the studio – “Beach Hut Bag” a small zipped pouch embellished with 3 little beach huts. A useful little bag for a those little odds and ends! , a small sewing kit or make up – its up to you. You will be using Anne’s hand painted fabrics and free motion embroidery. The day will include all materials but you will need to bring your own sewing machine and threads. 10am – 4pm. £60 for the day. Tea and coffee will be provided but you will need to bring a packed lunch. Booking is essential.

November 2022

3rd – 6th November – I will be at the Creative Craft Show, at the NEC, Birmingham. I will be demonstrating, running workshops and selling my pinny’s, dresses, bags etc

12th / 13th November – Dye and Print workshop. Day 1 “Backgrounds & Dying”. Learn how to create stunning background fabrics using procion dyes. Day 2. Print a design and then make it into a bag or pinny. Both days run from 10am – 4pm, £120. You will be using a variety of print techniques, Screens, wood blocks and gelli plates, I have a huge variety of images for you to choose and create your design, flowers, grasses, trees, a number of different text, abstract patterns. All equipment and paints included, bring your own fabrics and a packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided and I will have fabric you can purchase at cost. Booking essential – please phone me on 07551224491.

26th November – Anne Hellyer will be teaching her very popular “Set the Town Alight” nightlight workshop. A beautiful 3D wrap suitable for use with LED string lights or a battery operated tea- light candle. You will be using Anne’s hand painted fabrics and free motion embroidery. The day will include all materials but you will need to bring your own sewing machine and threads. A minimum of black and white but bring threads in your favourite colours. 10am – 4pm. £60 for the day. Tea and coffee will be provided but you will need to bring a packed lunch. Booking is essential.

27th November – A Print workshop. 10am – 4pm, £60 per day. You will be using a variety of print techniques, Screens, wood blocks and gelli plates, I have a huge variety of images for you to choose and create your design, flowers, grasses, trees, a number of different text, abstract patterns. All equipment and paints included, bring your own fabrics and a packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided and I will have fabric you can purchase at cost. Booking essential – please phone me on 07551224491