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Book a fun day for you and your group designing and creating your own unique textile artwork.

Learn something new, think outside the box and stretch the imagination with one of Deb’s textile-based workshops.

Starting with that unnerving blank canvas, Deb will take you through the process of designing your own beautiful artwork.

Workshop 1 ‘Composition Challenge – Marvellous Machines’

Focus: exploring the composition of abstract/stylised designs based on early textile machinery and including interesting non-material materials!

Workshop 2 ‘Developing Designs – Fun with Fish’

Focus: developing a design from an initial drawing based on exotic fish – no drawing experience needed!

Workshop 3 ‘Bespoke Design’ – this workshop will be entirely designed to suit the needs and interests of your group.

Timing: workshops are usually run from 10am-4pm, but this can be modified to suit your group’s needs.

Each participant will be supplied with a starter pack including handouts, resources and pre-prepared canvas [from £15].

As the finished designs for the workshops above will be unique to each individual, participants will need to bring fabrics/scraps they wish to creatively upcycle and their basic sewing kit.

Price: From £25 per person. Minimum 8, maximum usually 15.

'Sewing Party' - this workshop is aimed at smaller groups of 3-8 in your own home. The focus is on having a fun day working on one of Deb's 'Artwork Kits' with Deb's personal tuition. The group may all decide to work on the same kit design or each person may choose to do a different one.

Participants should bring their basic sewing equipment and any materials they particularly wish to use. However, fabric, threads, instruction/pattern booklet and pre-prepared canvas on a stretch frame are all provided.

Timing: 10-3pm

Price: £80 per person

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"Thank you for a marvellous workshop.  It really makes you think outside the box!  A really challenging but truly enjoyable day.  I will promise to finish my piece!"

"What a brilliant day!  Very inspirational."

"Excellent workshop.  Tutor very helpful at put us at ease and gave us confidence."

"Lovely knowledgeable teacher.  Amazing kit – lots of work went into it.  Fun day – stretching the brain!"