17th May 2021 Here We Come!

Sooo looking forward to being back in the studio and seeing everyone in May. I have kept the table arrangement the same as last year with acrylic screens separating each station. For the time being there will be a maximum of seven participants and this will be reviewed as we go along. I will be asking people to wear face masks when you are up and about in the studio and you will still be temperature checked at the door but Covid formalities aside I am excited and positive for the future and have begun to include new tutors to this years itinery and lots of exciting plans for 2022.

Thank you again for supporting myself and other tutors affiliated with the studio by purchasing the boxed projects /video tutorials and giving them a go at home with such gusto! I have been blown away with the response and have loved producing them as they have continued to give me a purpose and keep the old brain ticking! As my attentions turn to teaching in person again I am going to continue offering the projects but rather than offering all of them on the website at any one time, I have decided to offer a ‘Project of the Month’, so 5-10 boxes will be pre-packed and simply posted out upon request. Projects will be advertised on FB but do email me if you would like to know the project each month. Dot Ronaldson is currently putting together a fabulously funky hand stitch project which will be available in May and I plan on putting together some Hydrangea projects in July .

Exhibition News:

Throughout this year you have been busy making, learning and producing gorgeous pieces that need to be seen and celebrated! So every eight weeks I plan on displaying up to five artists work in the studio. The pieces do not to be for sale – the only criteria is that the work comes ready to hang and has been produced from a project affiliated with the studio. Please do get in contact if you have a few pieces produced during this time – I would love to hear from you.

Stitchers Inc Textiles Group finally get to display their long awaited exhibition : ‘Another Stitch in the Wall’ at the Mill Tye Gallery , Great Cornard, Sudbury, CO10 0GW. The exhibition will be shown for four weeks from 1st Oct , Thurs-Sun each week https://www.milltyegallery.co.uk/ . More details to follow.

Design For Stitch – A ten day course across 12 months:

This year I have split the new group into two smaller groups of six, and running from September through to June 2022. All the ladies have had their dates moved several times and have had to be so patient! But fingers crossed we can finally get the course back up and running in September. I love teaching this course – something I am very proud of as it has developed and grown over ten years of teaching . If you are interested in starting the course in September 2022 do contact me for more information – and have a look at the link here where you can view past students work. https://alexandrawaylett.com/product/design-for-stitch-a-ten-day-course-over-a-year/

If a workshop is showing as full and you would like to come do drop me an email. I am expecting a lot of movement on each of the workshops as the country begins to open up and will endeavour to keep the below workshop schedule up to date.

If you have booked on a workshop/ been given a new workshop date, and can no longer come please contact me before eight weeks from the workshop date to ensure a refund.

And thats it for now! Thank you and hope to see you very soon.

Course List 2021 –

Workshop Name/TutorDate/s 2021SpacesLink
Forage and Felt with Caroline Hyde-Brown16th Nov 20215
Butterflies/Moths illustration with Janie Pirie 23rd June 10-3.30pm1https://alexandrawaylett.com/product/coloured-pencils-moths-making-an-ugly-duckling-look-beautiful-with-janie-pirie/
Knit Chunky Wool Blanket with Heavenly Homewares19th Nov 6.30pm-9pm7https://alexandrawaylett.com/product/christmas-knit-wool-blanket-with-hayley-from-heavenly-homewares/
Sheer Seed Head Panel with D Ronaldson. Machine Embroidery3rd and 4th August. 10-4pm2https://alexandrawaylett.com/product/sheer-sead-head-panel-with-dot-machine-embroidery/
Interlocking Chains Quilt Workshop with Janet Goddard12th Aug 10-4pm0https://alexandrawaylett.com/product/interlocking-chains-quilt-workshop-with-janet-goddard-new/
Indian Tile Machine Embroidery with Alex Waylett14th Sept 10-4pmcontact me for waiting listhttps://alexandrawaylett.com/product/indian-tile-machine-embroidery/
Maria Monoprinting on Fabric21st and 22nd sept
10-3.15 on day one
10-4pm on day two
contact me for waiting listhttps://alexandrawaylett.com/product/marvellous-mono-printing-for-cloth-a-two-day-workshop-with-maria-boyle/
Early Evening Crochet course with Jenny Lankester7th, 14th,21st Sept and 12th Oct. 4.30pm start1https://alexandrawaylett.com/product/crochet-with-jenny-lancester/
Colour Stories with Kate Green. Acrylic/Printing9th and 10th Sept, 10-4pm0https://alexandrawaylett.com/product/colour-stories-with-kate-green/
Christmas Tweed Mice
Sewing Workshop with Vikki Walsh
2nd Dec 20214https://alexandrawaylett.com/product/sat-on-park-bench-like-a-pair-of-tweed-book-ends/
Jenny O’Leary
Batik Landscapes
21st October 10-4pm3https://alexandrawaylett.com/product/batik-landscapes-with-jenny-oleary-new/
Resin with David Varney22nd and 23rd Oct
10am – 4pm
Mad March Hare – Sewing construction with Gaye Parker8th and 9th Nov
Christmas Tweed Wreath with me. No Stitch.25th Nov 10-4pm4
Robin illustration with Janie Pirie3rd Dec, 10-3.30pm1contact me for more info
Colour Stories with Kate Green11th , 12th Nov 10-4pm2https://alexandrawaylett.com/product/colour-stories-with-kate-green/
Hooked On the Abstract
with Liz Shackleton
6th and 7th July 2021

List of Current 2021 – 2022 Workshops with Spaces