Design For Stitch – A ten day course 2022 ( two terms of five sessions)

5.00 out of 5
2 customer reviews


This course is great for those with some experience in textiles and free machine embroidery. In order to get the most out of the course there is homework set and time within sessions is devoted to providing individual critique and group discussion.  An emphasis is put on group learning and students will have access to a private facebook page will which provides a communication link and a great way to discuss topics as a team as the weeks go on . Contact me before booking on for more information.


Exactly what it says on the tin – this is a ten day course over a year designed to bridge the gap from initial designs to completed art work.  We will explore the techniques and tools to depict your ideas in textile art. Full, fun and practical workshops, the days runs from 10am -3pm and explores a multitude of methods and topics dear to my heart…using inks and sketchbook work as a starting point  – we take on projects such as painting and stitching into paper landscapes, rag books, textural techniques, machine embroidery stitches,  water soluble methods, rust dying and printing. There is homework…and most stitch is done in between studio sessions at home.  Main topic focus: Landscapes and flowers.

Fee shown of £240 is per term – two terms in a year.

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Dates for both Groups:

Group A: 12th Sept 2022, 3 Oct , 31st Oct, 21st Nov, 12th Dec 2022, Group B: 14th Sept 2022, 5th Oct, 2nd Nov, 23rd Nov, 14th Dec 2022


Collect any magazine pics/photos/google images.. of flowers with tall stems, landscapes with rolling hills , trees.  A4 size images are ideal.

At some point you will use all of these products. If you don’t want to buy the jacquard paints straight away I would suggest using some of mine and then deciding what you would prefer to get then.

Basic box needs:

Cheap Watercolour pencils – Whsmith if you have to buy.

Very cheap Wax crayons to inc white.

A3 Pink Pig 150 gsm sketch book (Art Van Go in Knebworthor Tindells in Cambridge/Colchester

Small sketch book – any shape for your sample work to be stapled –could be black pages if youd prefer. Paper just needs to be stiff enough to take a bit of gluing.

A couple of thin and thicker black pens for outlining

Koh I noor Ink palette from me at £5.50. 

Gold wax

White Gesso – get the cheapest you can find.

Variety of Flat paint brushes – about an inch and half inch across


Low tack masking tape.

Jacquard Lumiere starter pack of textile paints.

Jaquard Dye na flo starter pack or 2 of your preferred colours (Art Van Go or Franklins)

HB pencil


Brusho if you have some but don’t go and buy especially.

A heat gun

A craft soldering tool. Available from the studio.

2 reviews for Design For Stitch – A ten day course 2022 ( two terms of five sessions)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Stearn

    Its been a year long delightful experience. Every session has been a new experience and now look forward to furthering all the knowledge I’ve gained.

    • Alex

      Loved you being here Jen – thank you x

  2. 5 out of 5

    Shan newhouse

    Very good course. Gave me enthusiasm and direction to do far more textile art. Lots of ideas and techniques to improve ability to design, plan, and execute pieces. And lovely to see everyone else’s versions of topics.

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