Welcome Back to Elm Farm! June – Dec 2021

With renewed energy and excitement it has felt so good to be finally able to open the doors again to everyone.

Mini Exhibition at Elm Farm News:

With huge thanks to Angela Woodget, Lesley Phillips , Denise Stocker, Juliet Day and Lorraine George for their loan of textile art produced in and out of the studio in the last twelve months. It has been a pleasure being back in there the last few weeks – but made all the more so, being surrounded by their talent! If you do not have a workshop booked in soon and would like to take a peek, I have posted a video of the mini exhibition on my FB page: /https://www.facebook.com/100001482494859/videos/4110483059011070/

If you would like to display your work with association the studio, and its tutors do contact me.

This last month, although back in full swing and beginning to fulfil the rescheduled workshops, I have had some spare time as the boys are both back at Uni. I have booked a number of new workshops with an exciting cast of tutors taking us through to the middle of 2022. From Batik artist Jenny O’Leary , to Hayley Lambert and her gorgeous Hand Knitted Blankets in November and Gold Work with Wendy Mansfield, starting with dragonflies and butterflies workshop. Her July ’21 workshop sold out really fast so there is now another date with spaces at the end of March 2022. The fabulous Melanie Keating has given us her new ‘Moth on Cloth’ Workshop next year https://alexandrawaylett.com/product/moth-on-cloth-with-mellymade-designs-new-2022/ and I am excited to announce we have dressmaking back at the studio with new Tutor; Patricia Murphy, https://www.facebook.com/joyzjust4u. She will be teaching a five day course in the spring, spread across a number of weeks on a Tuesday in the Spring term and this can be viewed here: https://alexandrawaylett.com/product/2022-spring-dressmaking-course-with-patricia-murphy/

I have updated the course availability list 2021 below. If a workshop on the website 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.

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/

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

Course List 2021 –

Workshop Name/TutorDate/s 2021SpacesLink
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/
Sheer Seed Head Panel with D Ronaldson. Machine Embroidery3rd and 4th August. 10-4pm1https://alexandrawaylett.com/product/sheer-sead-head-panel-with-dot-machine-embroidery/
Early Evening Crochet course with Jenny Lankester7th, 14th,21st Sept and 12th Oct. 4.30pm start1https://alexandrawaylett.com/product/crochet-with-jenny-lancester/
Waxed Surfaces 5th and 6th Oct1https://alexandrawaylett.com/product/waxed-surface-exploration-with-amarjeet-nandhra/
Knit Chunky Wool Blanket with Heavenly Homewares19th Nov 6.30pm-9pm7https://alexandrawaylett.com/product/christmas-knit-wool-blanket-with-hayley-from-heavenly-homewares/
Forage and Felt with Caroline Hyde-BrownNew date: 16th Nov 20215https://alexandrawaylett.com/product/forage-and-felt-with-caroline-hyde-brown/
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
New Date: 21st October 10-4pm2https://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 10-4pm2https://alexandrawaylett.com/product/christmas-country-tweed-wreath-no-stitch/
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/
Xmas Glass Decs with Fenella Miller20th Nov3https://alexandrawaylett.com/product/fused-glass-christmas-decorations/

List of Current 2021 Workshops with Spaces