Sylvia and Alison hope that you have enjoyed our Textile and Mixed Media

courses that we had for 2018

All courses are held in Torquay, Devon

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 Textile and Mixed Media Courses  2019


Jan Beaney      Celebrating Hand Stitch

June 18 and 19, Tuesday and Wednesday  Fee £130     Deposit £65

Celebrating Hand Stitch - Finding just the right stitch .............

Hand stitch will be the emphasis on this course.

Developing exciting surfaces by building up and layering stitches can be most rewarding. Finding the right stitch or stitches to interpret the image or surface selected is the challenge. Initially we will work some experimental exercises and then progress to creating small, resolved subtle and/or exquisite embroideries.

Decaying surfaces, old walls, pavements, rust, mosses, lichen, grasses, flower centres, rocks, stones, minerals, tree bark, could all provide inspiration. Extreme close up images can eveal unusual, fascinating imagery.

Those who cannot cope without a sewing machine could select to work on a grid/mesh/network of machine stitches on a soluble film to support the hand stitches thus creating a unique lace. Sometimes having considered the planned action carefully machining into hand stitched surfaces can emphasise or highlight dimensional qualities




Jean Littlejohn   In and Out of Focus

September 17 and 18, Tuesday and Wednesday  Fee £130  Deposit £65

On this course we will look at ways of combining stitch, bonded applique and the use of the embellishing machine to create multi layered images.

There will be an emphasis on the ways in which the embellishing machine can be used to create a range of effects that work well when toning, linking, blending and 'ghosting' images.




          If you would like to book for any of our courses please get in touch. 

A non refundable, non transferable, deposit of 50% per day for each course booked is required, unless otherwise stated, to confirm a place. Payment can be made by cheque or bank transfer, details on application.

The balance of the fee will be due two months prior to the course date. After this date no refund can be given unless the course is full and a replacement student is found, then a full refund will be given less a £10 administration fee.

Should a course be full we will start a waiting list and inform you should a place become available.

It is always worth contacting us if you wish to come on a course near the date as there are sometimes cancellations

A requirement list will be sent at least one month prior to course date.

We reserve the right to cancel a course should there be insufficient numbers or if the tutor has to cancel due to illness or other unforeseen circumstances. A full refund will be given.

However we cannot be responsible for any other expenses incurred.

Please consider taking out your own insurance.



We hope you will enjoy all or some of these projects. Do get in touch if you have any queries either by email, or phone. We look forward to hearing from you.

If you would like to make a booking, receive a booking form, or request further information Alison and I look forward to hearing from you.

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