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Painted and Machine Embroidered Canvas


Sunday 19th August 10.00 – 4.30pm

£82 per person including all refreshments & lunch

Using various fabrics, acrylic paints and machine stitch you will create a contemporary box canvas for your wall. During the day you will explore a range of techniques to enable you to produce a finished piece that is personal and will reflect your own ideas. This is fantastic workshop for anyone who would like to explore a mixed media approach to stitched textiles, no experience necessary just bring enthusiasm.

There will be a £5 materials charge payable on the day which includes your A4 size canvas, paints and fabrics etc. You are encouraged to bring your favourite materials scraps and any embellishments you may already have plus inspirational pictures  or references you come across.

Venue – Quirky Workshops

Stafford House

Graystoke Castle



CA11 0UT

For more information or to book your place contact Annie

on 017684 83 or email her at

News · Workshops and Courses

Wire Sculpture

Saturday 9th  July 2016


On this fabulous workshop you will explore the vast possibilities of working with wire and create your own 3D sculptures inspired by any theme you wish. Priscilla will be sharing her specialist techniques with you and show you how to manipulate lightweight wire using your fingers and pliers to make a range of exquisite examples. You will then focus on developing your structures with other techniques and processes by adding fabric, paper, wax, and paint to create a small scale sculpture that is completely your own work. No experience necessary; all you need is enthusiasm!

If you wish you can also bring the following…old broken jewellery, bits of ceramics, collected oddments from the beach, bits of metal, buttons, haberdashery, ribbon, trimmings and beads.

Focus Gallery

108 Derby Road



£60 per person

For more information or to book contact Priscilla

on 07816 886522 or email her at