Creative Workshops and Courses, Harwich, Essex

Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn – Build, Layer, Bond (introducing the embellisher)-SORRY FULLY BOOKED

£150.00 | 14th August - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM | SORRY FULLY BOOKED

Two day course 

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th August

Using the natural world as our inspiration we will explore the glorious textures of hand stitching in new and innovative ways.

Hand stitch and the embellisher are a match made in heaven and we will explore ways of combining them.

Those who cannot conceive of two days without a machine will find strategies to extend their surfaces with a combination of hand and machine embroidery.

We work hard but have lots of fun!

About the Artists

Jan and Jean are internationally known textile artists who lecture and teach in the UK and many overseas locations. They both exhibit their work and have been members of the 62 Group of Textile Artists for many years.

What you will need to bring

  • Sewing equipment, pins, scissors and a range of needles to include one with a big eye (chenille No. 14)* and one for beading.
  • Medium sized circular (ring) or rectangular frame. (10×8)
  • Fabric oddments which could include synthetics, sheers, velvets,chiffons, muslins, felts, lace or metallics.
  • A range of threads and yarns (thick, thin, shiny, matt) and to include soft wools, stranded cottons, silks, etc.
  • Polyester ‘chiffon’ scarves.
  • Bondaweb (fusible webbing) or bonding powder*
  • Baking parchment (silicone paper).
  • Stitch book, notebook
  • Embellishing machine if you have one.


  • Sewing machine, darning foot.
  • Machine threads.
  • Jan and Jean will bring reference pictures, background fabric, chenille needles No. 14, polyester ‘chiffon’ scarves, bonding powder, yarns and other materials for cost not exceeding £6.
  • They will bring two embellishers for people to borrow; the more the merrier!

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Online: Book right here on our website by clicking the 'Booking Form' button above.

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By Post: Please send your completed booking form and payment to: Old Bank Studios, 19 King Quay Street, Harwich, Essex CO12 3ER.

Payment: A booking can be secured on receipt of a deposit of £20 per person per day (cheques made payable to ‘Old Bank Studios’), however full payment must be made at least 21 days prior to the course. Full payment can be made securely via our website or by cheque made payable to 'Old Bank Studios'.

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