Creative Workshops and Courses, Harwich, Essex

Wendy Dolan – In The Meadow – Layer, Paint and Stitch***Only 2 Places Remaining***

£150.00 | 17th July - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM | Spaces available: 2

Two Day Course Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th July

We are very lucky to have booked Wendy Dolan, author of Layer, Paint and Stitch, who rarely comes to our region to teach.

Inspired by the meadow flowers project in my book ‘Layer, Paint and Stitch’, you will create your own stitched ‘Summer Meadow’. A variety of natural fabrics, broderie anglais and flower trims will be pieced and layered, creating a textured background. This will be coloured with fabric paints and then worked into with freehand machine embroidery creating your own unique design. You will learn how to stitch grasses, seed heads and flowers.

Suitable for all levels of ability         

Includes homemade lunch and refreshments both days

About your Tutor

Fellow of The Society of Designer Craftsmen, The Sussex Guild of Designers and Makers, The Embroiderers’ Guild and am on the Crafts Council Makers’ Index.

Qualified with a B.Ed. Degree and a Diploma in Creative Embroidery and exhibit and sell my work at Exhibitions and Shows nationwide. Specialising in Freehand Machine Embroidery and related creative stitching techniques.

Living close to the South Downs, the landscape provides a constant source of inspiration for her stitched textile designs. Wendy’s current theme, ‘A Sense of Place’ records memorable journeys and locations, using fabric, stitch and texture. Architectural structures, textures, and patterns also provide her with a wealth of ideas to enjoy exploring.

What you will need to bring

Sewing machine

Fabrics – these should all be pre-washed Medium weight Calico

A variety of natural white or cream fabrics eg. Silk noil, cheesecloth, linen, white cotton, scrim.

Small pieces of coloured sheers – chiffon, organza, net

Flower trims – white or cream flower trims or small pieces of broderie anglais.

Stitch’n Tear (medium weight) or sew in Vilene

Threads – White or cream cotton machine thread. Coloured machine threads


Most equipment will be available to borrow, please contact us if you need to use one of our sewing machines.

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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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