Classes and workshops are run by Maria Livesey in a bright airy studio within The Old School.
At different points in the year you will find, wet felting & needle felting; screen, gelli, or Lino printing; image transfer; free machine stitch; devoré, dyes and stitch manipulation. Which go hand in hand with a number of making projects, including bag and lampshade making.
Most of the sessions are geared to adults, with some half term sessions for parents & children. Courses generally run on a Tuesday morning for a termly block.
Day 'one off' workshops: These tend to cover lino printing (Christmas cards is very popular) and felt-making and generally run on a Friday.
WI's and guilds: I take requests for larger workshops these can be live or zoom.
Requests private individuals: These are also welcome for 1:1 skills development eg teaching free machine stitch or family groups who would like to engage in a bit of creativity together.
02/07 Pandemic update - In trying to adapt to the pandemic I'm running short courses, Zoom sessions and looking at pre recorded sessions with kits.
Take a peak at what we get up to...
SUPPLIES: I do hold some...
Feltmaking (Needle felting equipment, Merino and specialty fibers)
Fabrics (including devoré velvet),
Buttons, beads and other bits and bobs.
Lino/silk screen printing equipment and inks if you fancy a try at home.
Coin purse clasps
Please just ask, I may have what your looking for (message me!)
New Year Workshops and classes...
A fun introduction to various crafts
suitable for beginners (to intermediate*) with
tea/coffee on tap and home-made brownies.
Unless other-wise stated sessions
usually run on a Friday at 10am – Weekend workshops are suitable for motivated teens!
Lino Cut, Print
& Stitch on Fabric
Days – Thurs 13 & Fri 14th Jan
- Allow 4 hours each day - £68 -
Wet Felted Valentines
Picture: Fri 11th Feb
A bit of nuno and a resist as we explore texture
for a valentine’s design.
- Allow 4.5+ hours - £42 -
Wet felted Landscape*: Fri 25th March
Building a landscape with a meadow flower feel.
- Allow 4.5+ hours - £42 -
Image transfer & stitch:
Thurs 28th & Fri 29th
Exploring image transfer – creating canvas art and a vintage style
- Allow 4+ hours each day- £72 -
Wet Felted Bag (TBC):
Fri 13th May
Using resist to create your own bag
- Allow 4.5+ hours - £47 -
Courses run as 3
independent blocks/terms (9 Weeks in each term) but they will progress as you
go through the year or stand alone in their own right as a short course (with each block different to the previous one) -
- Felt making -
advancing various felt making techniques as we go throughout the year.
Including wet, dry, nuno and resist etc as we go.
Tuesdays: 10am –
Term 1: 5th Oct to 7th Dec
Excl: 26th Oct
Term 2: 18th Jan -29th
Excl:22nd Feb &
Term 3: 3rd May – 12th July
Excl 31st May &
7th June -
- Creative Textiles
machine stitch, print, dyes, chemical treatments etc. Towards the end of each
term we work towards creating a final piece (bag, cushion cover, wall hanging
etc) which incorporates the techniques we have covered during the block.
Term 1: 6th Oct – 8th Dec
Term 2: 19th Jan – 30th
Excl: 23rd Feb
& 2nd March
Term 3: 4th May -13th July -
Excl 1st and 8th
Course Fees: are £16.50
per session plus £3.50 towards materials for 9 weeks: £180 total (Paid
in full 2 weeks before the block starts) Free machine stitch introduction
is supplemental to these blocks.