Interested in Creative and Craft skills,
                             TEXTILES or FELTMAKING?
             Workshops with tutor Gill Dearman, textile artist, designer and maker
  • Suitable for all levels, beginners through to experienced enthusiast
  • Small friendly groups to allow individual tuition
  • Individual classes
  • Work in individual ways - tradional or contemporary
  • Wide range of materials, books and samples for inspiration
  • Explore ways in which stitch, colour, pattern and texture can be used to alter the surface of materials
  • Leave with your own pieces of creative work or handmade felt
  • Increase your confidence to use your sewing machine creatively
  • Create a piece of work from your own inspiration
  • Classes can be arranged for any age or disability
  • I am happy to come to you and run a workshop


Course details for felting include basic felt making, the use of a resist with feltmaking, cobweb felt, nuno felting, incorporating fabrics and fibres and threads with felting, adding colour pattern and texture to felting. making fashion items and assessories, items for interior decoration and art pieces.

Course details for textiles include getting to know your sewing machine, using your sewing machine creatively, use of stitch to add colour, pattern and texture to a cloth, introduction to embroidery using the sewing machine. use of hand stitch and altering the surface of a fabric by fabric manipulation.
 Workshops in Brampton are:-
Weekly sessions:   - Wednesday textiles and machine embroidery 6-9pm, cost of session £12.50
Monthly sessions: -
                                  - Tuesday, textiles and machine embroidery ,2nd of the month 10-3pm,
                                      cost of session £25
                                  - Friday, textiles and machine embroidery, 2nd of the month 10-3pm,
                                        cost of session £25
 Workshops in Wetheral are :-
Monthy sessions: 
                                  - Tuesday  felting, 3rd of the month, 10-3pm, cost £26

Please feel free to contact me if you want me to hold a workshop for you or if you wish to attend a workshop. Other dates and times can be arranged to suit.
gill dearman,
3 Sep 2013, 12:50