Workshops

I run workshops with all age groups in theatre design, prop making, costumes, masks, puppets, sculpture, banners, textiles, crafts & visual arts. Companies/projects include Teach UK, Groundwork, Bolton@Home, Alpha Plus, MAP, Creative Partnerships, Manchester PRU, Society British Theatre Designers, Warrington Borough Council, Bolton Lads & Girls Club, Bridgewater Hall and both primary & secondary schools. These are some examples of workshops I have run. Unfortunately I do not have photos of many of my workshops as many projects do not have the facility to get photo permission plus I often don’t have a chance to take photos as every moment is spent facilitating. My workshops are tailored for each group’s needs & interests so please get in touch if you would like a workshop developed specially for your school or group.

Loss & Inheritance Workshop, Manchester Craft & Design Centre

Loss & Inheritance Workshop, Manchester Craft & Design Centre

As part of the Loss & Inheritance exhibition exploring perception of age, we ran a drop-in print and stitch workshop. The squares were assembled into a patchwork and displayed at the private view of the exhibition.

Recycled Fabric Apples – Health & Wellbeing workshop

Recycled Fabric Apples – Health & Wellbeing workshop

Developed as a Health & Wellbeing workshop to look at self worth. The fabric apples can be used as paper weights, pin cushions or just as decoration. Apples are associated with learning, growth & gifts. I asked everyone to consider their own gifts and write a positive message to seal inside their apple.

Sew What: 30 week Learn to Sew course, Creative Curve

Sew What: 30 week Learn to Sew course, Creative Curve

Following the success of “Fabric Fusion” and “Sew Together”, Creative Curve asked me to work with them to create a 30 week learn to sew course at Northmoor Community centre taking complete beginners through from first steps up to making clothes using shop bought patterns.

Printing Workshops

Printing Workshops

I have run lino & poly printing workshops with a variety of groups and abilities both as drop in sessions and as part of longer projects. Prints can be framed or used to make cards, wrapping paper, book covers or fabric bag patches.

Christmas Pudding Baubles

Christmas Pudding Baubles

Plump fleece pudding baubles topped with beads designed to be made in 20-30 mins.

A drop-in workshop for Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Christmas Fair.

Christmas Decorations

Christmas Decorations

Christmas decorations using the cut leatherette and fleece technique I developed for my Blossom brooches.

Although this was specifically a Christmas workshop, I can run workshops using this technique all year round making brooches, bookmarks & cases.

Sew Together, Creative Curve

Sew Together, Creative Curve

I was commissioned by community arts company Creative Curve to write and run a 10 week introduction to the very basics of using a sewing machine.

Over the course they made patchwork cushions, pin cushions and lined tote bags with fabric flower decorations.

Fabric Fusion – Bag Making Workshop, Creative Curve

Fabric Fusion – Bag Making Workshop, Creative Curve

Fabric Fusion was a 10 week bag making course run for women at Northmoor Community Centre by Creative Curve. The majority of the participants were asylum seekers but from a wide mix of origins. Over the course they made phone holders, picnic bags and flower brooches.