Sylvia and Alison hope that you will enjoy our Textile and Mixed Media courses

that we have for 2018

Do get in touch with us if you have any queries 

All courses are held in Torquay, Devon

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Textile and Mixed Media Courses booked for 2018 


A three day course with Frances Pickering  

14 to 16 May 2018           Fee £135 for the three days  Deposit £65    

Times 10am to 4pm daily

This year Frances has designed a special WRAP in which to keep your hand

made books



We will construct a clever protective wrap with pockets to keep the

books in. Decorated to your choice of design.

Using easily obtained and basic materials make a series of three or four,

small books on a subject of your choice.

Each book could be part of a collection of items (subjects) which could be

divided into individual books.

 Embellished Lino Prints on Fabric

 Two one day courses with Louise Nichols

These two days can be taken separately but are linked as can be seen by the

details below.

Over the two separate days we will be designing, printing and embellishing lino

prints to create unique pictures, wall hangings, bags, or whatever you wish to


Day 1 - Tuesday July 3      10am to 4pm       Fee £38  Deposit £20



On day one we will begin by using a sketch, photograph or other

image that inspires you to create a design that you will carve out of

lino and print onto fabric. There will be a small charge for lino and

inks used.


Day 2 - Tuesday July 10        10am to 4pm     Fee £38     Deposit £20



Embellishing lino prints onto fabric Once the prints are dry you can embellish

them with a selection of threads, yarns, fabrics & whatever other decoration you

choose. The finished embellished prints can then be made into either a hanging

panel or mounted ready for framing.

If you wish you can just do the second embellishment day and Louise will bring

some of her pre-printed designs for a small charge for you to work on.




September 18 and 19  Tuesday and Wednesday  Fee £96 Deposit £50

Time - 10am to 4pm daily

Combining metallic and lustre powders with glazes, varnishes and waxes, you

will be able to achieve a variety of textures and finishes which can be built up

over many surfaces. Painting and printing with metallic varnishes and waxes will

resist inks and watercolours and you will have the opportunity to explore and

manipulate media to build up experimental samples and pieces for further

development and embellishment.

 DSC00389       Jo Mabbutt Course Photo 8 Metallic Media for Textiles 2016


  Day 1 - Introducing a range of metallic media, including real metal leaf, metallic

powders and metallic transfer foil, suitable for use on a variety of textile and

associated surfaces - Lutradur, handmade papers, plastics etc.      20161130_144351

Day 2 - Metallic powders can be combined with varnishes, waxes and texturing

media such as gel and pastes, and stencilling and printing techniques will be

used to achieve more intriguing raised metallic surfaces for further development

and embellishment.

Jo brings all of the specialist materials for the workshop. A material fee of £7 per

person will apply. 



 If you would like to book for any of our courses please get in touch. 

A non refundable deposit of 50% per day for each course booked is required, unless otherwise stated, to confirm a place. Payment can be made by cheque or bank transfer, details on application.

The balance of the fee will be due two months prior to the course date. After this date no refund can be given unless the course is full and a replacement student is found, then a full refund will be given less a £10 administration fee.

Should a course be full we will start a waiting list and inform you should a place become available.

It is always worth contacting us if you wish to come on a course near the date as there are sometimes cancellations

A requirement list will be sent at least one month prior to course date.

We reserve the right to cancel a course should there be insufficient numbers or if the tutor has to cancel due to illness or other unforeseen circumstances. A full refund will be given.

However we cannot be responsible for any other expenses incurred.

Please consider taking out your own insurance.



We hope you will enjoy all or some of these projects. Do get in touch if you have any queries either by email, or phone. We look forward to hearing from you.

If you would like to make a booking, receive a booking form, or request further information Alison and I look forward to hearing from you.

We do not have a shop so please phone or email.

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