Workshops 2020

Hand-Stitched Textiles; Creating Cloth with Meaning

Three-day workshop at West Dean College

8-11 June 2020

This art textiles course aims to be a relaxed and enjoyable adventure into creative textiles following the studio practice of textile artist Ruth Singer. Over the course of three days you will explore a range of slow, thoughtful textile practices to create cloth with meaning.

The course begins with an exploration of antique and personal textiles, the stories they hold and how you can use them to tell personal narratives. You will experiment with simple, effective hand stitch to add pattern and text onto fabric, as well as fabric manipulation techniques such as reverse appliqué, shadow work and trapunto quilting to add texture and structure. Also experiment with using found objects, scraps, natural materials and vintage haberdashery. You can choose to create samples during the course or keep working on a piece to make a finished artwork, such as an heirloom pin cushion. Book here.

£383.00 for the course, plus accommodation.

In The Shadows: Experimenting with Transparent Fabrics

Weekend Workshop at Hope & Elvis

5th & 6th September 2020

2 day workshop 10am-4pm

shadowwork detail

In the Shadows: experimenting with transparent fabrics
Transparent fabrics, combined with careful stitch and cutting can be used to create beautiful, dedicate and detailed textile pieces. Ruth loves using sheer fabrics like silk organza and cotton organdie and combining them with traditional and modern techniques including reverse appliqué, shadow embroidery and corded quilting. In this two day workshop, you will have the chance to try lots of different techniques and to explore Ruth’s inspirational work and her collection of delicate historical textiles.
Over two days you will learn about the different fabrics (all provided) and how to best combine design and technique to create a series of samples showcasing textiles and transparency.
£190 materials and 2 course lunch included

HOPE & ELVIS Harley Foundation Studios
7 Tan Gallop,
S80 3LW

Talks 2020

None scheduled at present. Please join my mailing list to find out new dates.

Talks and workshops for groups

I can occasionally give talks to groups, mainly in the midlands or alongside exhibitions elsewhere.


2021 Prices

Leicestershire :  £135 (plus travel)

Up to one hour from Leicester £160 (plus travel)

More than one hour from Leicester, prices start from £200. please enquire for a quote.

I am unable to do evening talks more than one hour travel time from Leicester unless accommodation is provided. Fees will increase for 2022, please contact me for details. 

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