Crafting Courses

Paper cutting, patchworking (various and assorted), and creative textiles are brought right up to date with a contemporary spin. ‘Inspiring’, ‘fun’, and ‘wonderful’ are words often used by my students to describe my courses, so whether you are a crafting novice or more experienced maker, why not treat yourself to some quality crafty time.
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Creative Paper Cutting

CREATIVE PAPER CUTTING

Paper cutting is the on trend craft of the moment, but it dates back many years and is an international craft with traditions in China, Mexico and Poland.

Machine Patchwork

MACHINE PATCHWORK

Machine stitched patchwork enables speedy production of all manner of items: designs can evolve organically resulting in unique pieces.

Handstitched Patchwork

HANDSTICHED PATCHWORK

Hand stitched patchwork with or without templates, has a rich history spanning several centuries, whilst being right up to date with its recycling ethos and therapeutic benefits.

Christmas Makes

CHRISTMAS MAKES

Hand embroidered calico stars and hearts, patchwork stars and fabric wreaths make perfect Christmas decorations and are fun to make.

Private Courses

If you’ve got a special occasion coming up, a birthday perhaps, or anniversary, a hen party or may be you just want to have some crafty fun with friends, I am very happy to organize something special and fun, may be bunting making or a group made patchwork quilt, do drop me a line.

TALKS

I regularly give talks to interested groups including WI, U3A and patchworking groups. I offer three different talks all of which are well illustrated with lots of images and hands on resources.

  1. Paper Cutting, a look at the history, international styles and techniques, how I started and my influences
  2. Improvised patchwork, a very personal take on this most traditional of crafts, my influences and my design process
  3. ‘Working for Auntie’, how I realised my childhood dream of making pictures for television, some of the programmes I worked on and what that involved from ‘Our Friends in the North’, to the Queen’s Christmas speech

WI groups welcome visitors so if you would like to come to a talk let me know and I can put you in touch with the relevant person.

Upcoming courses




October 21  -  October 23

Creative Paper Cutting – Wellingborough

Knuston Hall, Wellingborough

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October 26  -  

Festive Paper Cutting – Winterbourne

Winterbourne House and Gardens, Birmingham

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October 28  -  October 30

Christmas Fabrics Makes – Marcham

Denman College, Marcham

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October 30  -  November 1

Paper Cutting for Christmas – Marcham

Denman College, Marcham

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November 5  -  

Creative Paper Cutting – Zantium

Zantium Studios, Wirksworth, Derbyshire 

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November 13  -  

Festive Paper Cutting

RHS Wisley Gardens, Surrey

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November 27  -  

Creative Festive Paper Cutting – West Dean College

West Dean College, West Sussex

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November 28  -  

Fabulous Festive Makes – West Dean College

West Dean College, West Sussex

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December 1  -  

Festive Paper Cutting

The Henley on Thames School of Art

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December 4  -  

Paper Cut Festive Cards and Scenes

Ardington School of Crafts, Oxfordshire

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December 13  -  December 15

Happy Scrappy Patchwork for Improvers – Marcham

Denman College, Marcham

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February 24  -  

Paper Cutting Day School – Marcham

Denman College, Marcham

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February 29  -  March 1

Paper Cutting Weekend – Oxford

Oxford Summer School

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March 5  -  

Creative Paper Cutting -Wellingborough

Knuston Hall, Wellingborough

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March 6  -  

Creative Paper Cutting -Wellingborough

Knuston Hall, Wellingborough

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March 28  -  March 29

Paper Cutting – Missenden

Missenden School of Creative Arts

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March 30  -  April 1

Happy Scrappy Patchwork – Marcham

Denman College, Marcham

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April 2  -  

Creative Paper Cutting – Wirksworth

Zantium Studios, Wirksworth

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