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. Patchwork, a very personal take on this most traditional of crafts, my influences and my design process
  3. To the BBC and Beyond, how I realised my childhood dream of making pictures for television, some of the programmes I worked on and what that involved and what I do now

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.

Creative paper cutting


October 5  -  October 7
Mother & daughter paper cutting

Denman, Marcham

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Creative paper cutting


October 12  -  October 14
Paper cutting

HF Holidays, Malhamdale

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Creative paper cutting


October 27  -  
Festive Paper Cutting

Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington

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Creative paper cutting


October 28  -  October 30
Christmas paper cutting

Denman, Marcham

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Creative paper cutting


November 2  -  
Paper Cutting

The Whitehorse Book Shop, Marlborough

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Creative paper cutting


November 3  -  
Festive Paper Cutting

The Fibreworks, Chipping Norton

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Patchwork using templates


November 9  -  November 11
Christmas fabric makes – wreaths, calico decorations, patchwork stars

Denman, Marcham

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Patchwork using templates


November 12  -  
Fabulous Festive Makes

West Dean College, West Sussex

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Patchwork using templates


November 13  -  
Fabricky Christmas makes

Whitehorse Bookshop, Marlborough

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Patchwork using templates


November 16  -  November 18
Crafty Christmas

HF Holidays **TBC**

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Creative paper cutting


November 20  -  
Paper cutting

Zantium Studios, Derbyshire

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Creative paper cutting


November 24  -  
Christmas paper cutting, family day

Denman, Marcham

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Machine stitched patchwork


November 25  -  
Patchwork Stars

Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington

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Creative paper cutting


November 26  -  November 28
Paper cutting – Platinum Anniversary Special

Denman, Marcham

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Patchwork using templates


December 1  -  
Family day, Christmas fabric makes – wreaths, calico decorations

Denman, Marcham

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Creative paper cutting


December 5  -  
Christmas paper cutting

Ardington School of Crafts

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Machine stitched patchwork


January 11  -  January 13
Happy Scrappy Patchwork

Denman College, Oxfordshire

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Creative paper cutting


February 8  -  February 10
Creative Paper Cutting – Day School followed by opportunity to improve your skills.

Denman College, Oxfordshire

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Machine stitched patchwork


April 1  -  April 5
Happy Scrappy Patchwork for Improvers

Denman College, Oxfordshire

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Machine stitched patchwork


July 17  -  July 19
Happy Scrappy Patchwork for Beginners

Denman College, Oxfordshire

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Creative paper cutting


September 30  -  October 2
Creative Paper Cutting – Day School followed by opportunity to improve your skills.

Denman College, Oxfordshire

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