Textile Courses

Studio 11


Now I have a new studio venue, I can put on some extra classes, so I am starting with a Machine Embroidery class as this can easily be tailored to a short ‘year’, along with a beginners print class with the emphasis on colour mixing to take advantage of the fun print benches again.

You can sign up for any of the Once-A-Month classes on the website and pay a deposit via Paypal. Click on the blue arrows in the box labelled Course Deposit to select which course option you want then add the course title as a reference to the next box before clicking on the paypal button.
The small print of the booking details are at the bottom of the page – please read before paying!
Scroll down to see the full list of courses that I am teaching. If you would like to be notified of courses and opportunities, please sign up to my e mail list.

A very exciting development is that I now co-own screens4printing (formerly known as Thermofax Screens) and so Studio 11 students can get their screens without needing to pay postage – just ask me for the code.

There are a few short courses with visiting tutors on the Re-Treats page: click here for Re-Treats. I am also offering a mentoring programme – details below. Please use the Contact Form as a first step.

Thanks – Christine


New courses start in September and run for 11 months (or 9 at Committed to Cloth), and the dates are outlined in this link Class dates 2019-20  If you want to join later in the year and there are places, you are very welcome.



£45 per session + £35 DEPOSIT

For students experienced with textiles but who wish to work in a supported environment, and alongside other students/artists, to generate projects and develop their own style.  Access given to all the wet print facilities and materials, with support in processes as and when required. I have one space in each class, and 2 on a Wednesday.

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10.00 – 5.00    MONDAY
£45 per session + £35 DEPOSIT

This exciting class will introduce you to some of the creative ways you can use your sewing machine. You will need to bring your own machine so that you learn what your machine is capable of as all machines are different! There will also be some work making backgrounds for stitching.

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10.00 – 5.00    SATURDAY
£45 per session + £35 DEPOSIT

Focussing on colour mixing, overlaying and blending, this beginners dyeing course will teach you how to create beautiful jewel like colours on fabric, with patterns and textures too! Dyeing in buckets and trays, some screen printing, working with wax resist and flour paste, together with some mark making, will be the programme up to August.

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10.00 – 5.00
£45 per session, £55 DEPOSIT

This course is FULL.




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A flexible one off or repeatable programme of 2 day packages, for those textile artists who wish to take a more professional approach to their work. Through review and discussion, I will help you take a fresh look at your work and practices, and create a personalised pathway to help you reach your goals.  If you are interested in joining this programme please use the form on the Contact Page

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If you are interested in any of the studio courses, want further details or wish to book a place, please use the e mail form on the Contact Page.

DEPOSITS A deposit is required to confirm your place on any of the Once-A-Month courses shown above. Courses can be cancelled any time up to 2 weeks before the class starts, and the deposit will be refunded. After this point, the deposit will not be returned if you have to cancel your place.

The payment for short intensive classes is due in full when booking. For Once A Month classes, payments are made at each session. It can be paid as cash or by debit/credit card on the day, or by BACS transfer.

Once you have booked your place on a Once-A-Month course and paid a deposit, you pay for each class as you attend in order to spread the cost over the full year. In return, you are committing to paying for the whole year of classes. If you can not make one of the sessions, alternatives dates for attendance will be offered so you are able to catch up with what you have missed. The deposit of £55 will reduce each of your monthly payments by £5, so you will only pay £45 for each session.

12 thoughts on “Textile Courses

  1. Members of the Textend group have just had a two day workshop with Christine about fractured paper lamination. We learnt a variety of techniques which were new to us all. Her instructions, demonstrations and samples were excellent. The days were so well structured with almost all we needed provided for us. She also outlined a variety of ways to follow up and develop the techniques covered. We came home exhilarated and inspired so a big thank you from all of us.

  2. Still glowing after an excellent weekend learning to dye fabrics. I was completely new to this work (or should I say play) and a bit apprehensive, but it was a delightful experience. Christine is utterly skilled and knowledgeable, both as an artist and as a teacher. The atmosphere was relaxed, the studio full of light (and tea and biscuits) and my fellow participants a pleasure to get to know. So much more than I had dared to dream. Thank you! kathleen

  3. Attended first of Wild About Colour weekends. It was really good and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. It was informative and Christine was so patient and helpful. I’m looking forward to the next one.

  4. Christine, thank you so much for such an interesting and informative workshop entitled Print-Embellish-Print. The three days passed far too quickly, but I now have more respect for my embellisher! When I enrolled I had no idea what we would be doing and an element of surprise is always welcome. This workshop has given me lots of inspiration to carry forward what I have started. Brenda

  5. Thank you Christine for a very informative and instructive 3 day workshop using our embellisher machines. As always your studio is well planned and the refreshment table is much appreciated. You obviously devote time to organising your workshops and monthly lessons.

  6. Having recently attended an Embellishing /print course delivered by Christine at her fabulous studio. I am now moving forward with skills and knowledge gained with a greater understanding of how to use my embelisher machine. Thank you Christine for your highly professional teaching.

  7. I have just completed the workshop with Matthew Harris at Studio 11, which was excellent. I see attending Matthew’s class as an investment of my time. What I learnt in 3 days on his course was equal to many month’s or even years of trying to work things out in my own way. He taught me to see things differently.
    Thank you Christine for the opportunity to work with Matthew.

  8. Hi Eva
    Roz’s students will be having an exhibition on June 29/30 at the Studio.
    I have no plans at the moment for a show of textiles as it would be difficult to show the full range because of space! But we do show examples of students work when we have open days for classes. The next ones of these is on August 21 & 24.
    Best Wishes

  9. Will there be an end-of-year exhibition showcasing work by the students? It would be interesting to see.

  10. Thanks Brenda. It is lovely to know how much you enjoyed the course. I really liked seeing how you all developed really individual responses to the techniques being demonstrated!

  11. I have just completed the four day course in Goldwork and have to say found it truly amazing. Christine encouraged us to experiment with the threads, before we laid a stitch, so we would have an idea of their individual properties. Once we started to stitch there was no stopping us. Four days passes so quickly, particularly when one has such an excellent tutor as Christine. I had such a great time learning this technique and will carry on and develop my ideas further.

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