Textile Courses

Studio 11


There is a new course for this year – Machine Embroidery which focuses on developing skills with the sewing machine.

You can now sign up 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 for me is that I now have a range of thermofaxes for sale via ThermofaxScreens. These have been designed with paper lamination in mind – for those of you who know my work and my travelling workshops. Do click on the link and let me know what you think.

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, and the dates are outlined in this link Class dates 2018-19.  If you want to join later in the year and there are places, you are very welcome.


10.00 – 5.00
£45 per session + £55 DEPOSIT

Explore working with your machine to create texture, lines and holes. Use dissolvable fabrics and waddings along with lots of different types of support fabric to create interesting and unique stitched pieces. Some of the fabrics you will create yourself using painted boandaweb, sweet wrappers, melting and dissolving.


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WILD ABOUT COLOUR!                                

10.00 – 5.00  SATURDAY & SUNDAY  £90 per weekend + £60 DEPOSIT

This exciting course will run over 6 months, one weekend a month. You will learn a wide variety of processes which will suit both patchworkers and embroiderers as there will be sessions on screen printing and tray dyeing, as well as on surface lamination and encrusting. At the end you will be confident in the wet studio and able to make choices about what process you can use to make stitched work.

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10.00 – 5.00    SATURDAY  OR SUNDAY
£45 per session + £55 DEPOSIT

For students who are experienced with textiles but wish to work in a supported environment alongside other students working independently, to generate work and develop their own style.  Access given to all the wet print facilities and materials, with support in processes as and when required.  The dates for these classes are on consecutive days so there is an option to do more than one day for those travelling any distance.

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10.00 – 5.00 SUNDAY OR MONDAY
£30 per session

An opportunity for experienced artists who can work independently to use the studio’s full facilities to work alongside other artists. There is no tuition in these sessions. Please apply for a bench via the contact page.


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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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