2017 last years workshop Textile Thursdays Workshops August 10th, 17th, 31st and September 7th- Mornings 10am-1pm

We have been very busy during these last few months but as promised here are a little series of morning workshops. Planned to fit in with the train schedule from Glasgow and from Oban to arrive on time to start at 10 and finish on time to catch the 12.50 train to Glasgow or Oban…perfect … Continued

Botanical printing workshops by Heartfelt Studio 2017

What a year for learning . With a range of workshops up and around Scotland , the desire to learn this wonderful skill of Botanical imprinting – sometimes called Eco Printing, has shown to be very popular. People are keen to reconnect with the natural world around them. With the new Airbnb facilities here at … Continued

Botanical printing workshop Strontian May 15th – 17th

I visited Kate this week to look at the layout for the eagerly awaited Imprint – Botanical printing workshop. It is only a month now and there are many of the preparations already made for hosting and tutoring this unique event. Once again I was struck by the sheer peaceful beauty of both the Ariundle … Continued

Glasgow City College Textile Course Workshop visit

[metaslider id=3639]With a lot of preparation from both tutors Fiona and Susan , a date was finally fitted into a hectic time schedule . Today was the day and my prep of fabrics and dye material for this last week would be put to the test. It was to be a taster of mark making … Continued

Felt connects with nature at KIlchoan

It was a great pleasure for me to teach the tiny school at Kilchoan the joy and surprise of felt making. [metaslider id=3431] My learning increased dramatically about the life and hardships facing our fresh water mussels. Thought the Lochabers Fishery trust educating through art took a whole new direction . With the enthusiastic team … Continued

October Workshop (Saturday 29th) Over-dyeing coloured fleece

Many of our Scottish breeds have more than one colour in them and it often comes as a surprise that it is possible not only to dye but to create a myriad of tones and shades by using a darker fibre to begin with. These pieces of fieldwork are by Jennifer Alexander  showing the beautiful colour … Continued

Oct – Dec : Christmas Craft workshops for Marys Meals Tuesdays 10am-12.30pm

Beginning October 25th for 6 consecutive weeks from 10am-12.30pm This workshop led by Dorothy and the team of crafters from North Connel who  create a range of recycled craft goods they sell to raise funds for Marys Meals all year round. Talented ladies in many fields of crafts they have teamed up with heartfelt by … Continued

July Workshop : A little more time to develop design

Often workshops are quick tasters of the process of felt making but this weekend workshop allowed more creative time to scale up ideas. We worked in pastels to get the harmony of the wool blending  when it felts. The number of students was limited to allow a large work area and lots of tutor attention. … Continued

June 2016 Workshop : Mid Argyll SWRI group : needle felting landscapes workshop

The SWRI group had a great day away at Dalmally Railway Station. My fanciful idea about working in the June sunshine didn’t come to fruition as it rained most of the day . We surrounded ourselves in colourful wool and focused on learning a lot of new skills through demonstration and examples of my work. … Continued

April Workshop (14th) : Changing the face of Fabric

Full day Workshop on Thursday 14th April 2016. One day workshop on the manipulation of fabrics through felting. Using needle felting and wet felting techniques to create your own length of fabric. We will be using the felt rolling machine to take the hardest physical part of the process. This day will essentially be about … Continued