Welcome to our first session of textile workshops for the year 2010.  Workshops are held every second Saturday of the month at Patchings Art centre.

All workshops gather at 9.45am to start at 10 am, and run until 4pm.  There will be a break of approximately 1 hour for lunch.

Price for each workshop is £47.50 and this includes all materials required plus tea and coffee throughout the day.  There is a café on site, or you may bring your own lunch.

To book a place please contact Maria at the Patchings bear studio, or via email (

You can download a copy of our leaflet, which includes a booking form here, or to download just the booking form click here.  The leaflet is available in a PDF format, and to view you will require Adobe Acrobat Reader - click here to download for free.


Three Netted Necklaces - Beadwork class

Saturday 9th January

Tutor: Claire Crouchley

Using seed beads, bugles and crystals, learn how to make 3 different necklaces based on traditional East European designs.  All materials will be provided to complete three necklaces.  This class is suitable for beginners and up.

Watch out for 'Son of Netted Necklaces' coming later in the year.



Great Oaks From Little Acorns... - Introduction to Goldwork

Saturday 13th February

Tutor: Maria Crouchley

Learn the basic techniques of traditional goldwork by stitching this charming motif.  All materials including various metallic and metal threads will be provided.  This class is suitable for beginners and up.


The Goddess Within - Bead embroidery

Saturday 13th March

Tutor: Claire Crouchley

Learn a variety of bead embroidery techniques and then apply them to decorate a simple doll form.  Let yourself go, and see where the spirit takes you.  All materials, including doll form, beads and embellishments will be provided.


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