A Creative Resolution


The new year promises to be a time when many of us make well-intentioned resolutions to mark a fresh start. Unfortunately, most of us inevitably fail to keep these resolutions, often because we opted for something rather punishing, like a restrictive diet or early morning exercise. But resolutions don’t have to be an uphill battle – why not make 2017 your most creative year yet, and aim to learn something new? We have put together a list of exciting upcoming workshops to inspire you, but make sure you keep an eye on our calendar throughout the year for new events and classes.


Create a visual diary

15 January 2017 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Charleston, £90

In the old home of the Bloomsbury Group, Tutor Sarah Colbourne shows you how to experiment with mixed media to make a stunning visual diary. Visual diaries are invaluable tools for developing ideas, and each one is highly personal to the artist. The workshop includes materials and an artisan lunch. Charleston Trust, Firle, Lewes BN8 6LL, UK

Book a place here.


Screen-printed textiles with stitch and appliqué

16 to 19 January 2017, West Dean College, £354.00

Learn how to combine needlework, applique and screen printing in the grand stately home of West Dean College. Tutor Maxine Sutton will guide you through the techniques over the three-day course, and show you how to experiment with scale, line, form and composition. A unique experience. Materials included. West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0QZ, UK

Book a place here.


Introduction to Dye Techniques

1 February 2017, 11:30am–4pm, The Fashion & Textile Museum, £80

Tutor Michele shows you how to dye a cotton tote bag with silk dyes, trying out different techniques and visual effects to create a unique accessory. Includes materials and entry to the museum exhibits. 83 Bermondsey St, London SE1 3XF, UK

Book a place here.


Dyeing with Earthue Dye Extracts

11 February 2017, 10:15am - late afternoon, The Handweavers Studio & Gallery, £95

Try your hand at natural dyeing with Bobbie Kociewski. You will become familiar with using natural dye extracts on wool and silk, how to mix dyes and making a dye sample library for future reference. The dyes used in this workshop are Earthue Dye Extracts, which are less messy than other natural dyes. All materials and equipment provided.

The Handweavers Studio & Gallery, 140 Seven Sisters Road, London, N7 7NS, UK

Book a place here.



Selvedge also runs an array of textiles classes and workshops throughout the year, keep an eye on our events pages for more details.


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