Workshops

Unit Twelve has an ongoing workshop programme, with workshops run by Jennifer Collier, Iain Perry and other exhibiting artists, please scroll down for more information.

Jennifer Collier: Paper Shirts - 2nd March 2019

  • Description:
    Using found and recycled papers to make decorative paper shirts. Jennifer will demonstrate every stage of the shirt, including a paper pocket, collar, button placket, and you will be shown a cunning trick of how to insert the sleeves so that the shirt looks almost good enough to wear! This workshop will mainly involve machine stich with hand stitch used for the buttons. Please bring along your own special papers, favourite books and maps to incorporate into your work.
  • Date:
    02/03/2019
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Jennifer Collier: Hand Stitched Fabric Lampshades - 16th March 2019

  • In this workshop you will produce a hand stitched fabric panel, using techniques such as French Knots, Bullion Roses, running stitch, straight stitch, Picot Stitch and Needle Lace Stitches. This would then be made into a 20cm diameter barrel light shade, which can be used with on a lamp stand or as a ceiling light. The light shade making kit would be included in the cost, and additional kits will be available to buy on the day for £10 per kit. You may wish to bring your own cotton fabric to use for the shade (min size 22 x 65cm)
  • Date:
    16/03/2019
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Jennifer Collier: Fabric Books - 23rd March 2019

  • Description:
    Creating a stunning fabric book of your own theme. We will scan and transfer print vintage photographs and paper ephemera onto fabric, and each page will be embellished with a combination of hand and machine stitch. The finished book with comprise of six pages, and a cover incorporation a fastening. Please bring along your own fabric scraps, lace, ribbon, small treasures and small photographs (to be scanned and printed).
  • Date:
    23/03/2019
  • Time:
    10-4.00pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Jane Withers: Weaving Light workshop - 30th March 2019

  • Description:
    A lampshade weaving workshop with Jane Withers demonstrating techniques and materials used in the Janie Knitted Textiles Eco British wool knit lighting and merino range, making your own lampshade.
  • Date:
    30/03/2019
  • Time:
    10-4.00pm
  • Cost:
    £65
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Fran Buxton: Stitched Memories Brooches - 6th April 2019

  • Description:
    Transform your memories into a textile keepsake brooch that you can wear and treasure. Drawing from your own photographs as inspiration and combining collage, stitch and found objects to create a beautiful stick pin or kilt pin brooch. All materials are provided but please do bring along your own small photographs to be scanned (no larger than A7), as well as any treasures that you would like to incorporate, such as vintage buttons, old keys, haberdashery, threads and broken jewellery etc.
  • Date:
    06/04/2019
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £65
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Alice Shields: Ceramic Jewellery Making workshop - 13th April 2019

  • Description:
    Ceramic jewellery making workshop, where you will come away with at least a necklace, pair of earrings and a brooch. We will explore various hand building and surface decorating techniques. The work will be fired and posted back to you within 3 weeks, which will be an additional £4, payable in cash on the day.
  • Date:
    13/04/2019
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £65
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Jennifer Collier: Paper Flowers - 4th May 2019

  • Description:
    Creating decorative paper flowers from recycled papers, with a choice of four different types of flowers to make, from the very easy through to a 5 petal origami flower.
  • Date:
    04/05/2019
  • Time:
    10-12.30pm
  • Cost:
    £25
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Jennifer Collier: Hanging Fabric Planters - 12th May 2019

  • Description:
    In this workshop you will produce a series of hanging fabric planters, which are fully lined to prevent damage when watering! The textiles panels will be embellished with a range of hand stitches such as French Knots, Bullion Roses, Running stitch, Straight stitch, Picot Stitch and Needle Lace Stitches. You will be given a choice of planter shapes, and multiple ideas for hanging mechanisms to choose from in the workshop. All materials are provided but you may wish to bring your own special fabric to personalise your planter.
  • Date:
    12/05/2019
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Karen Suzuki: Stitch a Perfect Pet workshop - 25 May 2019

  • Description:
    This will be a workshop stitching images of animals, based loosely on the idea of exploring chance happenings in stitch to create an unplanned, surprising result. You will be introduced to six different stitching techniques, with a number from a dice assigned to each technique. From this you will develop an image on a piece of work featuring these techniques, the order of technique to be used decided by rolling the dice. In this way you will be able to build up a richly textured surface that features all the techniques, with the element of chance playing a part in how the different layers end up working together. You should end up with an image of a perfect pet that may be quite different from the one you imagined. Please bring pictures of your own pet, or dream pet, as inspiration, and you may wish to bring along fabric scraps and threads to incorporate.
  • Date:
    12/05/2019
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £65
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Jennifer Collier: Paper Lampshades BASIC - 15th June 2019

  • Description:
    Create a 40 x 40cm 8 panel lampshade from beautiful recycled papers. You will be provided with a pattern, which you will have the opportunity to customize to suit your taste, and the light shade frame (which can be an up or down lighter). You will spend the day working with vintage papers to create the panels for the shade, and will be shown embellishment techniques to decorate these. You will then be shown to how to stitch the papers together to form the shade. NB There will be a £10 charge (payable on the day) for the light shade frame and paper pattern. You may also wish to bring your own special papers, books and maps to personalize.
  • Date:
    15/06/2019
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Liz Cooksey: Wire Woodlands - 29th June 2019 - FULLY BOOKED

  • Description:
    This workshop will provide you with the opportunity to explore and experiment with wire and other materials to produce a small standing sculpture suggestive of natural forms/woodland. Learning simple ways to shape wire, to combine and incorporate threads, fabric and printed papers, using hand stitching techniques, wrapping and binding. The day’s explorations will be embedded into small wooden plinths to produce a final standing sculpture. All materials will be provided, including a small wooden plinth but you may wish to bring to bring along your own driftwood or reclaimed wood, along with any favourite threads, scrapes of fabrics, collage papers, plyers and hand sewing kit.
  • Date:
    29/06/2019
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £65
  • FULLY BOOKED.

Liz Cooksey: Wire Woodlands - 6th July 2019 -FULLY BOOKED

  • Description:
    This workshop will provide you with the opportunity to explore and experiment with wire and other materials to produce a small standing sculpture suggestive of natural forms/woodland. Learning simple ways to shape wire, to combine and incorporate threads, fabric and printed papers, using hand stitching techniques, wrapping and binding. The day’s explorations will be embedded into small wooden plinths to produce a final standing sculpture. All materials will be provided, including a small wooden plinth but you may wish to bring to bring along your own driftwood or reclaimed wood, along with any favourite threads, scrapes of fabrics, collage papers, plyers and hand sewing kit.
  • Date:
    06/07/2019
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £65
  • FULLY BOOKED

Heather Everitt: Morpho Butterfly workshop - FRIDAY 16th August 2019, 10-4pm

  • Description:
    In this machine stitch workshop Heather will introduce the technique of layering in machine appliqué with bondaweb, using shading, layering and free motion embroidery to create a Morpho Butterfly. You will be provided a design to create a small appliquéd butterfly, and use finishing techniques with beads, sequins and will be shown an introduction of reverse applique. All materials are provided, but please do bring along treasured fabric scarps, threads, haberdashery and beads to personalize your butterfly.
  • Date:
    Friday 16/08/2019
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £65
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Heather Everitt: Hand stitched ladybird or bee workshop - SATURDAY 17th August 2019

  • Description:
    In this workshop Heather will introduce the technique of appliqué using bondaweb and hand stitching to create a ladybird or bee with Liberty print detail. You will be provided with a design to create a small appliquéd panel and will use simple hand embroidery stitches to create texture and detail. You will also be shown how to stretch and mount the finished embroideries. All materials are provided, but please do bring along treasured fabric scarps, threads, haberdashery and beads to personalize your ladybird or bee.
  • Date:
    17/08/2019
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £65
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Jennifer Collier: Mini Bird Boxes on 7th Sept 2019, 10 - 12.30pm

  • Description:
    This is a half day workshop creating gorgeous mini paper bird boxes, collaged with recycled papers, stamps, tickets and other vintage ephemera. These can be free standing or have a loop added at the top to be hung. This workshop is suitable for all ages and abilities. All materials are provided but you may wish to bring your own special papers, books or maps to personalise.
  • Date:
    07/09/2019
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £25
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Jennifer Collier: Experimental Mini Bookbinding - 14th September 2019

  • Description:
    You will be shown Jennifer’s trademark experimental techniques, such as waxing, stitching and trapping recycled papers to create sketchbook pages. These will then be made into a traditionally bound soft backed mini sketchbook (or series of sketchbooks). All materials are provided, but do bring along your own special papers, books or maps to personalise your work.
  • Date:
    17/08/2019
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Kathryn Ashcroft: Mouse in the House workshop - 21st September 2019

  • Description:
    There’s mouse mischief afoot! Create your own mixed-media mouse sculpture in a house, or on a little wooden block, personalised to tell your own story with an array of details and props, created using model-making skills combined with stitching and textile techniques. All materials are provided, but do bring along your own fabrics and other mouse-related treasures to add a very personal touch to the work!
  • Date:
    21/09/2019
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £65
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Experimental Samplers using paper and stitch with Jennifer Collier - 28th September 2019

  • Description:
    This amazing workshop, that will combine Jennifer’s trademark experimental techniques with traditional embroidery techniques. In the morning you will create surfaces, by waxing, trapping, layering and embedding into plastics, papers and fabrics, and then in the afternoon you will learn a wide range of hand and machine techniques to embellish these to make beautiful samplers you can simply drop into a A4 or A3 frame.
  • Date:
    28/09/2019
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Murgatroyd & Bean: Creatures from the Kitchen Drawer - 5th October 2019

  • Description:
    After the clock has struck midnight and the wooden stairs have creaked their last for the day, the creatures from the kitchen drawer emerge ready for an adventure… In the Applewood workshop, Murgatroyd and Bean weave tales and bring characters to life using needle, thread and repurposed materials - this practical workshop gives you the opportunity to do the same. Over the course of the day you will create your own 3D creature incorporating a small kitchen utensil which forms part of its structure. These mixed media pieces, combining fabric and found objects, will be created using binding, handstitch and embroidery techniques. All materials will be provided but please bring along fabric scraps, haberdashery and a utensil with meaning to personalise your piece
  • Date:
    05/10/2019
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £65
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Jennifer Collier: Story Book Dresses - 19th October 2019

  • Description:
    Jennifer will show you a range of traditional hand and machine stitch techniques, including Paper Patchwork, Pleating, Paper Pockets, Button Loops, Covered Buttons and Covered Bindings which be used on found papers. These skills will be used these to create small paper dresses. Please bring along your favorite books and papers to incorporate into your work.
  • Date:
    19/10/2019
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Naomi Posner: Handprinted Clutch Bag Workshop - 26th October 2019

  • Description:
    In this one day workshop you will create your own super stylish handprinted and stitched clutch bag. The focus will be on experimenting with simple screen printing techniques to print your own fabric. You will then use your printed fabric to stitch into a beautiful clutch bag. All fabrics, inks and lightweight screens are provided but do bring your own plain cotton fabrics to personalise your work.
  • Date:
    26/10/2019
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £65
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Jennifer Collier: Paper Flower Christmas Wreaths - 9th November 2019

  • Description:
    In this full day workshop you will be shown how to create decorative paper flowers from recycled papers, with a choice of four different types of flowers to make, from the very easy through to a 5 petal origami flower. These flowers will be used to make an beautiful everlasting floral wreath for Christmas. All materials are provided but you may wish to bring along your own papers and books to personalise your wreath.
  • Date:
    09/11/2019
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Anne Kelly: Vintage Cottage Garden workshop - 23rd November 2019

  • Description:
    Inspired by domestic gardens and the space outside your kitchen, you will use a mixture of floral and vintage fabrics to enhance and give depth to the work. Search through your collections for florals especially to applique onto a square sample, using a mixture of printing, couching and hand embroidery to complete the work. All materials are provided, but please do bring along a basic sewing kit, treasured fabric scraps, plain and floral fabrics, old embroidered snippets of tray cloths or handkerchiefs, threads, ribbon, haberdashery, buttons and lace to personalize your work.
  • Date:
    23/11/2019
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £65
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Paper Patchwork, Pockets and Pleats with Jennifer Collier - 30th November 2019

  • Description:
    A sampler’s workshop with a difference, as all the traditional embroidery techniques will all be created using paper. Showing a range of patchwork, pockets and pleating techniques incorporating a range of beautiful vintage papers. Do bring your own special papers, books or maps to personalise.
  • Date:
    30/11/2019
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Bramble and Goose: Delicate Dinner Set - 7th December 2019

  • Description:
    Create your own bowl, plate and spoon using moulding techniques developed by Anna, of Bramble and Goose, using Japanese Rice paper, wax, fabric and threads to create your own bespoke delicate dinner set. All materials will be provided but you may wish to bring your own thin fabrics, threads, lace and haberdashery to personalise your piece.
  • Date:
    07/12/2019
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £65
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Jennifer Collier: Paper Shoes - 18th January 2020

  • Description:
    Creating decorative paper shoes from found and recycled papers. A choice of four different types of shoes to make; a stiletto, a sandal, a lace up shoe or an alice shoe. You will also make an accompanying, decorated shoe box.
  • Date:
    19/01/2019
  • Time:
    10-12.30pm
  • Cost:
    £25
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.
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