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.

Bryony Rose Textile Menagerie: Textile Mouse workshop on 17th November - FULLY BOOKED

  • Description:
    Work with fabric to shape and create your own textile creature. Wrapping, layering and hand-stitching fabric over a stuffed fabric and wire armature in a unique approach to sculpting. Explore ways to suggest character, expression and form using various sewing techniques. Please bring along a selection of treasured fabrics and objects to personalize your sculpture, such as found objects or ephemera, Marbles, Buttons, Beads, Old Jewellery and watch piece. You may also wish to bring domestic objects or wood to form a stand.
  • Date:
    17/11/2018
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • FULLY BOOKED

Murgatroyd & Bean: Garden in a Teacup workshop on 1st December 2018

  • Description:
    A creative hand stitch workshop to make a tiny, 3D scene on top of a vintage teacup. Using felt, fabric scraps and hand embroidery, you will create a series of characters inspired by the English garden (i.e. trees, plants, birds) to populate your own teacup story. All materials are provided but do bring along your own fabrics scraps, special threads and haberdashery to personalise (and a tea cup IF you wish).
  • Date:
    1/12/2018
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Paper Shoes with Jennifer Collier - 19th January 2019

  • 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.

Naomi Posner: Handprinted Clutch Bag Workshop - 26th Jan 2019 - FULLY BOOKED

  • 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 you may wish to bring your own plain cotton fabrics to personalise your work. NB. There will be a £10 charge (payable in cash on the day) for you to have your own mini screen, pot of ink medium, squeegee and paper pattern to take away with you.
  • Date:
    26/01/2019
  • Time:
    10-4.00pm
  • Cost:
    £65pp
  • FULLY BOOKED

Story Book Dresses with Jennifer Collier - 2nd February 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:
    02/02/2019
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Screenprinted Lampshades with Sarah Fennell, 9th Feb 2019

  • Description:
    Learn how to use paper stencils and screenprinting to design a pattern which you will then transform into a drum lampshade. We will cover the basics of colour mixing, creating a stencil design and screen printing onto fabric. You will finish the day with a unique hand printed lampshade: designed, printed and made by you.
  • Date:
    9/02/2019
  • Time:
    10-4.00pm
  • Cost:
    £65
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Jennifer Collier: Paper Shirts on 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.

Fabric Books with Jennifer Collier on 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.

Weaving Light workshop with Jane Withers on 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.

Stitched Memories Brooches with Fran Buxton- 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 on 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 on 4th May 2019, 10-12.30pm

  • 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.

Stitch a Perfect Pet workshop with Karen Suzuki on 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.

Paper Lampshades- BASIC, Jennifer Collier - 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 on 29th June 2019

  • 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
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Liz Cooksey: Wire Woodlands on 6th July 2019

  • 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
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Morpho Butterfly workshop with Heather Everitt on 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.

Hand stitched ladybird or bee workshop with Heather Everitt on 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.

Paper Flower Christmas Wreaths with Jennifer Collier - 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.
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