A Variety of Workshops!
I offer several different workshops working with both textiles and paper. Take a look below and see if anything tickles your fancy. If you think that your art or sewing group might be tickle too, please email me for more information on booking a workshop.
Workshops with fabric & stitch:
Textile Illustrations: Create a fabric picture.
Turn a favourite view, landscape, seascape or harbour scene into a fabric picture.
Working on a small scale you will learn how to simplify and translate your own photographs or sketched image into a piece of textile art. The ideal project for using up scraps of fabric that you have been hoarding! We will add the details and ‘drawn’ parts of our pictures by machine or hand stitching. End the day by mounting your piece of work
Free machine embroidery:
A beginners’ workshop on free motion embroidery.
Using your own sewing machines you will learn the basics of free machine embroidery.
The day is packed full of lots of exciting exercises and we will explore the use of the machine as a drawing tool. The day is devised so that the student becomes confident with dropping the feed-dogs and sewing in this popular way. Using simple appliqué shapes as a base for free machining, students will discover the wide range of applications of this technique including various craft projects, quilt making and wall hangings.
Appliqué Table Runner:
Make a delightful and unique centre piece for your dining room, kitchen, coffee, or even your picnic table, at times of celebration or to just cheer up the everyday. Decorate using appliqué rows of quaint Cornish cottages and cheerful bunting, this coastal inspired cotton runner embellished with fine stripe fabrics, spots and checks will bring a breezy look to your table or sideboard.
Match with napkins and placemats for a truly cottage style, ideal for both modern and classic styles, inside or al fresco dining!
Make a charming Christmas fabric illustration as a gift or to decorate your home with at Christmas.
Working on a small scale we will make a Christmas inspired piece of textile art. This is the ideal project for using up those scraps of Christmas fabric! We will add the details and ‘drawn’ parts of our pictures by machine or hand stitching. You can also give your piece added sparkle by embellishing your picture with sequins and metallic threads. End the day by mounting your piece of work.
A Christmas card workshop with a difference. Make a collection of simple yet charming appliqué Christmas decorations to hang around the house or for the tree, or mount them on a Christmas card to give as a gift to a friend. A sure way to start feeling Christmassy and spread the festive spirit by making these attractive gifts. String them all together and create a festive garland.
Workshops with paper:
Learn how to make your own hardbound sketch and note books. Using card and handmade papers, make one or more small books. Each book can be personalised and designed for a specific use. Add beautiful end papers, stitching and closures, make these books as a wonderful gift for someone or something to keep for yourself!
Sketchbook and Journal Keeping for Creative Practice:
Be inspired to start and keep a day journal to support any creative and visual practices. Overcome your fear of the white page and pick up hints and tips to help use sketchbooks on a daily basis as a visual resource, travel journal or aid memoir. Bring a blank book or one that’s half started, shop bought or handmade, this day is for you to explore and play with ideas.
Easy-sew up-cycled sketchbook:
Whether you want to call it a junk journal, smash book, scrap book or inspiration journal this is bookbinding pure joy, straight forward and addictive, you'll want to make them for all your friends.
It's a no glue, machine or hand stitched binding using found and recycled papers.
Give an old book a new lease of life by using its’ covers to house your very own sketchbook or journal. Make a themed inspiration book using specifically chosen papers or use a variety of recycled papers for your thoughts and drawings. Perfect as a base for mixed media, as a prompt for creative writing or art journaling.
Cat offers an introduction to her work and practice. Showing images, sketchbooks and examples of her textile work. Talks are approx 45mins with time for questions.
Feel free to pick up the phone & talk to Cat as to how her work could suit the needs of your group.
Cat also offers small workshops at her home studio in Redruth for up to 4 people.
Classes can be tailor made to your specific field and areas of interest. Be assured of individual and private one to one tuition in a working artist’s studio.
All of Cat’s workshops can be customised depending on your group’s location, size and duration of session.
All day workshops are based on a 10 – 4pm day with a break for lunch.
Please email for 2018 rates.
Cat prefers small classes, no more than 12-15 students in order to get around each student and assess their individual needs in the workshop.
The bookbinding workshop requires a fair amount of space for each student so class sizes depend on the teaching space available.
If you have any specific interests a workshop or series of classes can be tailor made to suit your group or needs. Please just ask. Email me here!
I look forward to hearing from you!