May 2017

Red Hot Pokers

3rd May

The distinctive Kniphofia, also known as the torch lily or poker plant, produces spikes of upright, brightly coloured flowers in graduated shades from red through to orange. Most plants are two-tone, such as orange and yellow (as pictured here). In this workshop you will be able to choose whether you produce a life-size, free-standing plant/s that you can put in a vase; or, produce a more conventional piece of stitched embroidery.

Fully booked. Contact Jane if you would like to be put on waiting list for 2nd session (date to be confirmed).  email to book

Jane Powell ArtLilies Of The Nile

17th May

The agapanthus is the quintessential plant of the South West. In this one-day workshop, we will create a free-standing, life-size agapanthus stem in bud form. This involves very little stitching, working with wire and a lot of wrapping! Once made, your plant can be displayed in a vase, or fixed to a canvas.

 6 places available.  email to book


Bugs and Beetles

24th May

Come and explore beetles and all kinds of beautiful creepy crawlies with guest tutor, Liz Doyle. In this workshop you will make bejewelled stumpwork, goldwork and stitched creatures using an array of shiny, sparkling fabrics, sequins, gold and silver threads, coloured cocoons and leather. The beetles and bugs are all hand-sewn and you will be working on a small scale.

 2 places available.  email to book