Workshops at Dotty Gallery

Below is a list of workshops coming to Dotty Gallery soon!  

More workshops will be added as they are arranged - if you would like to be informed of all new workshops, let Lesley know via the Contact Page. If you have ideas of workshops that you would like to see included, please let Lesley know, again via the contact page or telephone direct.

Numbers for each workshop are kept small, so booking is essential. These workshops can also be purchased as gifts. 

Needle Felted Birds (1 Space)

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 2:00pm
Needle felted birds

With Gemma Bee    £40

A workshop suitable for beginners and improvres. Learn the art of three dimensional needle felting.

You will learn the various techniques you will need to create a garden bird with wire legs, which we will make together step by step.

You may choose from a selection of small bird breeds on the day. Options include: Robin, blue tit, bullfinch, goldfinch, chaffinch, sparrow and wren.

Rag Rug Flower Wreaths - Spaces

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 1:30pm
Spring Wreath

With Cherry Abrams   £40

Spring is just around the corner and so there is no better time to make a beautiful rag flower wreath to adorn your home. 

Using upcycled fabric you will design and make a stunning wreath and adorn it with flower. The flowers can be made with or without using a needle or thread if sewing is not your favourite hook. You will learn how to use a 'bodger' the traditional rag rugging tool. 

Everything you need will be provided and you will complete a wreath to take home. No previous experience is needed. 

Free Machine Embroidery (1 Space)

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 10:00am
Free Machine Embroidery

With Linda Harding    £35

You will learn the addictive art of free machine embroidery at this experimental workshop. Layer a wide selection of recycled fabric scraps, sari borders, yarns and free machine through the layers to create a stunning and colourful textile art quilt. You can bring along your own machine or there will be machines here to use. The workshop runs from 10 - 1pm, costs £35 and is limited to six people.

Drawing with Thread (Full)

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 2:00pm
Drawing with Thread

With Linda Harding   £35

Learn to draw with your sewing machine - use a simple line drawing to follow with free machine embroidery on fine Egyptian cotton, then paint in with inktense pencils and water to create beautiful thread pictures to frame or make into cushion covers later.

Bring along a line drawing, though Linda will bring a selection too - (you can trace onto fabric). Use your own sewing machine or one of Linda's.

The session begins at 2pm and finishes at 5pm, costs £35 and includes all materials.