Summer School Tutor's Workshops



 Alice Fox & Gwen Hedley. Alice Fox & Gwen Hedley.
Alice and Gwen have chosen an overall theme of 'Humble Beginnings' especially for Distant Stitch students.

Alice will call her particular workshop ‘Un-Limited’, to help you find ways of exploring the possibilities and potential of limited starting points.

Gwen will call her workshop 'Build up, Dig down', where you will explore exciting approaches to working with layers.

Both workshops will be stimulating, informative and inspiring.



You are invited to secure your place on either workshop by making a booking as soon as possible.


Workshop With Alice Fox
Alice Fox

Workshop 1 with Alice Fox


Workshop Title: Un-Limited

Sometimes if we limit the parameters within which to work it pushes us to find new possibilities.

Using simple materials, starting points and boundaries we will undertake a series of explorations to find some of the unlimited possibilities.

We will work with paper, cloth, hand stitch and an understanding that the process of development can be as important as the outcome.
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Workshop With Gwen Hedley
Gwen Hedley

Workshop 2 with Gwen Hedley


Workshop Title: 'Build up, Dig Down'

Working with basic cloth and/or papers, which we will colour and mark in interesting ways, we will explore exciting approaches to working with layers.

Work can be fine and delicate, robust and chunky, and just about anything in between, and there is scope for hand and/or machine stitching.

Together, we will create unique dimensional surfaces that can be 3D if you wish.

Through on-going personal tutorials, you will be able to develop your own styles of work, and to build a workbook of ideas for future developments.

You may even wish to make a small resolved piece of work, or to begin a larger one – it’s a matter of personal choice.
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