Teaching and Workshops

Teaching and Workshops: Draw, Stitch, Print,

I work in a variety of materials, wood, paper, cloth, stitch and printed matter to create work based on collections and narratives.

I have taught workshops both at my studio -  Radiant Works in Huddersfield and within colleges and Universities since 2009 and have experience of tutoring and lecturing groups and individuals from private workshops up to degree level.

I offer a variety of technique based courses as well as a more mentoring and developmental approach for those who are looking for advice and feedback to challenge their work. An example of the type of workshops available can be seen below. For more details or to enquire about booking and dates please get in touch through email at

Print, fold, stitch, bind – Saturday 9th March 2013
10.00am –4.00pm - £60 per person
An opportunity to enjoy some creative and fun techniques to make marks through print making processes such as mono printing and textured print plates. The course aims to further your drawing skills by working with paper and collage on this one day workshop. You will use your newly created papers to create small books of your mini artworks by joining, folding, stitching and using simple book binding techniques. A practical mini project complete in a day. All materials are provided.

Drawn Marks for Stitch (Machine Embroidery) 
This workshop will introduce you to a variety of mark making and drawing techniques to create patterns and designs to take through into machine and hand stitch. Ideal for the beginner or for those of you who are nervouse of drawing.  You will work with a variety of fabrics and papers to create bonded and stitched samples to take away. There will also be an opportunity to use an Embellisher as part of this workshop. (Own sewing machine required.)

Three Dimensional Stitch Workshop
Learn techniques such as smocking, pleats and darts, stuffed and rolled shapes, wire and boning to develop three dimensional fabric and paper forms. Own sewing machine required and some hand stitch involved. Ideal if you want to raise the surface of your fabrics for a more sculptural approach to embroidery. (own sewing machine required)

Screen Printing for Fabrics Workshop  
This is a print workshop for those of you who have always wanted to try print processes on fabrics, but have not been sure where to start. I will take you through some basic techniques and to introduce you to ways of creating colour and marks on fabrics through print. You will leave the day with a variety of samples – ideal for stitching into, but also information of how you can carry on printing at home without lots of technical equipment.

Stitch and Print 2 Day Workshop
Day One will cover drawing techniques to translate into machine and hand embroidery samples that will be used as the starting point for Day Two, where you will learn ways of combining stitch and print to create samples onto fabrics.