Courses and Lectures

  Zoom workshops will continue to be offered for those of you living at a distance and for those who prefer to enjoy from the comfort of your own home. See below for details

 
I offer a range of courses, lectures and workshops specialising in freehand machine embroidery and related creative stitching techniques. Weekly courses offer an intensive exploration into the creative world of
Freehand Machine Embroidery.

Get to know your sewing machine and use it as a drawing tool to create individual designs.
One day face to face workshops are back on offer in Brighton, Sussex:-

Residential courses are on offer at West Dean College, Chichester, West Sussex,

 As a freelance tutor and lecturer, I travel nationally and internationally, visiting groups and guilds.

(see below for details of available courses)

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WEST DEAN COLLEGE
West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex. PO18 0QZ
book on:- 01243 811301
www.westdean.org.uk

MACHINE EMBROIDERED TEXTILES INSPIRED BY PATTERNS AND COLOURS OF INDIA
12th-16th September
- 2022  (4 days)
The patterns and colours of India offer endless inspiration for textiles. Fabrics will be pieced and layered, then embellished with paint, freehand machine and hand stitching. Wooden printing blocks will add decorative elements to your individual designs.
All levels of ability

ARCHITECTURAL TEXTURES
8th-11th December
- 2022  (3 days)

MEMORABLE PLACES AND JOURNEYS
1st-5th February
- 2023  (4 days)
 


ZOOM WORKSHOPS

I will be delivering a selection of courses online via Zoom.
book on:-  01273 417178               e-mail  wendy@wendydolan.co.uk

AUTUMN LANDSCAPES
 Sunday 2nd October 2022                  10am - 4pm              £50

IN THE MEADOW - LAYER, PAINT AND STITCH
Saturday 26th November 2022           10am - 4pm           £50

PATCHAM COMMUNITY CENTRE
Ladies Mile Road, Patcham, Brighton, East Sussex. BN1 8TA
book on:-  01273 417178            e-mail
  wendy@wendydolan.co.uk

WINTER LANDSCAPES
                            25th September
- 2022              10am - 4pm          £50     All levels of ability
Develop a landscape design by piecing, layering and stitching a background of coloured, textured fabrics.
This will then be worked into with freehand machine embroidery

MACHINE EMBROIDERED CHRISTMAS CARDS
6th November
- 2022              10am - 4pm          £50
Create your own unique cards. Fabrics will be applied and stitched into with freehand machine embroidery. 
All levels of ability

MACHINE EMBROIDERY FOR BEGINNERS
19th February 2023              10am - 4pm          £50

Learn how to set up your machine for freehand machine embroidery and ‘draw’ with your thread

MIN THE MEADOW - - LAYER, PAINT AND STITCH
      7th May 2023                10am - 4pm          £50

 Natural fabrics will be layered, painted and stitched into with freehand machine embroidery a, creating a meadow of flowers


CREATIVE MACHINE EMBROIDERY

Court Bushes Community Hub, Willow Way, Hurstpierpoint,  West Sussex. BN6 9TH
book on:-  01273 417178               e-mail  wendy@wendydolan.co.uk

BEGINNERS & IMPROVERS
Wednesday   10.00am-3.30pm   (all day, alternate weeks)   12 weeks from October 2022      £400  
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ADVANCED
Wednesday   10.00am-3.30pm     (all day, alternate weeks)   12 weeks from October 2022      £400 

  


IN STITCHES CREATIVE TEXTILE COURSES
Sunfield Studio Unit 9, Sunfield Business Park, čNew Mill Road, Wokingham. RG40 4Q
https://www.institchestextilecourses.co.uk/wendy-dolan---architecture-in-stitch-2021.html  

      LAYERED TEXTILES INSPIRED BY PATTERNS AND COLOURS OF INDIA    
     13th - 14th October 2022

      
The patterns and colours of India offer endless inspiration for textiles. Fabrics will be pieced and layered, then embellished with paint, freehand machine and hand stitching. Wooden printing blocks will add decorative elements to your individual designs.
 


THE GRANARY STUDIOS

The Granary, Owslebury Farm, Main Road, Owslebury, SO21 1LU
https://granarystudio.com

ARCHITECTURAL TEXTURES
10th-11th November 2022     2 days Thurs/Fri

This course is inspired by doors, windows and other architectural features. Applied fabrics, texture mediums, fabric painting,
and freehand machine embroidery will be combined to create exciting textured surfaces. Fabrics will be pieced, patched, layered
and textured, then worked into with paint and machine embroidery as you create an individual design
.

 


TEXTILE TOUR TO INDIA
    to book contact -  info@aahilyaholidays.com
     16th March - 22nd April 2023

      
Join me to explore the exciting textiles of the Himachal and Punjab region of India. Enjoy exploring this exciting region, visiting Amritsar, Dharamahala, Manali, Shimla and Delhi. Experience local crafts and hands on workshops.

TEXTILE TOUR TO GUJARAT
for information contact
info@aahilyaholidays.com  
February 2024
 

BRIGHTON SUMMER SCHOOL
Falmer Village Hall, South Street, Falmer, Brighton. BN1 9PT 
book on:-  01273 417178        e-mail
 wendy@wendydolan.co.uk

 August 2023    £300       
 Set in a beautiful location opposite the village pond in Falmer Village, Sussex - near the Universities of Sussex and
Brighton and the Amex Stadium. Enjoy a week of creative stitching. Free parking.
 

                          As a freelance tutor and lecturer I am happy to travel to your Group or Organisation            
and offer the following selection of titles. Most of these can be online via Zoom if preferred.

WORKSHOPS

                                                               Creative Machine Embroidery for Beginners                                                                   
In The Meadow - Layer, Paint and Stitch (1 or 2 day +)
Layered Landscapes (1 or 2 day +)
Machine Embroidered Winter Landscapes / Autumn Landscapes
Architecture in Stitch (1 or 2 day +)
Machine Embroidered Book Covers
Machine Embroidered Bowls and Vessels - working with soluble fabrics
Machine Embroidered Lace - using soluble fabrics
Machine Embroidery inspired by Gustav Klimt (1 or 2 day +)
Machine Embroidery inspired by Antoni Gaudi (1 or 2 day +)
Machine Embroidered Flowers / Trees / Gardens

LECTURES

Creative Stitched Textiles
Interpreting Natural Forms in Embroidery
Art, Architecture and Stitch
Layer, Paint and Stitch - Exploring the techniques and ideas in my book.
A Change of Scale - The challenges of large scale commissions

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