Courses and Lectures

 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 workshops are on offer throughout the South East at:- Brighton, Sussex:- Puddleducks, Sevenoaks, Kent:-
Sussex Guild Event Room, Southover Grange, Lewes, Sussex.

Residential courses are on offer at West Dean College, Chichester, West Sussex,  Murcia, Spain with
Castanea Crafts and Mallety nr. Limoges, France with Crafty Retreats.  

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

(see below for details of available courses)

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

MACHINE EMBROIDERED FLOWERS
Sunday 29th January 2017        10am-4.00pm        50

 IN THE MEADOW - layer, paint and stitch
Sunday 2nd April 2017 (Rescheduled date)       10.00am-4.00pm        50

MACHINE EMBROIDERY FOR BEGINNERS
Sunday 9th April 2017        10.00am-4.00pm        50

MACHINE EMBROIDERED AUTUMN LANDSCAPES
Sunday 29th October 2017        10am-4.00pm        50

ARCHITECTURE IN STITCH - Machine Embroidery
Sunday 5th November 2017       10am-4.00pm        50

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

                                 MACHINE EMBROIDERED LANDSCAPES - one day taster day
28th July 2017

MEMORABLE PLACES AND JOURNEYS
31st August - 3rd September 2017

 

CASTANEA - CRAFTS IN SPAIN
Mar Menor, Mercia, Spain.  www.castaneacraftcourses.com
book on +44 (0)1527 69100         e-mail info@castaneacraftcourses.com

       MACHINE EMBROIDERY INSPIRED BY ANTONI GAUDI
7th - 13th May 2017
 

CRAFTY RETREATS
Mallety, nr Limoges France  www.craftyretreats.com
book on:- +44 (0)1566 776932           e-mail  info@craftyretreats.com

ARCHITECTURE IN STITCH - incorporating maps and memorable places
                                                 Thursday 22nd - Thursday 29th June 2017               
                         
Enjoy a week of creativity in the small and  picturesque hamlet of Mallety, found in the Limousin amid the
forests and low mountains of the Monts D’Ambazac.

 

PUDDLEDUCKS
116 St John’s Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent. TN13 3PD
book on:- 01732 743642

MACHINE EMBROIDERED LANDSCAPES
Wednesday 12th April 2017      50

MACHINE EMBROIDERED TREES
Tuesday 19th September 2017      50

 

THE BRIDGE COMMUNITY CENTRE
Lucraft Road, Brighton, Sussex. BN2 4PN
book on:-  01273 417178        e-mail
 wendy@wendydolan.co.uk

SUMMER SCHOOL
‘AROUND THE WORLD’

Monday 10th - Friday 14th July 2017    250

After experimenting with a variety of techniques, you will be developing an individual piece of work using a variety of techniques, based on the theme AROUND THE WORLD. This will include piecing, patching and layering, fabric painting and printing and freehand machine embroidery.
 

INKBERROW DESIGN CENTRE
Britten Street, Redditch, Worcestershire. B97 6HD
  www.inkberrowdesigncentre.co.uk
book on:- 01527 69100    info@inkberrowdesigncentre.com

          SUMMER SCHOOL - LOOKING THROUGH 
       14th-18th August 2017     

After experimenting with a variety of techniques, you will be developing an individual piece of work using a variety of techniques, based on the theme LOOKING THROUGH. This will include piecing, patching and layering, fabric painting and printing and freehand machine embroidery.

MEMORABLE PLACES AND JOURNEYS
       25th-28thSeptember 2017   340
We all have special places and journeys we like to remember. On this four day course you will develop an individual design, working from your own reference material, maps, photographs or drawings. Fabrics will be layered, creating exiting textured surfaces and maps will be transfer printed onto fabric.

 


CREATIVE MACHINE EMBROIDERY

These popular 24 week courses in Brighton and Hove offer an in depth exploration into the exciting
world of Freehand Machine Embroidery

BEGINNERS & IMPROVERS
Tuesday      6.30-9pm               Blatchington Mill School, Hove BN3 7BW  
            Wednesday 9.30am-12pm         The Bridge Community Centre, Brighton BN2 4PN 

24 weeks from October 2017    

ADVANCED
This course is designed for students who have attended the beginners’ course or equivalent.
Wednesday  12.45- 3.15pm            Bridge Community Centre, Brighton BN2 4PN
Wednesday  6.30-9pm          Blatchington Mill School, Hove BN3 7B  
24 weeks from October 2017     
 

book on:-  01273 417178               e-mail  wendy@wendydolan.co.uk
 

                          As a freelance tutor and lecturer I am happy to travel to your Group or Organisation            
and offer the following selection of titles.

WORKSHOPS

                                                                *Creative Machine Embroidery for Beginners                                                                   
*In The Meadow - Layer, Paint and Stitch new
*Machine Embroidered Book Covers
*Machine Embroidered Bowls and Vessels
*Machine Embroidery inspired by Gustav Klimt (1 or 2 day)
*Machine Embroidery inspired by Antoni Gaudi (1 or 2 day)
*Machine Embroidered Cushion Covers(1 or 2 day)
*Machine Embroidered Flowers*Machine Embroidered Trees
*Bags of Fun: machine embroidered bags and purses
*Layered Landscapes (1 or 2 day)
*Machine Embroidered Winter Landscapes / Autumn Landscapes
*Architectural Textures (1 or 2 day)
*Machine Embroidered Lace. using soluble fabrics
*Machine Embroidered Gardens
*Monet’s 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. new
*A Change of Scale - The challenges of large scale commissions
                                                                                                                                                     

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