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 in Brighton, Sussex:-

Residential courses are on offer at West Dean College, Chichester, West Sussex,
and Mallety nr. Limoges, France with Crafty Retreats. Join me on an exciting block printing tour to
Jaipur, India in 2020 

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

FREEHAND MACHINE EMBROIDERY FOR BEGINNERS
Sunday 9th June 2019         10am-4.00pm        £50

    MACHINE EMBROIDERED FLOWERS
    Sunday 8th September 2019         10am-4.00pm        £50

    MACHINE EMBROIDERED BOWLS
    Sunday 10th November 2019         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

MEMORABLE PLACES AND JOURNEYS
30th August - 3rd September 2019

MACHINE EMBROIDERY INSPIRED BY ANTONI GAUDI
12th - 15th December 2019

ARCHITECTURE IN STITCH
6th -9th February 2020

 

TEXTILE TOUR TO INDIA
with Colouricious Holidays
https://colouriciousholidays.com/product/surface-design-block-printing-holiday/

        EXPLORE TEXTILE SURFACE DESIGN   
25th Feb - 5th March 2020   from £2,280
    Join me on a creative adventure to explore the wonderful world of block printing in Jaipur along with the textiles of India.

This hands on creative holiday will take your around the fabric rich town of Jaipur where you witness a range of authentic crafts and textile techniques, and take part in Block Printing workshops. You will be taught by authentic block printers to the region and design your own fabrics with a huge selection of hand carved wooden printing blocks to choose from. Travelling in your private coach with the Colouricious Holidays tour group of textile lovers, you will see the incredible sites and stunning palaces and meet the local people teaching their ancient textile secrets. Visit my website page above for full details

 

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

SUMMER SCHOOL  LOOKING THROUGH
 5th - 9th August 2019    £260
Inspired by the theme ‘Looking Through’ this course will encourage you to experiment with a variety of techniques, Including piecing, patching and layering, fabric painting and printing and freehand machine embroidery. You will then develop an individual piece of work.
Design sources could include looking through windows, arches, doorways, portholes, trees, foliage, microscopes, telescopes etc.
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.
 

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   
Oasis Fellowship Hall (TBC) Hove
24 weeks from October 2019      £370   

ADVANCED
This course is designed for students who have attended the beginners’ course or equivalent.
   Wednesday  12.45- 3.15pm    
Oasis Fellowship Hall (TBC) Hove
 Wednesday  6.30-9pm      Blatchington Mill School, Hove BN3 7B
24 weeks from October 2019     £370   
 

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

OLD BANK STUDIOS
19 King Quay Street, Harwich, Essex CO12 3ER
http://www.oldbankstudios.co.uk/events/wendy-dolan-layer-paint-stitch
contact 01255 242930

         LAYER, PAINT AND STITCH    
        1
1th - 12th July 2020     
 
This course offers the chance to develop a variety of skills in a creative way. 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.                  

 

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---landscape-in-stitch.html

          TEXTURED LANDSCAPES    
22nd-23rd July 2019
         
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 a landscape design 

 

CRAFTY RETREATS
Mallety, nr Limoges France  www.craftyretreats.com
book on:- +44 (0)1566 776932       
 TEXTURED LANDSCAPES
                                             Thursday 11th - Thursday 18th June 2021               
                         
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. Explore the textures of the landscape and create your own individual design.

 

STITCH RETREATS       
Wyboston Lakes Hotel, St Neots, Cambridgeshire
Contact:- nichola@stitchretreats.co.uk            07743 928089

                                            1st - 3rd November 2019      £355             
                         

 

                          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 (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
Machine Embroidered Trees
Machine Embroidered Gardens
Bags of Fun: machine embroidered bags and purses (2 day)


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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