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

TEXTURES FROM NATURE - MACHINE EMBROIDERY
6th-10th September
- 2023  (4 days)

TEXTURED LANDSCAPES - MACHINE EMBROIDERY
7th-10th December
- 2023  (3 days)

EXPLORING MACHINE EMBROIDERY TECHNIQUES
18th-21st January
- 2024  (3 days)


ZOOM WORKSHOPS

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

MACHINE EMBROIDERED BOWLS
 Sunday 26th November 2023                  10am - 4pm              50

MACHINE EMBROIDERY INSPIRED BY GUSTAV KLIMT
Saturday 13th January 2024                      10am - 4pm               50

    MACHINE EMBROIDERY - INDIAN INSPIRATIONS
    Saturday 9th March 2024                  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

MACHINE EMBROIDERED TREES
      Sunday 3rd September 2023                10am - 4pm          50

 Learn how to set up your sewing machine for freehand stitching using trees as inspiration.
After practising different techniques you will create a small picture.   Suitable for all levels of ability


THE GRANARY STUDIOS

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

TEXTURED LANDSCAPES
26th-27th October 2023     2 days Thurs/Fri

This course is inspired by landscapes and seascapes.
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 TOURS TO INDIA
    to book contact -  info@aahilyaholidays.com

TEXTILE TREASURES OF GUJARAT
for information contact
- https://www.aahilyaholidays.com/gujarat.php 
6th-19th February  2024        FULL

CRAFT AND CULTURAL TOUR OF KERALA
for information contact
- https://www.aahilyaholidays.com/cultural-and-textile-tour-of-kerala.php
20th February - 6th March 2024      FULL

TEXTILE TREASURES OF GUJARAT
for information contact
- https://www.aahilyaholidays.com/gujarat.php 
 16th-29th January  2025
Gujarat has a very strong heritage in art & crafts with particular strength in textiles & embroidery.
Join me to explore this wonderful region of India and experience local crafts and hands on workshops

TEXTILE, CULTURAL AND CRAFT TOUR OF RAJASTHAN
for information contact
- https://www.aahilyaholidays.com
30th Jan - 14th February  2025  
Join me on this tour of Rajasthan and explore the colourful delights India has to offer.
Experience a range of textile techniques with local artisans, visit local markets, museums, forts and palaces
 

BRIGHTON SUMMER SCHOOL
Falmer Village Hall, South Street, Falmer, Brighton. BN1 9PT 
book on:-  01273 417178        e-mail
 wendy@wendydolan.co.uk
       12th-16th August 2024     320       

 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. Theme to be confirmed
 Free parking.
 


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 2023      400  
.
ADVANCED
Wednesday   10.00am-3.30pm     (all day, alternate weeks)   12 weeks from October 2023      400 

  

                          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 
                                                                    Machine Embroidery Inspired by Indian Textiles                                                                

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
Indian Treasures - Inspiration from Indian 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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