Courses and Lectures

 New Zoom workshops are on offer so you can enjoy from the safety
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 workshops are 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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ZOOM WORKSHOPS

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

ARCHITECTURE IN STITCH
Sunday 28th February
- 2021
              10am - 4pm          £50
Architecture is the inspiration for this workshop - doors, windows, arches, etc.
Coloured fabrics will be pieced and layered, creating an abstract textured background.
The image will then be stitched using freehand machine embroidery.     All levels of ability.

MACHINE EMBROIDERED LANDSCAPES
Sunday 21st March
- 2021
              10am - 4pm          £50
Develop a landscape design by piecing, layering and stitching a background of coloured, textured fabrics.
This textured surface will then be worked into with machine embroidery, adding in details of trees, foliage etc
All levels of ability

MACHINE EMBROIDEREY INSPIRED BY GUSTAV KLIMT
Saturday 10th April
- 2021
              10am - 4pm          £50 .
Explore the patterns and colours in the work of Gustav Klimt. You will be layering fabrics, machine stitching and then
 cutting away areas with scissors or a soldering iron. Gold and Silver leaf (imitation) will be applied to areas of the design. 
All levels of ability.

IN THE MEADOW - LAYER, PAINT AND STITCH
Saturday 24th April
- 2021
              10am - 4pm          £50
Inspired by the meadow flowers project in my book ‘Layer, Paint and Stitch’ you will layer and machine stitch natural fabrics and trimmings. This textured background will be painted and then worked into with freehand machine embroidery creating a meadow of flowers.
All levels of ability
You will need fabric paints for this workshop

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

MACHINE EMBROIDERED TEXTILES INSPIRED BY PATTERNS AND COLOURS OF INDIA.
13th-16th May
- 2021                £391
The patterns and colours of India offer endless inspiration for textiles. Fabrics will be pieced and layered, then embellished with paint and freehand machine stitching. Wooden printing blocks will add decorative elements to your individual designs.
All levels of ability

MACHINE EMBROIDERED BOWLS
6th September 2021
A taster day at West Dean

MACHINE EMBROIDEREY - PLACES AND JOURNEYS
6th-10th September
- 2021                £503
Combine mixed media techniques to create a unique textile image. Use maps with transfer printing techniques and combine with freehand machine embroidery, layering fabrics and three-dimensional textural effects to express your ideas
.
All levels of ability
 


THE GRANARY STUDIOS

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

MACHINE EMBROIDERY INSPIRED BY GUSTAV KLIMT
28th-29th October 2021     2 days Thurs/Fri              £175      
(rescheduled)

Enjoy two days exploring the patterns and colours in the work of Gustav Klimt.
You will be layering fabrics, machine stitching and then burning away areas with a soldering iron.
Gold and Silver leaf (imitation) will be applied to areas of the design
 

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  

          MACHINE EMBROIDERED BOWLS
Online Workshop       InStitches: at Home via ZOOM
Wednesday 24th March 2021    10am - 4pm       £60

On this full day workshop you will create a stitched bowl using the acetate/acetone technique
combined with freehand machine embroidery and applied sheer fabrics.
Full details on:     https://www.institchestextilecourses.co.uk/online-live-wendy-dolan.html

ARCHITECTURE IN STITCH    
   
14th - 15th October 2021   (rescheduled)
          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
.
 

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    
     
  17th - 18th July 2021 

 
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.                  

 

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

SUMMER SCHOOL
 6th-10th August 2021    £285
T
his 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.
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.
 

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

Details to follow


CREATIVE MACHINE EMBROIDERY

These popular courses offer an in depth exploration into the exciting world of Freehand Machine Embroidery

NEW TEMPORARY VENUE FOR ALL CLASSES FOR THE AUTUMN TERM
Court Bushes Community Hub, Willow Way, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9TH
due to regular venues being temporarily closed.

BEGINNERS & IMPROVERS

Tuesday   10.00am-3.30pm   (all day, alternate weeks)   12 weeks from October 2020      £380  
I am hoping that we
can return to the Oasis Fellowship Hall, Hove on Wednesdays in the New Year to continue the day classes
ADVANCED

This course is designed for students who have attended the beginners/improvers course or equivalent.
  
Tuesday   10.00am-3.30pm     (all day, alternate weeks)  
12 weeks from October 2020      £380  

I am hoping that we can return to the Oasis Fellowship Hall,  Hove on Wednesdays in the New Year for day classes
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. Most of these can be online via Zoom if required.

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

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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