Courses and Lectures

  Zoom workshops will continue to be 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 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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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
            Saturday 15th January 2022
              10am - 4pm          £50
This course is inspired by doors, windows and other architects. Coloured fabrics will be pieced and layered,
then worked into with freehand machine embroidery as you create an individual design..

   All levels of ability.

DEVELOPING MACHINE EMBROIDERY TECHNIQUES
    Saturday 19th February 2022
              10am - 4pm          £50
Develop your machine embroidery skills and create exciting stitch textures
including whip stitch and cable stitch using thicker yarns.

    MACHINE EMBROIDERED FLOWERS
                Saturday 2nd April 2022
                  10am - 4pm          £50
    Learn how to shade with freehand stitching, using a variety of threads and create a floral design.
    Simple backgrounds can be painted or coloured fabrics can be used to create a small picture
     
    All levels of ability.

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

MACHINE EMBROIDEREY INSPIRED BY GUSTAV KLIMT
10th-13th December 2021
Enjoy 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
All levels of ability

EXPLORING MACHINE EMBROIDERY TECHNIQUES
6th-9th January 2022
Develop your machine embroidery skills
All levels of ability

MACHINE EMBROIDERED TEXTILES INSPIRED BY PATTERNS AND COLOURS OF INDIA   NEW COURSE
24th-27th February
- 2022  (3 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

MEADOW LANDSCAPES
5th-8th May
- 2022
Create textured landscape designs inspired by flower meadows. Fabrics will be layered and
painted, then worked into with freehand machine embroidery
All levels of ability

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
 

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

MACHINE EMBROIDERY FOR BEGINNERS
13th March
- 2022              10am - 4pm          £50
Learn how to set up your machine for freehand machine embroidery and ‘draw’ with your thread. Develop control of your machine and
create exciting textures and patterns which can be translated into pictures, hangings, cushions, clothing and accessories.

MACHINE EMBROIDERED BOOK COVERS
17th July
- 2022              10am - 4pm          £50           All levels of ability
Enjoy a day making exciting designs for book covers. Pelmet Vilene/Decovil will be decorated with applied fabric techniques
then worked into with freehand machine embroidery and made up into notebook covers. Ideal for gifts

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

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

         ARCHITECTURE IN STITCH    
     
  21st-22nd May 2022 

 
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 - www.bespokeindiatravel.co.uk:-


 9th-26th March 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.

 

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

 8th - 12th August 2022    £285         Theme - To be confirmed
 You will be encouraged 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.
 

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
.

 


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 

  

                          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 / 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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