|Dates:||Friday, 31 August – Sunday, 2 September 2018|
|Venue:||Crowne Plaza, Felbridge, East Grinstead|
All about your weekend retreat
Here is an exciting opportunity for you to express your emotions, moods, sentiments and even your innermost feelings in purely abstract terms using the combined techniques of fabric collage with both machine and hand embroidery.
Richard will give several keynote presentations throughout the weekend when he explains the formal elements of the lines, shapes and colours have been used by artists and crafts men and women for such expressions throughout history and from many cultures.
You will begin the weekend by making a variety of pictures in paper collage that express your diverse moods. From these preparatory exercises you will choose one to develop into fabric collage and machine and hand stitching. And you will take home your own unique piece of fabric collage art.
This course is ideal for improvers who are familiar with dropping the feed dogs and using the darning or free motion foot on their machines, and want to take their knowledge of these techniques further.
Richard is an artist and art historian. He has painted in oils and watercolours for many years and is now exploring acrylics.
Concurrently he continues to develop his textile work which involves fabric collage with both machine and hand stitching. In short: he ‘paints’ with fabric and thread. Richard has written seven books on drawing, design and embroidery, and regularly runs workshops and gives lectures on drawing and textiles topics.
Your venue, food and accommodation
You will have single occupancy of a double, en suite room to include accommodation and the usual 3-star hotel services you expect from a Crowne Plaza, all meals and refreshments, 13 hours of tuition and use of workroom and you can relax with free use of the hotel’s Chakra Spa complete with indoor pool, steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi along with a well equipped gym.
Your course timings
Your course starts with a welcome supper on Friday evening at 7pm when you meet your tutor and the other students, followed by a short introductory session, and runs through Saturday and Sunday to afternoon refreshments. You can arrive from 3pm on the Friday afternoon and have a swim or relax before your course begins.
A full 13 hours tuition from a leading specialist tutor
Use of a lively course room
En suite double bedroom for single occupancy.
Two nights accommodation – no single supplement
Full board from Friday welcome dinner to Sunday afternoon refreshments
Delicious freshly cooked meals
Two days being pampered while you focus on your chosen course topic
Free parking and Wi-Fi
An inspirational and rewarding break offering a true change from your daily routine.
Course fees are £385 fully inclusive (excluding travel).
Students’ Requirements List
A full requirements list will be sent to students in advance of the course start date.
How to book
If you would like to book a course, you can do so by
using one of the three methods below…
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and we can answer any questions
020 7834 1066
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Why Our Customers Love Our Courses
Textile artist Annette’s beautiful work contributed to my decision to learn more about patchwork and quilting. Liza from Anglia Leisure Learning made sure everything ran smoothly – thank you Liza and Annette (Morgan the tutor); it was a wonderful weekend.
Most useful to learn new techniques, have good company and meet like-minded people; an inspiring stimulating and enjoyable weekend.
I really enjoyed the course and you did and excellent job organising it. The highlight was falling in love with sewing again, after a five year gap. Thank you!
I have attended two courses in the last six months. Excellent tutors and excellent venues. I’ve learnt so many new quilting techniques. Can’t wait until the next one.
Just home from an amazing residential course with the talented Cas Holmes. Everything was so easy, from booking, the meet and greet, information packs and support whilst away. The hotel was perfect and Liza Jones did a brilliant job keeping everything running smoothly. I am already researching my next course.
Got a question? Call 020 7834 1066
Got a question?
Call 020 7834 1066