workshop calendar

Creating Textile Journal Maps

(Experience level: introductions)

What are Journal Maps? They can capture memories of events and places in your life: a favourite walk, the streets around your home, a personal journey, a holiday, a celebration, a life history. You use simple fabric techniques and stitch to explore your world, to creatively depict events and ideas in your life.

Over six one-day sessions you will discover the potential of Journal Maps and the many different forms they can take. You can use techniques you are already comfortable with or explore new ways of working. The key thing about journalling is that it is personal, and Journal Maps that you create will be as individual as you are. The aim will be to make two over the six months – more if you want!

There will be six workshops, one a month on the second Wednesday of the month from February to July 2018.

The fee is £160.00 (10% discount for members of the Embroiderers’ Guild)

We will meet in the Wyvern Room of the Loveless Hall in Wivenhoe High Street (near Colchester, postcode CO7 9AB) from 10.00am to 3.30pm.
To book a place please contact Susan by email. Places are limited so book soon!

General information about  Workshops

The workshops are held from 10.00am to 3.30pm, with a half hour lunch break, in the Wyvern Room of the Loveless Hall in Wivenhoe High Street, Essex. Tea and coffee making facilties are available; please bring your own lunch.
Places are limited so that there will be plenty of time for participants to have all the attention they need to get the most from the day.
(Some workshops may have an additional charge for materials if you do not supply your own.) To book a place please contact Susan by email

Levels of experience

Absolute beginners:  no previous experience of embroidery is assumed.

‘Introductions’:  these workshops assume a basic confidence using needle and thread and with working a few simple stitches. They will introduce you to specific techniques or ranges of stitches or projects in which you don’t need to have any previous experience.

Extending your range:  this is where you need to already have a basic grasp of the type of embroidery, for example crewel or canvas work, and will build on your experience with new stitches, techniques or design approaches. If in any doubt about whether a workshop will suit you please do get in touch with Susan by email

I also offer private tuition in the Colchester area. Please get in touch if you would like to explore a particular embroidery technique or develop a project of your own.