Jane Atkinson, from the UK, came to the Studio in October 2013 to teach contemporary bobbin lace making using unusual materials and lots of colour. She taught using her book, Contemporary Lace for You, as a teaching aid. Students were encouraged to bring a photo...

Jan Clark's Takeaway Dye Day was another great success. Students were encouraged to play - and play they did! Jan supplied all the dyes and chemicals and students could spend all their time exploring different methods of dyeing cotton as well as other fabrics with...

Michael Taylor's Photography in the Field workshop was a great success. We had a nice small group of 6 students, which meant that Michael could get around and talk to each student individually at each stage. Students were exposed to lots of different situations, taking...

Jan Clark's Exploring Surfaces is over for now. We had a great weekend filled with surprises and simple, but extremely useful techniques for colouring up fabrics. We all left with a huge stash of interesting fabrics ready to be used for any project grand or...

We had a small group for this one, which worked perfectly for the level of detail in beadwork. June arrived with a huge array of beading equipment and led us through techniques using all different types of beading fibres. We learnt professional finishes for necklaces...

Another great workshop from Michael. This was a late autumn workshop, so the colours captured were beautiful. We had a few more younger participants this time, which added another perspective to the workshop. Everybody stayed for dinner after the late evening session and had a...

Raella's ecodyeing class was fascinating. The variety of colours that could be achieved with such a simple and natural process was quite exciting. It was lovely to learn a process that can be copied at home relatively easily and to skip a lot of the experimental...

The final workshop in this series saw the beginnings of some beautiful art quilts. Under the guidance of Jan, students were able to use the fabrics they had created in previous workshops in an exciting art work. Most of the students in this workshop arrived without...