Workshops

Unit Twelve has an ongoing workshop programme, with workshops run by Jennifer Collier, Iain Perry and other exhibiting artists, please scroll down for more information.

Bryony Rose Jennings: Scrappy Carnival Birds workshop on 27th August 2022 - FULL

  • Description:
    In this workshop you create your own sculpted textile bird, by creating a form and exploring construction with wire, fabric and stuffing. In a unique approach to sculpting we will layer and hand stitch fabric adding wirework and embellishments to realise your vision. As our birds take shape, the magic starts to happen, and a personality begins to emerge. We can experiment with different methods of design, to build character and suggest expression using innovative sewing and wire working techniques. All materials are provided, but do bring along scrap fabrics, haberdashery, coloured knitting needles, beads or threads to personalize your sculpture.
  • Date:
    27/08/22
  • Time:
    10-4.00pm
  • Cost:
    £70
  • FULLY BOOKED

Beatrice Mayfield: Stitched Brooch workshop - 3rd September 2022

  • Description:
    Create a hand embroidered brooch in this workshop. You will experiment with different stitches and materials to make contrasting surfaces, using texture, pattern and colour working with a variety of beads, threads, ribbon and fabric paint. Working from an initial design, you’ll look at how to translate this into an embroidery, create a stitch plan and produce a finished design within the day. You’ll then set this in a ready made brooch casing. All materials are provided, but please do bring along any fabrics, beads or threads to personalize.
  • Date:
    03/09/22
  • Time:
    10-4.00pm
  • Cost:
    £70
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Jennifer Collier: Everlasting Plants 10th Sept 10 - 12.30pm

  • Description:
    Creating everlasting paper plants in handmade plant pots that you can enjoy all year round, from found and recycled papers and botanical illustrations. Jennifer will demonstrate every step of the process, from constructing your plant pot, creating the soil and selecting which illustration to use. You will also be shown hand stitch techniques to embellish the pot. All materials and equipment are provided but you may wish to bring your own favourite papers and botanical illustrations to personalise your work.
  • Date:
    10/09/22
  • Time:
    10-12.30pm
  • Cost:
    £40
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Studio Critical: Introduction to greenwood carving - butter spreader workshop - 17th September 2022

  • Description:
    This workshop is an introduction to green wood carving that will begin with an introduction and safety talk, go through sharpening techniques and theory, safe knife holding and carving techniques. You will then design and draw your butter spreader, and then spend the rest of the day carving. This workshop be informative, but also relaxing and you will leave with a hand carved butter spreader. This workshop is limited to just 8 places and is NOT suitable for under 18's.
  • Date:
    17/09/22
  • Time:
    10-4.00pm
  • Cost:
    £70
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Jennifer Collier: Paper Patchwork, Pockets and Pleats. 24th September 2022 10am-4pm.

  • Description:
    A sampler’s workshop with a difference, as all the traditional embroidery techniques will all be created using paper. Showing a range of patchworking techniques, such as Cathedral Squares, pleating, covered buttons, button loop, covered bindings and patch pockets all made using beautiful vintage papers. All materials are provided, but do bring your own special papers, books or maps to personalise.
  • Date:
    24/09/22
  • Time:
    10-4.00pm
  • Cost:
    £70
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Print Garage: CPD Introduction to Screenprinting Mon 26th Sept 4-6pm

  • Description:
    This screenprint workshop with Iain from Print Garage will show you all you need to know to get set up printing in your school/ from your kitchen table at home. Iain will show you what equipment you need and stencil printing techniques to get great instant results. To visually demonstrate the process you will even leave with a 3 colour print. All materials and equipment, as well as a handout of the process and sources to buy will be provided, but do bring a notebook (you are very welcome to take photographs of any parts of the process).
  • Date:
    26/09/22
  • Time:
    4.00 - 6.00pm
  • Cost:
    £20
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

ONLINE Jennifer Collier: Paper Flowers Makealong via Zoom, Monday 3rd October 2022 AT 7PM BST (Ending 8-8.30PM approx)

  • Description:
    This online 'makealong' will take place live on zoom. In this session Jennifer will demonstrate how to make Paper Roses and Origami Flowers, and you will then makealong each stage with her, so you will make at least one of each flower in this session. Materials are not provided for this workshop, but all essential materials should be things you can find around your home.
  • Date:
    03/10/22
  • Time:
    7.00 - 8.30pm
  • Cost:
    £20
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Jennifer Collier: Paper Shirts - 8th October 2022

  • Description:
    Using found and recycled papers to make decorative paper shirts. Jennifer will demonstrate every stage of the shirt, including a paper pocket, collar, button placket, and you will be shown a cunning trick of how to insert the sleeves so that the shirt looks almost good enough to wear! This workshop will mainly involve machine stich with hand stitch used for the buttons. Please bring along your own special papers, favourite books and maps to incorporate into your work.
  • Date:
    08/10/22
  • Time:
    10-4.00pm
  • Cost:
    £70
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

ONLINE Jennifer Collier: Art Of Paper And Stitch Talk And Q&A via Zoom, 10th October 2022 at 7PM BST (ENDING 8-8.30PM APPROX)

  • Description:
    This online talk will take place live on zoom. Jennifer will talk you through her route to practice, from graduating with a degree in Textiles in 1999, her transition from textiles to paper, through to her current obsession with translating lost heritage stitches for use on paper... This session will last approximately an hour (depending on the number of questions asked) with the talk lasting about 45 minutes, with time afterward for a Q&A session for you to ask any burning questions. Places will be limited to just 20, to ensure a friendly, chatty environment for the Q&A session.
  • Date:
    10/10/22
  • Time:
    7.00 - 8.30pm
  • Cost:
    £15
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Sal Broadhurst: Mini Books Workshop, 15th Oct 2022, 10-4pm.

  • Description:
    We will begin the day by making the first of three types of mini book…an ingenious ‘instant book’, created from just one sheet of paper, and some clever folding and cutting! We will then move onto our first two stitched books, single section pamphlet stitched, three and five hole books. Using the skills and confidence gained, we will then spend the rest of the day making a more ambitious multi-section mini block book. When the block is made we will complete the book using thin board and your choice of paper to create decorative covers. All materials and use of equipment are included, however you may wish to bring some of your own papers to personalise the work.
  • Date:
    15/10/22
  • Time:
    10-4.00pm
  • Cost:
    £70
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Print Garage: Print Club Basic workshop. 29th Oct 2022, 10-4pm

  • Description:
    Come and learn how to screen print in a relaxed and friendly environment. You’ll learn the basics- mixing ink, using squeegees and creating simple paper stencils. You will learn making screen prints on papers, so you can be free and experimental, but it is easy to translate this to fabric at a later date by simply changing the print medium you use. All materials are provided but please bring simple, bold, graphic images to work from. This workshop is suitable for newcomers or the rusty.
  • Date:
    29/10/22
  • Time:
    10-4.00pm
  • Cost:
    £70
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Stitched Paper Slippers with Jennifer Collier on 5th November 2022, 10-4pm.

  • Description:
    Create hand stitched paper slippers from paper ephemera. In this workshop you will be shown how to patchwork papers together to create a bigger paper ‘fabric’ to make the work from, as well as several different options to really personalise your slippers. You will learn a range of hand stitches to add decorative details, along with paper roses and Suffolk puffs. All materials are provided but do bring along your own special papers to personalise.
  • Date:
    05/11/22
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £70
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Paper Flower Christmas Wreaths with Jennifer Collier - 19th November 2022

  • Description:
    In this full day workshop you will be shown how to create decorative paper flowers from recycled papers, with a choice of four different types of flowers to make, from the very easy through to a 5 petal origami flower. These flowers will be used to make an beautiful everlasting floral wreath for Christmas. All materials are provided but you may wish to bring along your own papers and books to personalise your wreath.
  • Date:
    19/11/2022
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £70
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Jennifer Collier: Paper Lampshades BASIC - 10th December 2022

  • Description:
    Create a 30 x 30cm 6 panel lampshade from beautiful recycled papers. You will be provided with a pattern, which you will have the opportunity to customize to suit your taste, and the light shade frame (which can be an up or down lighter). You will spend the day working with vintage papers to create the panels for the shade, and will be shown embellishment techniques to decorate these. You will then be shown to how to stitch the papers together to form the shade. NB There will be a £10 charge (payable on the day) for the light shade frame and paper pattern. You may also wish to bring your own special papers, books and maps to personalize.
  • Date:
    10/12/22
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £70
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.
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