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.

Handprinted Textile Vessels workshop with Naomi Posner (of Posner and Posner) - 21st July 2018

  • Description:
    In this one day workshop you will create your own handprinted and stitched textile vessels. The focus will be on experimenting with simple screen printing techniques, colours and patterns to print your own fabrics. You will then use your printed fabric to stitch into stylish textile vessels. All fabrics are provided but you may wish to bring your own cotton fabrics to personalise your work. NB. There will be an £10 charge (payable in cash on the day) for you to have your own mini screen, pot of ink, squeegee and paper pattern to take home.
  • Date:
    21/07/2018
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

'Exploring a sense of place through brush making’ with Ellie Birkhead 28th July 2018

  • Description:
    Working with an array of local materials, participants will learn the skills of brush making as well as learning about and exploring a sense of place. Ellie will teach traditional techniques and encourage the participants to combine these new skills with a creative and imaginative use of unexpected materials. Please bring materials that have some sort of connection to a place, such as twigs, sticks, driftwood, bamboo cane, antlers, bone, animal hair, feathers, net, rope, vegetable fibres etc.
  • Date:
    28/07/2018
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Jennifer Collier: Hand Stitched Fabric Lampshades 25th August 2018

  • In this workshop you will produce a hand stitched fabric panel, using techniques such as French Knots, Bullion Roses, running stitch, straight stitch, Picot Stitch and Needle Lace Stitches. This would then be made into a 20cm diameter barrel light shade, which can be used with on a lamp stand or as a ceiling light. The light shade making kit would be included in the cost, and additional kits will be available to buy on the day for £10 per kit. You may wish to bring your own cotton fabric to use for the shade (min size 22 x 65cm)
  • Date:
    25/08/2018
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Paper Flowers with Jennifer Collier - 8th September 2018

  • Description:
    Creating 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.
  • Date:
    08/09/2018
  • Time:
    10-12.30pm
  • Cost:
    £25
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Colourful Composition Enamel Jewellery Workshop with Rachel Butlin on 15th September 2018

  • Description:
    In this workshop you will learn the process of enamelling, from application to firing, to create a range of colourful samples on copper. You will translate these samples using stitch, pegging and riveting, into either a pair of earrings or a pendant, incorporating beautiful found materials. *If you wish to use silver this will be £10-£15 on the day payable to the artist.
  • Date:
    15/09/2018
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Porcelain plant pot workshop with Katie Almond on Saturday 22nd Sept 2018 - FULLY BOOKED

  • Description:
    Be inspired by Katie’s highly decorative ceramics to create a porcelain plant pot with plant labels. Throughout the day you will learn hand-building techniques, patterning, impressing textures and adding designs with coloured glazes to create your personalised plant pot. All pieces will be fired by Katie and you will have a beautiful fully functioning plant pot for your home. NB. The work will be fired and posted back to you within 3 weeks, which will be an additional £4, payable in cash on the day. £60pp
  • Date:
    22/09/2018
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • FULLY BOOKED

Screenprinting intermediate, Print Garage - 29th September 2018

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  • Description:
    You’ll learn how to ‘expose’ screens and how to create two colour prints using registration techniques so you will get consistent results print after print. To see work from previous classes please click here.
  • Date:
    29/09/2018
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Paper Lampshades- BASIC, Jennifer Collier - 6th October 2018

  • Description:
    Create a 40 x 40cm 8 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:
    06/10/2018
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £50
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Bryony Rose Textile Menagerie: Textile Mouse workshop on 20th October 2018-FULLY BOOKED

  • Description:
    Work with fabric to shape and create your own textile creature. Wrapping, layering and hand-stitching fabric over a stuffed fabric and wire armature in a unique approach to sculpting. Explore ways to suggest character, expression and form using various sewing techniques. Please bring along a selection of treasured fabrics and objects to personalize your sculpture, such as found objects or ephemera, Marbles, Buttons, Beads, Old Jewellery and watch piece. You may also wish to bring domestic objects or wood to form a stand.
  • Date:
    20/10/2018
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • FULLY BOOKED, NEW DATE ADDED - 17TH NOVEMBER, SCROLL DOWN FOR DETAILS

Jennifer Collier: Story Book Gloves - 27th Oct 2018

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  • Description:
    Jennifer will show you a range of traditional hand and machine techniques, including Paper Patchwork, Button Loops, Covered Buttons and Covered Bindings which be used in conjunction with found papers. These skills will be used to create a pair of paper kid gloves, with two different styles to choose from. Please bring along your favorite books and specials papers to incorporate into your work.
  • Date:
    27/10/2018
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £50
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Paper Flower Christmas Wreaths with Jennifer Collier - 10th November 2018

  • 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:
    10/11/2018
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £50
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Bryony Rose Textile Menagerie: Textile Mouse workshop on 17th November - FULLY BOOKED

  • Description:
    Work with fabric to shape and create your own textile creature. Wrapping, layering and hand-stitching fabric over a stuffed fabric and wire armature in a unique approach to sculpting. Explore ways to suggest character, expression and form using various sewing techniques. Please bring along a selection of treasured fabrics and objects to personalize your sculpture, such as found objects or ephemera, Marbles, Buttons, Beads, Old Jewellery and watch piece. You may also wish to bring domestic objects or wood to form a stand.
  • Date:
    17/11/2018
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • FULLY BOOKED

Murgatroyd & Bean: Garden in a Teacup workshop on 1st December 2018

  • Description:
    A creative hand stitch workshop to make a tiny, 3D scene on top of a vintage teacup. Using felt, fabric scraps and hand embroidery, you will create a series of characters inspired by the English garden (i.e. trees, plants, birds) to populate your own teacup story. All materials are provided but do bring along your own fabrics scraps, special threads and haberdashery to personalise (and a tea cup IF you wish).
  • Date:
    1/12/2018
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Paper Shoes with Jennifer Collier - 19th January 2019

  • Description:
    Creating decorative paper shoes from found and recycled papers. A choice of four different types of shoes to make; a stiletto, a sandal, a lace up shoe or an alice shoe. You will also make an accompanying, decorated shoe box.
  • Date:
    19/01/2019
  • Time:
    10-12.30pm
  • Cost:
    £25
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Naomi Posner: Handprinted Clutch Bag Workshop - 26th Jan 2019

  • Description:
    In this one day workshop you will create your own super stylish handprinted and stitched clutch bag. The focus will be on experimenting with simple screen printing techniques to print your own fabric. You will then use your printed fabric to stitch into a beautiful clutch bag. All fabrics, inks and lightweight screens are provided but you may wish to bring your own plain cotton fabrics to personalise your work. NB. There will be a £10 charge (payable in cash on the day) for you to have your own mini screen, pot of ink medium, squeegee and paper pattern to take away with you.
  • Date:
    26/01/2019
  • Time:
    10-4.00pm
  • Cost:
    £60pp
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Story Book Dresses with Jennifer Collier - 2nd February 2019

  • Description:
    Jennifer will show you a range of traditional hand and machine stitch techniques, including Paper Patchwork, Pleating, Paper Pockets, Button Loops, Covered Buttons and Covered Bindings which be used on found papers. These skills will be used these to create small paper dresses. Please bring along your favorite books and papers to incorporate into your work.
  • Date:
    02/02/2019
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Screenprinted Lampshades with Sarah Fennell, 9th Feb 2019

  • Description:
    Learn how to use paper stencils and screenprinting to design a pattern which you will then transform into a drum lampshade. We will cover the basics of colour mixing, creating a stencil design and screen printing onto fabric. You will finish the day with a unique hand printed lampshade: designed, printed and made by you.
  • Date:
    9/02/2019
  • Time:
    10-4.00pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Jennifer Collier: Hand Stitched Fabric Lampshades 16th March 2019

  • In this workshop you will produce a hand stitched fabric panel, using techniques such as French Knots, Bullion Roses, running stitch, straight stitch, Picot Stitch and Needle Lace Stitches. This would then be made into a 20cm diameter barrel light shade, which can be used with on a lamp stand or as a ceiling light. The light shade making kit would be included in the cost, and additional kits will be available to buy on the day for £10 per kit. You may wish to bring your own cotton fabric to use for the shade (min size 22 x 65cm)
  • Date:
    16/03/2019
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Fabric Books with Jennifer Collier on 23rd March 2019

  • Description:
    Creating a stunning fabric book of your own theme. We will scan and transfer print vintage photographs and paper ephemera onto fabric, and each page will be embellished with a combination of hand and machine stitch. The finished book with comprise of six pages, and a cover incorporation a fastening. Please bring along your own fabric scraps, lace, ribbon, small treasures and small photographs (to be scanned and printed).
  • Date:
    23/03/2019
  • Time:
    10-4.00pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Weaving Light workshop with Jane Withers. 30th March 2019.

  • Description:
    A lampshade weaving workshop with Jane Withers demonstrating techniques and materials used in the Janie Knitted Textiles Eco British wool knit lighting and merino range, making your own lampshade.
  • Date:
    30/03/2019
  • Time:
    10-4.00pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Stitched Memories Brooches with Fran Buxton- 6th April 2019

  • Description:
    Transform your memories into a textile keepsake brooch that you can wear and treasure. Drawing from your own photographs as inspiration and combining collage, stitch and found objects to create a beautiful stick pin or kilt pin brooch. All materials are provided but please do bring along your own small photographs to be scanned (no larger than A7), as well as any treasures that you would like to incorporate, such as vintage buttons, old keys, haberdashery, threads and broken jewellery etc.
  • Date:
    06/04/2019
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Alice Shields: Ceramic Jewellery Making workshop on 13th April 2019

  • Description:
    Ceramic jewellery making workshop, where you will come away with at least a necklace, pair of earrings and a brooch. We will explore various hand building and surface decorating techniques. The work will be fired and posted back to you within 3 weeks, which will be an additional £4, payable in cash on the day.
  • Date:
    13/04/2019
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Jennifer Collier: Paper Shirts on 27th April 2019

  • 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:
    27/04/2019
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Jennifer Collier: Hanging Fabric Planters 12th May 2019

  • Description:
    In this workshop you will produce a series of hanging fabric planters, which are fully lined to prevent damage when watering! The textiles panels will be embellished with a range of hand stitches such as French Knots, Bullion Roses, Running stitch, Straight stitch, Picot Stitch and Needle Lace Stitches. You will be given a choice of planter shapes, and multiple ideas for hanging mechanisms to choose from in the workshop. All materials are provided but you may wish to bring your own special fabric to personalise your planter.
  • Date:
    12/05/2019
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Liz Cooksey: Wire Woodlands on 29th June 2019

  • Description:
    This workshop will provide you with the opportunity to explore and experiment with wire and other materials to produce a small standing sculpture suggestive of natural forms/woodland. Learning simple ways to shape wire, to combine and incorporate threads, fabric and printed papers, using hand stitching techniques, wrapping and binding. The day’s explorations will be embedded into small wooden plinths to produce a final standing sculpture. All materials will be provided, including a small wooden plinth but you may wish to bring to bring along your own driftwood or reclaimed wood, along with any favourite threads, scrapes of fabrics, collage papers, plyers and hand sewing kit.
  • Date:
    29/06/2019
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Liz Cooksey: Wire Woodlands on 6th July 2019

  • Description:
    This workshop will provide you with the opportunity to explore and experiment with wire and other materials to produce a small standing sculpture suggestive of natural forms/woodland. Learning simple ways to shape wire, to combine and incorporate threads, fabric and printed papers, using hand stitching techniques, wrapping and binding. The day’s explorations will be embedded into small wooden plinths to produce a final standing sculpture. All materials will be provided, including a small wooden plinth but you may wish to bring to bring along your own driftwood or reclaimed wood, along with any favourite threads, scrapes of fabrics, collage papers, plyers and hand sewing kit.
  • Date:
    06/07/2019
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.
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