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Teens Art Textile Day, 12 +

April 10th & May 29th

The Stitch and Make Studio

7-9 Burns St



**nb just pick one date – the workshop will be exactly the same on both dates **

Come and spend the day in a professional freelance design studio. You will be working on a range of techniques and experiments to make your own identity tags which can be used for journals, sketchbooks, diaries or to just hang in your room.

After a demonstration you will work on a variety of materials trying out a range of different techniques including:

Printing- carve your own rubber stamps to make repeat patterns.
Painting-creating a sheer surface using brusho inks.
Relief Printing-using textured fabrics and yarns.
Transfoiling and flattened sequins- adding gold foil and glitter.
Collage and stitch.

You will have lots of support throughout the day and be encouraged to select and develop your best ideas by considering colour, shape and pattern. This is a day for play and experimentation, so there is no need to be “perfect” at Art.
You will be in an exciting and unique atmosphere so will be expected to have join in and have fun!



10.00 Arrival. Introduction to the studio. Health and safety.
10.20- Demonstration of 3 techniques followed by time for students to work on own ideas.

12.45-Break for Lunch (if it is sunny we plan to sit on The racecourse for lunch)

1.30-Demonstration of further techniques followed by time for students to work on own ideas.


3.00- Review of ideas and selection of best techniques for final piece.

3.40- Packing away, tidying up.

4.00- Day ends.

This class has been designed with Home Educated children in mind, however we have set them both within the regular holiday to accommodate school goers as well – please feel free to share!

Class is £35 payable through Paypal to – Please write which day you are attending and your childs name!

Both the class on the 10th April and the 29th May are exactly the same – so just pick one!

Please bring a packed lunch with you. Refreshments are available throughout the day. Tutor has public liability insurance.

Address of studio will be given at time of booking.

Full refund (less materials cost) will be given up to 14 days prior to class.
No refund will be given 7 days or less prior to class.
12 students maximum in class.


Classes are held in my own studio in Northampton.  The building itself is in the boot and shoe quarter and was built in 1883.  It has housed many different businesses over the years but finally closed in 2006.  I moved in in 2010 and following development from a very generous landlord we now have 18 artists spread across 12 studios.  Behind our doors you will find Sign-writers, filmmakers, photographers, rubbers clothes makers and painters amongst others. We do have some on site parking in the yard on the side of the building and as long as residents do not park across the gates you can park in the yard.


I’m  very proud of my light filled studio, it’s a wonderful inspiring place to come for a class.  We have big tables to cut out on,a comfy lounge area to sit and have tea, lots of books and magazines to read and most materials and equipment will be supplied for the classes. In  the summer months you won’t want to go home!

Tea and biscuits will be offered to you on arrival and you will be welcome to poke around the bookshelves and investigate all the nooks and crannies (but no pilfering the fabric!)


Please note;  Classes take a lot of time to plan materials and equipment wise, tutors are very knowledgeable and are booked months ahead.  If you need to cancel your place please let us know AS SOON AS POSSIBLE . Sometimes we have a waiting list in which case we will be able to transfer someone else into your empty space.  If YOU need to cancel up to 14 days before you will receive your deposit back.  However, If you cancel after 7 days before you will lose your refund, unless of course we have a waiting list for the class.

You can pay for your classes over the phone by ringing Abi on 07972862740.


We are always happy to devise classes for hen parties- such as fascinator or corsage workshops and also children’s parties. We’ve run fascinator and French Knicker making workshops for hen classes.  Sock monkey and bunting making classes for children, the Stitch and Make Studio in Burns St is the Ideal location for large groups and we have space for drinks, nibbles and food too.
If you aren’t sure on your experience or suitability of a class please ring for advice 07972862740.

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