Based at the inspiring new teaching space at the Weleda Gardens, The Field Hassock Lane Heanor Derbyshire DE75 7JH. Take inspiration from this beautiful place and find some creative, soulful expression .


If you stitch, applique, weave or use punch needle, at some point you'll want to take inspiration from what is around you and translate that into a design for textiles. I wll take you through the process of gathering from nature, and then looking at your inspiration to capture the textures, colours and patterns. Through a series of drawing and collage exercises you can begin to create your own designs. For me, it's about telling stories of what is happening in nature. I seldom work from photos and I will encourage you to connect with the source material, and explore different ways of drawing until we capture a sense of design. The day will be supportive, with lots of encouragement to help you put pencil to paper. It is not about accurate drawing but about looking for shapes and symbols in nature so you can find your creative flow and create a design that you can then realise in whatever textiles or stitch project you choose.


Please bring a sketchbook (A4) and some basic drawing equipment - pencils, fineliner, paper scissors and a pritt stick. 


Tea and coffee and cake provided. Please bring your lunch.





Draw to Stitch - Saturday 2nd November

  • You can cancel upto four weeks before the event and receive a full refund. Up to two weeks before the event you can receive a refund for half the amount. After that no refund can be given. 


    The Tractor Room at Weleda is wheel chair accessible via a ramp and has ground-level toilets. Please advise me at time of booking if you have any mobility issues that you may need support with. 

    Age limit: 

    The course is designed for adults and is suitable for any one over the age of 16.


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