Upcoming Workshops

If you wish to book on any of these please book directly with the venue.

Elm Farm Studio, Colchester.
Fri 12th/ Sat 13th April 2024
‘A Little Strip of Leaves’

Moor Hall, Shropshire
“As One”-fibre, ground, thread, stitch
Fri 26/Sat 27/Sun 29 April 2024

Grassington ‘stitching in the dales’, Yorkshire.
‘A Little Book of Leaves’
Wed 15/Thurs 16/Fri 17/May 2024

Eau Brink Studio, Kings Lynn
Sat 1st/Sun 2nd May 2024
‘A Little Strip of Leaves’

Little Heath Barn Studios, Bromsgrove
Tuesday 30th July 2024
’Piecing & Patching'

Urban Studio Manchester
Mon 9/Tues 10/Wed 11/Thurs 12 September 2024
Quietly Composed

West Dean, Chichester
‘Piecing & Patching’
Thurs 28th/Fri 29/Sat 30 Nov /Fri 1 Dec

Workshops for Groups

These workshops are for booking by independent textile groups. Titles, content and the number of days are negotiable. Please contact me direct.

All workshops can appeal to both beginners or more experienced stitchers. For further details please email Amanda Clayton

My 'stitch' Facebook page (link) has regular updates on current and future workshops and lectures that I have planned as well as information on the content of my exhibition work.

I have always maintained my joy of cloth and stitch as well as keeping a strong exhibition profile whilst teaching since graduating.

My main lecturing has been as a diagnostic tutor (Btec Foundation Art and Design) which encompasses all specialist areas of art and design all underpinned by a firm foundation of looking, selecting, and drawing.

As well as being involved in advising for the BBC on their Learning Zone project,

I have also been involved in a variety of teaching roles over the last 30 years.
This includes-
In-service courses for teachers
Prestigious specialist workshops at the RSN
Embroiderers Guild Headquarters
Denman College (W.I.)
Lecture tour in Canada
Working with Edge (Scottish Textile Artists)
Regional workshops for the Embroiderers Guild as well as summer schools
Visiting lecturer at specialist degree courses

My workshop and teaching philosophies have developed over time, and continue to do so.

I feel that we all look at the world in different ways and we all have our own way of selecting and digesting what we see and translating these qualities into cloth.

I am obsessed by the inherent qualities of cloth and the looseness of marks, which can be achieved so purely with needle and thread.

Fees and costs also on request.