Courses and Lectures

  Zoom workshops will continue to be offered for those of you living at a distance and for those who
 prefer to enjoy from the comfort of your own home. See below for details


 
I offer a range of courses, lectures and workshops specialising in freehand machine embroidery
and related creative stitching techniques. Weekly courses offer an intensive exploration into
the creative world of Freehand Machine Embroidery.

Get to know your sewing machine and use it as a drawing tool to create individual designs.
One day face to face workshops are back on offer in Brighton, Sussex:-

Residential courses are on offer at West Dean College, Chichester, West Sussex,

 As a freelance tutor and lecturer, I travel nationally and internationally, visiting groups and guilds.

(see below for details of available courses)

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WEST DEAN COLLEGE
West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex. PO18 0QZ
book on:- 01243 811301
www.westdean.org.uk

EXPLORING MACHINE EMBROIDERY TECHNIQUES
18th-21st January
- 2024  (3 days)

INDIAN INSPIRATIONS
16th-19th May
- 2024  (3 days)


ZOOM WORKSHOPS

I will be delivering a selection of courses online via Zoom.
book on:-  01273 417178               e-mail  wendy@wendydolan.co.uk

MACHINE EMBROIDERY INSPIRED BY GUSTAV KLIMT
Saturday 13th January 2024                      10am - 4pm               50

    MACHINE EMBROIDERY - INDIAN INSPIRATIONS
    Saturday 9th March 2024                  10am - 4pm               50


THE GRANARY STUDIOS

The Granary, Owslebury Farm, Main Road, Owslebury, SO21 1LU
https://granarystudio.com

INDIAN INSPIRATIONS
25th-26th October 2024     2 days Fri/Sat

This course is inspired by colours and patterns found in Indian Textiles.
Fabrics will be pieced, patched, layered
and textured, then worked into with paint, block printing and machine embroidery as you create an exciting individual design
.

 

THE CREATIVE CRAFT SHOW
NEC Birmingham
book on:- https://www.creativecraftshow.co.uk/workshops

IN THE MEADOW - MASTERCLASS
Friday 15th March 2024

PATCHAM COMMUNITY CENTRE
Ladies Mile Road, Patcham, Brighton, East Sussex. BN1 8TA
book on:-  01273 417178            e-mail
  wendy@wendydolan.co.uk

WORKSHOPS TO BE CONFIRMED


TEXTILE TOURS TO INDIA
    to book contact -  info@aahilyaholidays.com

TEXTILE TREASURES OF GUJARAT
for information contact
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https://www.aahilyaholidays.com/tour/1c48/textile-treasure-of-gujarat-with-wendy-dolan-2025
 16th-29th January  2025
Gujarat has a very strong heritage in art & crafts with particular strength in textiles & embroidery.
Join me to explore this wonderful region of India and experience local crafts and hands on workshops

TEXTILE, CULTURAL AND CRAFT TOUR OF RAJASTHAN
for information contact
-
https://www.aahilyaholidays.com/tour/1cb7/craft-culture-&-textile-tour-of-rajasthan-with-wendy-dolan-2025

30th Jan - 14th February  2025  
Join me on this tour of Rajasthan and explore the colourful delights India has to offer.
Experience a range of textile techniques with local artisans, visit local markets, museums, forts and palaces
 

BRIGHTON SUMMER SCHOOL
Falmer Village Hall, South Street, Falmer, Brighton. BN1 9PT 
book on:-  01273 417178        e-mail
 wendy@wendydolan.co.uk

Indian Treasures
1
2th-16th August 2024     320       

 Set in a beautiful location opposite the village pond in Falmer Village, Sussex - near the Universities of Sussex and
Brighton and the Amex Stadium. Enjoy a week of creative stitching. Theme to be confirmed
 Free parking.
 


CREATIVE MACHINE EMBROIDERY

Court Bushes Community Hub, Willow Way, Hurstpierpoint,  West Sussex. BN6 9TH
book on:-  01273 417178               e-mail  wendy@wendydolan.co.uk

BEGINNERS & IMPROVERS
Wednesday   10.00am-3.30pm   (all day, alternate weeks)   12 weeks from October 2024     420  
.
ADVANCED
Wednesday   10.00am-3.30pm     (all day, alternate weeks)   12 weeks from October 2024      420 

  

                          As a freelance tutor and lecturer I am happy to travel to your Group or Organisation            
and offer the following selection of titles. Most of these can be online via Zoom if preferred.

WORKSHOPS

       Creative Machine Embroidery for Beginners 
                                                                    Machine Embroidery Inspired by Indian Textiles                                                                

In The Meadow - Layer, Paint and Stitch (1 or 2 day +)
Layered Landscapes (1 or 2 day +)
Machine Embroidered Winter Landscapes / Autumn Landscapes
Architecture in Stitch (1 or 2 day +)
Machine Embroidered Book Covers
Machine Embroidered Bowls and Vessels - working with soluble fabrics
Machine Embroidered Lace - using soluble fabrics
Machine Embroidery inspired by Gustav Klimt (1 or 2 day +)
Machine Embroidery inspired by Antoni Gaudi (1 or 2 day +)
Machine Embroidered Flowers / Trees / Gardens

LECTURES

Creative Stitched Textiles
Indian Treasures - Inspiration from Indian Textiles
Interpreting Natural Forms in Embroidery
Art, Architecture and Stitch
Layer, Paint and Stitch - Exploring the techniques and ideas in my book.
A Change of Scale - The challenges of large scale commissions

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