Courses and Lectures

 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 workshops are on offer in Brighton, Sussex:-

Residential courses are on offer at West Dean College, Chichester, West Sussex,
and Mallety nr. Limoges, France with Crafty Retreats. 

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

    IN THE MEADOW - LAYER, PAINT AND STITCH
    Sunday 6th September 2020         10am-4.00pm        £50

    MACHINE EMBROIDERY FOR BEGINNERS
    Sunday 18th October 2020                   10am-4.00pm        £50

    ARCHITECTURE IN STITCH
    Sunday 15th November 2020        10am-4.00pm        £50

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

                    MACHINE EMBROIDERED LANDSCAPES - A taster day
19th September
- 2020

MEMORABLE PLACES AND JOURNEYS
28th September - 2nd October
- 2020

TEXTURED LANDSCAPES
11th - 14th December 2020

MACHINE EMBROIDERY INSPIRED BY GUSTAV KLIMT
21st -24th January
- 2021
 



CREATIVE MACHINE EMBROIDERY

These popular 24 / 12 week courses offer an in depth exploration into the exciting
world of Freehand Machine Embroidery

NEW TEMPORARY VENUE FOR ALL CLASSES FOR THE AUTUMN TERM
Court Bushes Community Hub, Willow Way, Hurstpierpoint, BN6 9TH
due to regular venues being temporarily closed.

BEGINNERS & IMPROVERS

Tuesday   10.00am-3.30pm   (all day, alternate weeks)   12 weeks from October 2020      £380  

  Tuesday     6.30-9pm    24 weeks from October 2020      £380   

I am hoping that we
can return to the Oasis Fellowship Hall, Hove on Wednesdays in the New Year to continue the day classes
and Tuesday evenings at Blatchington Mill School, Hove.

 

ADVANCED

This course is designed for students who have attended the beginners/improvers course or equivalent.
  
Tuesday   10.00am-3.30pm     (all day, alternate weeks)  
12 weeks from October 2020      £380  

I am hoping that we can return to the Oasis Fellowship Hall,  Hove on Wednesdays in the New Year for day classes


book on:-  01273 417178               e-mail
 wendy@wendydolan.co.uk
 


THE GRANARY STUDIOS

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

MACHINE EMBROIDERY INSPIRED BY GUSTAV KLIMT
11th - 12th February 2021       2 days Thurs/Fri              £175  
Enjoy two days exploring the patterns and colours in the work of Gustav Klimt.
You will be layering fabrics, machine stitching and then burning away areas with a soldering iron.
Gold and Silver leaf (imitation) will be applied to areas of the design
 

IN STITCHES CREATIVE TEXTILE COURSES
Sunfield Studio Unit 9, Sunfield Business Park, čNew Mill Road, Wokingham. RG40 4Q
https://www.institchestextilecourses.co.uk/wendy-dolan---architecture-in-stitch-2021.html  

          ARCHITECTURE IN STITCH    
     
24th-25th March 2021
          This course is inspired by doors, windows and other architectural features.
Applied fabrics, texture mediums, fabric painting,
and freehand machine embroidery will be combined to create exciting textured surfaces. Fabrics will be pieced, patched, layered
and textured, then worked into with paint and machine embroidery as you create an individual design
.
 

OLD BANK STUDIOS
19 King Quay Street, Harwich, Essex CO12 3ER
http://www.oldbankstudios.co.uk/events/wendy-dolan-layer-paint-stitch
contact 01255 242930

         LAYER, PAINT AND STITCH    
     
  17th - 18th July 2021 

 
This course offers the chance to develop a variety of skills in a creative way. Applied fabrics, texture mediums, fabric painting, and    freehand machine embroidery will be combined to create exciting textured surfaces. Fabrics will be pieced, patched, layered and textured, then worked into with paint and machine embroidery.                  

 

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

SUMMER SCHOOL
 6th-10th August 2021    £285
T
his course will encourage you to experiment with a variety of techniques, Including piecing, patching and layering,
 fabric painting and printing and freehand machine embroidery. You will then develop an individual piece of work.
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. Free parking.
 

CRAFTY RETREATS
Mallety, nr Limoges France  www.craftyretreats.com
book on:- +44 (0)1566 776932       
 TEXTURED LANDSCAPES
                                          June 2022 
                                    
Enjoy a week of creativity in the small and  picturesque hamlet of Mallety, found in the Limousin amid the
forests and low mountains of the Monts D’Ambazac. Explore the textures of the landscape and create your own individual design.

 

                          As a freelance tutor and lecturer I am happy to travel to your Group or Organisation            
and offer the following selection of titles.

WORKSHOPS

                                                               Creative Machine Embroidery for Beginners                                                                   
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
Machine Embroidered Trees
Machine Embroidered Gardens

LECTURES

Creative Stitched 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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