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

    MACHINE EMBROIDERY FOR BEGINNERS POSTPONED due to Covid 19
    Sunday 5th April 2020                   10am-4.00pm        £50

    IN THE MEADOW - LAYER, PAINT AND STITCH
    Sunday 6th September 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

                       MEADOW LANDSCAPES POSTPONED due to Covid 19
17th - 20th July- 2020

MACHINE EMBROIDERED LANDSCAPES - A taster day
28th Septembery
- 2020

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

MACHINE EMBROIDERY INSPIRED BY GUSTAV KLIMT
3rd - 6th January
- 2021
 

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    
     
  11th - 12th July 2020    
POSTPONED TO 2021
due to Covid 19
 
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.                  

 

 

THE GRANARY STUDIOS

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

MACHINE EMBROIDERY INSPIRED BY GUSTAV KLIMT
16th - 17th July 2020       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
 

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

SUMMER SCHOOL - EXPLORING THE LANDSCAPE
 3rd - 7th August 2020    £275
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.
 

BATH TEXTILE SUMMER SCHOOL
Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute, Queen’s Square, Bath. BA1 2HN
www.bathtextilesummerschool.co.uk

     LAYERED LANDSCAPES    CANCELLED due to Covid 19
25th - 26th August 2020

 

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.
 

CRAFTY RETREATS
Mallety, nr Limoges France  www.craftyretreats.com
book on:- +44 (0)1566 776932       
 TEXTURED LANDSCAPES
                                             Thursday 11th - Thursday 18th June 2021               
                         
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.

 

TEXTILE TOUR TO INDIA
with Colouricious Holidays
https://colouriciousholidays.com/product/surface-design-block-printing-holiday/

        EXPLORE TEXTILE SURFACE DESIGN   
25th Feb - 6th March 2020   from £2,280
    Join me on a creative adventure to explore the wonderful world of block printing in Jaipur along with the textiles of India.

This hands on creative holiday will take your around the fabric rich town of Jaipur where you witness a range of authentic crafts and textile techniques, and take part in Block Printing workshops. You will be taught by authentic block printers to the region and design your own fabrics with a huge selection of hand carved wooden printing blocks to choose from. Travelling in your private coach with the Colouricious Holidays tour group of textile lovers, you will see the incredible sites and stunning palaces and meet the local people teaching their ancient textile secrets. Visit my website page above for full details

 


CREATIVE MACHINE EMBROIDERY

These popular 24 week courses in Brighton and Hove offer an in depth exploration into the exciting
world of Freehand Machine Embroidery

BEGINNERS & IMPROVERS
Tuesday      6.30-9pm               Blatchington Mill School, Hove BN3 7BW
24 weeks from October 2020      £380   
Wednesday  9.30 am-12.00pm    
Oasis Fellowship Hal
l,  Hove
24 weeks from October 2020     £380 

ADVANCED
This course is designed for students who have attended the beginners’ course or equivalent.
   Wednesday  12.45- 3.15pm Oasis Fellowship Hall, Hove

24 weeks from October 2020     £380     

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

                          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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