2020 Courses in Cornwall


As in France we offer excellent studio facilities including sewing machines, experienced tutors, individual bedrooms with your own bathroom, free airport or train transfers, an outing day related to your course and delicious West Country cuisine. Non-participating partners will have free fishing included in their stay, breakfast included and can join the group to eat in the evening on request. The converted barns you will staying in all come with free wifi, a lounge, full kitchen and are absolutely beautiful.


We have arranged the tutors for 2020 and the course outlines are below. Full course details will not be available for a while yet, but if you know you want to come on a course please contact us via the form at the bottom of the page, stating the name of the tutor, to organise reserving your place.

Rosie James - Cancellation Places Available
Photo Stitch!
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February 27th to March 5th 2020

Have fun with your photographs!


On this course we will be out and about taking photos using any camera device you have. You can choose to focus your work on any aspect such as people, architecture, birds, flora and fauna. Using the computers, printers and light boxes available in the studio, you will learn how to use your photos to make stitched drawings with the sewing machine. We will be adding printing and appliquéd fabrics into the mix to create finished textile compositions and a wealth of samples.

Full course description available here.


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Janet Edmonds - Cancellation Places Available
Cornish Coastlines

March 9th to 16th 2020

'Mark – Map – Make’


Create a personal response to place in the form of a stitched book. We will work through a range of processes to build your visual language relating to the local environment, reflecting the landscape through light, texture, line and form. There will be drawn and stitched marks, mapping of the terrain, real or remembered, included in the building of a small book about Cornwall.


Techniques will include:

• colouring paper and cloth,

• mark making with a range of tools

• building layers with collage

• appliqué and stitch techniques for texture

• simple book construction


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Liz Cooksey - Cancellation Places Available
Natural Habitats

March 20th to 27th 2020

This course will provide you with the opportunity to explore and experiment with wire and other materials to produce a range of standing sculptures based on observations from natural forms seen in hedgerows, flowers beds and the natural landscape.


We will be adopting a mixed media approach, shaping wire and using hand stitching, crochet, wrapping and binding techniques to incorporate and combine fine threads, delicate fabrics and hand printed surfaces.


These explorations will be embedded into wooden plinths to produce a standing sculpture. Small wooden plinths will be provided but participants could use found pieces of drift wood or characterful pieces of reclaimed wood.



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