We are thrilled to bring you this exciting course - Creative Textiles. This session will allow you to explore a range of creative textile processes using dyes, inks, paints, surfaces and stitch. Taking a mixed-media approach, you will be given opportunity and support to explore unusual creative combinations to create exciting textile artwork. In this session you will: Explore the use of dyes, inks and paints to create background surfaces. Taking an experimental approach to create exciting backgrounds to work on later in the session 1. Experiment with free-motion embroidery - learn how to use a machine in free-motion mode to create simple linear stitch drawings from your own artwork or using some of our template images 2. Create a plan for your piece, with the option of exploring repeating pattern and adding paint base layers 3. Stitch your artwork to your background using free-motion embroidery and optional hand embroidery Holly will provide you with support and guidance throughout – even if you have never done anything like this before, you will love the experimental approach. Holly has been teaching for over 15 years and can help you to create an artwork to be proud of. Session run by Thread and Press CIC, a Community Interest Company. All materials and equipment are provided. PPE is provided, but inks and dyes can stain so please wear appropriate clothing. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided. Please bring your own lunch. Please note, parking at this venue is on-street. This is an adult course. No experience required. Thread and Press CIC are a Community Interest Company based in the East Riding of Yorkshire, providing arts workshops, classes and projects for adults and children. Established by two experienced art teachers, we have been operating since 2020, providing many workshops and sessions across East Riding and surrounding counties. Sessions are delivered by a qualified teacher with Enhanced DBS. Thread and Press CIC are ERMOS registered.

What's included in the price?

Full tuition After session support via email if required Use of all equipment required Fabrics, threads and all other materials Source images can be provided (although feel free to bring your own, 7 inch diameter or A4 max) Tea, coffee and biscuits


6 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Spooky
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Mother's Day
  • Romantic
  • Intermediate level
  • Pet lovers
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Christmas
  • UK Holiday
  • Hen dos
  • Easter
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It depends on the session - please read the course listing. As a general rule, courses advertised for ages 8 years + will be a drop off and collect, although we do allow parents to stay if they feel their child would benefit from this. For courses aged 5 - 8 we usually require a parent or adult to stay with the child as this will likely be a family session.

Yes, we have an Online Safety Policy, details of which can be provided on request. Please do get in touch if you would like a copy of this document.

You will be given a Zoom link and passcode when you book. When you click on the link and enter the passcode, you will be added to a waiting room until the session is ready to start. You can access the session with this link. If possible, please change your screen name to your child's first name. If you lose access at any time, just re-join. You may go into a waiting room but will be added back in to the call. You will need a reliable internet connection for uninterrupted access.

Yes, your child needs to be aware of their environment and how that can impact others in the sessions. Children should always be supervised when online. If there is a lot of background noise in your home, you may wish to put your child onto mute. Holly may move your child onto mute if unexpected noise arises, feel free to let you child put their microphone back on if this passes.
Your child should be in a suitable environment for drawing, with a smooth flat worktop to work on. We ask that children turn on the camera to say hello to other children at the start and the end of the session but you may choose to turn your camera off whenever you need to. Please ask your child to turn their camera and microphone off when leaving the room for any reason.
Please do make sure everyone in the home is aware that your child is on a live zoom session. If you lose access to the session at any point, just choose to rejoin when you can. Children can talk about their work and discuss the sessions at any time. These sessions are very friendly and informal.

Yes, other members of the household are free to use the link to join in at home. However, we ask that you do not share the link outside your home.

Online sessions: Yes, age ranges given are for guidance and anyone is welcome to join in. You may find that an older child benefits more from the older children's sessions as it will be tailored more to their skill level. But Holly will always make everyone feel welcome and you will finish with a great outcome.
In-person children's sessions: Unless advertised as a family session, our in-person sessions are for participating children only
In-person adult sessions: We usually have minimum age limits for adult classes - please check the course listing

No, we ask that you do not record sessions on your device.

No, for safeguarding purposes, we never record these sessions


St Nicholas Community Centre (New Hall), 148 Holme Church Lane, BEVERLEY, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 0PY