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Exploring creative possibilities with thread - New Brewery Arts Cotswolds Gloucestershire

Exploring creative possibilities with thread - New Brewery Arts Cotswolds Gloucestershire

Duration: 5 week course

Price: £125

Book with: Yolande Goodman
at New Brewery Arts

New Brewery Arts
Brewery Court
Cirencester
Gloucestershire
GL7 1JH

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About the Course

Using techniques from textile artist Kathleen Murphy’s practice, this course aims to encourage an experimental approach to hand stitch.
Each week there will be a different topic to experiment with; Hide & Reveal Surfaces, Figurative Applique, Stitching into Space, Foreign Bodies, Fold, Tuck, Wrap. By the end of the course you will have a series of sampler pieces to refer to and inspire further experimentation for future projects. This is a stand-alone course, but it may also be an interesting progression for those who have completed the Creative Hand Embroidery course. Some previous hand stitch experience would be useful.

You can turn any of our courses into a short break by staying in our on site accommodation. When you book a residential package you will get discounted accommodation in our stylish boutique hostel located in the centre of Cirencester in the Cotswolds right next door to New Brewery Arts. Our former 19th Century Cotswold stone brewery barrel store has been beautifully transformed into 21st century accommodation, light and well-appointed with a craftsman’s attention to detail. We offer guest accommodation for up to 43 people over two floors in 14 rooms, with a choice of single, bunk, family and double bedrooms, 12 with en-suite facilities. A ground floor disabled-friendly room is also available. The hostel provides a stylish communal dining and relaxation area, self-catering kitchen, laundry facilities and lockers for your bike. As with all our courses and workshops these are led by experienced tutors and as you will be part of a small group there is plenty of time to focus on you

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

What you will need: 6" or 7" embroidery hoop, needlecase, embroidery scissors, pen & paper



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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


  • Accessible by public transport
  • Accommodation offered
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Intermediate level
  • Long term / weekly / monthly
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups

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