Impressionist Inspirations in Textiles



Using Impressionism as our inspiration, we will create a small piece in fabric, approx. 30cm square, using the “confetti” technique. We cut tiny pieces of fabric (confetti) to sprinkle onto a painted background coloured first with fabric paints. The fabrics are secured with tulle before we machine stitch using free-motion stitching ideally – although this can be hand stitched, using seed stitches. What to bring: A couple of paintbrushes, a china or plastic plate for mixing colours on, a rotary cutter with sharp blade, a quilters ruler, small cutting mat, fabric scissors,pins. Scrap fabrics plain or patterned – ideally pastel shades Containers for different colours of confetti – plastic takeaway trays/icecream tubs etc are ideal. You will need 6- 10 of these. Sewing machine with free motion foot (embroidery/darning foot) a variety of sewing threads – pastel and landscape colours. If handsewing – a variety of embroidery threads and needles

What's included in the price?

Included on the day: Fabric paints, extra paintbrushes, Images and patterns to work from, white fabric, backing felt, a fabric scrap box, tulle, coloured organzas. Expert tuition 1 to 1 guidance Detailed demonstrations A selection of tea, freshly brewed coffee, biscuits and delicious cakes And of course you take your wonderful creations from the day. If you share any photographs of your day here and/or your finished work, we’d love to see them so please tag us. Terms - If, having booked, you can no longer attend, we are unable to offer a refund. However, you may nominate someone else to attend the workshop or class in your place by notifying us. We reserve the right to cancel a workshop up to 48 hours prior to the workshop date. We will only cancel due to insufficient places sold and you will be refunded the full amount paid. Number of students: 10


1 day

Cancellation policy

Non-refundable - Refunds are not available


A unique venue in the Berkshire countryside offering a range of creative workshops and flowers from our very own cutting garden.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Parking provided
  • Intermediate level
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Micklems Farmhouse, Knowl Hill, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 9YD