Mixed Media Textiles - A Vintage Coastal Scene



Join renowned textile artist Anne Kelly for a day of hand embroidery and textiles collage to create a beautiful piece of work referencing the stunning beach front surroundings at Atelier Beside the Sea. Using coastal plants, shells and the famous beach huts as inspiration, the aim is to produce a central image, collaged and added to with lace, ribbon and stitch.

Anne will expertly guide you through the process of layering materials, using mixed media textiles and hand stitching to create a piece of truly unique art work.

Anne Kelly is an award-winning Canadian born, UK based artist, author and tutor. Her multi-layered and densely stitched textiles have been likened to ‘small worlds’. Trained in Canada and at Goldsmiths College in London, she creates wall hangings and objects using a mixture of mixed media collage and hand and machine embroidery. Her teaching and gallery work take her around the UK and abroad.

Anne’s four books for Batsford connect her practice with her teaching and project work. She exhibits in solo and group exhibitions, nationally and internationally and has been artist in residence in a beautiful garden in Sussex and a hilltop village in Italy. She is a member of the Embroiderers Guild UK, the Crafts Council Directory the Society for Embroidered Work and the European Textile Network.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Refreshments will be available during the class. A delicious lunch will be served supplied by one of our neighbouring independent businesses. You will be contacted ahead of the course date with menu options.

Atelier Beside the Sea will provide general sewing tools such as basic needles, threads and calico fabric.

You should bring with you:

-Hunt through your collections to find coastal coloured fabrics, old embroidered snippets of tea cloths or handkerchiefs. Consider the colours and themes you wish to work with on the day.
-Ribbon or lace scraps
-Small buttons
-Printing blocks or rubber stamps on the theme if you have
-Sewing kit for hand stitching
-Fabric Scissors
-Any sea themed images that inspire you


Jon Tutton at Atelier Beside the Sea


165 Kings Road Arches
East Sussex

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Intermediate level
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Wheelchair users


1 day (10:00am to 5:00pm)

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