This course is self paced, so you can dip into the content as you wish. It explores the way that I use the idea of patchwork to create textures and innovative new materials. I look at traditional patchwork techniques and then interpret them in an experimental way. You will be encouraged to rip fabrics into strips rather than cut them, use frayed edges for texture, chop up your work and rearrange it, mix up your samples and embrace happy accidents. This course works brilliantly for beginners who have just started to use a sewing machine but is equally inspirational for those seeking their next textile adventure. The textiles that you create can be used in textile collage, as textile art, as details in dressmaking/interiors or translated into larger pieces for quilts. There is a private Facebook group where you can share your work and talk about all things experimental textiles; we also have the facility to share comments and images of your work within the course itself.

What's included in the price?

Follow along with my creative process as I chop up textiles and go off on creative tangents. I have recorded inspirational videos to ignite your imagination and suggest further explorations. There are no rules and happy accidents are encouraged, there is certainly no measuring or precision!

What you will need

A sewing machine Assorted fabric and thread Scissors, Bondawab, fabric adhesive spray or a glue stick A rotary cutter and mat (these are not essential)



Based in Gloucestershire, I create the seeds of ideas for both fashion and interior textiles. I love to re-imagine and combine techniques including applique, needle felting and patchwork; selling my work internationally to clients including Dior, Chanel and Louis Vuitton. I have exhibited across the UK and published six books. I graduated from Loughborough College of Art with a 1st class honours degree in Multi-Media Textiles before completing my Masters in Fashion at Central St Martins.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Limited mobility
  • Intermediate level
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Suitable for beginners
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This course is taught online