Sketchbook to Stitch Day - Mixed Media Textile Art

Student paper and fabric work


This workshop is all about exploring and experimenting with colour, pattern and texture. Embroidery artist Jessica Grady will begin the workshop by showing you various ways to add colour and pattern to paper through mixed media approaches using paint, collage and different resists such as bleach, tape and collage. You will build up a selection of patterns and designs which will inspire your embroidery later in the workshop.

After a lunch break you will use your textured sketchbook papers to act as an inspiration (or even materials!) towards a 3D embroidered and embellished piece of textile art.

As well as traditional fabrics and threads, Jessica will demonstrate how you can use unusual materials such as plumbing pipe, washers and dyed recycled plastics to create your own colourful embellishments, sequins and beads.

All materials for this workshop are included in the ticket price. All you need to bring along is yourself, a packed lunch and an apron for the messy, morning part of the workshop!

The workshop is hosted in the lovely art room at Clements Hall, which is situated just outside the very centre of York. Weekend parking is also available, and the venue is an easy 10 minute walk from York train station.

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?

All materials for this course are included in the price, all you need to bring along is yourself and a packed lunch!


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Nunthorpe Road
North Yorkshire
YO23 1BW

Suitable for

  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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Liz - - #15541

It was an excellent day. Jess was a brilliant teacher in a non teachery way. We did and learnt so much. I cant believe I put together something worthy bur we did and that made the day even better. Jess is an inspiration and we cant wait for her first book to come out. We will definitely book with Jess again. The venue was very good too.

Response from Jessica Grady embroidery artist:

Thanks so much Liz! I'm so happy you enjoyed the day and you made some gorgeous work!

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