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Art, Craft & Textile courses at Roseland Mews Studio, Cornwall

Roseland Mews Studio, Roseland, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 3PQ

 embroidery monotype printmaking  silver earringwall hanging



Tucked away in a peaceful valley, the studio is a converted barn in leafy grounds.
There is a relaxed and creative atmosphere here, the excellent and professional tutors provide varied and exciting art, craft and textile courses, and the lunches are delicious!


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Courses & workshops for 2017

Details are added as soon as information is available.


Dates for 2017

January 10th
February 14th
March 14th
April 11th
May 2nd (note 1st Tuesday)
June 13th
July 11th

10am to 1pm

Cost £4.50 per session

craft group craft workshops

The Craft Group – Unfinished Business

with Iris Marriott & Jane Lockyer

Do you have projects hidden away that need finishing? Or an idea for a project you haven’t yet started? Here is the opportunity to concentrate on your work (in any medium) in a relaxed and informal setting.

  • Help and guidance are offered if needed

  • Share and discuss your ideas over coffee and refreshments

  • Pay as you go

  • A call to reserve a space would be helpful

  • Lunch optional

Come and join us on the second Tuesday each month.


Wednesday 18th January 2017

10am to 4pm

Cost £38

trilby hat

Trilby Hat

with Pauline Millar

Now that the winter months are nearly upon us, why not make a smart bespoke trilby hat in wool fabric – for yourself or as a present?

Pauline will supply the interfacing, petersham and lining at a small cost and you will only need to buy approximately ½ metre of wool fabric.

Suitable for all levels of ability.


Friday 27th January 2017

10am to 4pm

Cost £32





fabric placemats

Placemats, Coasters & Napkin Rings

with Louise Nichols

Use up some scraps of fabric, lace, doilies & buttons to make a place mat & coaster set. The workshop involves machine sewing pieces of fabric together then adding hand stitched detail & embellishments before making into your set.
Louise will bring along a choice of fabric & embellishments on the day to purchase at a small cost but please note that these will differ from the sample.


Monday 20th & 27th February 2017


Tuesday 21st & 28th February 2017

10am to 4pm

Cost £64 for two week course





lino prints


lino print workshop

Embellished Lino Prints on Fabric

with Louise Nichols

The workshop will be spread out over two days during which we will be designing, printing & embellishing lino prints to create unique pictures or wall hangings.

We will begin by using a sketch, photograph or other image that inspires you to create a design that you'll carve out of lino & print onto fabric.

Once the prints are dry you'll embellish them with a selection of threads, yarns, fabrics & whatever other decoration you choose. The finished embellished prints can then be made into either a hanging panel or mounted ready for framing.

If you wish you can just do the second embellishment day and Louise will bring some of her pre-printed designs for you to work on.


Saturday 25th February 2017

10.00am to 4.00pm

Cost £35











crochet workshop

Crochet Wrap – “Beating Hearts”
& Troubleshooting Session

with Sophie Wire

This is a beautifully light wrap with an unusual stitch pattern. You will learn some more-advanced crochet techniques and start work on your own wrap. We will make samples of the stitches; look at how to read the pattern, and discuss the finishing techniques which will make this a top-notch piece of work, including blocking. You will then have all of the know-how to go home and complete the project.

Participants must be able to crochet a little (hold the hook and yarn and make basic stitches).

As part of this workshop there will also be a troubleshooting section, in which you can bring along any projects you are stuck on to get some guidance (or just some motivation to finish!). It will be useful for me to know what sorts of questions you want to ask, so please expect to be contacted a little before the event. 


Wednesday 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd February 2017

10am – 12.30pm

Cost - £18 per session or 4 sessions for £66

Lunch available after each session at £6

life drawing

Life Drawing – The Human Figure

with David Beer

Drawing a life model, each session will consist of about eight short poses ranging from one minute to twenty minutes in length. The aim of the sessions will be to develop the ability to create accurate images of the human figure in a simple style using drawing materials of your choice: pencil, pastel, charcoal, watercolour or oil paints.

The sessions will be appropriate for beginners and those experienced in life drawing.


Tuesday 7th February 2017

10.00am to 4.00pm

Cost £38



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butterfly brooches

Butterfly Brooches

with Valerie Williams

Learn how to make a unique butterfly brooch from organza and net fabrics. They are surprisingly hardwearing despite their fragile appearance. They are worked on the sewing machine in freehand straight and zigzag stitching, so some previous experience of these techniques would be helpful. Hand stitching can be added for extra details if you wish.

You should be able to complete your brooch on the day and may even have time to do a second. They make ideal presents and can be used as a traditional brooch or in the home to decorate soft furnishings.


Wednesday 1st March 2017

10.00am to 4.00pm

Cost £38

print making

Collagraph Printmaking

with Sophie Fordham

Bring a wealth of texture into your prints by making collagraph plates made out of a range of readily available collaged materials, such as card, tape, textured wall paper and plant materials. Scratch, draw and tear to create different areas of tone and depth. Then explore colour printing using an intaglio printing press. 

Suitable for all levels of ability.


Monday 6th March 2017

10.00am to 4.00pm

Cost £38


Enamelled Buttons

with Nancy Pickard

Make your own statement buttons from enamelled copper: we will be designing and making colourful, decorative and unique buttons for use with textile projects.

Enamelling offers 'instant gratification' and no special skills are required! This workshop is ideal for knitters, felters, clothes makers or even charity shoppers who would like to revamp a jacket by adding their own bespoke buttons which can be hand washed.

Make a batch of co-ordinating smaller buttons and/or a large, intricate statement button. There will be a small charge for materials.


Thursday 9th March 2017

10am – 4pm

Cost £34





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Needle Felting – Wall Hangings – Beach Theme or Nature

with Julia Terry

Start the day by needle felting a small picture of a beach or nature scene which can be mounted on to a greetings card. We will then move on to creating a background for our wall hanging ready to needle felt our chosen picture on, using beautiful coloured wool fleece, yarn and threads. If there is time, you could also make a pin cushion along your chosen theme.

Julia will supply use of tools and any wool used on the day which will be included in the cost of the workshop. Suitable for all levels of ability.


Monday 20th March 2017

10.00am to 4.00pm

Cost £38

silver earring

Enamelled Silver Earrings

with Nancy Pickard

Make stud or dangling enamelled silver earrings from scratch.We will design, hammer and shape the silver, do some simple soldering and then enamel the pieces in a small kiln.

The earrings will then be cleaned and polished and assembled, so that they can be taken home finished at the end of the day. This is a chance to try the whole series of processes from start to finish.

Materials: silver will be charged according to use. A pair of studs @£4 or slightly larger danglers @£6, so if you make a pair of each, £10.


Friday 24th and/or 31st March 2017

10am to 4pm

Cost £38 per day






patchwork drawstring bag

East Meets West

with Lyn Edwards

Join us for one OR both of these days, looking at the traditional textiles from Japan and India.

Japan Day will be inspired by a fusion of Sashiko and patchwork to create a delightful drawstring bag.

On India Day we will look at a collection of textile pieces from the Gujarat region to create a small piece of traditional shisha and stitch embroidery which you can use as a stitch book cover or a project of your choice.
Both days are hand stitch work and suitable for all ability levels.


Thursday 4th & Friday 5th May 2017

10.00am to 4.00pm

Cost £84







handmade book or journal

Bound to Please

with Frances Pickering

Make a quick and simple hardback journal/book with a board cover which is covered in stitched fabric and with a fabric spine. The pages may be paper or fabric or an interesting mixture of both. These will be embellished with printed and painted decoration and of course stitch. In their book students will learn how to make and include: envelopes, pockets, hanging beads, book marks, foldouts, etc.

Students should bring items they may want to put in their journals or to use as inspiration - photos, small scraps of fabric, cuttings from magazines, tickets, post cards or any other printed memorabilia.


Friday 19th May 2017

9.30am – 3.30pm
Cost £38


Ornamental Hand Embroidery

with Dr Lynn Hulse

Dr Lynn Hulse is a former archivist of the Royal School of Needlework. She designs embroidery and teaches historic hand stitching.

This workshop celebrates the work of the Lethbridge Sisters -drawn from Lady Jane Cory’s 1907 embroidered wall hanging Pomona (after Edward Burne-Jones’s tapestry design created for Morris & Co. in the early 1880s).

Students will work a small picture panel in silks on a linen ground, using a variety of stitches favoured by art embroiderers during the late Victorian and Edwardian periods.


Tuesday 23rd May 2017

10am to 4pm

Cost £32

embellished cushion

Embellished Lino Printed Cushion – Cow Parsley or Hare

with Louise Nichols

You will be provided with a pre-printed Lino print of your choice on the day which you will embellish with threads/ beads/buttons. This will then be machine appliqued onto a larger piece of fabric to be made up into a simple envelope backed cushion to take home at the end of the day.


Monday 5th June 2017

10.00am to 4.00pm

Cost £38





Needle Case or Small Book

with Annette Emms

A day workshop where our needles will create an imaginary story to make a needle case or small book.

Using old fabrics, lace and found objects, hand stitch and applique we will create a very personal small book to treasure.

This workshop is suitable so for all levels of expertise.


Friday 16th June 2017

10.00am to 4.00pm

Cost £38







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wall hanging


with Marlene Chaffey

This contemporary wall hanging will challenge you to throw away your rotary ruler and cut fabric freehand, then piece with no fussy ¼” seam allowance. You will work with strips of fabric then add skinny inserts and curves to build up a picture as you go.

You will learn a lot about colour as you work with shades and contrast. Finish the wall hanging with simple quilting or make it into a Posh Pocket. You will also be shown a quick, simple way to get your quilt finished without a binding.


Tuesday 20th June 2017

10am - 4pm

Cost £38

natural dyes

Botanical Dyeing

with Carla Wentink

This workshop introduces you to the beautiful and vast domain of natural dyes. You will learn about mordants, effective dye stuffs and sustainable methods to colour both yarn and cloth. We will use the traditional Hot Pot dye method, but also set up a Time Dye jar to develop at home. You will come away with about 30 fibre samples in different hues and many ideas for further explorations.

About me: I was first introduced to the art of natural dyeing some 35 years ago. Since then I have deepened and broadened my dye knowledge and experience through research and experiments, writings, talks & lectures, demonstrations and workshops and an MA Art & Environment.


Friday 30th June 2017

10am to 4pm

Cost £35



felt slippers

Felt Slippers

with Yvonne Blyth

During the day, you will be making a very personal, warm and hardwearing pair of slip-on slippers - using the ‘wet felting’ technique.

The slippers can be patterned or left plain, and can be stitched into and embellished once the felt has dried.

Ideal for those cold winter days ahead!

Suitable for all levels of ability.


Tuesday 5th September 2017

10am to 4pm

Cost £38




More than Meets the Eye

with Lyn Edwards

Hidden inside this delightful purse is a 'secret pocket.' It can be used to hold a surprise gift, as a scissor keeper or as a handy sewing kit.

Made with mainly hand sewing and embroidery stitches for decoration, with a little machining and finished with a machine made cord so the purse can hang around your neck.

Suitable for all levels of ability.


Tuesday 19th September 2017

10 - 4 pm
Cost £38

monotype printmaking

Monotype Printmaking

with Sophie Fordham

The most versatile form of printmaking that can be done with or without a press, learn how to make multi layered prints using, stencils, masks and simple stamps, to produce beautiful colourful images that include different shapes, textures and natural forms. Printing can be done on either paper or fabric.

Suitable for all levels of ability.

Wednesday 27th September 2017

10am to 4pm

Cost £42

fusing fabric

Fusing Fabric

with Margaret Beal

Margaret Beal is the author of two books, “Fusing Fabric” and “New Ideas in Fusing Fabric” both of which were published by Batsford.

The fine tipped soldering iron is one of the most creative tools available to textile artists today and in this workshop Margaret will be taking you through the basic methods of cutting, fusing and mark-making.

Many samples will be made based on the following techniques - patterning with metal templates, intricate patchwork patterns, layering and appliqué. Further experimentation will lead on to manipulating shapes into 3D forms. The workshop is open to all levels, the techniques are easy to learn, straightforward and fun.


Friday 29th September 2017

10am – 4pm

Cost £32

watercolour painting

Gertrude Jekyll and Watercolour Painting the English Garden

with Jayne Buchanan

This watercolour painting workshop will introduce you to the quintessentially English garden designs of Gertrude Jekyll. We will then explore some of the design and colour elements she used and apply them to the painting of a summer garden scene.

Gertrude Jekyll was a master of design and had an artist’s eye for colour. She contrasted architectural features with plant textures to great effect which makes her gardens an ideal source for learning to paint gardens. Suitable for any level of expertise.


Sunday 1st October 2017

10.00am to 4.00pm

Cost £38

applique vintage fabric

Vintage/Recycled Cottage Garden

with Anne Kelly

Floral and vintage fabrics enhance and give depth to many projects.  Students will be asked to search through their collections of florals especially, to appliqué onto a square sample.

A mixture of couching and hand embroidery, with some block and rubber stamp printing with acrylic paint, will be used to enhance and complete your piece of work. The sample can be then made up into a cushion cover, tote bag or framed piece.


Friday 6th October 2017

10am to 4pm

Cost £32


Christmas or Autumn Fabric Wreaths

with Louise Nichols

On this workshop you can choose to make either a Christmas or an Autumn wreath. There will be a selection of Holly or Oak leaves for you to choose from, which have been lino printed onto fabric in various colours.

You can then embellish these with felt, threads, beads etc.....whatever you fancy! Your embellished leaves will then be used to decorate a wreath along with any other embellishments you wish to add.

All materials for this workshop will be available to buy from Louise on the day.


Wednesday 11th October 2017

10am to 4pm

Cost £38

clay beads

Bead Jewellery - polymer clay

with Jo Hunter

Polymer clay is a versatile modelling medium which can be used to make stunning jewellery in a colour scheme of your own choice.
On this course you will learn how to condition the 'raw' material; how to mould and shape your beads and how to bake the clay, making a selection of millefiori beads.

We will also look at how to achieve a professional finish and string your beads so students will go home with a necklace and matching earring set at the end of the day.


Tuesday 17th October 2017

10am – 4pm

Cost £34

needle felt ring

Needle Felted Harvest Ring

with Julia Terry

In this workshop we will be covering a 25cm ring with wool and then move on to needle felt items to decorate our ring (such as mini apples, pumpkins, mice, toadstools etc). The wreath can be hung on a wall or can be decorated as a table centre.

There will be a small charge for wool. Suitable for all levels of ability.


Monday 6th
Tuesday 7th November 2017

10am to 4pm

Cost £32

printed cards

Embellished Christmas Lino Prints/Cards

with Louise Nichols

There will be a range of pre-printed Christmas designs for you to choose from on this workshop. All will be printed onto fabric in a range of sizes and colours which you will embellish on the day ready to make into cards, a decorative hanging or possibly even a Christmas cushion!

All materials for this workshop will be available to buy from Louise on the day.


Friday 17th November 2017

10am to 4pm

Cost £38

concertina book



Concertina Books

with Lyn Edwards

Create a delightful concertina book combining hand embroidery with hand-made paper. We will explore a variety of mixed media techniques and unusual ideas and ways in which to use you finished book.

Lyn will bring lots of samples and ideas to guide you when filling your book. Suitable for all levels of ability.


Tuesday 21st November 2017

10.00am to 4.00pm

Cost £38


Christmas/Greetings Cards – painted with Gouache

with Nancy Pickard

Gouache paint has long been used by designers to make full colour images for print. Gouache is a form of watercolour, but it is more opaque. It dries quickly and so makes it possible to build up really vibrant paintings with a wealth of decorative detail.

Nancy will show you how to design, paint, and then photograph work suitable for your own personal Christmas or greetings cards. After the workshop, she will load them up to a website which offers high quality digital printing of your own designs. She will run through the options for ordering as many of your cards as you would like. These come packed in individual cellophane, and can have your own message inside and on the back.

Who knows, perhaps you would like to develop a range of your own cards?


Monday 27th
Tuesday 28th November 2017

10am to 4pm

Cost £32

Christmas tree cone

Lino Printed Cone Christmas Tree

Louise Nichols.

Come along to this workshop and make your own unique cone Christmas tree. There will be three sizes of cones for you to choose from and a selection of pre-printed designs in various sizes and colours which you will then embellish in any way you like! The embellished print is then appliqued onto fabric and used to cover your cone. Hand stitching with some machining used to make up the tree.

All materials for this workshop will be available to buy from Louise on the day.





Details of courses and workshops will be added as they are arranged, for this year and next.

If there's a particular course you would like us to run, please let us know and we will do our best to find a tutor to teach it.   


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lunchFor further information and contact

If you would like to know more about our courses or wish to book a place we would be pleased to hear from you.

Please contact Jane at Roseland Mews Studio. If Jane is not available Anne will be able to help you.


Jane Lockyer

Anne Witton


01579 344971

01503 230451





Roseland Mews Studio



Cornwall PL14 3PQ


We look forward to hearing from you.

Jane Lockyer



lunchLinks to some of our tutors' websites



mixed media textiles goldwork embroidery clock


Katy Choroszewska  

Tamar Embroideries


Sophie Fordham

Printmaker and painter


Deborah Hastings

Rag Rug Textiles


Angie Hughes



Louise Nichols

Textile artist


Frances Pickering

Textile artist


Di Wells

Textile artist and teacher










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