From Doodle to Stitch

From Doodle to Stitch

Saturday 8th June 9.30am-12.30pm

Transform your own doodles into original art work using simple hand embroidery stitches. This course is suitable for everyone who can thread a needle and hold a pencil.

In the first section of this three hour workshop you will be working with pen and paper creating playful imagery that comes from your subconscious and reflects your personality. If you are not a seasoned doodler do not worry as hints, tips and prompts will be given to help you to connect to these, whether they be animals, plants, architecture, landscape or abstract.

You will then be shown how to transfer your imagery on to fabric for hand stitching. Suitable embroidery stitches will be discussed with tailored guidance and help given by the tutor on an individual basis.

Level/Ability: No experience needed

What to bring: Paper, a piece of fabric, and a selection of stranded embroidery threads will be provided.

Attendees will need to bring a pen (biro or felt tip), a pencil, a rubber, and a simple sewing kit consisting of embroidery needle(s) and scissors for snipping thread.

If you have them, you may also like to bring embroidery threads/colours that you particularly like to work with. Also an embroidery hoop (8 inch max), if you like to work with one.

Tutor biography: Nicky Barfoot

Nicky Barfoot is an artist, designer and tutor based on the South Coast of England. Brought up in a creative household, drawing and stitching have always been her passions. Nicky’s designs have won a number of accolades including both Silver and Gold in consecutive years of the UK Knitted Textile Awards. Her work has been featured in national magazines and she has exhibited at the Knitting and Stitching Shows.

Nicky has a Foundation Degree in Stitched Textiles from Winchester University, a City and Guilds in Hand Knit Design, and a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design from West Dean College. Her accessible patterns are designed to delight makers of all levels through the use of simple techniques to maximum effect. Through her teaching, Nicky aims to share the enjoyment, relaxation and wellbeing associated with the process of making something, with love, slowly, by hand.

Instagram: @nickybarfoot

Facebook: nickybarfootKnit


Workshop ticket includes same day entry to thread and free tea or coffee during the workshop. To buy your ticket click here

The 1st floor East Wing has an external stair lift for disabled use which standard wheelchairs can be placed and Dance Studio 2 has an internal ramp for wheelchair access. Please note that Dance Studio 1 has stairs up to it.