• Print and Bloom, Tutor Anne Brooke
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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About your workshop:

Your morning will be spent learning how to make a variety of printing blocks in various flower forms which can be used to print the flowers for your vase; Anne will show you her popular collage techniques to prepare the background canvas for the vase. Next it’s time for flower arranging, cutting your blooms to add to your vase using a resist technique to layer and create a 3d effect. Finish off with machine embroidery embellishing and some hand stitching.

Learning Curve:

You will be making your own print blocks and printing on fabric and paper ready to collage your vase of flowers, Anne will also have a selection of flower blocks for you to use. Once you vase is ready follow Anne’s lead with free machine embroidery and some hand stitching

Skill Level: For all levels

About Anne:

“I have always had a love for art and after completing a degree in Visual Arts and Culture I began sharing my love in the classroom teaching art and Photography.

My love of textiles really came to light when I started attending workshops and then decided to do a level 3 in embroidery. Over the past 7 years I have developed my own work that centers around my love of drawing and a passions for collecting natures treasures when I am out and about. I create bespoke mixed media pieces of work that are combined with my love for drawing, but instead of drawing with a pencil I use a needle and thread.”

What is provided for you?

  • Materials for making your print blocks.
  • A selection of papers, buttons and threads.
  • Canvas (small charge on the day).
  • Tea, coffee, cake/biscuits.

Please bring with you:

  • Sewing machine with a free motion/darning foot.
  • Apron.
  • Any papers, fabric scraps, buttons or beads that you’d like to include.
  • Scissors, pencil, glue stick.
  • Machine and hand embroidery threads.
  • Lunch.


68b Church Street, Garstang, Lancashire, PR3 1YA, United Kingdom


Our Creative Thread Studio sits above our new shop, at 68b Church Street. We opened on the 21st July 2018,

The studio space offers excellent light to work and air conditioning, comfy chairs and two work surfaces for you. We have ample plug sockets and ironing surfaces, facilities to provide refreshments, a microwave.

However the studio is on the first floor. We can offer to carry your machines and bags up stairs for you.