• Emily Notman Textures and stitch, Tutor - Emily Notman
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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About your workshop:

A creative day designed to push the boundaries of materials and inspire participants to create exciting textures and surface with textile artist Emily Notman. Experiment with pattern, print and colour on fabric, paper and unusual surfaces. Then use these backgrounds to create your own selection of exciting samples by developing manipulation techniques, exploring decorative embellishment and finishing with contemporary couching and embroidery.

Your day will be spent mixing drawing methods such as inks, bleach and printing with found objects. Once you have a collection of paper and fabric samples Emily will share her methods of manipulating these surfaces using stitch and embellishment, to create your own unique piece.

About Emily

“I create bespoke textile instillations mixing media and building up tactile delicate surfaces. I work and rework my pieces with paint, dyes, bleach and ink, burning and layering until finishing it with hand stitch. I find beauty in flaky walls, overgrown buildings and encrusted surfaces; this is something I recreate in my work. My pieces evolve and grow with time, incorporate history with layering and sometimes the tiniest mark made or stitch changes a piece dramatically it’s this detail that excites me.

I studied at Leeds College of Art and Design between 2006 and 2008, which resulted in a passion for Photography, Textiles and Fashion. I then attended the University of Cumbria, graduating in 2011, with a 1st Class BA Honours Degree in Contemporary Applied Arts – specialising in Ceramics, Embroidery and Printed Textiles.”

What is provided for you?

Emily will provide all your materials.

  • However you may wish to bring along any special threads for hand stitching, buttons, beads or vintage haberdashery to embellish your piece.

Please bring.

  • an apron or wear old clothes – the first hour is controlled messy (Emily will bring gloves and plastic sheeting)
  • Sewing machine
  • Sewing kit
  • Lunch


The Avenue, Churchtown, Garstang, Lancashire, PR3 0HR, United Kingdom


Access – Disabled Access – ramp access the front door.

Disabled toilet.