• Winsy Folk Birds - Kathleen Murphy
    21/09/2019 - 22/09/2019
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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About The Workshop:

Step this way to join Kathleen Murphy on a journey with thread as she leads you into the handstitched world of Murgatroyd & Bean! A Winsy is a bird that can be found flying through the forest next to the workshop of Murgatroyd & Bean. These small, colourful birds have flamboyant tails and flapping wings and are known to perch upon highly decorative plinths or nests which dot the forest like little jewels.

Dates and Times:
Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September 2019

Skill level: Suitable for those with some previous hand sewing experience.

Learning Curve:

Over the course of the weekend you will learn how to create your own 3D Winsy bird using felt, fabric scraps, hand embroidery, found objects and a few tall tales!

What’s Included?

  • Lovely tea, coffee and cake

 Please bring with you:

  • Hand Sewing kit
  • Colourful embroidery floss and Sylko-style cotton reel.
  • Lunch

About the Artist Kathleen Murphy (aka Murgatroyd & Bean):

Herefordshire based maker Kathleen Murphy uses needle and thread to create mythologies and curiosities from found materials and stitch. Her work is identified by a strong sense of narrative and through its application of colour and texture. Under the name Murgatroyd & Bean, Kathleen creates colourful, boldly hand stitched curiosities based on her characters from an enchanted woodland, populated by dark-eyed creatures and over sized leaves..



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.