Workshops

A Hope & Elvis day is a great experience set in a large inspirational studio full of warmth, materials and great food. You will receive a friendly welcome, expert guidance from artist and makers of the highest order and have time, materials and space to explore your creativity. If you are coming far please let me know if you need any help with local places to stay to make a relaxed weekend away.

Full payment is required to secure bookings. Please use the Paypal links or to pay by cheque or bank transfer please email me at bookings@hopeandelvis.com and I will save you the seat if available. Bookings will be confirmed asap by Emma who works part time hours, so please dont panic if you dont recieve an email by return. In the event of a cancellation payments are are non refundable but if the place is filled credit may be given to be used for future workshops.

All bookings are subject to our Workshop Booking Terms and Conditions

Slow Stitch Retreat with Claire Wellesley-Smith 11th & 12th may 2019

Slow Stitch Retreat with Claire Wellesley-Smith 11th & 12th May 2019 Full – email to be added to waitlist Claire Wellesley-Smith is an artist, educator and writer based in West Yorkshire. She specialises in projects that use local, natural colour, created from home-grown and locally foraged plants. Cloth, dye and stitch are then used as … Continue reading Slow Stitch Retreat with Claire Wellesley-Smith 11th & 12th may 2019

Embroidered and Applique Story Dresses with Jessie Chorley – 9th June 19

Embroidered and Applique Story Dresses with Jessie Chorley – 9th June 19 This workshop will focus and explore Jessie’s signature style of hand embroidery combined with her unique approach to applique and patchwork  Jessie will show you how she uses small items of clothing as her canvases as she illustrates them with her needle, thread … Continue reading Embroidered and Applique Story Dresses with Jessie Chorley – 9th June 19

Embroidered and Appliqued Illustrations with Jessie Chorley – 8th June 19

Embroidered and Appliqued Illustrations with Jessie Chorley – 8th June 19 -FULL WORKSHOP FULL – EMAIL BOOKINGS@HOPEANDELVIS.COM TO BE ADDED TO WAITLIST This workshop will focus and explore Jessie’s signature style of hand embroidery combined with her unique approach to applique and patchwork  Jessie will show you how she uses her needle and thread both … Continue reading Embroidered and Appliqued Illustrations with Jessie Chorley – 8th June 19

Mrs Bracken, Miss Briar and Long Eared Ladies: Drawing and collaging with vintage papers With Mrs Bertimus – 12 October 19

Mrs Bracken, Miss Briar and Long Eared Ladies: Drawing and collaging with vintage papers. Mrs Bracken, Miss Briar and Long Eared Ladies: Drawing and collaging with vintage papers.   Mrs Bertimus is back! ….. It is with much excitement that we welcome Mrs Bertimus back to Hope & Elvis in 2019 So many of you … Continue reading Mrs Bracken, Miss Briar and Long Eared Ladies: Drawing and collaging with vintage papers With Mrs Bertimus – 12 October 19

Life drawing with Artist Julian Bray – Jan 23rd & 30th, Feb 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th

life Drawing This series of 3hr workshops will focus on the core drawing skills of proportion, foreshortening and structure using the human form as its subject. The sessions will help new students to develop an observed approach to optical colour mixing using oil pastels, as well as extending the more experienced student’s use of colour … Continue reading Life drawing with Artist Julian Bray – Jan 23rd & 30th, Feb 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th

Illustrative pictures, working with silk organza and hand stitch with Emily Jo Gibbs 5th & 6th October

Illustrative pictures, working with silk organza and hand stitch with Emily Jo Gibbs 5th & 6th October Emily Jo Gibbs is a British Artist who over the last two decades has established an international reputation for her delicate textiles. Emily’s latest body of portrait work The Value of Making depicts various making disciplines through to-scale … Continue reading Illustrative pictures, working with silk organza and hand stitch with Emily Jo Gibbs 5th & 6th October

Mixed Media Printing on Paper and Fabric: includes Gum Arabic Transfer Printing – Sue Brown, 6th & 7th April 2019

Mixed Media Printing on Paper and Fabric: includes Gum Arabic Transfer Printing – Sue Brown 6th & 7th April 2019  This is Sue Brown’s signature workshop and we are Delighted Sue is back with us in 2019 Using Gum Arabic and the humble black-and-white photocopy as your ‘plate’, you can make prints of photographic images. … Continue reading Mixed Media Printing on Paper and Fabric: includes Gum Arabic Transfer Printing – Sue Brown, 6th & 7th April 2019

Paper Patchwork, Pockets and Pleats with Jennifer Collier, 10th February 2019

Paper Patchwork, Pockets and Pleats with Jennifer Collier 10th February 2019 Paper pioneer Jennifer Collier creates exquisite sculptures from vintage recycled materials in conjunction with stitch; a contemporary twist on traditional textiles. The papers serve as both the inspiration and the media for the work, with the narrative suggesting the forms. Through this marriage of … Continue reading Paper Patchwork, Pockets and Pleats with Jennifer Collier, 10th February 2019

Rust Marks – Alice Fox, 19th & 20th October 2019

Rust Marks – Alice Fox 19th and 20th October 2019 Alice’s process-led practice is based on recording personal experience of landscape. She works with natural fibres and gathered materials, employing natural dye techniques, print, stitch and weave in different combinations to create surfaces and structures. Alice takes an experimental approach to found items, learning about … Continue reading Rust Marks – Alice Fox, 19th & 20th October 2019

Story Book Dresses with Jennifer Collier, 9th February 2019

Story Book Dresses with Jennifer Collier 9th February 2019 Paper pioneer Jennifer Collier creates exquisite sculptures from vintage recycled materials in conjunction with stitch; a contemporary twist on traditional textiles. The papers serve as both the inspiration and the media for the work, with the narrative suggesting the forms. Through this marriage of unlikely materials … Continue reading Story Book Dresses with Jennifer Collier, 9th February 2019

Workshop Gift Voucher

A Hope and Elvis day is a great experience, set in a large inspirational studio full of warmth, materials and great food. An ideal gift for any occasion. Hope and Elvis gift vouchers can be used as part or full payment depending on the chosen workshop. To redeem your gift voucher simply choose your workshop … Continue reading Workshop Gift Voucher