Workshops

ABOUT THE HOPE & ELVIS CREATIVE workshops

A Hope & Elvis day is a great experience set in a large, inspirational studio.
You will receive a friendly welcome, expert guidance from artists and makers 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.

Looking to join us for our regular, untutored studio days instead of a workshop, click here.

Booking workshops

Full payment is required to secure bookings. Please use the Paypal links or to pay by cheque or bank transfer please email me at wendy@hopeandelvis.co.uk and I will save you the seat if available.

Once your payment is made your booking is confirmed and subject to the Terms & Conditions. A confirmation will be emailed to you within a few days, this will include a copy of all the booking Ts & Cs.

In the event of a cancellation payments are non-refundable but if the place can be filled a credit may be given to be used for future workshops minus a £15 administrative fee.

All bookings are subject to our Workshop Booking Terms and Conditions

Lovely feedback from previous workshops

"Thank you so much for providing such a fab workshop... I went away feeling confident and inspired. It was so inclusive of everyone and the vibe was that we were all having a great time! Perfect outcome!" Claire

"Thank you for organising such an enjoyable workshop for us yesterday. [We] came away from Hope & Elvis really enthused and inspired. I just need more time in my life!" Jane-Ann

Botanical Alphabet Masterclass with Adriana Torres – 1 June 2024

  The Artist Adriana Torres, artist, illustrator and founder of Miga de Pan studied architecture and graphic design at the University of Buenos Aires.  (Instagram:  @soymigadepan) Her label was selected by Ministry of Foreign Affairs to be part of the national pavilions at 100% Design London, Maison & Object Paris, and Pitti Bimbo in Italy … Continue reading Botanical Alphabet Masterclass with Adriana Torres – 1 June 2024

Sculptural Textile Art Workshop with Priscilla Edwards – 8th June 2024 – Fully booked, please email to be added to waiting list

  The Artist Priscilla Edwards began creating sculptural textiles while studying embroidery at Manchester Metropolitan University during the 1990’s. It was here she was encouraged to nurture her love of found materials and transform the lost and overlooked into arresting works of art. These charming yet slightly dark fairy-tale like sculptures transcend the familiar qualities … Continue reading Sculptural Textile Art Workshop with Priscilla Edwards – 8th June 2024 – Fully booked, please email to be added to waiting list

Experimental Free Machine Embroidery with Priscilla Edwards – 9th June 2024 – Fully booked, please email to be added to waiting list

  The Artist Priscilla Edwards began creating sculptural textiles while studying embroidery at Manchester Metropolitan University during the 1990’s. It was here she was encouraged to nurture her love of found materials and transform the lost and overlooked into arresting works of art. These charming yet slightly dark fairy-tale like sculptures transcend the familiar qualities … Continue reading Experimental Free Machine Embroidery with Priscilla Edwards – 9th June 2024 – Fully booked, please email to be added to waiting list

Textile Surfaces with Emily Notman – 6th July 2024 – Fully booked, please email to be added to waiting list

The Artist “I create bespoke textiles 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 like to recreate in my … Continue reading Textile Surfaces with Emily Notman – 6th July 2024 – Fully booked, please email to be added to waiting list

Natural collection with Liz cooksey 27 and 28 July 2024 – Fully Booked, Email to be added to waiting list

  The artist “My works combine wire and thread to create intricate and delicate two dimensional and three-dimensional works reflecting observations of nature. The inspiration stems from the love of natural forms in which I look for shapes, textures, colours, within what might be a hedge row or a motorway verge, recording the small and … Continue reading Natural collection with Liz cooksey 27 and 28 July 2024 – Fully Booked, Email to be added to waiting list

Collagraph with Botanical Printed Backgrounds – Sue Brown – 10 & 11 August 2024 – Fully Booked, please email to be added to waiting list

  The Artist Sue Brown is an artist who uses printmaking to tell stories. She is inspired by process as much as nature. Her work springs from the pages of her sketchbooks and she develops carefully researched themes using printmaking processes. Sue uses her work to explore the relationships we have with our garden visitors; … Continue reading Collagraph with Botanical Printed Backgrounds – Sue Brown – 10 & 11 August 2024 – Fully Booked, please email to be added to waiting list

Kitchen Tales – Cloth Collage with Ali Ferguson 5 & 6 October 2024 – Fully booked, please email to be added to waiting list

  The Artist Ali draws inspiration from everyday people and everyday things and is endlessly fascinated by people and their stories, particularly their memories of ordinary home and working lives. Wherever possible she works with old and used materials. Seeking out fragments of old clothing, household linens and the everyday bits & pieces that are … Continue reading Kitchen Tales – Cloth Collage with Ali Ferguson 5 & 6 October 2024 – Fully booked, please email to be added to waiting list

“Stitching Stories”with Sabine Kaner 16 & 17 November 2024 – Fully booked, please email to be added to waiting list

  The Artist Following her wonderful exhibition at the Knitting and Stitching show in November 2023 we are delighted that mixed media artist Sabine Kaner will be joining us at Hope and Elvis for a workshop packed with creativity. If you enjoy mixed media textiles this workshop is perfect for you!  Sabine’s textile practice is … Continue reading “Stitching Stories”with Sabine Kaner 16 & 17 November 2024 – Fully booked, please email to be added to waiting list

Screenprinting with Natural Dyes onto Fabric – Jacqui Symons – 23 & 24 November 2024

The Artist Slow Lane Studio forages, cultivates and uses plants to create colour for textiles, paper, printmaking and pigments.  Wanting to be more environmentally aware, buy and consume fewer products and generate less waste, Jacqui began exploring natural colour and dyes and developed the use of plant-based pigments for oil-based printmaking inks.  She expanded into … Continue reading Screenprinting with Natural Dyes onto Fabric – Jacqui Symons – 23 & 24 November 2024

From Sketchbook to Textile Art with Jane McKeating – 10th and 11th May 2025

The Artist Jane works from her studio at home in Stockport, across a range of disciplines, including embroidery, drawing and printmaking. Her latest work combines the processes of hand stitch with waterless lithography and screen-printing. Jane uses collage and hand colouring to develop series of variable edition prints on cloth and paper which are all … Continue reading From Sketchbook to Textile Art with Jane McKeating – 10th and 11th May 2025

Drawing: From Realism to Abstraction with Mrs Bertimus – 17th or 18th May 2025

The Artist Mrs B hardly needs an introduction – her workshops are always very popular! Mrs Bertimus studied fashion and textiles at Saint Martin’s School of Art and enjoyed three glorious years of making completely un-wearable garments. She has taught in Art Education for over twenty-five years and loves sharing techniques and eating lots of … Continue reading Drawing: From Realism to Abstraction with Mrs Bertimus – 17th or 18th May 2025

A Sense of Place with Liz Cooksey – 20 & 21 September 2025 – Fully booked, please email to be added to waiting list

  The Artist “My works combine wire and thread to create intricate and delicate two dimensional and three-dimensional works reflecting observations of nature. The inspiration stems from the love of natural forms in which I look for shapes, textures, colours, within what might be a hedge row or a motorway verge, recording the small and … Continue reading A Sense of Place with Liz Cooksey – 20 & 21 September 2025 – Fully booked, please email to be added to waiting list