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

Subtraction-Erasure-Conjection with Michael Brennand-Wood – 14th, 15th & 16th August

limited space available   Michael Brennand-Wood Michael has an international reputation as one of the most innovative artists working in textiles today. He has lectured at Universities in London, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Poland and USA.His work is represented in collections worldwide, including the Victoria & Albert Museum and the National Gallery of Australia. … Continue reading Subtraction-Erasure-Conjection with Michael Brennand-Wood – 14th, 15th & 16th August

In the Shadows: experimenting with transparent fabrics with Ruth Singer 5th & 6th September 2020

Ruth Singer is a textile artist with a background working in museums. Her work is often inspired by museum objects, archives or personal and family history. She works mainly with old, worn and damaged textiles, creating one-off exhibition pieces and commissions with a sense of history and an emotive story. She has exhibited widely in … Continue reading In the Shadows: experimenting with transparent fabrics with Ruth Singer 5th & 6th September 2020

Textile collage & Rebel Cross stitch! with Mandy Pattullo 4th October 2020

workshop Full, please email bookings@hopeandelvis.com to be added to the waitlist Treasure the old and worn, refashioning vintage textiles into new collages which are embellished with stitch and appliqué. I re-cycle and reuse very old and often disintergrating materials which have been passed on or discarded. I particularly like to cut up and unpick utility patchworks and … Continue reading Textile collage & Rebel Cross stitch! with Mandy Pattullo 4th October 2020

Layers, Lines and Images: Improvised Book forms with Cas Holmes – 12th & 13th October 2020

Cas Homes studied in Fine Art, Maidstone College of Art (UCA) in the eighties before a further study in Japanese art, textiles and paper making in Japan under a Japan Foundation Fellowship and a Winston Churchill Memorial Fellowship. S. Cas has also published work including; Textile Landscape, The Found Object in Textile Art, Stitch Stories, … Continue reading Layers, Lines and Images: Improvised Book forms with Cas Holmes – 12th & 13th October 2020

Stitch Retreat with Claire Wellesley-Smith 24th , 25th & 26th October 2020

  I am Delighted to welcome Claire back to Hope & Elvis this Year,  this workshop is perfectly timed in light of the pandemic, there is no better time to explore you creativity and well being.   This three-day Stitch Retreat will explore a variety of ‘slow’ textile techniques using traditional skills as inspiration. Old … Continue reading Stitch Retreat with Claire Wellesley-Smith 24th , 25th & 26th October 2020

Illustrative Pictures Working with Silk Organza – Emily Jo Gibbs 7th & 8th November 2020

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 representations of tools; hand-stitched exquisite still life portraits in a collage of silk organza. Emily made these … Continue reading Illustrative Pictures Working with Silk Organza – Emily Jo Gibbs 7th & 8th November 2020

Collect & Stitch : Stitch with Found and Gathered Materials with Alice Fox, 5th & 6th December 2020

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 their properties, boundaries and possibilities through the making process. Alice … Continue reading Collect & Stitch : Stitch with Found and Gathered Materials with Alice Fox, 5th & 6th December 2020

Embroidered and Appliqued illustrations with Jessie Chorley – 5th June 2021

Hope and Elvis would not be the same without Jessies wonderful workshops , such a wonderfully inspiring tutor, it never fails to produce wonderful textile pieces to treasure. This most favourite and popular workshop will focus and explore Jessie’s signature style of hand embroidery combined with her unique approach to applique and patchwork Jessie will … Continue reading Embroidered and Appliqued illustrations with Jessie Chorley – 5th June 2021

Embroidered and Applique Story Garments with Jessie Chorley 6th June 2021

This workshop will focus and explore Jessie’s signature style of hand embroidery combined with her unique approach to applique and patchwork as she delicately and sympathetically helps you to create embellishment on pre-loved items of clothing Jessie will show you how she uses pre—worn items of clothing as her canvases as she illustrates them with … Continue reading Embroidered and Applique Story Garments with Jessie Chorley 6th June 2021

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

Travels in Textiles with Anne Kelly – 4th & 5th September 2021

Anne is an award winning textile artist, author and tutor based in the UK, exhibiting and teaching internationally. Her three books for Batsford represent her project and collaborative work. Anne’s heavily embroidered fabric collages are reminiscent of tapestry work and her signature stitching technique is applied to a variety of surfaces. She uses mixed media … Continue reading Travels in Textiles with Anne Kelly – 4th & 5th September 2021