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

Life drawing with Artist Julian Bray – weekly class over 6 weeks starting; 3rd April / 5th June / 2nd October

Structure and Colour This series of 3hr workshops held over 6 successive Wednesday evenings will focus on the core drawing skills of proportion and structure using the human form as its subject. These sessions are perfect both for new students wanting to experience the joy of working from the figure, as well as more experienced … Continue reading Life drawing with Artist Julian Bray – weekly class over 6 weeks starting; 3rd April / 5th June / 2nd 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 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 and hand stitch with Emily Jo Gibbs 5th & 6th October

Mrs Bracken, Miss Briar and Long Eared Ladies: Drawing and collaging with vintage papers With Mrs Bertimus – 12th & 13th Oct *NEW DATE ADDED*

    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 missed out on this fantastic workshop in 2018 we are doing it … Continue reading Mrs Bracken, Miss Briar and Long Eared Ladies: Drawing and collaging with vintage papers With Mrs Bertimus – 12th & 13th Oct *NEW DATE ADDED*

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

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 their properties, boundaries and possibilities … Continue reading Rust Marks – Alice Fox, 19th & 20th October 2019

Paper dresses with Jennifer Collier – 8th February 2020 – bookable 26th October

About Jennifer Collier I’m delighted to welcome Jennifer Collier back to Hope + Elvis in 2020. the results from 2019 workshop were truly stunning. Paper pioneer Jennifer 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 … Continue reading Paper dresses with Jennifer Collier – 8th February 2020 – bookable 26th October

Stitched Paper Shoes with Jennifer Collier – 9th February 2020 – on sale 26th Oct

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 old papers are transformed into something truly unique, delicate … Continue reading Stitched Paper Shoes with Jennifer Collier – 9th February 2020 – on sale 26th Oct

Painted Canvas Tote with Lisa Stickley – 22nd February 2020 – bookable 26th October

Lisa Stickley is an award winning designer, author and illustrator who started out life as a printed textile designer, training at Central Saint Martins and The Royal College of Art.  She is also a devoted lover of cabbage and marshmallows – although not necessarily at the same time! Soon after graduation in 1999 – from … Continue reading Painted Canvas Tote with Lisa Stickley – 22nd February 2020 – bookable 26th October

Narrative Memory Maps in Stitch with Ekta Kaul – 29th Feb & 1st March 2020 – bookable 26th Oct 19

Ekta Kaul is an award winning textile artist, maker and educator. Her textiles are imbued with character, they speak of exquisite hand craftsmanship, simplicity and timelessness. Ekta’s embroidered cartographic quilts-‘StoryMaps’ seek to tell personal stories of place through maps. A minimalist at heart, Ekta draws inspiration from graphic aerial photography, vintage maps and gardens. She … Continue reading Narrative Memory Maps in Stitch with Ekta Kaul – 29th Feb & 1st March 2020 – bookable 26th Oct 19

Subtraction-Erasure-Conjection with Michael Brennan-Wood 20th,21st & 22nd March 2020 – bookable 26th Oct 19

Michael Brennan-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. My intention is to … Continue reading Subtraction-Erasure-Conjection with Michael Brennan-Wood 20th,21st & 22nd March 2020 – bookable 26th Oct 19

Textile, Texture and Surface with Emily Notman – 4th April 2020 – bookable 26th October

‘Emily is a textile Artist living in the Midlands. She mixes contemporary hand embroidery and mixed media methods to create one off wall pieces and landscapes’ Emily studied at Leeds College of Art and Design between 2006 and 2008, which resulted in a passion for Photography, Textiles and Fashion. She then attended the University of … Continue reading Textile, Texture and Surface with Emily Notman – 4th April 2020 – bookable 26th October

Mixed Media Textured Textile Book with Sue Brown 28th & 29th March 2020 – bookable 26th October 19

SUE BROWN: MA Sue Brown is an artist who uses printmaking and mixed media to tell stories. Inspired by process as much as nature, her work springs from the pages of sketchbooks, and develops carefully researched themes, exploring and developing them on paper and textiles. Sue has been an artist for over 20 years and … Continue reading Mixed Media Textured Textile Book with Sue Brown 28th & 29th March 2020 – bookable 26th October 19

Illustrated WAX tote project with Lisa Stickley – 25th & 26th April 2020 – bookable 26th October 19

Lisa Stickley is an award winning designer, author and illustrator who started out life as a printed textile designer, training at Central Saint Martins and The Royal College of Art.  She is also a devoted lover of cabbage and marshmallows – although not necessarily at the same time! Soon after graduation in 1999 – from … Continue reading Illustrated WAX tote project with Lisa Stickley – 25th & 26th April 2020 – bookable 26th October 19

Cloth and Shadows with Cas Holmes 16th & 17th May 2020 – bookable 26th October

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 Cloth and Shadows with Cas Holmes 16th & 17th May 2020 – bookable 26th October

Layers, Lines and Images: Improvised Book forms with Cas Holmes – 18th & 19th May 2020 – bookable 26th oct 19

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 – 18th & 19th May 2020 – bookable 26th oct 19

Fabric Recipes with Jayne Emerson – 23rd May 2020 – bookable 26th Oct 19

Fabric Recipes Jayne Emerson has been creating experimental textile designs for over twenty years. Her work has sold to clients ranging from Chanel and Dior to household names including John Lewis and Boden. *(She has also written six craft books and taught Kirstie Allsopp how to needle felt on the telly!) Fabric Recipes In this … Continue reading Fabric Recipes with Jayne Emerson – 23rd May 2020 – bookable 26th Oct 19

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