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

Stitched Narrative Memory Maps with Ekta Kaul – 25th, 26th & 27th Feb 2021

About Ekta Kaul Ekta Kaul is an award winning London based artist and experienced educator. Her artistic practice is focused on creating narrative maps that explore places, history and belonging through stitch. A pared back aesthetic coupled with a highly considered use of graphic marks and lines form the core elements of her work. These … Continue reading Stitched Narrative Memory Maps with Ekta Kaul – 25th, 26th & 27th Feb 2021

Hand Stitched Cross Body Bag with Hens Teeth – 13th March 2021- SOLD OUT email bookings@hopeandelvis.com to be added to waitlist

I am delight to have Viv of Hens Teeth back at Hope and Elvis in 2020 Viv’s practice comes from a lifelong and deep need to make, draw, stitch and paint. Viv has worked specifically with vintage textiles, paper and haberdashery since 2000 We shall create a cross body bag, utilising and repurposing time worn … Continue reading Hand Stitched Cross Body Bag with Hens Teeth – 13th March 2021- SOLD OUT email bookings@hopeandelvis.com to be added to waitlist

Textile, Texture and Surface with Emily Notman – 14th March 2021 SOLD OUT email bookings@hopeandlvis.com to be added to waitlist

‘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 – 14th March 2021 SOLD OUT email bookings@hopeandlvis.com to be added to waitlist

Subtraction-Erasure-Conjection with Michael Brennand-Wood – 19th, 20th & 21st March 2021

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 – 19th, 20th & 21st March 2021

Sketch Book Master Class with Print Maker Sue Brown – 27th, 28th & 29th March 2021

About Sue Brown 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 Sketch Book Master Class with Print Maker Sue Brown – 27th, 28th & 29th March 2021

Between the folds- mark, fold and manipulate with Caroline Bartlett – 16th , 17th & 18th April 2021

About Caroline Bartlett As well as in Europe and the UK, Caroline has exhibited in Australia, Japan, Uruguay, China and the USA. Examples of work can be seen in various public collections including those of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Whitworth Art Gallery and the Crafts Council. She is a member of the 62 … Continue reading Between the folds- mark, fold and manipulate with Caroline Bartlett – 16th , 17th & 18th April 2021

Fabric Recipes with Jayne Emerson – 24th April 2021 – SOLD OUT- email bookings@hopeandelvis.com to be added to waitlist

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 – 24th April 2021 – SOLD OUT- email bookings@hopeandelvis.com to be added to waitlist

Layers, Lines and Images: Improvised Book forms with Cas Holmes – 3rd & 4th May 21

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 – 3rd & 4th May 21

Introduction to Leather with Bonner Leather – 14th, 15th, 16th May 2021

About Bonner Leather With backgrounds in sculpture and librarianship we established our workshop in 2014 and launched Bonner Leather Studio at the Contemporary Craft Festival in 2015; and currently work out of our studio 4 miles north of Cirencester. Largely self taught we use traditional leather working techniques and hand tools to fashion our work. … Continue reading Introduction to Leather with Bonner Leather – 14th, 15th, 16th May 2021

Mrs B’s Mixed Media Weekender 22nd & 23rd May or 6th & 7th November 2021 – SOLD OUT email bookings@hopeandelvis.com to be added to waitlist

*due to the popularity of this workshop, it will not be bookable online the workshop places will be determined by a ballot, please email louise@hopeandelvis.com before the 13th Nov, include which dates you would prefer and number of place (max 2) places will be drawn at random on the 14th November* About Mrs Bertimus, first … Continue reading Mrs B’s Mixed Media Weekender 22nd & 23rd May or 6th & 7th November 2021 – SOLD OUT email bookings@hopeandelvis.com to be added to waitlist

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

Illustrative Pictures Working with Silk Organza – Emily Jo Gibbs 26th & 27th June 2021

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 26th & 27th June 2021

Inspiration from Historical Textiles inc Cyanotype with Hannah Lamb 21st & 22nd August 2021 – SOLD OUT email bookings@hopeandelvis.com to be added to waitlist

I am a practicing textile artist and experienced tutor, having taught for over 15 years in the university sector, as well as teaching adult workshops and summer schools in a variety of venues worldwide. My fascination with historical textiles and experience of my own textile practice underpins my teaching.Workshops typically include a blend of practical … Continue reading Inspiration from Historical Textiles inc Cyanotype with Hannah Lamb 21st & 22nd August 2021 – SOLD OUT email bookings@hopeandelvis.com to be added to waitlist

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

TEXT-ile with Matthew Harris

About Matthew Harris Matthew Harris is a graduate of the textile course at Goldsmiths College and has been working with textiles since 2000, having for the previous ten years made and exhibited drawings and works on paper. He has shown in a number of group and solo exhibitions throughout the U.K, Ireland and Japan. Matthew … Continue reading TEXT-ile with Matthew Harris

Mixed Media Wire Workshop with Liz Cooksey – 1 day – 24th September 2021

About Liz Cooksey 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 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 insignificant … Continue reading Mixed Media Wire Workshop with Liz Cooksey – 1 day – 24th September 2021

Mixed Media Wire Workshop with Liz Cooksey – 2 day – 25th & 26th September 2021

About Liz Cooksey 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 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 insignificant … Continue reading Mixed Media Wire Workshop with Liz Cooksey – 2 day – 25th & 26th September 2021

Collect & Stitch : Stitch with Found and Gathered Materials with Alice Fox,13th & 14th November 2021

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,13th & 14th November 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