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.co.uk 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

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

Mrs B's Mixed Media Weekender 22nd & 23rd May or 6th & 7th November 2021 *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.co.uk before the 13th Nov, include which dates you would prefer and number of place (max … Continue reading Mrs B’s Mixed Media Weekender 22nd & 23rd May or 6th & 7th November 2021 – SOLD OUT email bookings@hopeandelvis.co.uk to be added to waitlist

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

Embroidered and Appliqued Illustrations with Jessie Chorley – 5th June 2021 – SOLD OUT, email bookings@hopeandelvis.co.uk to be added to waitlist 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 … Continue reading Embroidered and Appliqued illustrations with Jessie Chorley – 5th June 2021-SOLD OUT

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

Stitch Retreat with Claire Wellesley-Smith 12th , 13th & 14th June 2021- SOLD OUT

Slow Stitch Retreat with Claire Wellesley-Smith 12th , 13th & 14th June 2021 – full – email bookings@hopeandelvis.co.uk to be added to waitlist   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 … Continue reading Stitch Retreat with Claire Wellesley-Smith 12th , 13th & 14th June 2021- SOLD OUT

Botanical Books with Alice Fox – 19th & 20th June 2021

Botanical Books with Alice Fox – 19th & 20th June 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 … Continue reading Botanical Books with Alice Fox – 19th & 20th June 2021

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

Illustrative Pictures Working with Silk Organza – Emily Jo Gibbs 26th & 27th June 21021 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 … 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.co.uk to be added to waitlist

Inspiration from Historical Textiles inc Cyanotype with Hannah Lamb 20th & 22nd August 2021 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 … Continue reading Inspiration from Historical Textiles inc Cyanotype with Hannah Lamb 21st & 22nd August 2021 – SOLD OUT email bookings@hopeandelvis.co.uk to be added to waitlist

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

Travels in Textiles with Anne Kelly 4th & 5th September 2021 – full – to be added to waitlist, email bookings@hopeandelvis.co.uk 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 … Continue reading Travels in Textiles with Anne Kelly – 4th & 5th September 2021 SOLD OUT

TEXT-ile with Matthew Harris

TEXT-ile with Matthew Harris – 10th, 11th & 12th September 2021 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 … Continue reading TEXT-ile with Matthew Harris

Introduction to Leather with Bonner Leather – 17th,18th & 19th September 2021

Introduction to Leather work with Bonner Leather 17th , 18th & 19th September 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 … Continue reading Introduction to Leather with Bonner Leather – 17th,18th & 19th September 2021

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

mixed Media Wire this workshop is now full – to be added to the waitlist please email bookings@hopeandelvis.co.uk 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, … Continue reading Mixed Media Wire Workshop with Liz Cooksey – 1 day – 24th September 2021- FULL

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

About Liz Cooksey Workshop Full – email louise@hopeandelvis.co.uk tone added to waitlist 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 … Continue reading Mixed Media Wire Workshop with Liz Cooksey – 2 day – 25th & 26th September 2021 – FULL

Between the folds- mark, fold and manipulate with Caroline Bartlett -1st , 2nd & 3rd October 21

Between the folds- mark, fold and manipulate 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. … Continue reading Between the folds- mark, fold and manipulate with Caroline Bartlett -1st , 2nd & 3rd October 21

Sketch Book Master Class with Print Maker Sue Brown – 8th , 9th & 10th October 2021- FULL

Sketch Book Master Class with Print Maker Sue Brown – 8th, 9th & 10th October 2021 About Sue Brown Workshop full – email louise@hopeandelvis.co.uk to be added to waitlist 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 … Continue reading Sketch Book Master Class with Print Maker Sue Brown – 8th , 9th & 10th October 2021- FULL

Angels with Leah Halliday 23rd or 24th October 2021 – (23rd now full)

Angels with Leah Halliday about Leah A Hope & Elvis line up would not be compete without Leah’s Angels! Leah Halliday is a designer, educator and social entrepreneur and has been working in the creative industry for over 20 years. She lovingly creates and designs a small collection of handmade gifts, accessories, homewares, paper goods, … Continue reading Angels with Leah Halliday 23rd or 24th October 2021 – (23rd now full)

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

Collect & Stitch : Stitch with Found and Gathered Materials with Alice Fox, 13th & 14th November 21 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 … Continue reading Collect & Stitch : Stitch with Found and Gathered Materials with Alice Fox,13th & 14th November 2021

Fabric Recipes with Jayne Emerson – 21st November 2021 – SOLD OUT- email bookings@hopeandelvis.co.uk to be added to waitlist

Fabric Recipes with Jayne Emerson – 21st November 2021 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 … Continue reading Fabric Recipes with Jayne Emerson – 21st November 2021 – SOLD OUT- email bookings@hopeandelvis.co.uk to be added to waitlist

Layers, Lines and Images: Improvised Book forms with Cas Holmes – 25th & 26th April 2022

Layers, Lines and Images: Improvised Book forms with Cat Holmes – 25th & 26th April 2022 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. … Continue reading Layers, Lines and Images: Improvised Book forms with Cas Holmes – 25th & 26th April 2022

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