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; 5th February 2020

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; 5th February 2020

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

Patterns From Nature with Helen Hallows 15th February 2020, bookable 26th Oct 19

Helen Hallows is a mixed media artist working in the East Midlands. Best known for her collaged landscapes, in 2017 she was a participant in Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year. Her work captures the mood of the landscape and of nature – using paint, collage and sometimes stitch to translate the shapes, colours and … Continue reading Patterns From Nature with Helen Hallows 15th February 2020, bookable 26th Oct 19

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

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 –

Paper Lampshades with Jennifer Collier, 14th March 2020-

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 Lampshades with Jennifer Collier, 14th March 2020-

Subtraction-Erasure-Conjection with Michael Brennan-Wood 20th,21st & 22nd March 2020

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

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

‘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 –

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

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

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

Embroidered and Appliqued illustrations with Jessie Chorley 13th June 2020

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 13th June 2020

Inspiration from Historical Textiles inc Cyanotype with Hannah Lamb 27th & 28th June 2020

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 27th & 28th June 2020

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

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 quilts made by women in domestic settings. I consciously relate to … Continue reading Textile collage & Rebel Cross stitch! with Mandy Pattullo 4th 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

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