Inspired by Nature: Mini Textile Hangings Workshop

From: £60.00

saturday 22nd July 2023

10.00AM to 4.00PM

Do you have a collection of natural treasures that you’d like to use in your work but are not sure how? This workshop will explore ways of combining fabrics, found objects, natural treasures such as feathers and shells and hand embroidery to create beautiful mini hangings.

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In this workshop, we will explore combining different fabrics, hand embroidery and natural objects such as shells and feathers to create unique textile artworks. We will look at different hand embroidery stitches, methods of attaching found objects, ways of hanging our work and ways of adding texture and movement to our work. During the session we will each work on a small textile hanging; some students may complete theirs in the day whilst others may wish to carry on at home. This will be a lovely relaxing session, a great opportunity to slow down and enjoy some creative time.


Your Tutor

Your Tutor

Helen Walsh

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Helen Walsh is an Artist and Creative Practitioner specialising in drawing and textiles, in particular embroidery. She is continually fascinated by the natural world and our connection to it. She is particularly interested in birds and their feathers and uses them as symbols in her work to explore the human desire to transcend. Choosing to work predominantly with natural fibres such as silk and linen Helen finds herself consistently drawn to traditional textile skills such as embroidery, knitting and dyeing and enjoys the connections with the often forgotten makers of the past that working this way gives her. Helen is a skilled and experienced workshop leader and works on a variety of community and education based arts projects working with a diverse range of people in a variety of settings. Helen’s aim is to enable people to unlock and explore their creativity.

About the Day

This workshop will run from 10am until 4pm with refreshments served throughout the day including fresh coffee, teas and a light lunch.

Essential Information

Please bring any natural treasures (small shells, feathers etc.) that you’d like to use along with any small scraps of materials and favourite threads. Materials will be provided so please don’t worry if you haven’t got anything!

There is a flight of stairs from the main entrance with a stair lift.

The course will take place in the Drawing Room on the ground floor.

Please note the Cancellation Policy – Shambellie House.


If you have answered yes and would like to discuss your requirements then please get in touch.