Events

Fairs and markets

I sell mostly at curated specialist textile fairs where visitors understand and appreciate the uniqueness of my work. Click the images below to find out more. 

American Museum Textile Fair

18-19 August 2018

Claverton Manor, Bath BA2 7BD

RHS Urban Garden Show

26-28 October 2018

Lawrence Hall, London SW1P 2QD

Sparkle! Contemporary Craft and Gourmet Food Fair

16-18 November 2018

Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington TW11 9NN


Workshops and talks

Here is information about upcoming workshops and talks I am doing.

flat felt beginners workshop

Introduction to felting workshop

Tuesday 21 August, 10am-4pm

Felt is one of the oldest known fabrics in the world. It’s made by wetting layers of wool roving and rubbing and rolling with soap until the fibres interlock to form a robust fabric. This one-day workshop introduces you to the basic felting technique.

In the morning you will start by making a flat piece of felt to learn the basic technique. You can decorate it with yarn, silk and other embellishments.

In the afternoon you will make a 3D object (a small bowl) by felting around a resist. Again, you can decorate this in various ways.

We provide: All materials, but please bring an old towel and a plastic bag to take your work home with you

Numbers: Max 10 in class

Cost: £60 to be paid up front + £6 for materials to be paid in cash to the tutor on the day

When: Tuesday 21 August, 10am-4pm. There will be an hour’s break for lunch. There is a small shop that sells food about 5 minutes’ drive from the venue or you can bring your own.

Where: The Old School, School Lane, West Kingsdown, Sevenoaks, Kent TN15 6JN

Booking: Judith Yarnold, judithyarnold@gmail.com, 01474 852669


 

 

leaf layout ecoprint
rose cotinus and dock flowers

Introduction to ecoprinting workshop

Wednesday 22 August 2018

Ecoprinting is also known as botanical contact printing or bundling. It involves making a bundle of leaves in fabric and steaming or simmering in water or dye. In these conditions, certain plants leave their imprint on the fabric.

We will be working with silk in this workshop, as it is one of the easiest fabrics to use with this technique. In the morning we will go on a foraging walk to look for leaves and other foliage to use for ecoprinting. Then we will come back and make a couple of small samples using iron as a mordant. They will steam or simmer during our lunch break.

In the afternoon we will unbundle the samples to see the results and then lay out a larger piece (a silk scarf). While this is steaming we will experiment with hapazome (flower pounding), another method of using plants to make marks on fabric.

We provide: All materials, but please wear old clothes and bring an apron

Numbers: Max 10 in class

Cost: £60 to be paid up front + £15 for materials to be paid in cash to the tutor on the day

When: Wednesday 22 August, 10am-4pm. There will be an hour’s break for lunch. There is a small shop that sells food about 5 minutes’ drive from the venue or you can bring your own.

Where: The Old School, School Lane, West Kingsdown, Sevenoaks, Kent TN15 6JN

Booking: Judith Yarnold, judithyarnold@gmail.com, 01474 852669