Norah Stocker lives near and runs her own business in Coggeshall, Essex. She is qualified Printmaker, Art, Design & Textile Artist and adult teacher of City & Guilds. She offers talks, teaching and mentors her exhibiting Focus group.

For the last three years Norah has been exploring the Japanese philosophy of Wabi Sabi in her art, print and textile work. Natural forms and the spiritual symbolism, the cycle of life and rebirth, impermanence, decay and incomplete. Fine art printmaking is incorporated into her art on textiles and papers as it is in teaching. 

Natures cycle of the seasons with the circle of endless beauty of natures colour, texture, harmony. The impermanence of the natural world and the cycle of rebirth. Norah is exploring ideas of creating visual decay in methods of applying inks in soft tonal colours and ghost prints to create small ancient art.

Norah has exhibited regularly throughout East Anglia in recent years. 2018 Quay Gallery, Snape Maltings Suffolk, Mill Tye Gallery, Saffron Walden Museum, Thaxted Guildhall. Previous years Quay Gallery Snape Maltings, Curwen School of Print, Solo Exhibition Red Lion Bookshop Gallery, Chelmsford Museum, Braintree Museum six weeks, The Minories Colchester, Rhodes Gallery Brentwood, Denny Abbey Cambridge, Festival of Quilts, amongst other local venues. A national finalist for the "Inspired by the V&A" in 1999.

Norah is a  founder member of the O2 Group. A member of The Guild of Essex Craftsmen, Gainsborough House Print Studio, Printmakers 8 Group.  SAQA International (Studio Art Quilts Association), the Essex Region Textile Forum (ERTF).  Quilters Guild, the Embroiderers Guild, Lace Guild, Cotton Scatterers quilting group.  founder member of her Focus Group. Sudbury Art Society.Stour Art Group. Gainsborough House, Gainsborough Print Room. 

Norah Stocker (Artist) 

Hello - Welcome to Fantasia Textiles! The photos below are of my Coggeshall studio which is a creative textile haven which many of my students have been enjoying! Do have a look around below and the menu on the left to view the galleries, workshops, events 2018 looking forward to seeing  you soon! Do visit and like my I put regular update photos on to this facebook page.Look forward to your visit. 

In the beginning of Fantasia Textiles:

I started Fantasia Textiles in 1999 selling my creations at the Braintree Museum, Essex.  I had a wonderful time making small fabric character dolls out of unusual fabrics and embellished with beads. Each doll was sold with her character on her label. Small and unusual bags made out of fabrics I had created , little beaded amulet purses, fancy mirrors plus many other items.
Have you ever had an idea for a design and wanted to create this into stitch but using exciting techniques - then these workshops are for you. They will be fun and you will be able create your own designs.

NEWS SPRING 2018  WORKSHOPS PROGRAMME click here to view outline of workshops. For vouchers and special occasions please go to the workshops page. I also take private bookings with workshops of your choice!

VISTING TUTORS:  I am delighted to have two prominent fine art tutors teaching at my Coggeshall Studio. Please clickhere for workshop details 

Michele Webber
Karenza Jackson

NEWS PRINTINGMAKING PROGRAMME FOR 2018: would you like to learn a variety of fine art printing methods then do have a look at the printing workshops available  click here to view the workshops for 2018. 

NEWS: I offer Design2Stitch vouchers for special occasions ie birthdays etc. I can also arrange a minimum of four friends to book one of my workshops of their choice at the studio for a special occasion. I also have regular private groups of up to eight persons book workshops at my Coggeshall studio. I frequently teach at other venues by request. Please contact me to discuss further [email protected] or 01787 222946 eves/wends

Do have a look at the 2018 workshop listing   .... I will also be teaching workshops and courses at other venues. 
Lots of new workshops, courses and groups to be entered onto the website
click here to see workshops or click on 2018 Workshops on the menu selection on the right of this page. So please click here Diary and Events page 2018

 Friday 31 May to Thursday 7 June 
 open 10 am - 4pm

a collaboration of work by the two artists relating to identity of self image and memories of life. 

IN MEMORY OF ZOE COX: My very dear friend and colleague Zoe Cox sadly passed away on 14 March 2015.  Zoe will be sadly missed but remembered in our hearts for always. Zoe's donations to The Zoe Cox Brighter Future Fund (Great Ormond Street Hospital).