Create and Enjoy! - NORAH STOCKER  ARTIST
 
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 norahjanet@hotmail.com or 01787 222946 eves/wends
 
NEWS: SPRING/SUMMER 2017 "DESIGN2STITCH" WORKSHOPS 
 
The workshops and courses are held at my Coggeshall Studio and other venues.  We have had some lovely work produced by students at my November/December workshops since 2010. Please see below some of the recent student creations. There are lots of lovely and inspiring workshops and courses for everybody so do contact me for further details or to book  norahjanet@hotmail.com . Design2Stitch, Fine art printmaking series, Art Quilt,  Mixed Media, Dyeing, Printing, Burning Issues, Free machine embroidery, Funky Dolls & Critters club and so much more!
 
SUMMER/AUTUMN WORKSHOPS (Students  wip)
 





















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

Norah Stocker  runs workshops and courses from other venues and at her Coggeshall studio situated on a small business park in a lovely countryside location. Talks, teaching at other venues and commissions welcome.  norahjanet@hotmail.com   website: www.fantasiatextiles.co.uk 

FOCUS GROUP EXHIBITION 
12 SEPTEMBER TO 29 OCTOBER 2017
Chelmsford Museum, Oaklands Park, 
Moulsham St, Chelmsford CM2 9AQ

"Tomb Treasures"

This year four members have been studying and exploring ancient Egypt.  Our work has been based upon our findings and exploring methods used in ancient Egypt to create a series of work for our exhibition. 

DESIGN2STITCH MEDIA  GROUP 2017 : If you are looking to join a media group with like minded people.  Norah runs this monthly on Wednesdays for members to create their own work in any media of your choice.  Art journals, art canvas, art quilts, personal study. These are not workshops but to guide and mentor members. 10 am - 3pm Please contact Norah direct on  norahjanet@hotmail.com 

PRINTING SERIES WORKSHOPS: Norah has written a printing programme for the next year - these are a series of workshops of printing methods for design on paper and fabric. We will also create a book using some of the papers on the afternoon of the third workshop. Workshops are held monthly. The cost is £45 unless advised otherwise. Payment upon confirmation of booking please. Contact Norah direct (email: norahjanet@hotmail.com)


WORKSHOPS AND COURSES:  Norah runs many other art and textiles workshops and courses run throughout the year both from her studio and other venues. please visit website: www.fantasiatextiles.co.uk or contact Norah direct on norahjanet@hotmail.com 

CHRISTMAS FABRIC WREATH
Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 10 am to 3.30 pm
£35.00 at my COGGESHALL STUDIO to celebrate Christmas. Come and enjoy a fun day meeting others creating your unique fabric Christmas wreath. Contact norahjanet@hotmail.com

“Create a beautiful hand made fabric Christmas wreath using a variety of fabrics, ribbons and lace to hang in your home or gift to a friend. Each student will as always individualise their own wreaths and are positively encouraged to bring or add any vintage or special fabric, ribbon, lace of their own. No sewing required just enjoy look forward to seeing you”.
Norah.
Suitable for all abilities

2017  Spring/Summer COGGESHALL WORKSHOPS
 
My workshops are fun and informative for everyone to learn and enjoy. These will be held at my new Coggeshall studio. For full details and to book please contact me direct to discuss. The studio is a working studio and only open to the public for workshops or upon request 

NEW SPRING/SUMMER WORKSHOPS/COURSES 2017

CITY & GUILDS LEVEL 3 EXHIBITION : 
MARCH 18/19 2017 open 11 am to 3pm each day
Fantasia Textiles Studio, Unit E2, East Gores Farm, Salmons Lane CO6 1RZ

DESIGN2STITCH MEDIA  GROUP 2017 : If you are looking to join a media group with like minded people.  I run this monthly on Wednesdays for members to create their own work in any media of your choice.  Art journals, art canvas, art quilts, personal study. These are not workshops but I am there to guide and mentor members. £25 members (£30 non members)  Monthly on Wednesdays. 18 Jan, 15 Feb, 15 March, 19 April, 17 May, 14 June, 5 July, 13 Sept, 18 Oct, 22 Nov 2017.  10 am - 3pm Please contact me norahjanet@hotmail.com 

FOCUS GROUP 2017: this is an exhibiting group meeting monthly on Saturdays. 28 Jan, 11 Feb, 11 March, 15 April, 13 May, 24 June, 22 July, 19 August, 10 Sept, Sunday 15 October, 12 Nov, 9 Dec 2017.

PRINTING SERIES WORKSHOPS: I have written a printing programme for the next year - these are a series of workshops of printing methods for design on paper and fabric. We willl also create a book using some of the papers on the afternoon of the third workshop. Workshops are held every two months. The cost is £45 unless advised otherwise. Payment upon confirmation of booking please. 
Many thanks Norah (email: norahjanet@hotmail.com)

WET FELTING: THURSDAY 19 JANUARY 2017 £35 - create a beautiful landscape using a variety of roving wools, silks, threads. In the afternoon we will create a garden using dry needle techniques. Will also demo methods using the embellisher. 
Enjoy a fun day to start the year off. 


LINO CUT: SAT 4 MARCH 2017  £45 - explore ideas and create a series of lino plates for your work. We look at creating an art journal with your papers and text. We will also print onto fabrics of your choice. (fully booked! thankyou)

DOODLEART DAY: SATURDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2017 £35 - this workshop shows you how to free machine embroidery .You learn a variety of techniques to create a lovely small art quilt  landscape using these stitches. £35 each for day.

SEASCAPES : WEDNESDAY 1 MARCH 2017: create a lovely  seascape panel using free machine embroidery, layering fabrics and embellishments.  
MERSEA QUILTERS GROUP
WORKSHOP teaching seascapes, applique, layering and free machine embroidery
FRIDAY 21 APRIL

MAY 3-26 2017

NORAH STOCKER - solo exhibition
THE LION BOOKSHOP GALLERY
colchester. 
I have been invited to exhibit some of my work at this gallery. I will also be there on Thursday 18 & 25 May to run a morning sewing bee session. Look forward to seeing you. 

SHIBORI DYE DAY: WEDNESDAY 12 JULY 2017 - £45 
come along to learn folding and stitching fabrics to create design and colour using Procian dyes. This method creates exciting fabrics. £45 includes use of dyes. Please contact me norahjanet@hotmail.com. 

JUNE 2017 
 POSTPONED
"Obsolete & Impermanence" Exhibition
Norah Stocker (Artist) and Chris Notryte (Sculpture Artist)
 collaboration exhibition 
SNAPE MALTINGS 2017
QUAY GALLERY
 Saturday 4 - Thursday 8 JUNE  
 open 10 am - 4pm

COLLOGRAPH PLATES: SATURDAY 10 JUNE 2017 £45 - explore ideas of creating collograph plates and use of. Printing onto papers and fabrics of your choice in the morning. This is the third of this years series where we will actually work into our sketchbooks/ art journal with the papers in the afternoon.

PAPER MAKING COURSE - 3 DAYS

Saturdays 29 JULY, 2 SEPT, ,  - £45 per workshop
This is a very interesting three day course. Over this period you will learn how to make a variety of lovely delicate papers, embossing papers, adding pigments, adding nature i.e. Flowers, leaves feathers etc. You can create a sample book or individual artwork as you go along. Already taking bookings!

CYANOTYPE PRINTS: SATURDAY 12 AUGUST 2017 £45 - create images onto both paper and fabrics using the cyan chemicals and process and other methods. We will discuss, stitch with these designs to create a small panel or create a small book with the papers. norahjanet@hotmail.com 

DRYPOINT: SATURDAY 9 SEPT 2017 £45 - explore ideas and create detailed designs onto glassine. Printing onto papers and fabrics of your choice.  We will discuss ideas of creating or adding to an art journal for future works.

FOCUS GROUP EXHIBITION 
12 SEPTEMBER TO 29 OCTOBER 2017

Chelmsford Museum, Oaklands Park, 
Moulsham St, Chelmsford CM2 9AQ

"Tomb Treasures"

This year four members have been studying and exploring ancient Egypt.  Our work has been based upon our findings and exploring methods used in ancient Egypt to create a series of work for our exhibition. 

FREE MACHINE EMBROIDERY COURSE:  to learn free machine embroidery for beginners to intermediate level. To help give confidence and knowledge of your own sewing machine. This course is on going please contact to discuss. (six weeks on Tuesday mornings 9.30 am to 12.30 am.£24 per lesson (6 week course £144)

DOODLE ART ONE:  Run by Norah Stocker - free machine embroidery techniques. If there are four of you interested in learning this for a day then please put a request by email. You learn a variety of techniques to create a lovely small art quilt either seascape or landscape using these stitches. £35 each for day.

The studio is not open to the public except for workshops or upon request. Talks, teaching at other venues and commissions welcome.  Contact Norah Stocker email norahjanet@hotmail.com 

ARCHIVES:

SPRING SUMMER PROGRAMME 2016

MAY 2016  - 18 JUNE 2016 EXHIBITION: DESIGN2STITCH FOCUS GROUP 
“Diversity in Focus III”  at Braintree Museum, Manor Street, Braintree, Essex.   email norahjanet@hotmail.com visit www.fantasiatextiles.com

Private preview Friday 6 - 5.30 for 6pm
Meet the artists day Sunday 15 May 2016


A contemporary exhibition of  textile artists using art, design, mixed media, print, stitch and weaving.  Look forward to seeing you. 






JUNE 4-9 2016 
EXHIBITION: DESIGN2STITCH FOCUS GROUP

"A MOMENT IN TIME"

Quay Gallery, Snape Maltings, Suffolk




A NEW contemporary exhibition of  textile artists using art, design, mixed media, print, stitch and weaving.  Look forward to seeing you. 




14 June ENFIELD QUILTERS PATCH have invited me to give a talk on my exhibition work "Natures Decay" (see Diary & Events page details)

18 June  Saturday SUMMER CRAFT & DESIGN FAIR, Long Melford - I will be demonstrating and have lots of textiles for sale (see Diary & Events page details)

22 June, 6 July 2016 - NEW RETRO GROUP : come and join us once a month to learn and design a new approach to rug hooking, bobbin lace, weaving, buttons, slow stitch and so many other by-gone techniques. It is a fun day to meet others interested in past methods. £25 . (further dates to follow)  Contact me norahjanet@hotmail.com 

29 June, 20 July 2016 DESIGN2STITCH MEDIA  GROUP: If you are looking to join a mixed media group. I run this monthly on Wednesdays exploring all mediums and techniques to create work. Wednesdays. Please contact me norahjanet@hotmail.com  

18 August 2016 BEDFORD EMBROIDERERS GUILD  have invited me to give a talk on my exhibition work on Fantasia's Story (see Diary & Events page details)

3 August 2016 PRINTING FABRICS: come along and create designs onto fabric using methods of mono printing, thermofax screens, stencils and wood block stamps.  £45 includes use of printing inks. Please contact me norahjanet@hotmail.com  

31 August 2016 SHIBORI DYE DAY: come along to learn folding and stitching fabrics to create design and colour using Procian dyes. This method creates exciting fabrics. £45 includes use of dyes. Please contact me norahjanet@hotmail.com. 
 
FREE MACHINE EMBROIDERY COURSE:  to learn free machine embroidery for beginners to intermediate level. To help give confidence and knowledge of your own sewing machine. This course is on going please contact to discuss. (six weeks on Tuesday mornings 9.30 am to 12.30 am.
£24 per lesson (6 week course £144)

DESIGN2STITCH MEDIA  GROUP: If you are looking to join a mixed media group. I run this monthly on Wednesdays exploring all mediums and techniques to create work. Art journals, art canvas, art quilts, personal study. Wednesdays. Please contact me norahjanet@hotmail.com  

DOODLEART ONE: if you are interested in learning this then please put a request by email. Run by Norah Stocker - I will be teaching free machine embroidery techniques. Then help you to create a lovely small art quilt either seascape or landscape using these stitches. £35 for day.

TUESDAY SEWING GROUP: come along and enjoy a morning sewing with others. Beginners and intermediate welcome to learn something new or perhaps you want guidance to complete your UFO! email: norahjanet@hotmail.com (fortnightly at my Coggeshall studio)

The studio is not open to the public except for workshops or upon request. Talks, teaching at other venues and commissions welcome.  norahjanet@hotmail.com  
website: www.fantasiatextiles.co.uk

FUNKY DOLLS & CRITTERS CLUB: Norah Stocker:  for people who are dedicated to designing  dolls, critters and friends. 
 
These will be held at my  Coggeshall studio. For full details and to book please contact me direct to discuss. I look forward to hearing from you.
CREATE & ENJOY!
Norah Stocker (Textile Artist)
01787 222946 eves/wends or 07921 395245 (mobile)
 email: norahjanet@hotmail.com

SPRING  WORKSHOPS 2013/2014  (students gallery WIP)
 
Tranquility - landscape Tranquility - landscapeTranquility - landscapeTranquility - landscape
Tranquility- LandscapeTranquility - LandscapeTranquility - landscapeTranquility - landscape
Tranquility - landscapeDoodleart Two moving picturesDoodleart Two moving picturesDoodleart Two moving pictures
Doodleart Two moving picturesqDoodleart Two moving picturesDoodleart Two moving picturesDoodleart Two moving pictures
Doodleart two moving picturesTranquility - landscapeTranqulity - landscapeTranquility - landscape
Tranquility - landscapeTranquility - landscapeTranquility - landscapeTranquility - landscape
Doodleart One - whole clothDoodleart One - whole clothDoodleart One - practice pieceDoodleart One - practice piece
Paradise - seascapeParadise - seacapeParadise - seascapeParadise - seasacpe
Paradise - seascapeFolk Art IndiaParadise - seascapeParadise - seascape
Folk Art - IndiaFolk Art IndiaFolk Art IndiaFolk Art India
Folk Art IndiaFolk Art IndiaFolk Art IndiaFolk Art India
Folk Art IndiaFolk Art IndiaFolk Art IndiaFolk Art India
Folk Art IndiaFolk Art IndiaFunky Dolls & Critter ClubProcian MX dye day One May 2013
Funky Dolls & Critters ClubNostalgia memories panel May 2013Art Journal mixed media book pagesWoven book covers April 2013
Nostalgia memories panel April 2013Burning Issues Turkish Delight tile panel
 



















































































Winter 2012 workshops - students gallery: please see below some of the beautiful work produced by students at my recent winter workshops. Thankyou to all of you and look forward to seeing you at the coming workshops:
 
 
Doodleart wholeclothDoodleart wholeclothDoodleart wholeclothDoodleart wholecloth
Doodleart wholeclothDoodleart wholeclothDoodleart wholecltohDoodlart wholecloth
Doodleart applique my sampleDoodleart wholecloth my sampleDoodleart wholecloth my sampleDoodleart wholecloth
Doodleart wholeclothDoodleart wholeclothDoodleart wholeclothDoodleart wholecloth
Folk Art VintageFolk Art VintageFolk Art VintageFolk Art vintage
Folk Art vintageFolk Art vintageFolk Art vintageFolk Art vintage
Urban Art GrafittiUrban Art GrafittiUrban Art GrafittiUrban Art Grafitti
Urban Art GrafittiUrban Art GrafittiUrban Art GrafittiUrban Art Grafitti
Urban Art GrafittiUrban Art GrafittiUrban Art GrafittiUrban Art Grafitti
Summer Meadow by Norah StockerUrban Art GrafittiUrban Art GrafittiUrban Art Grafitti
Urban Art GrafittiUrban Art GrafittiUrban Art GrafittiUrban Art Grafitti
Christmas Funky Bird design by NorahSummer Meadow Burning Issues 1Summer Meadow by Norah StockerSummer Meadow Burning Issues 1
Summer Meadow Burning Issues 1Summer Meadow Burning Issues 1Summer Meadow Burning Issues 1Summer Meadow Burning issues 1
Summer Meadow Burning Issues 1Summer Meadow Burning Issues 1Summer Meadow Burning issues 1Summer Meadow Burning Issues 1
Summer Meadows Burning Issues 1Summer Meadows Burning Issues 1Summer Meadows Burning Issues 1Summer Meadows Burning Issues 1
Summer Meadows Burning Issues 1Design2Stitch colour theoryBulgarian Burning Issues one to oneElle lovely embellishments
Detail of Elle's workConcentration!Deep concentration!Burning Issues 2 Sheers
Burning Issues 2 SheersSari Ribbon bag techniquesExperimental Past TimesExperimental Past Times
Sari ribbon bag techniquesSari ribbon bag techniquesSari ribbon bag techniquesSari ribbon bag techniques
Paradise seascapeParadise seascapeParadise seascapeParadise seascape
Paradise seascapeParadise seascapeParadise seascapeParadise seascape
Paradise seascapeParadise seascapeParadise seascapeSari ribbon bag techniques
Sari ribbon book coverSari ribbon book coverSari ribbon book cover
Sari ribbon book coverSari ribbon book coversari ribbon book coverSari ribbon book cover
Sari Ribbon book coverPariadise seascapeFunky House & Garden bookFunky House & Garden book
Funky House & Garden bookFunky House & Garden bookFunky House & Garden bookFunky House inner pages
Funky House inner pagesFunky House inner pagesFunky House inner pagesFunky House inner pages
Funky House inner pagesFunky House inner pagesFunky House inner pagesFunky House inner pages
 































































































































































Summer 2012 Workshops students work: please see below the lovely work students produced from my three Summer taster workshops Thankyou to all of you and look forward to seeing you at my Coggeshall studio for the Winter/Spring sessions.
 
Funky House & Garden workshopBorders & Motifs workshopBorders & Motifs workshopBorders & Motifs workshop
Borders & Motifs workshopsBorders & Motifs workshopsBorders & Motifs workshop sheersBorders & Motif workshop - sheers
Borders & Motif workshop  - sheersBorders & Motif workshop  - sheersNostalgia - MemoriesNostalgia - Memories
Nostalgia - MemoriesNostalgia - MemoriesNostalgia - MemoriesNostalgia - Memories
Funkyhouse groupFunky House & Garden bookFunky House & Garden bookFunky House & Garden book
Funky House & Garden bookFunky House & Garden bookFunky House & Garden bookFunky House & Garden book
Funky House & Garden bookFunky House & Garden BookFunky House & Garden BookFunky House & Garden Book
Funky House & Garden BookFunky House & Garden bookFunky House & Garden book
 
 
 












































FANTASIA BAZAAR STALL - we welcome requests from Guilds and textile groups to bring our lovely creative textile products to sell at your venues. Please contact me direct.We sell unusual fabrics, hand dyed threads, fabrics, felt, scrumptious fabric packs, designer and folk art pattern, needle felting supplies, sewing notions, books and lots more. We look forward to seeing you. (Our Studio is a working studio and only open to the public for workshops or upon request so please ring 01787 222946 eves/wends for full details)

CREATE & ENJOY!
 
Norah Stocker (Textile Artist)
01787 222946 (eves/wends)
norahjanet@hotmail.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Please email me if interested norahjanet@hotmail.com so I can contact you with all the details.
 
 
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