Fantasia Textiles - Create and Enjoy!
 
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. Please contact me to discuss further norahjanet@hotmail.com or 01787 222946 eves/wends
 
 
NEW SUMMER 2014 "DESIGN2STITCH" WORKSHOPS
 
The workshops will now be held at my Coggeshall Studio. We have had some lovely work produced by students at my November/December workshops 2012. 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, Art Quilt Group, Mixed Media, Experimental Past Times, Dyeing, Printing, Burning Issues, Free machine embroidery, Funky Dolls & Critters club and so much more!

EXHIBITION NEWS:
PRINT2STITCH "DIVERSITY IN NATURE:
 6 - 12 JUNE 2014 from 10 am to 4pm. SNAPE MALTINGS, THE WORKSHOP GALLERY, SNAPE, SUFFOLK 1P17 1SR.
A collaboration of work from artists Clive Barnett and Norah Stocker. Contemporary work of print and stitch incorporating hand print to digital works of art. Entrance is free.  For further information do contact me direct norahjanet@hotmail.com. We look forward to seeing you. 

 
For full details for NEW Summer programme 2014 I have invited several visiting tutors to run some workshops -  see further down the page for listing (I will be putting more workshops on - so do have a look often!)
 
AUTUMM/SUMMER WORKSHOPS (Students  wip)
 
SPRING  WORKSHOPS 2013  (students gallery WIP)
 
 
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:
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
SPRING 2014 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
 
 
SPRING 2014 FANTASIA TEXTILES COGGESHALL
WORKSHOPS, CLUBS AND COURSES
 
DESIGN2 STITCH GROUPS
 
I have designed these courses below as an on-going development course for everyone that is interested at looking at design then interpreting them to stitch to make a lovely piece of work.
All Workshops hours are 10 am to 3.30 pm 
 
My workshops are fun and informative for everyone to learn and enjoy. The following courses are held monthly. I have invited the following tutors to run some of their workshops. Please contact me direct to make any bookings norahjanet@hotmail.com.
 
 
MAY 8  - Thursday - PHOTO COLLAGE: Norah Stocker - I will be teaching a one day workshop to create a collage using photo and magazine papers, then print the design onto fabric. We will then blend the design with artist mediums followed by free machine embroidery stitch onto fabric to create a small panel. £35 for the day 
 
MAY 10 - SATURDAY - EXPLORE DEISGN WITH PRINT: with Clive Barnett textile artist whom specialises in print techniques. This is a one day workshop learning many printing design possibilities then take them into stitch.  £35 for day.

JULY 2 - WEDNESDAY - EXPLORE BOOKBINDING TECHNIQUES: with Bev Folkard. An exciting day exploring stitched bindings, covers and spines, hints and tips on book construction. £35. www.bevfolkard.co.uk 


SEPTEMBER 27 - SATURDAY - VINTAGE SHABBY CHIC PANEL - patched and pieced hand stitching a small panel, using stamps and other interesting ideas by Karen Ives. £35. http://www.pinterest.com/karenjaneives/


COURSES:
 
ART & DESIGN COURSE: Starting Monday 31 March 2014 - held monthly on Mondays. Visiting tutor Kathryn Green art/textile designer will be teaching one day lessons over six months. We will be exploring a study of cultural inspirations to create a portfolio of designs. Costs £180 for the course. Dates 31 March, 5 May, 30 June, 14 July, 4 August. Please contact me direct norahjanet@hotmail.com.  Visit Kathryns facebook to view her work.   https://www.facebook.com/kathryngreentextiles
 
DESIGN2STITCH dynamic contemporary FOCUS GROUP   I am running a Focus group for experienced artists to  share exciting ideas and inspirations for further work and exhibiting. To learn and explore a wider remit of the textile world. We are employing design with print with  member Clive Barnett So if you are interested in becoming a member and willing to share your skills please contact me norahjanet@hotail.com
 
THURSDAYS: these are held monthly commencing 30 January 2014
 
DESIGN2STITCH MIXED MEDIA GROUP  for people who are interested in learning and experimenting with techniques in both fabric and paper. This is a development programme for people who do not want to take a qualification but would like to learn design and stitch techniques. This is a very popular course so do contact me if interested norahjanet@hotmail.com
 
WEDNESDAYS: these are held monthly commencing 22 January 2014.
 
FUNKY DOLLS & CRITTERS CLUB for people who are dedicated to designing dolls, critters and friends. Starting again in January we are going to study, design and create theatre costume. This is a very popular group so please contact me norahjanet@hotmail.com
 
TUESDAYS: these are held monthly commencing 14 January 2014
 
The Doodleart free machine embroidery series (these are run on request for new students) and so much more. If you see any workshops by looking at the above photo gallery that you would like to do please email me direct with the request.
 
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
www.fantasiatextiles.co.uk
 
 
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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