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 WINTER 2014/2015 "DESIGN2STITCH" WORKSHOPS
 
The workshops and courses are held at my Coggeshall Studio. We have had some lovely work produced by students at my November/December workshops since 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!
 
 
LOTS OF NEW WINTER programme 2014 & 2015. I have invited several visiting tutors to run some workshops -  see further down the page for listing
 
AUTUMM/SUMMER WORKSHOPS (Students  wip)
 
SPRING  WORKSHOPS 2013/2014  (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.
 
 
 
 
WINTER  2014/2015  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
 
 
WINTER 2014/2015  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.
   
DESIGN2STITCH DEVELOPMENT GROUP : Norah Stocker for this group I teach the basics of the City & Guilds programme. This development programme is 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 date and details are as follows: £25 per day if member of the course (or £35 if not.)
 
WEDNESDAYS: these are held monthly. Norah Stocker - 
 
SEPTEMBER 17 - Norah Stocker - Art Journalling - designing pages members £25. non members £35.

OCTOBER 15 - Norah Stocker - creating different signatures and making different binding techniques. members £25. non members £35.

NOVEMBER 12 - Norah Stocker - creating folding books - so many ways to fold a book! members £25. non members £35.
  
NOVEMBER 8 - SATURDAY - ISLAMIC DESIGNS - Norah Stocker- learn how to design using Islamic tiles to create your own panel. Lots of methods, layering, stitch, cut back and embellish. £35.

2015 COURSES AND WORKSHOPS: all courses and workshops are run by myself Norah Stocker unless stated otherwise.

JANUARY 31 - SATURDAY - LANDSCAPES  - design and create a lovely landscape using only threads and free machine embroidery looking at Italian landscape inspirations. This workshop will help students to become confident in their approach to machine embroidery. £35

FEBRUARY 24 - TUESDAY - FERTILITY FIGURES: I have invited Libby Smith a well known textile artist whom I have known for a long time. This is a lovely hand stitch workshop to create a free standing fertility figure using lots of beading techniques and hand embroidery. The figure can be functional as an Etui figure. £40

MARCH 14 - SATURDAY - BURNING ISSUES: this is a fun workshop to learn how to use the soldering iron to create a panel for a box. You will design, layer, stitch, fuse and cut your panel looking at architecture for your inspiration. £35

APRIL  4  2015- SATURDAY - 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 5 2015 - TUESDAY - MISS HAVISHAM'S PURSE/SPICE BAGI have invited Libby Smith a well known textile artist whom I have known for a long time. The workshop is based around hand embroidery using Kantha embroidery with some beadwork and mixed media to create a beautiful purse. £40

MAY 19-21 - 3 day course with wonderful HILARY BEATTIE I am running at a set venue - this is a private course but if there are any vacancies I will let you know!! email me direct: norahjanet@hotmail.com

JUNE 23 - TUESDAY - ALL IN THE ROLL OF A DICE: I have invited Libby Smith a well known textile artist whom I have known for a long time. This workshop is to explore found objects and collected papers. The exercises are governed by the throwing of a dice then printed papers and collaged to create a panel… £40

JULY 4 - SATURDAY - FELTING FUN: this is a fun day using dry needle felting techniques in the morning and wet felting techniques in the afternoon. £35

AUGUST 24 MONDAY 25 TUESDAY: SUMMER SPECIAL: I have invited Alex Waylett to teach a two day summer special to create a beautiful pebble lined clutch bag. £70 for two days. For full details email me direct: norahjanet@hotmail.com
 
SEPTEMBER 12 2015 - SATURDAY - GET MESSY WITH CANVAS - Norah Stocker - create a lovely canvas using all sorts of techniques paint, stencil, mixed media, stitch and lots of fun! £35 

OCTOBER 13 - TUESDAY - ALLOTMENT BOOKS: I have invited Libby Smith a well known textile artist whom I have known for a long time. Beautiful Little handmade hand embroidered book based gardens and allotments. £40

NOVEMBER 21 - SATURDAY - WEAVING a tapestry picture. Create a beautiful scene from your design inspiration using all types of yarns and threads. £35

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. Please contact me norahjanet@hotmail.com
 
THURSDAYS: these are held monthly commencing September 2014

DESIGN2STITCH DEVELOPMENT GROUP : Norah Stocker for this group I teach the basics of the City & Guilds programme. This development programme is 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 date and details are as follows: £25 per day if member of the course (or £35 if not.)
 
WEDNESDAYS: these are held monthly commence again in January 2015 


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.

FUNKY DOLLS & CRITTERS CLUB: Norah Stocker:  for people who are dedicated to designing  dolls, critters and friends. 

NEWS 2015 WORKSHOPS visiting tutors HILARY BEATTIE May, LIBBY SMITH series of workshops Jan, Feb, May, June and October.

  
 
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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