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 everyone 2019 is a very busy year for me teaching at other venues and my Coggeshall studio. I am in the process of producing exhibition work for 2020 for a solo exhibition and others. Venues and dates for next year will be put onto my website in due course. 

But booked for 2019 my work is being exhibited at ERTF current, Cotton Scatterers quiltmakers September , and Making of a Market Town September ERTF. 

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 2019 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 2019  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!

NEW WORKSHOP DAYS : If you are looking to be with like minded people.  For Personal Study days email to arrange dates. ( 
Personal Study - to advise and discuss on further development

Creating sketchbooks workshop - Saturday 22 June 2019
Working onto canvas workshop - Saturday 24 August 2019
Art Quilts workshop - Saturday 26 October 2019

10 am - 3pm Please contact Norah direct on


EXPRESSION OF SELF: March 13, 20 ,27  and  May 1,15,22
10 am to 1 pm. Book per month please contact me direct for further details.
The sessions are interesting, thought provoking and fun. Help to free your mind with  expression to create with art and textiles. 

VISITING TUTORS: Friday 1 March and 28 June

KARENZA JACKSON fine art tutor: Karenza Jackson is an established artist and printmaker and is a member of Colchester Art Society and Gainsborough's House Workshop. She regularly exhibits her work, mainly in and around East Anglia. She has many years experience teaching art, running courses from her studio, workshops out in the landscape and at various locations in Suffolk and Essex. 
Bookings for Karenza workshops above at Fantasia Textiles Studio please email her direct

PRINTING SERIES WORKSHOPS: Norah has written a printing programme - these are a series of workshops of printing methods for design on paper and fabric. 
(morning sessions 10.30-12.30 pm)

Printmaking: dates as below and a variety of methods can be chosen on the day covering lino, collograph, mono printing etc

Saturday 23 March printing 10.30 to 12.30 am £20

Saturday 27 April printing 10.30 to 12.30 am £20 

Saturday 25 May  ECO PRINTING : with nature 10 am to 2.30 pm £25 

Saturday 27 July ECO PRINTING : with nature 10 am to 2.30 pm £25 
Norah 2018 exhibitions dates: further details on my website all are welcome do put dates in your diary! click linkhere 

Further courses and workshops throughout the year.

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.   website: 


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).