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Sew Beautiful and Useful: William Morris Textile Workshop NOW SOLD OUT

March 28, 2017 10.00-17.00 at The Coach House, Kelmscott House

We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting two textile workshops in partnership with The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings in March 2016.

Led by Susie Vickery, textile artist and Fellow of the Society of Designer Craftsmen UK, this workshop will offer a unique opportunity to explore William Morris’s work as a designer and his designs, and for participants to create their own appliquéd and embroidered panels, inspired by his textile designs, to take home.
Examples of different appliqué, embroidery and embellishment techniques will be provided. Basic hand sewing skills are required, but no other prior experience is necessary. All fabrics, materials and equipment will be supplied. Participants are welcome to bring their own William Morris design of their choice to work from. The workshop is not suitable for under 16s.

Susie Vickery worked for many years as a theatrical costumier. For the last 10 years she has worked with women’s handicraft groups in Nepal, Tibet, China, India, Burma, Turkey and Gaza, providing design and production training. Susie was the mentor artist for Wellcome Trust funded art projects in the slums of Mumbai and in rural Mexico. She teaches 19th century tailoring as a guest lecturer at the Victorian College of Arts, Melborne, where she is an Honorary Fellow.

Susie is also a Fellow of the Society of Designer Craftsmen UK. Susie’s work in these areas is the inspiration for her embroidered art and animation.


Picture: Susie Vickery, credit SPAB

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