Material Narratives: Exploring Textile Processes Course

Sat 18, Sun 26 February, Sat 4 and Sat 11 March 2017 10.30am – 4pm, £220 (Members £165)

Claire Wellesley-Smith Textiles

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances Claire Wellesley-Smith is no longer able to run this course. However, we are pleased to say that textile artist Amanda Woollard and printmaker Helen Peyton will be delivering the course instead. Because of the change of artists, the session originally on Saturday 25 February has been changed to Sunday 26 February. 


Textile artist Amanda Woollard and printmaker Helen Peyton will present a special course that investigates creative and conceptual approaches to working with textiles. Working between The Hepworth Wakefield and the Art House’s print studios you will generate a number of innovative experiments, learning processes including pattern design, hand stitching and printmaking.


Amanda Woollard is a textiles artist based in Yorkshire. She has a degree in Contemporary Surface Design and Textiles from Bradford School of Art and has recently been made an Embroiderers’ Guild Scholar. She works experimentally with textiles and will be looking at natural printing techniques, slow hand-stitching, and conceptual approaches to textiles through the course.

Helen Peyton is an artist and printmaker who uses colour, line and form as her inspiration. She is artist in residence at Craven Museum & Gallery, and recent projects have included the Turner Prize nominated Smart Gallery. Helen will be running a printmaking session on Sunday 26 February at the Art House’s print studios where you will print on textiles to create surfaces to stitch on.


To book a place on this workshop click here.

Half of the allocated places are offered at the Members discounted rate of 25%. A two-week priority booking period is offered to all Members and discounted places are sold on a first come, first served basis. To find out about becoming a member click here. If you have any questions or special requirements  then don't hesitate to get in touch by emailing or calling 01924 247398.

Image Credit: Claire Wellesley-Smith


  • 04 March 2017
  • 11 March 2017


Learning Studios, The Hepworth Wakefield & The Print Studio, The Art House