New workshops coming soon in 2017

18th November 2016
Paula Watkins Art Workshops 2017
Workaid Chesham
10am -3.30pm
All materials included

February 11th: Mixed Media Fabric Art books. £65

Using hand painted Calico and mixed media we will make a handmade fabric book with textile pages and pockets. There may be opportunities to continue learning additional techniques throughout the year to add to your skills and the beauty of your book.

March 11th: Scrap Stitching £65

We will use hand embroidery techniques with treasured scraps of textiles, silk and vintage embellishments to make a little picture with exquisite details. Later in the year, in June, there will be a chance to learn a different set of techniques with rust dyed fabrics.

April 8th: Blanket Books £65

We will use vintage wool blankets, wool fibre and hand embroidery to make Folk Art inspired treasure books.

May 13th: Rust! £65

We will use some fantastic rusty resources to learn how to make rust dyed fabric. You will be able to take these home to be used in a future textile project. We will also learn how to make an embroidered panel using previously rust dyed fabrics from my personal collection.

June 10th: Scrap Stitch 2. £65

We will use precious scraps of vintage fabrics and previously rust dyed fabrics with hand embroidery to make an exquisite textile panel.

July 8th: Folk Art Needle felted and hand embroidered picture. £65

We will needle felt and embroider a Folk Art inspired picture onto vintage wool blanket using merino wool fibre and hand dyed, silk and wool threads.

October 13th and 14th: 2 Day workshop. Altered Books. £150

This is a 2 day workshop which will introduce the subject of Altered Books from scratch and advance into adding doors with real hinges, niches and decorative 3D elements and mixed media techniques. You will leave with lots of ideas to continue your adventures with Altered Books.

To book a place please email Paula at:

To see examples of Paula's workshops and her mixed media and textile work please visit her blog and website