l am a complete beginner, will the course be suitable for me?
The size of the course is deliberately kept small so that students can work at there own pace, with lots of guidance available. Courses often work well with people of mixed abilities.

I have never done anything creative before?
The studio surrounding really help students to feel inspired, also the textile and art library are a good staring point to spark idea's. Sometimes the simplest design's are the most effective.

What do you cover on the course?
A taster day or one day course introduces students to the basic principles of design and colour. It is possible in one day to get a good grasp of these elements and create a piece of painted velvet or linen to take home.

What will l learn on a longer course?
The longer courses enables students to undertake larger and more in depth piece's . Planning and experimenting with different techniques and medium's before starting a finished piece. It also helps beginners to gain confidence in there own creative ability.

Are the material's in the cost of the course?
Some material's are included in the course fee . Test piece's to experiment with and a piece of fabric to make something substantial to take home like a scarf or cushion cover. The studio will have fabric to buy at discounted prices if some students want to do larger piece's. All dye and other basic course material's are provided.

Will l learn enough to be able to try things at home?
Yes, the courses are geared towards students being able to enlarge there course knowledge by experimenting at home. Go to links for suppliers of dye material etc.

Can you advise me what to bring so that l can make the best use of my time on the course?
Yes. Bring with you any idea's that you have been thinking about doing something with, apron's rubber gloves, scissors, all of these things are useful to have on any of the courses.

Do you have any B & B's near you?
Yes the New Forest is good for places to stay in a wide price bracket. A few are listed under places to stay on the location page.

If l come to the forest with my partner is there places of interest in the area for them to visit?
The location page does list some places of special interest, the New Forest is a National Park and has lots of interesting places to explore. Lymington is on the coast and Lyndhurst is an interesting town in the Forest

Can l pay for my course by or credit card?
You can currently pay via our online course booking system, which will allow you to pay a deposit or pay in full.  We also have a chip and pin machine at the studio where the remaining balance can be settled at the time of your course.

If you would like to check availability or have a chat to find out if the course will suit you, please contact me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or on +44 (0)1425 655 146.

Hope to see you at the studio soon.