Textile Art Workshops

Information about workshops in Batik, Silk Painting, Free-style Embroidery open to public in the community.

2020 Textile Art Workshops

These workshops are ideal for beginners, intermediates and textile artists alike. Come and enjoy learning a new technique or developing the skills of one you already know :-D


Saturdays    Morning 10am - 12.30pm   Afternoons1-3.30pm                                                       (or stay all day)

25th January       Freestyle Machine Embroidery & Applique 

                         Learn the Basics of this lovely art form either in the morning or the afternoon session, or stay all day to develope skills and a larger piece of art.


22nd February              Batik Art Fabric

   Use hot wax and Fabric dyes to create a piece colourful textile art at either the morning or afternnon workshops or stay all day layering up and developing your artwork or creating fabric xx


21st March                              Silk Painting 

Use Gutta and silk fabric paints to make a silk scarf in morning or afternoon session. If staying all day you have the option to make 2 scarfs or up to a metre of painted silk fabric


28th March  Sew Your Own Cushion Covers or Simple tops using your fabric art you have made in any of these workshops :-D

Tutor, Equipment, materials, drinks and flapjacks provided 

If staying all day please bring pack lunch or there is a bakery and shops nearby.x 

If coming a distance, accomodation can be provided in my Air BnB double guest room only £25 per night.

Morning or afternoon workshops £30 each £5 non refundable deposit req)

Whole day £50 (£10 non refund, deposit req to secure your place)

All four days £175 (£40 non refund, deposit required to secure your places).

If you should need to cancel for a genuine reason and give me as much notice as possible your refund could be transferred to one of the autumn workshops instead.

These workshops will also run Sept - Noveber 2020




Textile Art Workshops 2019

All workshops are for 3-6 participents in Bishop Auckland Home Studio

New Autumn 2019*  Textile Art Day Workshops

Saturdays 10.30am  - 3pm, Suitable for crafters 8 years - 80 years

September 21st - Make your own Batik Fabric -

Using hot wax and dye to create 2 metres of your own uniquely patterned fabric

October 19th - Freestyle Machine Embroidered Collage 

Using sewing machine and fabrics to create a unique collage

November 16th - Freestyle Artwork using soluble film

Using soluble film, organza, sewing machine and solder iron 

Day workshops £45 each (£10 deposit) or all three for £120 (£30 deposit)


Textile Art Morning Workshops Autumn 2019

Saturdays 10am - 12.30pm - suitable for beginners and crafters 8 - 80 years

October 5th Silk painted Scarfs -

Use outlainers and silk dyes to create a beautiful silk scarf

November 2nd - Batik Art 

using hot wax and dyes to create colourful patterns and images

December 7th - Stained Glass Christmas decoration

Using glass, copper, lead and soldering iron to make a unique decoration

Morning Workshops are £30 (£5 deposit) Book all three £75 (£15 deposit)





Textile Art Workshops winter - Spring 2019                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Saturday Mornings 10am - 12.30pm

Small Friendly workshops held in my home studio in Bishop Auckland

January 12th - Batic Fabric Art                                                                                                                                                     using hot wax and dye to creat colouful patterns and images                                

January 26th - Freestyle Embroidery *                                                                                                                                                using sewing machine to create patterns, images and appliques                                                                                                                                                                                February 9th - Layered Freestyle Brooch*

                   using sewing machine, soluble film, organza and soldering iron  to create a stunning brooch

February 23rd - Sashiko Coasters                                                                                                                                                           hand embroidering traditional japenese patterns                                                                                                                                                                                                      March 30th - Silk Paint a Scarf                                                                                                                                                                   using outliners and fabric dyes to create a beauiful silk scarf                       

April 13th - Freestyle Embroidery *                                                                                                                                                             Using sewing machine to create colourful patterns and applique                                                                                                                                                                                      * Basic sewing machine skills are essential to attend any of the freestyle workshops                                                                                                                                                                                                       All materials provided, each workshop is £25 - a £5 deposit is required to secure your place                                        Individual booking 3 or more workshops: £20 per workshop                                                               Groups of three or more attending one workshop together: £20 each                                                                                                                                                                                                                                To Book Call / Text / Whats app 07977719782, email via website, Messenger Dyane Turner                                   Deposit can be made via cash, paypal or bank transfer




Textile Art 2018

Sorry no public workshops booked for early months of 2018 for Family Reasons

29th Sept - Batik                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          13th October - Batik Workshop                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    27th October & 3rd November - Silk Paint Christmas Cards                                                                                               

10th and 24th November - Sew your Own Advent Calender                                                                                                                                                                      

9th and 15th December - Lead and Paint Glass ornaments 



2017 Textile Art Workshops

Monthly Textile Art Workshops

Make your own unique piece of Art in a small group (3- 5 participents) in my lovely workshop in Bishop Auckland :-)

2nd Saturday of each month 10.30am - 12.45 / 1pm  

£25 inc essential materials, Reducing to £20 if booking and paying for three or more. Please  contact me to discuss and or book in advance; Non refundable £5 deposit required, please pay deposit in person or via paypal.me/dyanesstitchintime - you are welcome to pick and choose which ones you'd like to come too :-)

11th February - Make your own unique piece of Batik Art

11th March - Make a Silk Painted picture or Scarf (Scarf + £5)

8th April - Have a go at Freestyle Machine Embroidery

13th May - Batik Art

10th June - Silk Painting

8th July - Free Style Machine Embroidery

9th September - Free Style Embroidery

7th October - Batik Fabric Art

?11th November - Freestyle Embroidery




2016 Batik and Silk Painting Workshops

Silk Painting Workshops

Wednesday June 8th - Middleton Village Hall - 1 - 3 pm - DCC funded   only £5    Full

Tuesday June 28th - Witham Barnard Castle - 12.15 - 2.45pm   £22                                                                        Make a Silk headscarf or cushion top including Coffee from Withams Cafe.

Friday July 22nd - The POD, Bishop Auckland 10.30 - 12.30pm £20 

Saturday Sept 22nd  Make a Silk Scarf - The POD 10.30 - 12.30 £22.50

Batik Workshops 

Wednesday May 11th - Middleton Village Hall 1 - 3 pm DCC part funded £5 - Fully Booked

Wednesday May 25th - Middleton Village Hall 1 - 3 pm DCC part funded £5 - Fully Booked

Wednesday 29th June - Randolph Centre, Evenwood 6.30 - 8pm part funded £10

Friday August 19th - The POD, Bishop Auckland 10.30am - 12.30pm £20 

New for 2015 Silk Painting / Batik Workshops

Workshops held at NeST Gallery Cafe, Barnard Castle

All booked workshops currently completed now - photos on my facebook page. However if you are interested in more being put on please do contact me and I will happily organise more, need minimum of two attendees.

Alternatively you can book individual sessions at my workshop at only £15 per hour.


Batik Workshop, make your own unique fabric

Wax resist method of pattern making on fabric, using hot wax, tjantings and fabric dye, you can make your own unique fabric for making craft items with or create a unique textile art picture.

10am - 12 midday and / or  1pm - 3pm

£20 per person per 2 hour workshop, £5 extra includes lunch and drink.


Silk Painting Workshop - make a beautiful silk picture or scarf.

Try this beautiful art form, make delicate pictures on silk

10am - 12 midday and / or 1pm - 3pm

£20 per person per session, Drink and lunch for only £5 extra


To book any of these, please contact me via email, text 07977719782 or call 01388 718696 or express interest in the NeST 01833 695172