Summer School 2017

I am delighted to have booked Amanda Clayton for our 2 day summer school in July 2017. Last year I accidentally came across Amanda after she had given a workshop at Unit 12 near Stafford. I was immediately drawn by the delicacy and ethereal nature of the work she was trying to pack up.



As soon as Amanda’s name came up on the programme for Art Van Go I signed up for her course, hoping that I would have the stamina to manage 3 days in a row – not only did I manage but much of the time was spent quietly stitching and contemplating under Amanda’s guidance. Viv, Kevin  and the staff had to keep coming in to check that we were still there, it had never been so quiet.

I hope that those who come will leave feeling refreshed as well as inspired.




Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th July


Quietly Composed

Using traditional techniques and extreme contrasts of neutral cloth and thread we will revisit running stitch, cutwork, layering and inlay using leaves as a means to inspire and produce a personal body of work. You will create finished pieces/samples as well as experiencing some work processes that you will want to continue after the two days.

Amanda uses a variety of silk voiles, other fine fabrics and threads in her work.

These are not always available in affordable quantities. For the workshop Amanda will provide a pack of selected materials for £12. This includes threads, silk organza and 8 other 12”x 8” pieces of fabric such as silk habotai, crepeline, sateen etc.

To see some of Amanda’s work and find out more about her go to : and amandajclaytonstitch on Facebook

for full information download this: 2017-summer-school

for places see Sheila P at meetings




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