Sussex Prairie Garden is now closed until Saturday 1st June 2024. Our normal opening hours from 1st June will be Wednesday to Sunday 1pm until 5pm , closed Mondays and Tuesdays . On Sunday 2nd June we shall be holding our Early Summer Plant fair (30 exhibitors plus !) opening time 12 noon until 5pm - lots of plant nurseries , refreshments and music !

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Events & Courses

CANCELLED Creative Mixed Media – Textile Lampshade 1. -with Hilary Philips


Saturday 11th July 2020 | 9:00am - 2:00pm

CANCELLED  Creative Mixed Media – Textile Lampshade 1. -with Hilary Philips


Come along to Sussex Prairies and spend time creating a beautiful mixed media piece of Textile art and lampshade using pre made ‘paper cloth’ and fabrics, transfer printed plants,  trimmings, found images, paints, organza & stitch.

This is a two day workshop, where during the first day you will get the opportunity to produce small pieces of transfer printing using plants, found items, feathers and painting to incorporate into your textiles work. This wonderful technique lets you create very detailed images of plants directly onto fabric using disperse dyes and we will also draw plants using transfer inks and pencils.

The second day we will be developing our new skills to create a beautiful mixed media printed and stitched lampshade.

You will need to provide your own sewing machine, Please make sure it is full working order.

However, if needed you can hire one direct from me @£10 per day.

I will guide you through the process of using my sewing machines and their various stitch settings before starting your piece. This workshop is suitable for all abilities and if you have little or no experience using the sewing machine I will make sure you get plenty of support – You’ll be feeling confident in no time!

All materials are provided to make several printed textile pieces approx. A5 in size, paper cloth, fabric base to stitch onto and lampshade kits.

Tea, coffee & light refreshments are available from Sussex Prairies wonderful cafe.

Price also includes entry to the Sussex Prairie garden.

The tickets can be bought through Eventbrite, the price is £130 for both days

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Sussex Prairie Garden

Morlands Farm, Wheatsheaf Road (B2116),
near Henfield
, West Sussex, BN5 9AT

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    1. Sussex Prairie Garden
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      Fraser BishopFraser Bishop
      10:50 11 Jul 22
      Wonderful garden well worth a visit. Great variety of plants showing so many ways of portraying a garden layout. Must comment on the great tea and cakes selection, our dog loved the doggy ice cream!
      Joan DaniellJoan Daniell
      15:13 06 Jul 22
      Beautifully planted area, in which you are encouraged to walk along paths between the plants so can be completely surrounded by foliage - a lovely effect.
      Peter WardPeter Ward
      08:40 28 Jun 22
      Beautiful garden, very relaxing, and bigger than you might think. Cafe is nice too
      Mike CleggMike Clegg
      16:07 08 Jun 22
      Tea room not brilliant nice cake but coffee in paper cup. No other options other then tea coffee and cake. Opening times short 1 to 5 but gardens beautiful