Sussex Prairies is open from 2nd June until 10th October 2021. We are open five days a week , 1pm until 5pm - closed Mondays and Tuesdays.(except Bank Holiday Monday 30th August 2021) You are welcome to bring picnics. Dogs also welcome. *No need to Book.(* unless you are attending a special event requiring booked tickets and slots )

RHS Partner Garden.

Events & Courses

Inspired to Stitch with Amanda Duke

Saturday 7th August | 9:30am - 2:00pm

Inspired to Stitch with Amanda Duke
Thurs 5th and Sat 7th August OR Wed 8th and Thurs 9th September
INSPIRED TO STITCH
This 2-day course includes all fabrics and threads required. Detailed notes about the course processes will be sent to you after the course completion.
Maximum number of places – Sussex Prairies 6 / Newham Lodge 4
Cost £170 including fabric, thread and sewing kit to the value £15
It is appreciated if you bring your own embroidery scissors, needles and pins.
Explore hand stitching in confidence building and therapeutic ways
Join me for 2 days to learn about fabric and hand stitch techniques in a relaxed yet productive environment. Free and experimental approaches to stitching will be supported by some traditional skills. A variety of abstract fabric arrangements will encourage a complete focus on manipulating the visual elements shape, colour, texture, tone, line, pattern. Aesthetic choices and decisions will be made when balancing your arrangements. Making these decisions will be contemplative, revealing and fun. The joys of a simple therapeutic running stitch will remind you of a ‘make do and mend’ approach. An introduction to Kantha, Sashiko and Boro will support your broader understanding of how other cultures repurpose fabrics. We will build up a variety of experimental, intuitive ideas about how to embellish our fabric assemblages. As we take our stitches for a walk a design will gradually evolve. Expect to set up and start at least 4 stitched collages so that you can complete your work at home, on the train or wherever else you feel like finishing them.
For further details and course booking :
amandagduke@gmail.com
01903 813467 /07480 523818


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

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