SEW CLUB: Creative Art Textiles with Deborah Collum in September 2019

Starting on 11th September 2019 at the Courtyard Gallery, Stratford upon Avon

Spend an enjoyable and creative morning each week developing your textile art. We will explore a range of techniques and use a variety of materials applying, colour, printing pattern, stitching and embellishing before working on a more sustained finished piece. Most materials will be provided and the course will be adapted to suit all abilities.

Sew Club will run initially for six weeks on Wednesday mornings in the art studio at £28 per session. You don’t have to commit to the full six weeks – new members are welcome anytime.

For further details and booking information please see the website or email

‘Telling Stories’ can be seen at the beautiful Weavers Gallery, Ledbury, 3rd-9th June 2019

Weavers Gallery, Ledbury HR8 1DW

3rd-9th June 2019

Free Admission

Following her successful 2018 exhibition at the Weavers Gallery Deborah Collum returns to Ledbury in June 2019 with a new collection of textile work: ‘Telling Stories’.
Colour and texture are celebrated again with variety of materials and techniques. Collages of fabrics have been hand-dyed, painted or printed, before being over-sewing with a riot of stitch and other embellishments such as beads, buttons and foils.
Telling Stories includes new landscapes based on the much-loved views around her Warwickshire home, describing the changing tapestry of the rural calendar.
Other works are more abstract, compositions of fabrics and stitch, colours and textures with the imperfections of the media – frayed edges and hanging threads – adding to the richness of the whole.
A new departure is a series of works depicting well known characters from literature ‘Shakespeare, of course’ Deborah says, ‘Living in Stratford-upon-Avon it becomes part of your DNA, but also Charles Dickens, fairy tales and myths and legends. Trying to portray personality through textile art has been an exciting challenge’.
By incorporating vintage fabric as well as the simply old and forgotten, each fragment with its secret history, Deborah hopes her work pays tribute to all the generations of women throughout history who darned, knitted and stitched to keep their families warm and their homes beautiful. ‘I hope that in a small way I’m continuing that noble and undervalued tradition. Each piece of my work is an act of love and each tells its own story’.

Stitched Landscapes | 2019 Textiles workshop with Deborah Collum


In this fun one-day workshop you will use a range of materials and techniques to create your own unique frame-able landscape picture. Materials will be provided, sewing machines won’t be needed and the workshop is tailored to suit all abilities.

Sunday 24th February 10am – 3.30pm

Saturday 27th April 10am – 3.30pm

Monday 24th June 10am – 3.30pm

Saturday 7th June 10.30am – 3.30pm

£65.00 per session

To book or for further information please email  or



Telling Stories | 2019 Mixed media collage workshop with Deborah Collum

Bring along a few of your own favourite bits and pieces to add to those provided to create a unique frame-able collage that tells a story. Learn about mixed media artwork and composition in this fun one-day workshop that is suitable for all – i.e. no art experience necessary.

Suggested items: buttons, old postcards or photographs, tickets, pieces of fabric, small pieces of jewellery.

Saturday 26th January 10am – 3.30pm

Monday 25th March 10am – 3.30pm

Sunday 26th May 10am – 3.30pm

£65.00 per session

To book or for further information please email  or



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