Workshops & Exhibitions
20th April 2024 Flower Meadow workshop is fully booked.
NEW WORKSHOP 6th October 2024
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2024 Workshops and Exhibitions
I am delighted three of my moss and lichen studies have been included in an exciting herbaria exhibition at the St Barbe Museum Art Gallery in Lymington, Hampshire.
The exhibition 'leads the visitor through the process of collecting, preserving and cataloguing plants and the history of herbaria, introducing relevant contemporary art practice inspired by science and botany'.
Curated by Sherry Doyal, a maker, artist and teacher who has worked as a conservator with natural science and history collections.
The exhibition runs from 18th January to 16th March 2024.
Mon - Sat 10am - 4pm
BURTON CONSTABLE HALL
Journey with Nature Exhibition
A curated display of Embracing Wool members work. Situated in the beautiful grounds of Burton Constable Hall. You can find the exhibition in the renovated 1770 stable block.
Free Entry to the exhibition, stables cafe and over 330 acres of stunning, natural parkland. Why not make a day of it!
Artists exhibiting are:
- Vivienne Morpeth
- Lynn Comley
- Liz Riley
- Jenny Pepper
- Sue Wood
Meet the artist days - to be confirmed.
Open Daily 10am to 5pm
Lovely feedback from workshop participants
Thank you for a brilliant workshop I really enjoyed it. I came away feeling inspired to do more felting.
Absolutely amazing organisation from start to finish. You were so prepared I've never been to workshop that was so well thought out. I love my bag of goodies too.
Genette. Workshop 8/10/2022
Thank you so much for a thoroughly enjoyable day! The venue was perfect and so was the weather.
The workshop was paced and pitched just right. It felt relaxing but productive and it was so well organised and prepared.
It was lovely to learn the felt making process and bring home an almost finished piece as well as a goodie bag of beautiful wools and silks. I hope I will find time soon to complete a second piece and have a go at some more scenes of my own before too long.
Thanks again for a lovely day!
Rebecca. Workshop 8/10/2022
I really enjoyed the workshop, it was excellent, I am so glad I attended.
The venue was perfect and the other participants were very friendly. I am so excited to be producing such lovely pieces of felt, I’m hooked!
It was lovely meeting you too and also Liz.
Carol. Workshop 8/10/2022
A fantastic workshop .
Had a lovely time.
Very informative. Thank you will certainly be booking another
Denise. Workshop 8/10/2022
A huge thank you to you and Liz for running such a wonderful day on Saturday. You were so generous with all your knowledge and experience which was greatly appreciated. I thoroughly enjoyed the class. Looking forward to embroidering my felt piece and feeling inspired to continue experimenting.
Linda. Workshop 15/04/2023
I want to say a big thank you for such a fabulous day yesterday. I learnt such a lot from you in what was relaxed and friendly setting . You are very generous in sharing all your knowledge. I now can't wait to get creative with all the threads!
Anita. Workshop 15/04/2023
I absolutely LOVED the course and learnt so much. Your thorough preparation, artistic inspiration and Lizz's kind help was much appreciated. I also couldn't get over how generous you were with ideas and resources.
Tess. Workshop 15/04/2023
Thank you for such a lovely day. Everybody was so welcoming. I have been to many different workshops and I can honestly say that yours has been the best to date. Every stage was explained in detail and the information pack and materials excellent. I really want to come back and do another class as soon as one becomes available.
Lizzie. Workshop 15/04/2023
Thank you, I had a really lovely day on Saturday. I still can't believe the amazing changes in the wools in the wet felting process. It's absolutely fascinating.
I'm very much looking forward to working on the next stages of my picture.
Ann. Workshop 15/04/2023
Thank you again for such a brilliant workshop. Both pieces are now complete and I've enjoyed every minute of the process and learnt such a lot. It was wonderful coming away with the materials for the second design and the embroidery threads.
One of the best presents I've ever had it just kept giving as I enjoyed the embroidery and making the second piece.
Bertha. Workshop 15/05/2023
Past Shows / Exhibitions
North Yorkshire Open Studios
3rd & 4th June and 10th & 11th June 2023
10am to 4pm
I will be exhibiting work from my home the first two weekends in June, as part of the North Yorkshire Open Studio event. This is my first year exhibiting with NYOS after relocating to Scarborough from the Peak District where I was a regular exhibitor with Derbyshire Open Arts. A warm welcome awaits.
There will be framed artwork for sale, along with work in various stages of completion to demonstrate techniques that I use.
Please note: Any times outside of this is by prior arrangement.
North Yorkshire Open Studio brochure can be downloaded from their website if you are unable to acquire a paper copy. I am venue 139
Embracing Wool Exhibition
'Walk into Nature'
Embracing Wool are returning to Scampston Hall Walled Garden for their 2023 exhibition 'Walk into Nature'.
31st May to 4th June 2023*
- Vivienne Morpeth
- Lynn Comley aka UpandDowndale
- Liz Riley aka Everything Felt
- Sue Wood
- Cath Snape aka Beechwood Crafts
- Jenny Pepper
It is such a lovely venue, the gardens are spectacular in May & June, so a lovely day to combine textile art in a beautiful setting.
*Due to a clash of dates with North Yorkshire Open Studios I will only be in attendance at Scampston 31 May and 2nd June.
Inspired By... Gallery
North York Moors National Park Visitor Centre.
11th February to 21st May 2023
As a North Yorkshire Open Studio artist I have work in a preview exhibition at the Inspired By... Gallery at Danby Lodge. The exhibition showcases a piece of work from each of the 140 selected artist members taking part in this years Open Studio event. Described as being like "stepping into the brochure guide".
Scampston Hall Annual Charity Christmas Fair 26th & 27th November 2022
OPO Artspace (Old Parcels Office), Art & Craft Fair, Scarborough, North Yorkshire - 24th September 2022
Scampston Hall, Walled Garden, Malton, North Yorkshire 17th August to 21st August 2022. Embracing Wool
Lynn is a co-founder of Embracing Wool, she will be exhibiting her work along with other renowned textile artists in the beautiful Richardson Conservatory in the grounds of the award winning walled garden of Scampston Hall A warm welcome awaits.
Helmsley Walled Garden, Helmsley, North Yorkshire 28th May to 3rd June 2022. Embracing Wool Exhibition in the Orchid House.
Lynn is a co-founder of Embracing Wool, she will be exhibiting her work along with other renowned textile artists in the beautiful Orchid House in the grounds of Helmsley Walled Garden in the North York Moors National Park. A warm welcome awaits.
The covid years! Intentionally left blank!
Stitchery Stories Podcast. A lively podcast by Susan Weeks. Artists chat about embroidery and inspiration behind their work. September 2019
An interview by Susan Weeks. To listen follow the link here
Listen to me chat to Susan about:
- An endless fascination with landscape and the sea
- Inspiring vistas and miniscule worlds
- It’s not embroidery, it’s mark making with thread
- The delights of threads
- How to recreate inspiring scenes in stitch
- The patterns of the sea on the beach
- Choosing Stitchery Stories over the BBC and Nick Knowles
- The Society For Embroidered Work
- Learning from failures and revisiting them
- The pro’s and con’s of doing commissions and much much more
Derbyshire Open Arts 2019 Spring Bank Holiday Sat 25th to Mon 27th May. An exhibition of my work from my home studio in the beautiful Peak District village of Parwich. Derbyshire Open Arts website ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Studio Gallery Brierlow Bar, Buxton - Solo exhibition 16th November to 12th December 2018 Brierlow Bookshop, Buxton, Derbyshire. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
PitchBlue Creative Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th November 2018 PitchBlue, Newbridge Works, Coldwell Street, Wirksworth, Derbyshire DE4 4FB (Next to the Steam Trains)
The 25th Dame Catherine Arts Summer Painting Exhibition 2018
The event is the largest painting exhibition in the Midlands. About 180 amateur and professional artists are involved with over 1000 pieces of original work on display, that range in price from £20 up to several thousand. It's a very impressive show with a valued reputation that attracts a large number of regular visitors, with over 1200 visitors during the weekend.
• Ticknall Village Hall and School, Ingleby Lane, Ticknall, Derbyshire. DE73 7JW
• Champagne Preview Saturday 25th August 2018 7.30pm – 10.00pm. Tickets £7.50
• Sunday 26th August 8.00am – 7.00pm £2 entry
• Sunday 26th August – Featured artist talk
• Monday 27th August 8.00am – 5.00pm £2 entry
More Info: Dame Catherine Arts Website
Parwich Art Show Sunday 26th August 2018 10am to 5pm The Memorial Hall, Parwich, DE6 1QB
Pitch Blue Art and Makers Sale Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June 10am - 3pm Pitchblue, Newbridge Works, Caldwell, Street, Wirksworth, DE4 4FB www.pitchbluecreative.com
Derbyshire Open Arts 2018 26th to 28th May 2018
The Green Man Gallery - Spring Gathering Exhibition, Buxton. 30th March to 25th April 2018.
Derbyshire Open Arts May 2017
Alstonefield Christmas Fayre 2017