Tutor: Justine Warner


Saturday 23rd November 2019 • 10:00 am - 4:00pm • £60.00

Suitable for all levels • All materials and refreshments included - (just bring a packed lunch and your sewing machine).


During this workshop you will use a canvas of recycled fabric and build layers and texture to create a landscape or seascape:

  • You will build up layering and blending with threads, found objects and other textiles

  • You will produce a piece of art which will be highly textural and have a depth of colour

  • You will be introduced to and be given the opportunity to use experimental textile techniques to enhance and embellish the work and we will look at using pattern to create perspective

  • This workshop will involve free machine embroidery

  •  No previous sewing machine experience is necessary - you will need to bring your own fully working machine including a free machine embroidery foot/ drop feed dog (Justine will be happy to discuss whether your machine will be able to do this before the course date if you are unsure, just get in touch if that is the case)

  • All materials will be supplied but you may like to bring fabrics of sentimental value or pieces you may have already have based on your choice of moorland, landscape or seascape. Inspirational resources will also be available but you may like to bring your own photograph for us to discuss. Due to the varied nature of the topics you may choose please bring your own thread in the colours you think will suit. A sharp pair of fabric scissors would also be beneficial.


Justine Warner trained as an Interior Designer but the majority of her career has been solely in teaching Product Design, Textiles and Food Technology in secondary schools in Yorkshire. Justine is inspired by the land and seascapes, from the rolling hills of the East Riding to the rugged cliffs of the North Yorkshire coast. Justine’s work is predominantly textiles and fibre but I include papers, feathers, bark, natural wool and many found objects. For the majority of her workJustine uses vintage and mens ties as her canvas to add a rich texture and colour as the foundation of her work. Justine builds layers of fabrics and threads to give a depth to her work before blending the work by painting with her sewing machine using stitching to blend and colour the landscapes she produces. Justine has sold a number of pieces to collectors both locally and further afield. Her art work has been exhibited in local exhibitions, Staithes Arts and Heritage Festival and has been displayed in two of the Coastival Exhibitions. Justine has been accepted as an emerging artist for North Yorkshire Open Studios 2017 and will be the Artist in Residence at Burton Agnes Hall. Alongside her own work Justine has a love of supporting and teaching others a wide range of skills and teaches workshops and talks on a number of forums. It is important toJustine that she continues to teach others and help inspire other people in a creative way. Justine also has a regular market stall at Hovingham Market and exhibit at local events under the name Pearl Loves Paisley.

To book a place (or if you have any questions) please contact Pennie and let us know the course or workshop you would like to book on and we shall then send you payment details to send a bank transfer or cheque:


tel: 07851 299140

Terms and conditions: A 50% deposit is required to book a place on any course or workshop with the balance due the week before the start date. In the unlikely event we have to can cel a course or workshop you deposit will be returned to you in full. Should you have to cancel a your place on a workshop ir course, your deposit will be returned to you or transferred too another course if your cancellation is 7 days or more before the commencement of the courses or workshop. If less than 7 days notice is given the deposit is non refundable unless we can fill your place in which case it shall be returned to you.