Cowslip Workshops – Jo Colwill,
Cowslip Workshops Newhouse Farm St.Stephens Launceston Cornwall PL15 8JX
Telephone: 01566 772654
Jo can’t think where the last 25 years have gone but my hobby and passion for textiles, traditional quilts, and sewing have developed into an exciting Textile/Craft experience, based on our small traditional organic farm, which I love to share with everyone. As you come down the farm lane I hope that you can escape from the real world, meet new friends, learn or develop a new skill and eat some seriously good local and Organic (where possible) food. Or simply just relax over a Coffee whilst pondering a new project. Cowslip is hopefully a big, friendly family eager to please and welcome customers from all over the world. Whether coming for a Coffee, class, workshop, wedding, family party or just a browse in our extensive shop – we are all here to help and make your visit happy.
From Landscape to Lampshade
21st-22th June 2018
Marna hand embroiders and hand draws landscapes and portraits in her own unique quirky style and transforms them into lampshades and wall art using fabrics ranging from beautiful rare Sanderson to modern Liberty tana lawn. She has worked extensively with national magazines and exhibited across the country. Using the incredible scenery around the Cowslip workshops we can create some stunning appliqué and embroidery artwork that will be made into a 20cm drum lampshade.
This glorious workshop will be two days of hand stitching embroidered illustrations onto lampshades or if you prefer to keep them as pictures to frame thats great too. We will look at bright colours and texture to create very unique and personal works of art.
23rd-24th June 2018
Marna is a trained fine artist that has swapped her paintbrushes for a needle and using her painting training as the base for her textile work. Using stitch and fabric as a new palette she will show you how simple shapes and colour and texture can be transformed into beautiful floral artworks. NO PREVIOUS TEXTILE OR DRAWING EXPERIENCE NEEDED.
Cowslip workshops are surrounded by the most stunning gardens and we will use the beautiful blossoms surrounding us to create cheerful artwork that celebrates movement and colour.