Creative Workshops

with belle and olive




bespoke – small – personal and cozy – in the log cabin garden studio



textile/mixed media workshops can be arranged to suit for small groups at belle and olives working studio in Kirkby in Ashfield


starting from £25 per person you will experience and enjoy creating you own very personal piece of textile work


tea/coffee and cake is included in the price and projects include ;–


textile/mixed media brooch or textile/mixed media pendant  £25 per person – 2 hour workshop






needle felted brooch or needle felted decoration  £25 per person – 2 hour workshop



autumn mini wreath – £30 per person – 3 hour workshop



Yule mini wreath  £30 per person – 3 hour workshop





pincushion in a tin £30 per person 2.5 hour workshop





textile/mixed media picture or needle felted picture in 7″x 7″ wooden frame £35 per person – 3 hour workshop


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textile/mixed media journal/memory book – full day (i.e. 10.30am to 4.30pm) £65 per person including lunch.

A full day workshop to begin the creation of a tactile textile, and other media, journal and memory book.  During the day the plan is to create the basics of the book – up to five pages and a cover and to begin embellishing some of the pages.  How much you get done will depend on the speed of your sewing and decisions on how to decorate the pages….it may help to have a few ideas prior to the workshop i.e. a beach theme or garden theme – or a page dedicated to a child perhaps.  There will be materials to use on the day and you may also bring anything that is special to you that you could sew into your book…such as a piece of a special dress of quilt…something that evokes a memory for you.

You will be able to try techniques such as tea dying the textile to give it an aged appearance, flower pounding (available blooms permitting) to get impressions of real flowers on the textiles and boro inspired stitching – a japanese mending stitch.  You do not need to have any prior sewing skills or be a whizz at embroidery…the rustic nature of the hand stitching adds character and charm to the piece of work.

The idea is not to finish the book in the day – this would be quite an achievement if possible – but to keep adding to it over the days, months…even years – it is a tactile storage of all the things you love, to dip into as and when you like.  Further hours/part days may be arranged if you’d like to return and add to your book at belle and olives cabin.

As this is a full day workshop lunch and drinks are included in the price.







time, dates and projects are all very flexible, the emphasis is on the workshop being small and personal and at a time and date that suits you – please call or email me to discuss, Suzanne x


tel; 07552 626214



*terms and conditions apply*


The serious bit…

Participants must be over 18 to attend a class.

Your place is only confirmed when full payment has been received at the time of booking.  I am unable to take deposits and part payments.  Payment may be made by bank transfer, Paypal or by cash or debit/credit card in person.  A confirmation of your booking will be emailed to you.

In the event of a workshop being cancelled by belle and olive for whatever reason as much notice as possible will be given and an alternative class date will be offered or a full refund given.

If your circumstances change and you can no longer attend your booked workshop the following options are available –

14 days or more notice prior to the workshop date – you may transfer your booking and arrange another workshop date.

14 days or less notice prior to workshop date – you may to send someone in your place notifying belle and olive of the change. If you are unable to attend and unable to send someone in your place unfortunately no refund can be made and we are unable transfer you onto another workshop.

To be economically feasible classes require a minimum number of people present – this will be discussed at the time of booking and we reserve the right to cancel classes with an option for an alternative workshop or full refund.

All intellectual property and copyright of tutorials is retained by belle and olive. All tutorials are for personal use only, no reproduction of the tutorials or items for sale is permitted.

Please note – Due to the nature of accessing the premises at belle and olives working studio, these workshops are not suitable for those that have difficulty in using steps.

Should you have any queries regarding these terms and conditions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.