Textile Art 2-day course with Ellie Hipkin – October 2024

2 day textile art course

Join local artist Ellie Hipkin in a playful two day workshop exploring textile mixed media techniques to produce a stunning abstract artwork.

Ellie Hipkin is a Brighton based textile artist inspired by nature, from the Sussex coast to the South Downs. You’ll hear how she expresses nature’s calming colours, shapes and patterns in her work, and explore how you can do the same.

Please note you need to attend both days.






12 Oct 2024


10:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Sat 12th Oct 10:30 am - Sat 12th Oct 3:30 pm
Sun 13th Oct 10:30 am - Sun 13th Oct 3:30 pm
Textile art course
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What will we cover?

Day 1: This will be a playful day spent exploring and experimenting. You’ll learn how to apply textile paints directly onto natural fabrics, create textual marks and use real plants and objects to create a range of monoprinting effects. Creating a painted textural abstract background with stunning natural imprints with plants and objects.


Day 2: The second day is all about adding free motion embroidery. First building your confidence on practice pieces, you’ll then add texture and movement to your artwork through free motion embroidery. You may also choose to add appliqué and hand embroidery. We will end the course by viewing all the finished pieces, with tips for framing your work.


Hear about a previous attendee’s experience in our blog

How will I be taught?

You’ll be taught in our lovely studio by a friendly and experienced tutor, through demonstration and guidance as you work.


You’ll also be able to ask questions, making sure everything is clear and that you’re getting the best results you can.

Do I need any previous experience or skills?

No experience needed, all artistic abilities are welcome.

Are materials provided? Is there anything I need to source myself?

All materials are provided, but please bring an apron. You are also welcome to bring your own objects from nature to print with.

What will I take home with me?

You will take finished piece of unique textile art along with your practice pieces.


Drinks and biscuits will be available but we recommend that you bring a packed lunch with you.


During all of our workshops photographs are taken for promotional purposes only. Please make us aware at the time of booking if you would prefer not to be included.


Ellie Hipkin
Ellie Hipkin

Ellie fell in love with textile art at school and was drawn back to it after 15 years studying and working in fashion design. Inspired by the calming power of nature on the South Downs and the Sussex coastline, Ellie paints directly onto raw canvas, cottons and silks. She uses natural finds gathered on family walks - such as grasses, seed heads and feathers - to add monoprinting effects, then uses free motion embroidery to add a final layer of texture and detail. Ellie loves sharing these skills in her textile art courses. She sells her own artwork through www.elliehipkinart.com and runs Flourish Textile Art hub at www.flourish-hub.com.

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