Art textiles

Sewn angel pictures and decorations with Janet Bolton

Ref: S1D09325


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About this course

Make individual hand sewn angels from colourful fabrics, to use as tree decorations or attach to Christmas cards.

Course Description

This day will give an insight into Janet's approach to making images and items with fabric and hand stitch. You will make a selection of individually designed, hand sewn, two-dimensional small hanging angels or angel pictures which could be used as Christmas tree decorations or attached to Christmas cards. Working directly with the fabrics, you will learn the simple cutting, placing and hand sewing techniques needed.


Timetable for one day courses

Students should arrive by 9am for registration.

Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm

Lunch is included.

Course Materials


  • A selection of fabric off-cuts and a piece of backing calico

What students need to bring

  • General sewing kit (i.e. pins, needles, scissors etc)
  • Any coloured embroidery threads, fabric, or decorative items you have and may wish to incorporate (e.g. buttons, beads, broken necklaces etc)
  • Any pictures with simple imagery as personal sources of inspiration

Available to buy

  • Available from shop:
  • Some coloured hand-stitching and machine sewing threads
  • Calico
  • Hand sewing needles and pins

"Janet Bolton is an absolute delight to be with. She is knowledgeable, supportive in a gentle but constructive way and she quickly establishes a calm, creative and safe learning environment. This is my second course with her and I would heartily recommend immersing oneself into the supportive and nurturing environment that she creates. I loved every minute."

Jane, 2019


Janet Bolton

Janet Bolton exhibits and teaches worldwide. She has work in both public and private collections, and has published books for both adults and children, the latest being Fabric Pictures: a Workshop with Janet Bolton. She is a member of Contemporary Applied Arts.

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