Sewn angel pictures and decorations with Janet Bolton

Art textiles

Ref: S1D12311

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About this course

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

Course Description

This day will give an insight into the tutor’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 (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
Please wear appropriate clothing/aprons for the workshop or studio. This includes stout covered footwear, i.e. no open-toes or sandals, and safety boots, if specified.


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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