Mary McIntosh - Textile Artist
Mary McIntosh - Textile Artist



Advanced Stitched Textiles Foundation Course


One year course         3 terms 


This course will run on Tuesdays near Bury St Edmunds on Tuesdays from Sept 2024 



Cost: £275 per term plus registration fee of £50



Nowton Village Hall, The Pound, Nowton, Bury St Edmunds IP29 5NE


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Workshops available to book for groups

Workshops are charged at £225 per day (£175 0n zoom) plus travel at 40p per mile

Pattern Of Life


Using dress pattern tissue and the paper lamination techniue to make it stitchale we will then use this fabric and combine with cotton organdie to stitch a small panel using the Pojagi piecing technique.



Monoprint Magic


Making simple stamps and combining these with the monoprinting technique onto fabric using paints and inks. We will then use these prnts to stitch into a small panel using the Pojagi piecing technique.


Image shown is 'Dallinghoo Hoard' inspired by Iceni coins 

Precious Pojagi

Use your collection of precious textile treasures - lace, embroidery, ties, clothing or fabric scraps - to stitch into a new panel using cotton organdie and the Pojagi piecing technique


Image shown is 'White Collar Work' 

Playing with Pojagi


Using machine piecing to create a double-sided stained glass inspired hanging using the Korean Pojagi technique but with a modern twist. Choice of three designs and lots of colourways. Materials provided for £15


Natural Dyeing Workshop

Learn the skills of natural dyeing to create lots of cloth for future stitch projects


One or two day course 


May - August only

Eco printing


Work with natural plant material and natural fabrics to create botanical prints

One day course (or can be combined with natural dyeing for a two or three day)

Thread Bowls

Work with soluble film and glitzy fabrics to create a delicate looking but surprrisingly strong bowl. Free motion stitching.


Pack of materials available

Available as a zoom workshop

Burn your bra for Arts Sake


Create a textured and crusty looking panel or vessel using nylon lace, nasty nets or even your old underwear. 


This technique uses heat tools so may not be suitable for those with breathing problems

Silken Knot Bookcover


Create a sumptuous bookcover using handmade braids and cords on a base of silk.  Makes use of often neglected decorative machine stitches


Pack of materials available

Shrivel Up and Dye

Work with a shrikable base and lots of different natural fabrics and procion dyes to create a highy textured and coloured panel


Pack of materials available

Putting on the Glitz

Create a sumptuous panel working on a velvet base with fabric paints, bonded sheers, transfoils and glitter film.

Optional second day for stitching


Layered Landscapes

Using small pieces of fabrics to build up a collaged base and use of confetti quilting to create an A4 piece ready to frame.


Ideal introduction to free motion stitching


Also available as a zoom workshop

Texture Adventures


Work with a commercial fabric and sheer organzas to create a panel of contrasting colour and texture. Use of heat tools* and free motion embroidery. Optional hand embellishment.


* May not be suitable for those with breathing difficulties

Lovely Lutradur


Using this spunbond fabric to add layers of colour and shine before stitching and burning* to create a small vessel.

*May not be suitable for those with breathing problems

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