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The main emphasis of the workshop is to encourage students to

develop their own ideas - with help readily available. Working

directly with the fabric, Janet explains and demonstrates the simple

sewing techniques required. She will also demonstrate the exciting

process of cutting shapes, rearranging and sewing down the various

elements until a pleasing composition has been achieved.

Illustrated Talk

Bringing images to show and a good selection of actual pieces of work, Janet

tells of her own experiences, development and influences. Questions

are invited during the illustrated talk on working methods.


Anyone interested in organising a workshop to be given by Janet, please contact her at





Le Manoir-aux-Ecureuils 


Thursday 18th - Monday 22nd May

Jessie Chorley, and Julie Arkell

Janet is unable to join Jessie and Julie this year but hopes to be well enough again

in the future.

Details on:

Bath Textile Summer School

Thursday 17th + Friday 18th August 2023

Cowslips Workshops

Saturday 9th + Sunday 10th September


West Dean College

Friday 1st April - Sunday 3rd April

Hand-sewn images developing your own voice

Monday 4th April 

Making pictures with fabric and stitch

Bookings will be possible when the course appears on the West Dean

College website (expected around January 10th 2022)

Cowslip Workshops

Friday 6th May - Saturday 7th May

Jen Jones ( and Janet will be having a second exhibition together

at Cowslip Workshops (the first was held in Lampeter a few years ago).

The show will open with a private view on May 6th and will continue until

May 15th.

Bath Textile Summer School

Monday 15th + Tuesday 16th August 2022

Le Manoir-aux-Ecureuils 


Thursday 29th September - Monday 3rd October and again in April 2023

Janet Bolton, Jessie Chorley, and Julie Arkell will each be giving a personal one day workshop, followed by a combined day.

West Dean College

Saturday 3rd December

Making pictures with fabric and stitch taster day

Sunday 4th December

Sewn angel pictures and decorations


West Dean 

Friday 17th - Sunday 19th September

Hand-sewn images, developing your own voice.

Monday 20th September

Making pictures with fabric and stitch.

West Dean

Saturday 4th December

Making pictures with fabric and stitch

Sunday 5th December

Sewn angel pictures and decorations


West Dean

Monday 16th - Thursday 19th March

Hand sewn narrative textiles

Cowslip Workshops

Friday 3rd taster day

Two day Saturday 4th + Sunday 5th April

7th Bath Textile Summer School

Thursday 20th - Friday 21st August

Two day workshop

River of Dreams Quilt Exhibition

Limerick School of Art and Design, Ireland

Friday 19th June Talk and opening

Saturday 20th + 21st June workshops


Open workshop venues, please contact the

venues for details:

Bath Textiles Summer School

Website: www.

'Cowslip Workshops', Launceston, Cornwall.

Welsh Quilts Centre


West Dean College, Chichester.



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