Sylvia Critcher


Sylvia Critcher trained at Goldsmiths College in fine art and textiles, and has taught adults a wide range of art and textile subjects for over 30 years. In 1997 she became a National judge for Grosvenor Shows, and since 2001 she has managed the judging at all their competitive events. She co-ordinated projects for Fabrications […]

Liza Jones


Liza has been sewing since a small child, but began to take patchwork seriously about 15 years ago. Since then she has stitched numerous quilts and wall hangings, and for six years has taken part in an annual exhibition in Bury St Edmunds. A tutor who runs workshops and gives illustrated talks, Liza is passionate […]

Barbara Chainey


Barbara’s particular speciality is traditional hand quilting and quilting design. She has been teaching, writing and designing quilts for more than 30 years, during which time she has encouraged and inspired quilters of all skill levels through her workshops, demonstrations and lectures. She has six signature fabric collections to her credit, and since 1991, has […]

Kleshna Handel


Kleshna is an accomplished craftswoman, an international presenter and jewellery designer with over 10 years’ experience of tutoring adults.   Her work spans both historic and contemporary crafts, such as soutache, cockades and bangle weaving, and often focusses on textiles or beading. Today the historical craft of soutache, with its silken braids, carbouchons and other […]

Gail Lawther


Gail has always enjoyed working with textiles and began stitching full time about 15 years ago.  She has a particular passion for variations on the stained glass patchwork technique, and encourages her students to explore this easy and effective method. She also stitches large quilts and church banners and has written numerous books on different […]

Melinda Berkovitz


Melinda Berkovitz has been teaching and working as a textile artist for over 25 years. She is a founder member and Chairman of EAST (East Anglian Stitch Textiles) and the ’93 Chelmsford Textile group as well as a member of several other textile based organisations. She regularly lectures and provides study days for specialist groups […]

Richard Box


Richard is an artist and art historian. He has painted in oils and watercolours for many years and is now exploring acrylics. Concurrently he continues to develop his textile work which involves fabric collage with both machine and hand stitching.  In short: he ‘paints’ with fabric and thread. Richard has written seven books on drawing, […]

Cas Holmes


From a BA Honours degree in Fine Art, Cas has spent a lifetime expanding her knowledge and refining her work in art and textiles.  She has been a tutor in adult education for over 20 years, is a practising community artist and has a particular interest in recycling and reusing items to create beautiful pieces […]

Annette Morgan


Annette is an award winning textile artist and art quilter, who also teaches City and Guilds courses to Diploma level. She is a qualified teacher [Cert Ed] and a Tutor on the prestigious Quilt Judging course run by the Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles of which she is an ex-President. Of her own work […]

Alison Winn


Alison has been making lace for 30+ years and teaching for some 15 years. She helps everyone work at their own pace, while demonstrating her expertise. An enthusiastic lace maker, she guides each individual as they develop their skills in this fascinating craft. She also designs her own patterns taking into account the needs of […]

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Anglia Leisure Learning Limited
3-4 Bradfield Hall
Bury St Edmunds
IP30 0LU

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