Sit, Sew and Create - textile and mixed media workshops
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I have developed some patterns from workshops, easy to understand with lots of photos.
Mellymade Designs is now working with Aahilya Creations in India and helping to support Indian Artisans, These blocks were made, using my designs by block carvers in India. As they are carved by hand, there will be some slight variations. New designs have just arrived for July 2022
You can now book my workshops at Mellymade Designs online.
Workshops at other venues need to be booked at that venue.
Read below for some very EXCITING NEWS!
My workshops have resumed from September 2021. The workshops at the studio are all subject to Covid rules . I am also teaching at various studios and shops, including www.alexandrawaylett.com, www.fabricpaperscissors.co.uk and www.sewing daze.co.uk
I am also collaborating again with Cambridgeshire Community Arts and Creative Fenland Arts through out the year, teaching different 8 week courses. Go to www.camcommarts.org.uk for more information.
Have you seen my new shop page? You can book places for my studio workshops online, (you will need to contact the venue if you wish to do a workshop I am doing elsewhere) as well as buy patterns and project boxes.
So however you want to learn, I now have an option that will suit you I hope. As always, if you want something else, please do get in touch and I will try and find a way to facilitate.
The next big events for Mellymade Designs is at the Festival of Quilts from Thursday 18th / Sunday 21st August 2022. Come and find me at QIA9 and say hello - it would be lovely to see you!
And now for some very EXCITING NEWS ...... I am going to be visiting India again! This time to Gujarat. If you would like to come with me please visit www.aahilyaholidays.com for more information. Believe me, you will not regret it.
Highlights of the tour are:
*Participate in the Kalamkari workshop
*Ajrakh block printing
*Embroidery workshop at Kala Raksha
*Demonstration of Kharapati Rabari embroidery work
*Tie- dye workshop
*Witness the Shawl Weaving, Copper bell making, Rogan painting and block carving.
*visit to Banni Villages to witness the different Tribal Embroideries
*visit to LLDC Museum and Shreyas Folk Museum
I am a British Textile Artist and Tutor. I have been working with textiles for over forty five years. In the last fifteen years or so I have been teaching textile and mixed media workshops for beginners and advanced . I love to pass my knowledge on as well as still learning new techniques myself.
I have passion for all things floral and fauna as well as old arts and crafts such as Indian Block Printing. I was fortunate enough to visit India in 2019 twice and saw so much inspiration in all that I saw and now using some of it in my present work.
I am a past Co-ordinator for Region 9 Quilters Guild. I set up the Elysian Quilters group in Ely, Cambridgeshire. I am chairman of Stitched Together (formerly Cambridgeshire Embroiderers' Guild) and joined a newly formed Contemporary Quilters Group CQ Iceni which is affiliated with The Quilters Guild. Exciting times ahead.
I am chuffed to have a piece of work published in the WOW book 5, and I also have had some other pieces printed in various stitching magazines.
I hope what you see inspires you .
Sit, Sew and Create!
Melanie Missin Keating
I love teaching textile and mixed media workshops for beginners and advanced and am happy to visit a group around the country and beyond or just simply Zoom!.