Ann Holden

Ann Holden

Description

Embroidery tutor and textile artist. I teach all levels from beginners to City and Guilds. I have taught at Museums such as The Bowes Museum, The Quilters' Guild Museum, The Mercer Art Gallery and Museum, at shops such as Spinning Jenny, Samuel Taylors at Embsay, MKC (Benina) in Leeds and for a variety of groups including branches of the Embroideres' Guild. I am a member of the Embroiderers' Guild and the Quilters Guild, and Textilia, an exhibiting group of textile artists.
I have also taught formal courses at Harrogate College and Craven College.

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  • Ripon
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...stitchers Beginners and more experienced stitchers Course review: In this workshop you will learn a variety of stumpwork techniques including padding with... More


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  • Ripon
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...Course review: In this workshop you will learn to identify and use a range of metal threads including kid, pearl purl, sequin waste, roccoco and smooth... More


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  • Ripon
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...To explore the use of hand stitches to create samples of texture and movement. Suitable for: Beginners and more experienced stitchers Beginners and... More


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  • Ripon
  • 5h

...To learn the use of gutta and salt in silk painting, and to quilt the lid. To learn how to make a hand made cord. Suitable for: Beginners and more experienced stitchers... More


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Ann Holden
Ann Holden
Part time lecturer, Craven College

1980 Ba English Leeds University 2003 C&G Diploma Embroidery 2004 C&G Teaching Qualification 2004 onwards freelance teaching including The Mercer Gallery, Harrogate, RHS Gardens Harlow Carr, The Bowes Museum, Skipton Castle, Embsay Mills Skipton, Spinning Jenny Gargrave, MKC Leeds, and for various branches of the Embroiderers' Guild 2005 Part Time Lecturer, Craven College teaching C&G Embroidery and Patchwork Articles published in Stitch, Classic Stitches and Workbox

History

City and Guilds Embroidery Part 1, 2000
City and Guilds Textile Decorative Techniques 2001
City and Guilds Embroidery Part 2 2003
City and Guilds Certificate inTeaching Adult Learners 2004
Artlicles for various embroidery magazines published from 2003 to present

Advantages of studying here

Fun and informal classes led by experienced tutor. Teaching is by various methods including detailed handouts, demonstrations of techniques and individual attention where needed.

Areas of specialisation

A range of hand and machine embroidery techniques including goldwork, stumpwork, canvaswork, silk painting, applique, experimental techniques and free machine embroidery.