James Gladwell Embroidery Workshop


9th June – 13:30 – 12 pm

Join exhibiting artist James Gladwell for a FREE drop-in workshop as part of Kaleidoscopic Realms. James will demonstrate stitch techniques and help you to create a textile artwork inspired by his favourite themes of gardens, flowers and snakes. Join James to create your own take-home miniature embroidery using cross stitch.


All threads, materials and guidance are provided, and no experience is necessary. All ages and abilities are welcome.

FREE drop in. No booking is required.


Born into the Romany gypsy community, James Gladwell was taught needlework by his grandmother when he was seven years old. Highly independent, he works a lot from the quiet of his own flat, and spends hours stitching intricate designs onto found materials. He draws whatever interests him, from a memory of a skiing trip in Switzerland to a TV programme about Cleopatra. Stitching is something that is portable, relaxing and satisfies his need to create.

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