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Fri, 17 May



Patch, Stitch, Sample workshop

A playful workshop exploring textile construction and techniques with the curators of A Textile Assembly.

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Patch, Stitch, Sample workshop
Patch, Stitch, Sample workshop

Time & Location

17 May 2024, 10:30 – 13:30

London, 49 Staffordshire St, London SE15 5TJ, UK


About the event

Staffordshire St MAKES | As part of our exhibition A Textile Assembly at Staffordshire St, we invite you to a playful workshop bringing together patchwork and stitch with Craft Show’s founders and curators, Chloe Phelps and Rachael Pilston.

This 3-hour workshop will begin by walking around the exhibition with the curators, exploring the textile techniques and gathering inspiration for your own small textile sample.

From there, Rachael will lead a brief introduction to natural colour and patchworking, helping you to come up with your own simple 20cm x 20cm patchwork design. Selecting fabrics from Rachael’s own stash of fabrics naturally dyed with food waste or foraged materials, you’ll learn to hand-stitch each of your patchwork pieces together into your own design.

Chloe will then teach you how to finish the edges using stitch and how to embellish your patchwork with embroidery. Working with a selection of sustainably sourced yarns and threads, and some very special hand-spun yarns too. Finally, we’ll add a small loop to hang your work on the wall.


Friday 17th May Time: 10.30 - 13.30


All skill levels are welcome and all materials are provided, with sustainable fabrics and yarns coming from our own collections and from the circular textile hub Yodomo.


£35.00 – Concession - if you can't afford the standard ticket price

£45.00 – Standard - the standard ticket price

£55.00 – Pay-it-forward - the standard ticket price and part of the ticket price for someone else

Please get in touch if the cost is prohibitive, as there are some low-cost tickets available. Proof of need will not be required.

Craft Show &  Staffordshire St are committed to making our workshops accessible, while paying facilitators and artists fairly. We offer a concession price if you can’t afford the standard ticket as well as the opportunity to pay-it-forward and cover a portion of the ticket cost for another person if you can. If you are financially able, please consider contributing more, to help us keep Staffordshire St accessible to all.

Chloe Phelps | Rachael Pilston | @peckhamcraftshow

Chloe and Rachael are both practising textile artists and makers, and facilitate textile workshops aimed at sparking creativity and sharing the therapeutic nature of making. Chloe works with constructed textiles and fibre and Rachael works with natural dye and patchwork. Alongside their practices they curate exhibitions that celebrate modern craft.    

About the exhibition:

Staffordshire St presents A Textile Assembly, curated by Craft Show: an exhibition of textiles and textile art opening as a part of London Craft Week’s official schedule. Showcasing the work of both celebrated and emerging makers the exhibition will explore textile construction and the personal stories woven into their very fabric.  Craft Show has assembled an exciting group of makers, bringing together works from quilters Ferren Gipson and House of Quinn; weavers Jacob Monk, Pamela Abad and Vicky Cowin, printers Louisa Loakes and Caitlin Hinshelwood, natural dyer Samantha Russell and crocheter Kimberly Cookey-Gam demonstrating a variety of approaches to the medium.

About Staffordshire St:

Staffordshire St is an independent project space in Peckham, South East London. The venue facilitates arts and cultural events and provides affordable studios for artists, makers and designers. ​Staffordshire St is not-for-profit and all income is invested into developing our public programme which launched the summer of 2022. The venue was established as an art gallery in 2017, before then it was vacant for many years after a community centre closed. Originally it was built as a Methodist Hall. We intend to support a range of cultural events for the local community. Staffordshire St will build on the established record of these histories, opening up again to the neighbourhood and developing a welcoming interdisciplinary arts space. More information on upcoming events at : or @staffordshirest For any upcoming opportunities, please sign up to our newsletter here.

Accessibility: There is step-free access to the gallery via the door to the left hand side of the main entrance. There is a wheelchair accessible toilet. The event will be taking place in the exhibition space, which is a large open room with bright lighting and some seating available.

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