16 Stoddart Street

Newcastle upon Tyne


Daily 10am - 5pm

Create textile art in this Nature-Inspired Stitch Collage workshop with artist Ailish Henderson. Image shows a textile collage in green, orange and gold threads and fabrics.

Nature Inspired Stitch Collage with Ailish Henderson


Date: Saturday 15 October 2022

Time: 11am - 1pm

Location: The Biscuit Factory Gallery, Newcastle

Hosted by: Ailish Henderson

Age: Suitable for ages 14+


In the last few years many of us have been more interested in the natural world. Inspired by her own work, this class guides students through the process of making their own nature inspired outcomes.  Play with paper and collage, which will be mixed with other media, with the choice to add stitch.  You don't have to be able to draw, it’s all about exploring the collage aspect and expressing your personality. Students are encouraged to bring along personal sources of inspiration along with any items they wish to incorporate within their own collages.

Ailish Henderson 

Ailish is an artist, researcher and teacher. Her career started in painting, quickly she began incorporating textiles and has studied both subjects formally for the last 13 years.

Ailish's current practice is cemented upon researching the connection between emotional repair and making. Evidence-based investigations show that across a range of creative disciplines, a form of restoration can be achieved for the creator brought about via the act of making rather than the outcome itself. 

Her largest works are humanised sculptures which emphatically portray a personal narrative of amelioration and betterment. Recent investigative work by Ailish is based predominantly in textiles, creating bridging outcomes to connect familiar fabrics with substances not generally associated with the medium such as jesmonite.

Currently the Editor-in-Chief for Mr X Stitch, Ailish has written for a number of art-related publications and offers lectures and tutoring within textiles, print and mixed media fields. She also sells her own range of printed textiles through Handmade in Britain and exhibits her work on invitation with 3 solo exhibitions to date, the largest of which was held in London in 2019.

Further information

All participants will receive an emailed booking confirmation and a reminder email close to the event - please check junk folders.

Payment is required upon booking. Cancellations made up to 2 weeks prior to the workshop date are eligible for a full refund. 

Within two weeks of the workshop date places can be transferred into another name nominated by the attendee, or transferred to a future date. 

Participants are encouraged to arrive around 10-15 minutes ahead of their workshop.

There is parking on site and we have 2 free overflow car parks on Bermondsey Street and opposite at The Holy Biscuit.