The 62 Group is delighted to announce the following workshops for our 2016 Summer Exhibition Making Space at Macclesfield Silk Museum. Early booking and payment is essential as workshop places are limited.



My Life in Silk led by 62 Group Artist Paddy Killer

One day workshop
Saturday 16th July 2016
10am to 4pm
Silk Museum, Macclesfield
Suitable for Adults with some experience in textiles preferred but not essential.
Ticket fee £45 per person (all fabrics and art materials supplied)
Limited places, advance booking and payment essential. Use the paypal button below to pay:

Paddy Killer: 1 day w/shop

Paddy Killer has been using silk as her main medium since the late 80s, incorporating it with other textiles and non-textile materials such as glass, and wood. In this textile workshop Paddy will explain what has informed her work, and the processes and materials Paddy has used and developed. Participants will experiment with these processes, which include drawing, painting, bonding, and machine embroidery. Participants will have the opportunity to use the museum collections as source material to inform their experimental samples. Participants will gain an understanding of the importance of research and experimentation and will take away with them a starting point for further personal development.



Space (in your mind) for a new plan led by 62 Group Artist Tilleke Schwarz

Two day workshop
Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd September 2016
10am to 4pm each day
Silk Museum Macclesfield
Suitable for Adults at all levels
Ticket fee £70 per person
Limited places, advance booking and payment essential.

SOLD OUT : Please email the following address if you would like to be put on the waiting list chair@62group.co.uk

In this workshop participants will enjoy the adventure of designing while working, resulting in inspiration for a new work. The focus is on design, allowing participants to design a new work in their own style and telling their own story. The workshop will start with some exercises in mixed media and collage on paper. These fast techniques on paper allow participants to experiment and to try out new ideas. Demonstrations will include Tillekes’ favourite embroidery techniques. The workshop will have an emphasis on hand embroidery, but it is perfectly all right to incorporate any other (textile) technique, or use the sewing machine. The workshop will be illustrated with small lectures.  Special attention to the importance of SPACE in your work, space as part of your composition and space at the start which allows you to add ideas while working.  Hand stitching is fun but very time consuming, so please do not expect to finish a new work in these two days. The aim is to leave the workshop with plenty of new ideas and make a start with a new work on cloth.


For more information on these workshops please visit our education page.