Collection: TEXTILE COURSES

Discover new skills, brush up on old ones and explore your own creativity here at Combewater Studios situated on the edge of the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Devon / Dorset border.

With a broad range of technical skills and many years experience making textiles, Alison Shelton Brown is able to offer you a holistic, traditional and multi-disciplinary approach with a focus on the promotion of skill as well as ideas.

Alison's passion is all about texture in her artwork, often incorporating fabric and mixed materials to create unique sculptural pieces and wearable art. Since she was a young girl she was obsessed with making - knitting, dressmaking, crochet, quilts and needlefelting, and exhibited for many years in London galleries with Prism - an international textile group. While studying for a Masters degree at Bath Spa she experimented extensively with eco-printing using foraged plants to print and dye silk and wool to create environmentally-sustainable accessories and clothing.

Group sizes will be small with the ability to be socially distanced when necessary.

For more information call Alison on 07811 102216, or use the contact form

We can also offer 1:1 and family sessions - perfect for that rainy holiday. Just give us a call to check availability. With London and Birmingham 3 hours away and St Ives, in Cornwall 2 hours drive, we are perfectly located for a few hours break en route to or from your holiday destination in the South West.

The studios are situated in a beautiful green leafy valley in East Devon, close to both the A35 and A303/30 near Honiton, not far from Lyme Regis and the beautiful Jurassic Coast. They are part of a complete eco-renovation project which also includes an old Methodist chapel.

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