Arran Visual Arts April workshop

The Mighty Stitch Arran Visual Arts workshop

Saturday, 23rd April – Sunday, 24th April, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tutor | Laura Lees
Venue | Ranger Centre, Brodick Castle

Maverick textile guru, fashion and interiors expert Laura Lees has designed an exclusive short course where participants will be able to customise a unique piece of clothing/fabric using freehand machine embroidery, hand embroidery and surface textiles to create a totally bespoke, individual design in a relaxed, friendly and creative environment. Don’t let your skills inhibit your imagination, complete beginners are welcome, just bring an open mind and your scissors! There will be an abundance of fabric and templates for you to choose from to create your embroidered applique, as well as threads, trims and tricks of the trade. Machines will be provided.

As well as running her own label and interiors house, Laura has designed and crafted limited edition one-off pieces for fashion collections with Sibling, Luella and Giles as well as making guitar straps for The Strokes and working with clients as varied as Courtney Love to the Rolling Stones.

Necessary Experience | No experience is necessary.
Materials to Bring | Scissors. Laura will supply machines.
Food & Drink | Please bring a packed lunch. Tea & coffee provided.


Work by Laura Lees. Photo credit: Laura Lees website



Cost for Members: £30 per day
Cost for Non members: £40 per day

These can be booked at any time but it is recommended you book early as places fill up fast! Payment is by cash, cheque or BACs – Arran Visual Arts, Sort Code 80-05-84, Acc no. 00115842

For more information please email Kathleen Sowden at or phone 01770 600827

Or see the Arran Visual Arts website for more details.

Featured image shows Laura Lees textile commissioned by the Douglas Hotel, Arran.