booking events sitselect Matthew Harris


Our exciting programme of events has started with select suppers in partnership with Allomorphic.

Our courses, events, talks and workshops take place in a friendly, open atmosphere that encourages discussion, informal networking and learning.

Please view our series of Master Classes below and check back for more events including talks with leading makers.


Dawn Dupree master class
Dawn Dupree

Master Class with Dawn Dupree
‘Mark-Making and Meaning: Constructing Visual Poetry’
Textile Print Master Class with Dawn Dupree

Date: Friday 4, Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 May 2018          
Time: 10.00 am – 5 pm Sunday 11 am – 3 pm
Venue: CSA Lansdown 13 Lansdown, Stroud GL5 1BB

You will investigate methods of marking, erasing, layering and colouring fabric using a range of print processes including: dye pastes, discharge, resists and stencils.
Develop personal approaches through constructed imagery, mark-making tools and experimentation.

Dawn’s work explores ideas around constructed narrative and visual poetry.
Drawing from a wealth of knowledge and experience of process based practice, Dawn will introduce various techniques and suggest ways to distort or manipulate these processes.
Participants may come with initial ideas and /or a group of objects that hold personal meaning to use as a starting point.

Imagery and/or drawings (up to A3) can be sent to course tutor prior to course to transfer onto silk screen.  Details to follow after booking.

Materials for printing including exposed silk screens (£30 additional charge per attendee).
Students will need to bring fabric (Natural eg Cottons / Linens)

Tickets: £180 full price
SITselect Member: £160 (limited numbers so it is advised to book early)

The fee includes refreshments – teas/coffee and an organic light lunch each day provided by Woodruffs Cafe Stroud comprising of delicious mixed salads, quiches and cakes to follow.

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Matthew harris  master class
Matthew Harris

Master Class with Matthew Harris
Chain Reaction – one-thing-leads-to-another

Date: Friday 18, Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 May 2018          
Time: 10.00 am – 5 pm Sunday 11 am – 4 pm
Venue: CSA Lansdown 13 Lansdown, Stroud GL5 1BB

A project exploring the idea of continuity and change through drawing, collage and stitch
Working from a collection of personal objects we will be looking at ways in which abstracted visual imagery might convey, explore and develop the idea of personal language, narrative and history through the interaction of making, materials and process.

Tickets: £250
SITselect members £220 (limited numbers so it is advised to book early)

The fee includes refreshments – teas/coffee and an organic light lunch each day provided by Woodruffs Cafe Stroud comprising of delicious mixed salads, quiches and cakes to follow.
There is a £5 extra charge for materials supplied

Matthew works with cloth paper and thread using a process of dyeing, staining, piecing, stitching and binding. He has exhibited widely in the UK as well as Europe, Japan and USA.
He opens his studio as part of the Select Trail in May.

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Celia Pym Mending workshop Stroud
Celia Pym

‘Mending’ with Celia Pym
The workshop will be followed by a talk

Date: Saturday 19 May
Time: 10 am – 1.30 pm
Venue: t.b.c.

Mending is a workshop that explores textile repair, how you do it and why you do it. It considers the tenderness and care of mending. The aim of the workshop is to practice mending techniques. You will learn about and develop skills in woven and ‘knitted’ darning, Boro and patching. There will also be an opportunity to work on repairing any garments that you own and that have holes.

Please bring along any damaged items that you would like to discuss repair options for. Darning materials will be provided. However for the patching if you have old sheets or shirts that have grown old and no longer worn or used and you would be happy to cut up please bring them! No previous darning, knitting, needle based experience is necessary.
Expect to have fun. Develop an understanding and knowledge of textile repair,
and gain an appreciation of why garments matter, and their history.

Celia Pym has been exploring mending since 2007 with extensive experience of small everyday holes, at heels, elbows, in pockets as well as working on more dramatic damage, from water damage, animal nesting and moth issues. Celia’s interests are around the evidence of damage – through repair you look closely at where garments and cloth have got worn down and thin. In clothing this wearing is often to do with use and how the body moves. Celia says “she likes that darning is often small acts of care and paying attention to where things fray and wear out.”

Celia Pym has exhibited widely and a winner of the Woman’s Hour Craft Prize in 2017. She is currently a visiting lecturer in Textiles at the Royal College of Art.

Workshop and talk ticket: £60
SITselect members: Workshop and talk ticket: £45

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A simple lunch of organic quiche and salad will be provided Tea/coffee provided

A fascinating and inspiring talk on Celia’s work and passion for repair will follow starting 2.30 pm

TALK ticket: £4.00 SITselect members Free
Talk tickets will be on sale in the New Year

Ruth Issett photo Chas Issett
allomorphic suppers

select suppers

Date: November 18th 2017                   
Time: 6.45 pm for 7.00 pm start
Venue: Allomorphic based in Lansdown Stroud GL5 1BB

An evening of delicious food and convivial relaxed atmosphere in the delightful setting of Allomorphic based in Lansdown Stroud GL5 1BB On November 18th SIT select and Allomorphic launch the first of our select suppers hosted by Dine at Allomorphic.

Option One
Full Price £22 SIT Member £19.00

Option Two
Full Price £22 SIT Member £19

Evening details:
Pre drink and welcome 6.45 pm for a 7 pm start
The menu on the night will be

A glass of chilled Prosecco on arrival

1st Course
Pumpkin & Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with Clementine
A traditional Provencal winter soup made with pumpkins, Jerusalem artichokes and a dash of bitter sweet clementine juice.

Main Course - a choice of:
Option One:
Hamin with Winter Greens
A traditional Jewish dish prepared and slowly cooked over 15 hours to coincide with the Sabbath.
Marrow bone, Lamb, chick peas, burger wheat, onions & potato
Option Two:
Chana Saag served with Malabar Paratha Bread
A traditional Kolkata region curry made popular in the time of the Raj. 
This is a traditional Bangladeshi recipe for winter months.
Main ingredients - Chick peas, spinach and tomatoes

Organic Yogurt, Pistachio & Orange Kugelhopf 
Served with Tea/coffee

Wine available £3.80 a glass or you can purchase a bottle at £13.00 a bottle

Campania, Italy                
The whites of Campania have experienced a real renaissance over the past decade. Fiano is perhaps one of the most exciting varieties to emerge from the region lately, with a unique fruit and mineral character and beautiful texture making it a stand out choice to your Pinot Grigio or white table wine.
This refreshing white has elegant stone fruit and citrus flavours that are complemented by a touch of honey and roasted nuts.

Marlborough, New Zealand
Clarence River's Sauvignon Blanc is a very pure expression of the variety, grown on vineyards which bask in the bright light and cool air of Marlborough in New Zealand's South Island. Winemaking adheres to the best traditions of Marlborough Sauvignon - grapes are cool-fermented in stainless steel and do not undergo malolactic fermentation or ageing in oak, resulting in the fresh, clean and concentrated fruit driven style for which the region is rightly famous.

A red burgundy will also be available details to follow

Tickets: £22.00 pp SIT select Members £19 (you must be a fully paid up member with membership running from August 2017)
You can Join or renew here

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