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Book by 1st July
New course inspired by summer colours

Explore textile art techniques to create a beautiful artwork inspired by summer botanicals

ENTER A WORLD OF TEXTILE ART

Online tutorials and membership community, curated by artist Ellie Hipkin

Explore new techniques, share inspiration and grow in confidence as you create beautiful pieces of textile art. 

Choose online courses and tutorials if you want:

  • to learn the essential skills of textile art 
  • to work through pre-recorded sessions whenever suits you
  • to pick and choose your topics 
  • to enjoy peaceful time devoted to creativity

Choose membership if you want:

  • to join an online community of textile art lovers 
  • to improve your wellbeing by committing to regular creative projects 
  • to take your skills to the next level through idea-sharing, demos, Q&As and feedback

Open for enrolment now!

Join before 7pm BST on Monday 29th April for a year of creativity

About Ellie Hipkin, curator of Flourish

Textile art saved my life. 

It’s how I coped with unthinkable loss, and how I draw on the calming power of nature. After a decade working in fashion, this expressive and tactile art form is now at the heart of what I do.

I sell my embroidered paintings, prints, cushions, scarves and notebooks around the world, and have the enormous joy of passing on my favourite skills and techniques as a teacher, and as curator of Flourish Textile Art Hub.

Join a short course or follow a tutorial

What to be part of a thriving textile art community?

If you are an experienced textile artist and would love to engage with like-minded people and receive creative prompts to inspire your work, come and join our Flourish Club!

Caroline Green
Caroline Green
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I have now attended two of Ellie's in person Workshops - a 1-day course on Monoprinting followed by a 3-day course on Textile Art and I can highly recommend them. Ellie is a fabulous teacher, so kind-spirited and encouraging to those attending her course and is someone who is happy to share her knowledge, skills and experience to be able to inspire and help others become more creative. I really enjoyed my time on the courses and I would love to join some of her new online courses and tutorials to be able to learn even more - looking forward to it Ellie!
MB
MB
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Ellie introduced me to textile art. I’ve done three free motion embroidery courses with Ellie, who is an excellent teacher, she’s not only enthusiastic , but very knowledgeable. Each time I finish a course I’m buzzing with ideas.
Pippa Hobbs
Pippa Hobbs
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I attended a three day textile art class led by Ellie Hipkin. I can honestly say that I had a fantastic time and came away with two pieces of work that I’m very pleased with. I had never done anything like this before, but Ellie’s instruction was clear and focused and she was always encouraging. She guided us through mark making, mono printing, paint washing and freehand motion embroidery. I would highly recommend her classes - a must for anyone wishing to develop their skills in this area.
Angela Byrne
Angela Byrne
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Fabulous monoprinting & free motion embroidery course with Ellie. Lots of inspiration, instruction in the video & opportunity for questions. I really loved it and can't wait for more. Thank you
Claire Harvey
Claire Harvey
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I took Ellie's monoprinting workshop and I loved it. It was my first introduction to monoprinting and Ellie was so informative sharing her knowledge and it was great to watch Ellie work. I love learning from Ellie and have now enrolled on a monthly membership art group with Ellie. I would highly recommend.
Donna Goymer
Donna Goymer
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'Ellie is a generous tutor who demonstrates her techniques effectively in her videos and encourages you to explore and be brave. Ellie has inspired me to push my boundaries further and to ‘let go’ of pre conceived ideas. I highly recommend Ellie’s course to complete beginners through to the experienced artists as there’s so much to learn. “
Claire Harvey
Claire Harvey
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I took Ellie's monoprinting workshop and I loved it. It was my first introduction to monoprinting and Ellie was so informative sharing her knowledge and it was great to watch Ellie work. I loved learning from Ellie and have now enrolled on a monthly membership art group with Ellie. I would highly recommend
Angela Bryne
Angela Bryne
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Fabulous monoprinting & free motion embroidery course with Ellie. Lots of inspiration, instruction in the video & opportunity for questions. I really loved it and can’t wait to do more. Thank you
Linda C
Linda C
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Ellie, who is a very generous and approachable tutor, has guided me into finding my own personal inspiration using fabric mixed media. I would recommend her one off courses as well her Flourish membership to anyone wishing to venture into textile art as well those who are more established.
Laura T
Laura T
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I’m only signed up for one more month, but it’s so addictive I think I need to sign up for longer…😊
Lorraine Owens
Lorraine Owens
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I am really enjoying the Flourish membership. I am loving the tutorials which are guiding us each month and using the skills taught to expand how I approach my projects. Your videos each month guiding us through are easy to follow and there’s no pressure to complete by a set time so it’s easy for me to work around my job and other commitments. I love to see everyone else pictures too within the group. I’m looking forward to the rest of the year, not only to complete the projects set each month but also to expand my knowledge and skills in mixed media, this membership has opened up so many ideas and possibilities for me. I have even joined our local open studio group and may open up my own workroom next year.
Sheila E
Sheila E
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I'm enjoying working through the projects set by Ellie. She nurtures us slowly and carefully, understanding our feelings and abilities.
Sue Elcock
Sue Elcock
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When I joined I was an absolute novice with painting. Trying new things with support makes a lot of difference. Following how other members approach the project is really interesting.
Andrea Graham
Andrea Graham
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I definitely recommend Ellie Hipkin Artist membership. It's a great package. Monthly projects that have clearly explained steps with a number of videos. Access to her skills videos (I recommend working through them all). Monthly group zoom meetings that even if you can't attend at the time you can email and questions you want answers to. A building library of artist interviews, and finally a one to one zoom call with Ellie during your membership giving you the chance to chat in a relaxed encouraging atmosphere.