bring textile art into your life with flourish membership

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ENROLMENTS CLOSE Tuesday 30th January 7pm GMT

No matter what your level – from beginners and up – you’ll discover the joy of combining embroidery, appliqué and collage with painting and printing on fabric.

Flourish is truly where textiles meet art.

Flourish is perfect for you if….

  • you’re new to textile mixed media
  • you’re still discovering your creative identity and style
  • You want to master the techniques and understand the materials
  • You want to be in a community of like-minded learners
  • You’d like support and guidance while you learn.

Our welcoming online programme is where you can:

• learn exciting mixed media techniques through monthly projects

• enjoy flexible, home-based learning that fits into busy lives – even yours!

• feel the wellbeing benefits that you know come with regular creativity

• connect with others who share your love of nature-inspired textile art.

 

“I had always wanted to become more involved in textile art but had no idea where to begin. So I joined Flourish and have been amazed at how much I have learned.”

Choose from the options below:

Please read our terms and conditions before you subscribe.

You’ll get access to our members’ area and Facebook community within 24 hours of signing up. 

3 months

£150
 

6 months

£270 - save 10%
 

12 months

£510 - save 15%,
nearly 2 months free!

Enjoy a no-risk trial

You’ll have 14 days after signing up to cancel your subscription and get a full, no-quibble refund.

Next project launch: 1st February

Watch my video tour of Flourish Membership

Find your videos in our online members’ area

The members’ area of flourish-hub.com is where you’ll watch the carefully planned launch videos for each project.

It’s also where you can develop specific skills with our growing library of short, skills-focussed videos. 

“The detailed and beautifully shot videos are so lovely and easy to follow.”

Watching a video tutorial for Flourish membership

Here’s how Flourish membership works

Enrolment opens three times a year. You can start the rolling 12-month programme at any of these points (and there’s no requirement to commit to the whole year).

You’ll get access to a new, satisfying textile art project every month. 

Easy-to-follow videos will get you started, showing you the techniques you need, suggesting materials to use, and giving ideas and inspiration.

Each project explores a new technique or theme. So, over 12 months, you get to try out all the key skills of textile mixed media art.

If you decided to book the full 12 months you will save 15% which is nearly 2 months free! Also when completing the full 12 months cycle you will have an extra 2 months free access to all the projects.

What materials do we use in the membership?

Every month we approach mixed media textiles differently, but we tend to use similar fabrics and art materials so you’re not having to buy lots of different supplies each month. I am also big believer in using what you have!

Here  is the list of materials we mainly use:

  • Cotton Canvas / Lutradur  / Dobby cottons
  • Fabric paints / Fabric spray paints 
  • Selection paint brushes
  • Cotton rag paper
  • Expandable paint /Light moulding paste
  • Mesh / voile / scrim / Organza 
  • Machine threads and hand embroidery threads
  • Found items / nature for mark-making and printing
  • Sketchbook and drawing pen

This is remote learning, but we’re truly connected...

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Lively Zoom sessions

Our monthly group Zooms are where we have fun talking through the current project. (Alternates between Saturday mornings and weekday evenings.)

You also get a FREE one-to-one session with me, Ellie Hipkin, at any point during your membership. Worth £90, this is a chance to ask all your questions, get personalised guidance and leave feeling inspired.

Plus there are occasional bonus interviews with other textile artists.

“I really value getting to know other like-minded members on the live Zoom. I always come away feeling buoyed up.”

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Join us on Facebook

Our private Facebook group is where you can enjoy:

  • a live session to launch each project
  • guest artist interviews
  • get help & advise from myself and your fellow Flourishers!
  • sketch prompts 
  • a chance to share your work and talk all things textiles.

“The Facebook group is a great way of interacting with other members and I love seeing all their progress and sharing my own.”

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Introducing Ellie Hipkin

For me, hosting Flourish membership is about even more than sharing fabulous textile art skills.

I also have the privilege of helping you commit to your creativity with confidence. And no guilt! (Hint – you don’t have to wait till everyone’s needs are met.)

Read more about the path that took me from a career in fashion to life as a textile artist and teacher.

“Ellie is not only super talented but an amazing teacher.”

You’ll graduate from the membership with:

• new-found confidence in your abilities

• a portfolio of textile artworks you’re proud of

• a vision for how you want to take your art forward

• and a lovely bunch of textile-loving friends.

“Flourish is the best step I’ve taken on my creative journey in a long time.
Ellie’s support and encouragement is brilliant.”

Everyone brings something different

You might have a background in embroidery, dressmaking, quilting, knitting or felting.

Perhaps you’ve enjoyed a bit of painting, printmaking, sketching or watercolour.

You may feel completely new to all of it!

But what connects everyone at Flourish is a desire to create magic by bringing these varied elements together through mixed media art.

Three reasons I know you can fit it in

If you’re still reading, it’s because you love the idea of some textiley goodness, every month. So there’s the first thing – you’re motivated.

Secondly, you’ve got a whole month to complete each project. Decide when you’re going to do it and let everyone know it’s non-negotiable. Then look forward to some peaceful creativity. 

The programme is realistic too. We slow things down with a lighter project in the busy month of December. For summer we go out into nature looking for inspiration with fun creative activities. And if you miss the group Zoom it’s no big deal – there are lots of other ways to connect, and you can watch the recording in our Facebook group. 

Finally, learning to keep art on your priority list is a central theme of Flourish. My job is to help you believe in the value of your art, learn new habits and develop a confident mindset.

With a bit of structure, you’ll find it’s easy… and I’m there to help you stay on track.

“It’s really helped me be intentional in making time to do my own art and is a great way to slow down, be mindful and enjoy the process of making.” 

MEMBERSHIP NOW OPEN!

ENROLMENTS CLOSE Tuesday 30th January 7pm GMT

You’ll get access to our members’ area and Facebook community within 24 hours of signing up. 

When membership opens again you will be able to choose from the options below:

Please read our terms and conditions before you subscribe.

3 months

£150
 

6 months

£270 - save 10%
 

12 months

£510 - save 15%,
nearly 2 months free!

Enjoy a no-risk trial

You’ll have 14 days after signing up to cancel your subscription and get a full, no-quibble refund.

Next project launch: 1st February

Register your interest

Add your email address below to be added to the Flourish mailing list and receive an alert when enrolment opens again.

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