Tutors

Carol Mowl is the founder and main tutor of Beetlefelt, she is a textile artist and member of the International Feltmakers Association. 

Our tutors are enthusiastic about the subjects they teach and their passion is communicated by the way that they teach, as this is what they love to do.  Our tutors are professional, qualified and specialists in their field.

Carol Mowl

Newspaper BasketsCarol Mowl

Carol graduated from Manchester Polytechnic in 1986 with a degree in Textile Design and was ‘Highly Commended' for her achievement in Art History. Her thesis on the rare art of Porcupine Quillwork has been a source of inspiration to her work.

Carol has worked as a secondary school Textile Teacher and an Art Lecturer, and is a member of the International Felt Makers Association. She is particularly interested in inventing new and exciting felt that utilises the unique qualities of wool. Each piece is individually made with particular attention to detail. She is inspired by natural forms and paints landscapes to be translated into felt pictures. Her work shows great attention to detail and uses unusual felt making techniques. She has exquisite taste in colour and style producing highly desirable and aesthetically pleasing pieces.

She works to commission from her studio in Chorlton and in her custom built fully equipped garden studio in Manchester she also runs workshops. She has a relaxed and friendly approach and teaches a wonderful range of textile crafts and textile techniques.

Carol's workshops include; abstract art, baby booties, basket making, beading, braiding, demonstrations, felt bag, felt corsage, felt pictures felt spiral bead, felt hat, felt vessel, festival bunting, indigo dyeing, introduction to felt, knitted and felted slippers, lectures, machine embroidered bowl, natural dyeing, nuno scarf, paper making, seamless purse, sewing surgery, snap frame purse, table loom weaving, weaving woven hanging.

Dee Sayce

Dee is an experienced spinner, weaver and natural dyer, she has worked on many textile projects including making a beautiful hand dyed and hand spun rug. She particularly enjoys producing and experimenting with making spun yarn out of different natural materials. She is employed as a textile tutor for Freeman College, Sheffield and the Eco Centre at Wirksworth.

She runs own textile business 'Kinder Yarn', providing textile craft workshops, one-to-one tuition, demonstrations and talks. Sales of fleece, fibres and equipment, for use in spinning, dyeing, weaving and other crafts. - www.kinderyarn.co.uk

Dee has other occupations to help her earn a living and prevent her from spending all her time fiddling around with bits of wool, this includes working as a Graphic Designer at 'Wild Fern Design' - www.wildferndesign.co.uk

Dee's workshops include; art yarn, natural dyeing, spinning, weaving, tapestry and coiled basketry.

Juliette Hamilton

Juliette HamiltonJuliette Hamilton

Juliette Hamilton studied textile design, specialising in weave at Manchester Metropolitan University and went on to have a career designing embroidery for Marks and Spencers. She set up her own soft furnishing business after having her first child and after her second child she decided to change career completely.

Juliette is now a garden designer and willow weaver, selling willow at artisan markets and fairs and making sculptures from commissions. She also runs workshops at various places including Arley Hall.

Juliette's workshops include; willow baskets, willow chicken, willow decorations.

Maggie Holland

DrawingMaggie Holland

An experienced artist and tutor, Maggie studied textiles and the ancient art of papermaking in Japan, and sculpture and spatial design in the UK. She has exhibited fibre artworks both in Japan and UK. Her creative interests are broad and she has particular interest in drawing.

Maggie's workshops include; abstract art and rag rugging.

Margo Singer

Margo SingerMargo Singer

Margo is an experienced textile lecturer and freelance designer. She is the author of Textile Surface Decoration and co-author of, 'Textile Arts - Multicultural Tradition'. Margo specialises in surface decoration and uses a wonderful variety of techniques to embellish fabric.

Margo works with batik and applique as well as metallic foils to create fantastic stitched textile surfaces and is inspired by pattern and the surface qualities of trees, forests and natural forms as well as the designs and symbols of both Western and Eastern art forms.

Margo's workshops include; batik, customise clothes, decorative textile technique and silk painting.

Vee Hyde

Vee qualified as a person centred counsellor in 1998, specialising in gender and spirituality, and an adult educator in 2002. Combining her love of group work and the person – centred approach she has spent 20 years facilitating learning, coaching and mentoring for both young and older - enabling people to fulfil their potential.

She has always brought an eclectic mix of positive psychology, creativity and spirituality to her work so that the experience is holistic (and maybe a little bit magical) She is now undertaking a Master’s Degree in Emotional Education with the University of Derby, deepening her knowledge of the impact of life on the brain and developing greater skills in empowering people.

Workshops that Vee delivers: Love life on purpose – an appreciative inquiry. Still We Rise – resilience and contentment. Liberating your inner leader.  Vee also facilitates open space workshops, where everyone learns from each other within a frame of compassion, mindfulness and psychospirituality.


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