Jackie Wills Textile Artist Est. 1984

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Painting on Denim

Since 1992 I have sold over 900 hand painted garments/artworks using self taught techniques developed over the years.  I am looking forward to passing some of these skills on.Create hand painted machine embroidered textile pictures using photographs, flora and fauna from the garden and your imagination.










Painting on Fabric (Advanced).

This is a follow up workshop and is only available to those who have attended Painting on Denim workshop.  Create hand painted, machine or hand embroidered exquisite delicate intricate detailed designs and lettering in textile artworks, using a variety of methods.   Some of these methods will be demonstrations only.










Fibonacci Hexagons/Traditional English Hexagon Patchwork.

Summer 1990 Patchwork and Quilting Magazine published my article “Fibonacci Hexagons”Insight into working with the fibonacci sequence of numbers into patchwork.  Using glazed cotton chintz in patchwork.  Create templates using computer software, design your own work or use my pattern












Crazy Patchwork Waistcoat

In 2010 I was commissioned by Vogue UK to create a waistcoat for a photoshoot. Create a waistcoat.Create crazy patchwork and make it into a waistcoat using your favourite textured fabrics.  Demonstration of machine stitches. Please note you may not finish garment during the course of the day so a work sheet will be provided with finishing instructions.






jackie wills lime clematis leaves IMG_2043 Vogue waistcoat

I am currently taking bookings for workshops, talks and demonstrations 2018/19


Some workshops maybe discontinued and others added.


£170 per group at your venue plus travel costs.  £35 each person attending a workshop in my studio, minimum three / maximum six.   Some materials provided.  Happy to give local talks for free.   Demonstrations from £50.00.  Further detailed information on each workshop will be available soon.


Recent Talks and Lectures:


Talk:  20th March 2017:  West Country Embroiderers (Totnes)


I received a warm welcome talking and showing work to West Country Embroiderers yesterday http://www.westcountryembroiderers.co.uk and am looking forward to tutoring a workshop in 2018


Lecture: 9th November 2016 - Torquay Museum


A Career as a Textile Artist Inspired by a Torquay Museum Exhibit - Jackie Wills