find me out and about

I do my best to keep this list up to date, but please get in touch with me or the organiser for full details.
Contact me on alysnmm@gmail.com to find when I am available for bookings.

Many of the places I am asked to talk or lead workshops are happy for you to get in touch, or perhaps you have a group and want to share the travel and accommodation costs with another group local to you which I am already visiting?

2016
NZ
Regular Classes:

Tuesdays:
9.30 - 12.30am
$30.00/week, pay as you go
Contact: alysnmm@gmail.com 
Taking Textiles Further  
Textiles and mixed media for confident stitchers.
Increase your knowledge of the amazing range of materials and techniques used to create modern textiles. We will push your skills in many areas, experimenting and having fun with surfaces, stitches, paint, paper and more. This is a course for those already experienced in free motion machine stitching and with some previous history of textile art or crafts.
The sessions will be weekly apart from occasional times during the year when Alysn is working away. These dates will be well advised in advance.

Venue: The Belgrave Room, Knightsbridge Village, 21 Graham Collins Drive, North Shore City, NZ 0632. Easily accessible, just off the East Coast Road near to Rangitoto College. When you enter the complex park in the visitors car park, go into the reception and take the lift one floor down. The room is light and spacious with plenty of tables, chairs, power points and water – perfect for you to spread out, relax and get on with your work. 


UK
Find me at the Knitting and Stitching Shows in:
Dublin, RDS, 20 - 23 October, and
Harrogate, International Halls, 24 - 27 November.

15 October:
Cheltenham EG
Contact: annhamptonsw@yahoo.co.uk
Workshop: What Lies Beneath and beyond
Using the 'mola' or reverse appliqué technique, we will layer fabrics over a base of metal, machine stitch our design and then cut back through the layers to reveal colours we have hidden and finally the metal layer at the bottom.
Complete the piece with a little surface decoration and you have a piece which could be used at both a large, bold scale and a very small, delicate one

This will lead us to create a deceptively simple piece and stitch into metal with none of the accompanying worries about getting metal under your sewing machine.

I will provide sample designs or you can create your own.

16 October
Living Threads, Derbyshire
Workshop: Devore Developed
Look out for the Living Threads workshops - dates and subjects on their website.

27 and 27 October: 
Art Van Go
Contact:  https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/57355469/Workshops/Full%202016%2018.pdf
Workshop: Vain Devices

Who could fail to be impressed by the bold, bright and brilliant designs and colours of Elizabethan era costume? The rich colours; elaborate trimmings; the magnificent and extreme sculpting seen in the clothing of the higher classes are the inspiration here.

Go completely to town combining the padded hose and shoulder rolls, ruffs, gold ‘points’, lacings, fabric roses, stomachers and the finely detailed and embroidered coifs, the decorative scabbards worn by the men etc.
 
30th October
Living Threads, Derbyshire
Workshop: Zipperdy Do Dah

4th and 5th November
Thimblestitch, Devon
http://thimblestitch-devon.co.uk/workshop/alysn-midgelow-marsden-author-stitch-fibre-metal-mixed-media-day-1/
Workshop: Vain Devices

10 and 11 November
South Cheshire EG
Contact: rpcolley@btinternet.com
Workshop: Hanging Pods 

Make a series of needle felted surfaces including subtle glints of metal foil, knitted metals and metal fabric then complete with flourishes of beads and metal plate couching and create hanging forms based on pomanders.
 
12 November
Living Threads, Derbyshire
Workshop: Starting From Seeds

13 November
Living Threads, Derbyshire
Workshop: Gems from Scraps

16 and 17 November
Chelford EG
Contact: jane.rogerson@hotmail.co.uk
Talk and workshop.
 
19th November
Trent and Erewash Embroiderers Guild, Derbyshire
Talk: Down Under and left a bit

21 November
London Region Quilters
Contact: maggie.paykel@ntlworld.com
Talk: Beyond Babies, Beetroots and Bunsen Burners


An illustrated talk with behind the scenes stories about Alysn’s textile art. This is your chance to find out what Alysn has been up to since moving to NZ in 2012.  She continues to use metals and metal fabrics as well as other unusual materials in her work, enjoying exploring the possibilities that these surfaces give her to express her ideas.

3 and 4 December 
Harrogate
Workshop: Fernery Vessel


2017
NZ
Tuesdays:
9.30 - 12.30am
$30.00/week, pay as you go
Contact: alysnmm@gmail.com 
Taking Textiles Further  
Textiles and mixed media for confident stitchers.
Increase your knowledge of the amazing range of materials and techniques used to create modern textiles. We will push your skills in many areas, experimenting and having fun with surfaces, stitches, paint, paper and more. This is a course for those already experienced in free motion machine stitching and with some previous history of textile art or crafts.
The sessions will be weekly apart from occasional times during the year when Alysn is working away. These dates will be well advised in advance.

Venue: The Belgrave Room, Knightsbridge Village, 21 Graham Collins Drive, North Shore City, NZ 0632. Easily accessible, just off the East Coast Road near to Rangitoto College. When you enter the complex park in the visitors car park, go into the reception and take the lift one floor down. The room is light and spacious with plenty of tables, chairs, power points and water – perfect for you to spread out, relax and get on with your work. 

UK
I am in the UK between July and September, please contact me (alysnmm@gmail.com) if you would like me to visit your group. 
Bookings will be added to this list soon.
 
Keep watching for 2017 and beyond.


Your kind comments:
'Thank you for a beautifully constructed and presented workshop. It is such a pleasure to work with a seasoned, gifted expert who is generous with her knowledge and inspiration.'
'I have had a simply wonderful weekend. Thank you so much for being a great informative tutor.'
'Fantastic. Thanks for all your ideas.'
'A short line on behalf of Chesterfield Embroiderers' Guild to thank you for an excellent day on 31st March. At last nights branch meeting, the workshop was the most talked about topic with everyone saying how much they enjoyed it. Thank you again.'