Studio 11, Eastbourne



Studio 11 re-opened its doors to students fully in September and we have enjoyed getting back into the creative groove together. Based in Eastbourne, the studio specialises in textiles: surface design, stitching, weaving, felting and much more.

International textile artist Christine Chester runs the studio and enjoys working with students doing all sorts of different things. She has spent the last 30-plus years teaching textiles and has an in-depth knowledge of techniques, but also enjoys the challenge of working with people on all their projects and helping take them forward.

Studio 11 at Christmas by Christa Freestone

Always trying to offer new subjects, Christine is introducing a new class in January, Strictly Colour. In the full day studio class printing and dyeing will be included, or the Zoom half day class where most of the work will be done on paper. The course will look at both dyes and paints: how to get that perfect purple or lime green; how to manage and combine colours.

Inspiration is another topic which interests Christine. She has built a hybrid (online & studio simultaneously) course: Notice What You Notice. This is an interesting course which can be taken by anyone who wants to broaden their understanding of the creative process, as it is all about inspiration, research and experimentation.

Recent Open Studio event with student demonstrating

With six full 2m print benches in the studio now, there remains plenty of space for everyone to work safely, with creative sharing and inspiration from peers as well as Christine.

Courses can be booked and paid for on the Studio 11 website and for any questions email Christine at

pictured at top: Work from Studio 11’s Wet and Wild course

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