In Action • Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn

In this 2-hour stitch and mixed media workshop Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn will lead you through a variety of embroidery and mixed media techniques including: developing a composition / journaling, fabric paints, fabric dyes, embellishing, knitting, foiling, soluble film, hand and machine stitching.


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Jan and Jean share their thoughts and experiences in creating sketches through to beautiful fine art embroidered textiles. They discuss the variety of tools at their disposal, and provide loads of inspirational imagery along the way. Developing composition, working with pastels and drawing pencils and choosing colors/fibers for a variety of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional projects are covered, as well as developing photo-imagery boards and working from photographs.

Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn have more than 30 years teaching experience to a global audience of stitch and mixed media enthusiasts.  Together they are known as Double Trouble.

"...Inspired by various "scapes", including the sea, land and sky, Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn present a series of fiber art pieces that are original, richly textured, and harmoniously colored...with this video as your guide their innovative techniques will soon be second nature."
Pippa Eccles
Quilting Arts Magazine
"...The ideas and samples that they demonstrate are clear and easy to follow-- and they are generous with the amount of information they share...Developing sketchbooks and ideas may seem like an obvious starting point but the samples Jan and Jean create are inspirational."
Staff Writer
Stitch (Embroiderers Guild) Magazine

Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn • About the Authors

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Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn are internationally acclaimed textiles artists, authors and educators. For more than forty years the duo know as “Double Trouble Enterprises” has been challenging traditional notions of embroidery and stitch by working with soluble fabrics, mixed media, bonding, printing, embellishing and collage and extensive use of color development and journaling to great success. Founding members of the 62 Group of Textile Artists, featured instructors at Callaway Gardens School of Needle ArtsCity & Guilds (London), Fellows of the Society of Designer Craftsmen (UK)  and Presidents emeritus of the Embroiderers’ Guild (UK), Jan and Jean continue their work in inspiring stitch artists of all ages with print books, digital books, and a wide range of DVDs and streaming workshops.

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Visit their Double Trouble Enterprises Website