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Picture of Kate with partly finished work behindKate in her studio in Berkshire . "This is my favourite place - I can't think of anything I like doing more than starting with an idea, and developing it through the use of colour and composition until it becomes a new work of art"

Welcome to the ArtsFindlay website.

Feast your eyes on amazing original artwork made from textiles. Kate has been creating fabric paintings since 2014 using applique methods and mixing in many other print and paint techniques too.

You will find original art for your home here, as well as landscape and wildlife prints. In the shop, browse products for the home including cushions, mugs and tea towels, as well as an extensive collection of greetings cards.

If you enjoy making your own work, check out the new range of applique kits using fabric designed by Kate.

Book a talk or workshop! Kate is an experienced speaker and teacher. Email Kate to discuss what would work for your group. In the events listings you will see where Kate is holding workshops and exhibiting. Some of these events are open to book individually, by following the links provided.

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Festival of Quilts

August 1st – 4th at the NEC Birmingham Looking forward to showing again with new kits and products for you!

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Greys Court Show

23rd May – 5th June Come and visit “The Spirit of Nature” at this beautiful National Trust property just north of Henley on Thames. Sarah Pye and Kate Findlay are back for another joint show in the atmospheric Cromwellian tea-room at Greys with a whole body of new work. We are also joined by Janet

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Bookable workshops!

Workshops have been added to the EVENTS listings! Click on EVENTS on the header bar at the top of this page for a full list. Some of these are bookable here, and others through the host provider. There will be more events added during the year so watch this space!

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Festival of QuiltsFestival of Quilts
Date: 01/08/2024 - 04/08/2024

THE show to go to! Ill be there again.

Midsomer Quilters workshopsMidsomer Quilters workshops
Date: 21/08/2024 - 22/08/2024

2 days of bookable workshops

Day 1 : Bluebells and Beechwoods TBC

Day 2 Waterlilies TBC

Contact Kate for further details

Manor Farm Church Lane Chilcompton BA3 4HP

Impressionist InspirationsImpressionist Inspirations
Date: 27/08/2024


Micklems Farm workshop – BOOKABLE through their website-

One day workshop taking inspiration from Monet and working with confetti fabric

Wild Hedgerows workshopWild Hedgerows workshop
Date: 05/09/2024

BOOKABLE workshop at Institches studio

Create a small piece (30cm square max) using hand dyed fabrics (provided) Start by stencilling plant shapes before adding collage and possibly a small bird. Stitch by machine, or hand if preferred and see how to finish your piece by mounting it over a small canvas frame.

Tea and coffee provided, bring your own lunch


Impressionist Inspirations 2 day masterclassImpressionist Inspirations 2 day masterclass
Date: 18/09/2024 - 19/09/2024

BOOKABLE 2 day workshop at Susan Chapmans studio in Qwslebury near Winchester


Join Kate for a two day study of the use of colour in Monet’s masterpieces. We will paint backgrounds and then apply confetti, secured with tulle to create a feeling of this style of work. Pieces will be approx 30cm square, free motion stitched, although handstitching is a possible alternative.