Welcome to Fibredance

A Gallery of Textile Art by Carol Coleman

Putting the finishing touches to the 'Dire Wolf Crest', my contribution to the 'Hardhome Embroidery', created for HBO Game of Thrones.  This huge embroidery was designed and produced by the Embroiderers' Guild with other organisations.

Visit www.embroiderersguild for more information and venues where you may find it exhibited.

Dire Wolf Crest

Free-machine embroidery with leather and beads.  Diameter approx 12 cms.


If you are interested in free-machine embroidery workshops in my studio in Wigginton, near York please email for full details.  Cost is usually £35 full day; does not include materials, but some available to buy if required.  Class size is usually limited to 5 students, but can run with just 2.  Levels from beginner to advanced.

Please email carol@fibredance to book a place.  Requirements will be sent out once booked.

  1. Introduction to Free-machine Embroidery.         Tuesday 16th October 2018

For complete beginners and those who have tried unsuccessfully to get their machine to free-machine embroider.  A basic introduction and practice with your own machine followed by making a brooch using dissolving film.


  1. Cord Vessels & Motifs.                                         Wednesday 17th October 2018

All ability levels.  Making cords on the sewing machine, using dissolving film to produce motifs, braids and vessels.


  1. Brooches & Bracelets.                                              Saturday 20th October 2018

Progressing beginners to advanced.  Using dissolving material, small scraps of fabric and free-machine embroidery.


  1. Set in Stone.                                                               Saturday 27th October 2018

Intermediate and advanced.  Setting a gem or stone that is not a bead into fabric – may be made into jewellery or other embellishment and will probably need to be finished at home.


If you would like to participate in any of these workshops, please send in your name, address and telephone number and I will book you in and email a requirements list.


Further dates can be arranged if you would like to book a specific workshop with friends.



Scarborough Rock V

Scarborough Rock V.  Fabric collage with couched cords and free-machine embroidery.  A2 in size.

My work can be seen at the following places or events:

Glimpse of Yorkshire

Mosaic meets stained glass window.  New work for the Diverse Threads exhibition starts 31st August - 24th September 2018 at the Inspired By Gallery, Danby.  Sandra Middleton and Carol Coleman will be at the exhibition on Sunday 16th September 12 - 3pm to meet visitors interested in their work.

Friday 31st August - 24th September 2018.

Threading Through the Moors

A Diverse Threads Exhibition in the Inspired By Gallery at Danby, North York Moors visitor centre.


York Textile Artists launch exhibition at the Cemetery Chapel, York 10th & 11th November 2018.  Nine textile artists showing 2D and 3D work in a variety of techniques.


7th - 10th March 2019.

Creative Craft Show.  SECC, Glasgow

Demonstrating free-machine embroidery and exhibiting from my stand.


Email carol@fibredance.co.uk to arrange a visit to my studio in Wigginton near York.

Tree Bark

Free-machine embroidery of tree bark, about A4 in size.  Taken from a photograph of a tree in Moorlands Nature Reserve, Wigginton.

Earth Beauty IV



Free-machine embroidery of an interesting rock.

Slice of the Past II



Applique, hand and free-machine embroidery, quilted and sprinkled with chips of Peridot, Citrine and Rock crystal.  Private Collection.

Fibredancing: Brooches, Bracelets, Rings & Things.



Available only from the author.


Soft cover, 32 colour pages showing how to start making free-machine embroidered jewellery.  £9.50, post-free in the UK.  Email me to order - carol@fibredance.co.uk





Large free-machine embroidery of part of the sea wall in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

Original is for sale.


High quality Giclee prints available from the artist.





Free-machine embroidery inspired by The Luxor in Las Vegas.

Private Collection.

Slice of the Past III



Free-machine embroidery.  Exhibited at the Ferens Open 2017.

Private Collection.

House of Treasures



Free-machine embroidery inspired by The Treasure House in Beverley, East Yorkshire.




Small vessel with hand made decorative bead.

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