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.

Images relating to workshops

Ideas for what to make at the workshops.

In different shapes and sizes, the brooches could be made into many things.

Set in stone could be a pendant, brooch, bracelet, a feature on a book cover or bag etc.

Silk Fibre Bowls seem as delicate as cobwebs

Practical Coil Vessels can be many shapes and colours.

Clingfilm Sandwiches are unique collages of fabric and fibre waiting to inspire.


If you are interested in free-machine embroidery workshops in my studio near York, please email for full details.  Cost is £35 for a full day unless otherwise specified, which 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 register for details of upcoming workshops in 2019.

Requirements will be sent out once booked.


Tuesday 19th March    £35

Introduction to Textile Jewellery.  Learn the basics by creating a brooch, bracelet, watch-strap or a feature to add to another project using dissolving film and free-machine embroidery.  Level - progressing beginners to advanced.


Wednesday 20th March   £35

Set in Stone.  Using a cabochon or other inclusion, learn how to make a piece of jewellery with a 'set in' method using dissolving film and free-machine embroidery.  This is a challenging class and students may not finish in one day.  Level - Intermediate to Advanced.


Thursday 21st March   £35

Silk fibre Bowls.  With dissolving film and free-machine embroidery, turn colourful silk fibres into a pretty bowl.  Level - Progressing beginners to advanced.


Friday 22nd March    £35

Coil Vessels with Cords.  Make colourful cords on your sewing machine and then turn them into a practical coil vessel.  Level - progressing beginners to advanced.


Saturday 23rd March     £20                           Half Day 09.30 - 12.30

This workshop includes materials in the cost.

Clingfilm Sandwiches.  A fun morning creating new surfaces using fabric scraps and cling film.  No Stitching.   Level - beginners to advanced


Arrangments can be made if you would like to book a workshop with friends tailored to your own requirements.


Scarborough Rock V

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

Glimpse of Yorkshire

Mosaic meets stained glass window.  The top section of a tall piece using dyed silk and cotton, bonded and sliced to resemble mosaices and assembled to give the effect of stained glass.


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

7th - 10th March 2019.

Creative Craft Show.  SECC, Glasgow

Demonstrating free-machine embroidery and exhibiting from my stand ZJ06.  Fibredancing and WOWbook 3 available.


6th - 7th & 13th -14th April 2019

York Open Studios


25th - 26th May 2019.  10am - 4pm

Diverse Threads Spring Showcase at The Tithe Barn, Nether Poppleton. York YO26 6LB


July 2019

Wild About Textiles.  With York Textile Artists in Knaresborough

Details to be finalized.


Email carol@fibredance.co.uk to arrange an individual 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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