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Quilling Workshop with Stephanie Smart.


Stephanie teaches workshops in beginners and intermediate level quilling. A historic paper craft known to have been practised since the Renaissance. You will be taught how to produce a range of shapes which can then be integrated into a beautiful two or three-dimensional design. No previous experience needed. All tools and materials supplied.

West Kent Federation of WI

23rd March 2024

Fully Booked


Worthing Museum

July 29th & August 19th 2023


Worthing Museum

Saturday 5th November 2022



The Royal Pavilion

Saturday August 13th 2022



Worthing Museum

Saturday May 21st 2022

Saturday July 23rd 2022



Firle Place

7th October 2021





Stephanie gives talks to private and public groups. She is booking for 2025-2026. If you'd like to have her come and talk to the members of your group please just get in touch.

Dates for 2024

please get in touch with individual groups to enquire 


Kingston Stitchers - May 2024

Jane Austen Regency week, Alton Community Centre - June 2024 

Wokingham Embroiderers group - June 2024 

East Kent Embroiderers,  Canterbury - July 2024

Chichester Creative Textiles - October 2024

Southdowns Creative Stitchers, Worthing - November 2024

Arundel Creative Embroiderers - November 2024

Dress Fancy (podcast interview)

with Lucy Clayton 

- available now



Recent talks given to (including):


Woking Creative stitchers​

Horsham Creative Embroiderers

Dorking Creative Textiles and Stitch​

West Kent Federation of WI

West Sussex Federation of WI

​Tandridge Handicraft Society

Wokingham Embroiderers Guild

East Surrey Textile Group, Redhill

Bromley Embroiderers

The Royal Pavilion

Thursday June 9th 2022 5-7pm

Private Tour and Q&A with Alexandra Loske - Join artist Stephanie Smart on a private tour of the Regency Wardrobe Collection Exhibition, and afterwards a Q&A with Dr. Alexandra Loske, Curator.

please contact The Royal Pavilion


The Royal Pavilion

Friday May 20th 2022 - 2-3pm

Symphony of Stars Revealed: Discover how artist Stephanie Smart created the dress bespoke to the Regency Wardrobe Collection Exhibition at The Royal Pavilion. With Dr Alexandra Loske. Curator.

please contact The Royal Pavilion

Worthing Museum

Thursday 16th June 2022 6.30-7.30pm

Stephanie discusses how each piece is inspired by period and place, history and story. She will explain how she developed her use of paper as a medium for garment construction, with embroidered and applied decoration, and how her latest collection variously reinterprets the Regency era.

please contact Worthing Museum


Chertsey Museum

26th February 2022


Firle Place

various dates August- October 2021


"...everyone was bowled over by your talk, your work and the research behind it all. I have had so much lovely feedback about the afternoon, so thank you so much for being such a great speaker".

- Horsham Creative Embroiderers


Stephanie at East Grinstead Chequer Mead Theatre

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Bonnet fr0m The Regency Wardrobe Collection

Past community projects

Beginners - 2-dimensional creative paper quilling

Stephanie first learnt paper quilling when she was 13. Returning to it as an adult she has adapted the technique to stunning effect, applying it both as a means of surface decoration and decorative structure in her work as a fine artist, producing garments from paper and thread.

Come and learn the basics of paper quilling in this introductory class. Stephanie will show you how to produce a range of shapes which you will then apply to produce a beautiful 2-dimensional design. No previous experience needed. All tools and materials supplied.

Beginners and Advanced- 3-dimensional creative paper quilling


Paper quilling was a popular pastime in the Georgian and Regency periods when it was used to decorate three-dimensional surfaces including pieces of furniture. Come back after the beginners class in order to see what you can achieve by using this intriguing technique to decorate or create three-dimensional surfaces. This class is also open to beginners with ambition.

Images from a quilling workshop delivered at Danny House, Sussex for the retired residents and staff

Community workshops

Images of workshops, using paper and recycled fabric; designed and delivered by

The House of Embroidered Paper for the community and visitors of Chichester Cathedral

- photographs below by Matthew Andrews

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