Printing and Art textiles
Artist and Teacher

Links to my Facebook account:

"Thank you for a lovely day last Saturday (Busybees workshop at Tredegar House)– I really enjoyed it – very informative and relaxing"....

"I have really enjoyed the workshops with you, thank you especially  for the help you have given me..."

(Re- booking for next course....) "Hi Kate, it all sounds lovely and is topical for me as that is where my interest lies! The day is good the cost is good and I am a happy bunny!!!!"

Hi Kate I did your workshop at Westpoint, Exeter, and found it really helpful and inspiring. I have avoided doing any dyeing because it all seemed so technical....you made it really accessible....thank you. T-A

"Thank you for the information.
I will definitely be printing lots.
... I think you did brilliantly.  I certainly left inspired and filled with ideas I want to test out..." Lise
"We enjoyed the workshop and it's given us the kick start we needed." Hazel
"Kate is great!! I went to an hour workshop with her last year at Malvern. So much was learned in that hour... a three hour class would be AMAZING!!" MP

"Thank you for the information you sent on following the printing workshop you ran at Malvern...You managed to pack in a lot into what was a short taster session and I really enjoyed it. I thought the techniques were well explained and even complete novices such as myself and my niece were able to follow your instructions. ..Thanks very much...I would certainly recommend you or attend a longer workshop if it were available." SG.

"Brilliant! Very clear and beautifully presented. The three hour class was perfect - it gave us time to really learn the technique and experiment with our own ideas'... JP
Many thanks for a super workshop yesterday! JW
I was so inspired by what I saw and learnt from your class.... MB

€‹"I have attended plenty of workshops on various subjects, and I thought yours was up with the best.  I thought you were very well prepared, the  introduction and demonstration were clear and concise, and we quickly got on to doing the printing ourselves.  The atmosphere was relaxing,friendly and encouraging.  You answered all our questions and gave us extra time and help with further ideas.  Thank you for an excellent workshop!" Helen

"Teachers teach their students to use their skills to the best, and you do that"... Meg

Kate - I really loved your workshop on Jel-plate printing on Friday. I have come home and spent the morning playing. Very good Thank you so much.. Freda

​"I was at your dyeing workshop at Malvern Quilt show yesterday. Great workshop, great teacher!
I have been on many courses and yours is one that stands out!" Barbara 

"I did your Thermofax printing workshop at Malvern yesterday, such a lot of fun, and very impressive results. It was great having time to just have a go and play for a bit, before buying some of Ineke's beautiful screens from you. (I prefer being able to see the screens before I buy, rather than buying on-line. Plus, your advice was invaluable). I would definitely recommend both the class and visiting Kate for advice to everyone!" SJ

" Thanks for the taster session Kate.... now I have a taste for dyeing and printing (especially with thickened dyes), I'm looking forward to joining your Saturday workshops for a longer session". K

Hi Kate - I was at your dye class at Malvern Quilts UK yesterday... it was really great thank you! Finally  (after years of not knowing where to start) you have broken it down into really easy steps - and I can't wait to try it myself at home this weekend.  - JP
(ps also, just to say,  I bought your Procion

dye starter kit ... what a bargain!)

​"I just wanted to say I took the
opportunity to do a workshop at the quilt
show on Friday at Spalding. I chose the thermofax fabric printing workshop which was 45minutes long and presented by Kate Andre. I was very impressed with how much I was able to get done in the time allocated and left the workshop feeling
really enthused at trying a new technique.
Even though it was a short workshop I didn't feel it was rushed or pressured
and Kate is an excellent teacher."

"It was lovely to see you again and do the workshop with you yesterday.
 I’m looking forward to doing lots more playing with thickened dyes now.
Best wishes - Vanessa

"...I really enjoyed your procion dyes workshop yesterday at the Harrogate show, I bought one of your kits and will be trying out more soon...." Anne
​"Thank you for a great introductory workshop to gelli-plate printing. I really enjoyed it and the possibilities for creating my own fabric seem endless." JA

"Thank you very much for the wonderful workshops at Sandown Park on Saturday. I attended the thermofax and gelli plate printing and loved them both. I bought equipment for both and have had great fun trying them out at home. I never thought I could print on fabric but you have made it possible!" JL

 "Thanks so much for the big gel kits you sent to me in the post, they arrived this morning. I can't wait to give them to my grand-daughters for Christmas and see what they get up to!" Maureen

 "I'm really looking forward to printing some Christmas wrapping fabric using my new gel-plate kit I bought at Malvern. What a brilliant idea. Thank you for inspiring me!".



" Oh my word! This is the most fun I've had at a quilt show - everrrr!"  AK at "Marble & Make class at Harrogate Quilt show Feb 19

"Many thanks for a fabulous workshop earlier this month. It was a great day and everyone really enjoyed it.... I would love it if you could do a return visit next year"... SB/EmbGuild  Feb 19

" my group would like to book you again for 2020. I thought you'd like to know that your reputation is excellent. A couple of people have said you are the best prepared tutor they have ever had." CB/EmbGuild. Jan 19

" great session today Kate - thanks again!" 

"Hi Kate, My friend and I really enjoyed your mixed-media class yesterday. Thank you very much" (Duxford, October 2018)

"This was the best fun I've had in ages thank you." (Indigo dyeing taster class at Malvern Autumn quilt show 2018)

"A thoroughly enjoyable class again Kate. Thank you so much." BC

"I come to your classes every year at Malvern... this is the third year running and I LOVE THEM, thank you" KL

"Morning Kate, couldn't be more pleased with the results of yesterday's eco-dyeing.
​Thank you" L

"Thank you very much for the workshop today. It was really brilliant and although I've not done anything like it before, I really enjoyed myself. You explained every step and were very patient. I can see myself trying more new things like this now."

" Eco- dyeing has always seemed SO complicated - but you made it SO simple. I would even try it at home now... except I'd miss the company, and cake, enthusiasm and encouragement of the group".

"Fantastic week retreat - thank you! Can't say I'm rested... but I learnt more with you than I did all year at my local evening classes! "

"LOVE LOVE LOVING making the printed, coloured and stitched embroidery hoops that you taught at Harrogate last weekend. I've started on birthday hoops for everyone I know. Thanks for getting me started. J"

 "Thank you so much for your classes at Harrogate Quilt show last weekend. I can't believe how brilliant it was and how much I learnt in just 1 hour! I just wished you lived closer as I'd like to come to classes every week..." HP

"Well, I have to say your workshop went down a storm on Saturday at the Bradford Industrial Museum! I've seen a few people since then and all have said how much they enjoyed it and how much they appreciated you fitting as much as you could into the time available..."

"Absolutely can't wait for the Bodrugan Sewing retreat in September- I've wanted to learn dyeing techniques for so long, this looks amazing!"​

"Re-booking? ...Yes please!  Looking at all the great ideas on your Forest pages I’m definitely up for it!"

"Thank you (for yesterday's 1-day class) -
I enjoyed every minute....."

"Thank you for a wonderful experience since last September. I have really enjoyed myself and learned a lot and would be delighted to carry on especially with a Woodland theme."

"We had an absolute ball today!! Such great fun!!... our journey back was chatting, two inspired, extremely happy people!! Massive thank you to you... We will definitely be back... please let us know what you are planning... personally I am SO delighted with my indigo dyed shirt - I LUvvvvvvvv it so much....." NM

"Hi Kate....It's the only real time I get for myself and I love every minute of it!"

" Many thanks for all your tuition and help over the last year - it has been enjoyable and challenging! ps. thanks too for all the cake!" J

" [It was all] abit daunting [at first] but my confidence is growing thanks to you... I look forward to next term...." J (new beginner)

"Thank you for all your expertise and patience this term... it has been such fun. So good to be led into getting creative!" H (new beginner)

'Thank you for making us so welcome.... Thank you for such an enjoyable year..." J

" Had a lovely time, the spread for tea was fantastic. It was nice to meet the other ladies..." J

"Thanks for a great [end of term] party. " C

"Thank you Kate for a great opportunity to get together with the other groups. It was good to chat and see their work... inspire us for September!" H

" Just wanted to say... your gel-plate making kit is fantastic! really good and the instructions are brilliant to follow..." J

"Thanks for a truly inspirational  day at Spalding... you were like a breath of fresh air!  I've come away knowing something completely new and can't wait to personalise and make some funky fabric!"

"You are  super talented and a great teacher and remember... people go away knowing that they have learnt something and enjoyed the learning process"

"Just to say thank you for a great work shop at Harrogate yesterday (Marbling fabric). I thoroughly enjoyed it ... and look forward to the next time you are in Harrogate."

"Thanks so very much for the talk and mini workshop that you ran last night, I thought you were brilliant and several members have said and emailed me similar thoughts...You were so organised in the talk and in the presentation of the workshop that the evening simply flowed along - excellent work by you. Congratulations." SP

"Just wanted to thank you for a great term of lessons. I’ve really enjoyed it and can’t wait to take things further and develop some of my ideas next year" C

"Hi Kate... Had a lovely day as always.  The soup was lovely and so were the ginger tiffin.  Jayne and I were really delighted to get our very own starter kit and hope to get together in the next couple of weeks and do some more lino cutting. It was such fun.  Thank you for all your help with the robin, particularly the feet! " P

" Even though I've been working with textiles for 30 years, and have quite a few City & Guilds qualifications, I'm very much enjoying my classes as there are new ways of looking at things, and new techniques to try. I'm also learning so much from watching how the others work in the group too." Anne