The Heart and Home of Creative Experiences

I'm Louise Presley an artist and professional gatherer of stuff. My background is in fashion and I worked in commercial textiles before setting up Hope & Elvis in 2003. Situated at Welbeck, North Nottinghamshire I curate a program of creative experiences with leading artists and contemporary makers.

Join us for a relaxed day with dedicated time for yourself, space to work freely in, unlimited materials and inspirational artists.

"I just wanted to thank you for the chance to come on Jessie's workshops. I had a wonderful time! Beautiful projects and amazing studio! Delicious lunches! Friendly ladies! I'm really looking forward to visiting again. I'm searching the loft for all my embroidery bits, I've reawakened a past love!"Magie. 2016

2018 WORKSHOPS. Details coming soon.

Jessie Chorley . Sue Brown. Mrs Bertimus. Marna Lunt. Richard McVetis. Janine Pope. Mandy Pattullo. Linda Miller.

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Fair Isle Knitting Workshop 30th September

I am delighted to announce that serious knitting is coming to Hope and Elvis. Nicki Merrall is a freelance knit and crochet designer and has had many designs published. She is also one of the winners of the Designer category of Knit Now magazine’s Knitter of the Year 2017.

Please have a look at her website for full details and booking.

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