cecile garcia

Pattern / Print / Textiles

Distinctive printed products for your home and lifestyle

Workshops / Events

Drawing for Mindfulness in the Garden

12th May 2019


£30, Much Ado Books, Alfriston,

East Sussex.


In this relaxing morning workshop you will explore simple exercises that turn drawing into a joyful meditative process rather than focusing on the end result.

Mindfulness drawing brings attention to the present moment in time by focusing on what you are drawing and making marks in a freeing way that brings a sense of peace and enjoyment to your day. We will encounter the gardens of Much Ado Books with paper and pens, taking time to use all of your senses to slow down, breath, observe and record the environment.

Tea Towel Design Workshop

30th March 2019

10.30am -1.30pm,

£35, Much Ado Books, Alfriston,

East Sussex.


Join textile designer Cécile Garcia for this fun one-day workshop using pencils, fabric paints, stencils, typography and pattern to design a black and white tea towel using your own favourite short quote, alphabet, lettering or words of wisdom. You will create a textile piece that could be used in your kitchen,gifted or developed into a fabric hanging. No prior experience required.

Pop Up Shop

May Open Houses, Brighton

Journal Making Workshop

Saturday 15th September 2018


£35, Much Ado Books, Alfriston,

East Sussex


Make your own notebooks and journal on this one-day course at the beautiful venue Much Ado Books. You will explore how to use paper and card to create softback A6 blank note books and an A5 journal. You will make your books personal and tailored to what you hope to use them for. You will learn how to use staple and stitch binding, cutting and folding techniques. You will explore how to create fastenings for your journal and consider ways of embellishing you covers using lettering or printed pattern. You will take home beautiful books ready to be filled with your notes, drawings and writings. You will also take home the skills to make many more!

Micro Books

Saturday 28th July 2018


£30, Much Ado Books, Alfriston,

East Sussex


On this one day course you will create several micro concertina books, using folding and binding techniques in a playful and fun way. You will make original book covers using piece of screenprinted and vintage fabrics. You will also be introduced to ways of enhancing and using your books to create a curious minature collection of text, found imagery or pressed natural forms. Your new bookmaking skills will enable you to make books on a larger scale too!

Collaged Cards Workshop

5th May & 10th June 2018

2-4pm, Much Ado Books, Alfriston,

East Sussex Entrance to Prospero's Project £2

Cecile Garcia will be demonstrating her design process in the workshop at Much Ado Books new venture Prospero's Project. She will be using block printed patterns and arresting hand painted papers to create original collaged greetings card designs inspired by natural forms. Join her to create your own original card design to take home with you.

Artist Open Houses Brighton 2018

For two weekends in May a selection of cushions, zip pouches, limited edition screen prints, giclee prints and lots more with be on display and for sale at Lunamoon and Friends along side the work of lots of other fabulous artists and designers. Lovely tea and homemade cake to nibble whilst you contemplate your purchases!

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