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Create a beautiful concertina book. Explore how to layer up painted bondaweb and fabric collage and then how to draw into this using free machine embroidery. Particular detail will be given to the book cover. Once you are happy with your work, a backing can be added and folds for pages stitched into place. Some experience of free machine embroidery is required.

Date Tues 10th September
Tutor Suzette Smart  
Time 10.00am to 4.00pm  
Ref 2500  
Fees £65  
   

   
NATURE IN BATIK

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Flowers, Leaves and Seedpods in Batik.

An exciting workshop to discover the exquisite art of batik. The beautiful shapes and colours provided by nature will be your inspiration to create batiks on paper, tissue paper and canvas using inks and bleach to add and remove colour, with hot wax as a resist. Create a selection of batik images suitable for immediate framing or for further embellishment with stitch, if you wish.

Date Tues 10th September
Tutor Jenny O'Leary  
Time 10.00am to 4.00pm  
Ref 2498  
Fees £65  
   

   
MORE RAG RUGS

Discover how to recycle your old clothes and fabrics into vintage looking rugs and cushions. Learn two traditional rag rug techniques: Progging, which gives a shaggy texture, and Hooking, a series of loops used for pictorial details. Make a sampler using both, or just focus on one technique if you wish. Jenni will guide you through each process enabling you to start a project to finish at home.

Date Wed 18th September
Tutor Jenni Stuart-Anderson  
Time 10.00am to 4.00pm  
Ref 2434  
Fees £60  
   

   
MIXED MEDIA TEXTILES

An opportunity to experiment with mixed media techniques, fabric collage and free machine embroidery. Each session will allow you to build confi dence in applying these techniques which you may wish to use as inspiration to start a personal project. Your work could be developed further into a panel for framing or a personal journal. Some experience of free machine embroidery is required. Materials not included.

Date Thur 10th October
Tutor Suzette Smart  
Time 10.00am to 4.00pm  
Ref 2644  
Fees £65  
   

   
REVERSIBLE CANVAS WORK

Reversible canvas work is based on double running. Produce a variety of stitches ranging from Florentine to multiple cross stitches. It can be used to make a wide range of items from key rings to handbags. The beauty of reversible stitch is that you do not need to line your work. You will make a small sampler that could be used to create a small purse or used as inspiration to plan a larger, more considered piece of work.

Date Wed 23rd October
Tutor Anne Dyer  
Time 10.00am to 4.00pm  
Ref 2665  
Fees £35  
   

   
STANDING WOOL

Standing wool is a traditional, but rarely seen, method of rag rug making. This workshop will introduce you to the simple techniques of coiling, shirring and wrapping strips of recycled woollen fabric. Start with making a coaster (or two!) and then move on to making a trivet or something more abstract. A simple, traditional craft that can easily be continued at home.

Date Wed 30th October
Tutor Rosemary Stow  
Time 10.00am to 4.00pm  
Ref 2652  
Fees £65  
   

   
CHRISTMAS ANGEL

By using the simple technique of needle felting, and creating wings from silk paper, you can make a beautiful little angel to watch over your Christmas festivities.

Date Sun 10th November
Tutor Clare Linford  
Time 10.00am to 12.30pm  
Ref 2600  
Fees £40  
   

   
FELTED ROBINS

Make a charming little robin to hang in your Christmas tree, by using the simple technique of needle felting. No prior skill required – just work with natural fl eece and a special needle and off you go.

Date Sun 10th November
Tutor Clare Linford  
Time 1.00pm to 4.00pm  
Ref 2598  
Fees £40  
   

   
BRAID SOCIETY TRY-IT DAY

Come to learn or improve your braids, cords, tassels, knots etc. Braid Society members, Julie Hedges and Kay Hawkins, will be introducing various braiding techniques including tablet weaving, ply-split braiding and Kumihimo. Lunch is available to members and non-members for £5.00. The Braid Society has very kindly subsidised this course.

Date Sun 17th November
Tutor Anne Dyer, Julie Hedges and Kay Hawkins  
Time 10.00am to 4.00pm  
Ref 2585  
Fees £15 for members
£20 for non-members
 
   

   
MIXED MEDIA TEXTILES

An opportunity to experiment with mixed media techniques, fabric collage and free machine embroidery. Each session will allow you to build confi dence in applying these techniques which you may wish to use as inspiration to start a personal project. Your work could be developed further into a panel for framing or a personal journal. Some experience of free machine embroidery is required. Materials not included.

Date Thur 21st November
Tutor Suzette Smart  
Time 10.00am to 4.00pm  
Ref 2645  
Fees £65  
   

   
EMBROIDERED MANDALA

This workshop is for those students who wish to take their basic embroidery skills further. Work a colourful mandala in a variety of different traditional embroidery techniques. Experiment with lustrous gold and coloured embroidery threads, ribbons and beads. Learn how to combine some more advanced techniques to enrich your work.

Date Wed 27th November
Tutor Sue Greenan  
Time 10.00am to 4.00pm  
Ref 2578  
Fees £50  
   

   
CHRISTMAS ANGEL

By using the simple technique of needle felting, and creating wings from silk paper, you can make a beautiful little angel to watch over your Christmas festivities.

Date Thur 5th December
Tutor Clare Linford  
Time 10.00am to 12.30pm  
Ref 2601  
Fees £40  
   

   
FELTED ROBINS

Make a charming little robin to hang in your Christmas tree, by using the simple technique of needle felting. No prior skill required – just work with natural fl eece and a special needle and off you go.

Date Thur 5th December
Tutor Clare Linford  
Time 1.00pm to 4.00pm  
Ref 2599  
Fees £40  
   

   
MIXED MEDIA TEXTILES

An opportunity to experiment with mixed media techniques, fabric collage and free machine embroidery. Each session will allow you to build confi dence in applying these techniques which you may wish to use as inspiration to start a personal project. Your work could be developed further into a panel for framing or a personal journal. Some experience of free machine embroidery is required. Materials not included.

Date Thur 23rd January
Tutor Suzette Smart  
Time 10.00am to 4.00pm  
Ref 2646  
Fees £65  
   

   
INTRODUCTION TO FELTING

Make a simple seamless bag with a flap using basic felting techniques. Decorate your bag with a variety of fibres, then make and add a felted handle.

Date Wed 29th January
Tutor Susan Mulcock  
Time 10.00am to 4.00pm  
Ref 2611  
Fees £60  
   

   
STITCHED BIRDS AND ANIMALS

Take inspiration from birds and animals to create a textile picture. Experimenting on a vintage fabric base (this could be a napkin or a tray cloth), learn how to combine fabric collage with free machine embroidery. You may wish to embellish your work further with hand embroidery. Materials not included. Some experience of free machine embroidery is required.

Date Wed 12th Februaury
Tutor Suzette Smart  
Time 10.00am to 4.00pm  
Ref 2647  
Fees £65  
   

   
STICK WEAVING

Learn the basics of weaving using a very simple but fun method using weaving sticks. Experiment by weaving with a variety of yarns to achieve varying effects. After making a narrow length of weaving, this is glued and made into a small mat either by coiling or by using strips. Lengths can be stitched together to make a bag, tied to make a wall hanging or manipulated into decorations.

Date Wed 19th Februaury
Tutor Fiona Nisbet  
Time 10.00am to 4.00pm  
Ref 2612  
Fees £60  
   

   
STANDING WOOL

Standing wool is a traditional, but rarely seen, method of rag rug making. This workshop will introduce you to the simple techniques of coiling, shirring and wrapping strips of recycled woollen fabric. Start with making a coaster (or two!) and then move on to making a trivet or something more abstract. A simple, traditional craft that can easily be continued at home.

Date Sat 22nd February
Tutor Rosemary Stow  
Time 10.00am to 4.00pm  
Ref 2653  
Fees £65  
   

   
PEG LOOM WEAVING

Do you have a peg loom and want to learn how to get started? Whether you are an absolute beginner or want to take your basic skills further, this workshop can help. From Swedish two-shaft patterns to half circle rugs, enjoy the range of effects possible on this versatile tool..

Date Wed 26th February
Tutor Anne Dyer  
Time 10.00am to 4.00pm  
Ref 2666  
Fees £35  
   

   
STITCHED CUPS AND SAUCERS

Be inspired by your best bone china to create a bowl, or cup and saucer with free machine embroidery onto water soluble fabric. Add a few snippets of lightweight fabric as you stitch. Once you are happy with your work, the water soluble fabric is dissolved and your chosen piece of crockery is used to mould your piece into shape. An exciting and eff ective way to create 3D samples of stitch work. Materials not included. Some experience of free machine embroidery is required.

Date Wed 18th March
Tutor Suzette Smart  
Time 10.00am to 4.00pm  
Ref 2648  
Fees £65  
   

   
EMBROIDERED MANDALA

This workshop is for those students who wish to take their basic embroidery skills further. Work a colourful mandala in a variety of different traditional embroidery techniques. Experiment with lustrous gold and coloured embroidery threads, ribbons and beads. Learn how to combine some more advanced techniques to enrich your work.

Date Wed 25th March
Tutor Sue Greenan  
Time 10.00am to 4.00pm  
Ref 2661  
Fees £50