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TEMARI BALLS

Making temari balls is a Japanese craft that originated in China and came to Japan around the 7th century A.D. Traditionally, temari were often given as gifts symbolizing deep friendship and loyalty and evolved from a fairly basic form into exquisite works of art. This workshop will introduce you to the art of the temari using basic herringbone stitch to create the traditional chrysanthemum design, or one of the more modern geometric designs.

Date Wed 31st January
Tutor Anne Dyer  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1990  
Fees £35  
   

   
FELT LANDSCAPES

Course full

Be inspired and create your favourite landscape using merino wool, interesting sheer fabrics and assorted fibres. Learn how to create felt using a wet felting technique, how to use pre felts and how to have fun experimenting with unusual textures and colours. Your landscape can be embellished with stitch at a later date.

Date Tues 13th February
Tutor Jenny O' Leary  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1931  
Fees £55  
 

 
TASSELS

Simple hard-headed tassels can be made very elaborate, very easily. By adding fringing, beads and small tassels to a basic shape, create some wonderful tassels that can be used to adorn your home. Think of those magnificent curtain ties that you see in stately homes!

Date Wed 14th March
Tutor Anne Dyer  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1992  
Fees £35  
 

 
NATURE IN BATIK

Course full

The beautiful shapes of seedpods and various plant forms will be used as inspiration to create batiks on tissue paper and paper. Working with hot wax and resist we will look at bleach and inks to create a selection of imaginative interpretations of the theme. Please bring along images for inspiration, and if you wish, a canvas to work on.

Date Tues 20th March
Tutor Jenny O'Leary  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1932  
Fees

£55

 
 

 
BRAID SOCIETY 'TRY IT' DAY

Come to learn or improve your braids, cords, tassels, knots etc. including splitply & loop braiding. Price of course includes materials. Lunch is available to members and non-members from £3.

Date Sun 25th March
Tutor Anne Dyer and Julie Hedges  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1997  
Fees

£15 Braid Society members
£20 Non-members