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TAPESTRY WEAVING

A series of workshops for students wishing to discover weaving or for those who wish to take their basic weaving skills to the next level. You will be introduced to Kelim methods and tufting techniques as well as joining and finishing . Over the course of these three workshops you will be able to design and weave a beautiful small panel.

Date Tues 18th July
Tutor Brigitta Shuker  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1767  
Fees £55  
 

 
NATURAL DYEING

Have fun cooking up dyes using natural ingredients and plant material, such as using alum and rhubarb leaves as mordants. Transform neutral protein fabrics ( i.e. wool and silk) into a palette of gorgeous colours. These can be used as inspiration for various textile projects.

Date Tues 25th July and Wed 26th July
Tutor Brigitta Shuker  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1766  
Fees £110  
 

 
TAPESTRY WEAVING

A series of workshops for students wishing to discover weaving or for those who wish to take their basic weaving skills to the next level. You will be introduced to Kelim methods and tufting techniques as well as joining and finishing . Over the course of these three workshops you will be able to design and weave a beautiful small panel.

Date Tues 15th Aug
Tutor Brigitta Shuker  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1768  
Fees £55  
 

 
BLOCK PRINTING ON FABRIC

A fun workshop creating beautifully decorated fabric pieces using fabric paints and acrylics. Learn how to make printing stamps to your own design and then use these to print onto a variety of items. Try out your new skills by decorating blank cushion covers, aprons and tea towels. Materials: £10 maximum.

Date Wed 23rd Aug
Tutor Stevie Walker  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1695  
Fees £50  
 

 
DISCOVER CHENILLE

An opportunity to discover and explore the fascinating possibilities of chenille, the process of creating a fabric that is soft and rich in texture. With the addition of raw edge applique shapes, create an individual and unique piece of work which you will transform into a simple cushion. This exciting technique can be used to create both clothing and furnishings.

Date Tues 12th Sept
Tutor Sandra Wiggins  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1746  
Fees £45  
 

 
TAPESTRY WEAVING

A series of workshops for students wishing to discover weaving or for those who wish to take their basic weaving skills to the next level. You will be introduced to Kelim methods and tufting techniques as well as joining and finishing . Over the course of these three workshops you will be able to design and weave a beautiful small panel.

Date Tues 12th Sept
Tutor Brigitta Shuker  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1769  
Fees £55  
 

 
COLOURFUL PRINT AND PATTERN ON FABRIC

Course full

Explore a wide variety of printing techniques for patterning fabric. Create unique and individual designs by exploring the use of a variety of printing methods on a selection of fabric weights and textures. Further experimentation with dyes and other print media will allow you to create gloriously coloured fabrics.

Date Tues 19th Sept and Wed 20th Sept
Tutor Ruth Issett  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1751  
Fees £150  
 

 
TEMARI BALLS

2 places remaining

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 11th October
Tutor Anne Dyer  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1989  
Fees £35  
 

 
NEEDLE FELTED TEDDY BEAR

Make a charming old fashioned little teddy bear by using the simple technique of needle felting. No prior skill required – just work with natural fleece and a special needle and off you go. Add a ribbon bow or tie for a special finish.

Date Sat 28th October
Tutor Clare Linford  
Time 1.30pm-4.30pm  
Ref 1834  
Fees £40  
   

   
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 5th November
Tutor Clare Linford  
Time 9.30am-12.30pm  
Ref 1887  
Fees £40  
   

   
FELTED ROBINS

2 places remaining

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 fleece and a special needle and off you go.

Date Sun 5th November
Tutor Clare Linford  
Time 1.00pm-4.00pm  
Ref 1885  
Fees £40  
 

 
HAVE A GO FELT MAKING

2 places remaining

A fun workshop introducing you to the magic of felting. Using merino wool, sheer fabrics and other interesting fibres, learn how to make pre felts, how to blend colours and create textures, and how to make nuno felt. Experiment with different samples and techniques and make a small felt picture to take home

Date Tues 14th November
Tutor Jenny O'Leary  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1930  
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 22nd November
Tutor Anne Dyer  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1991  
Fees £35  
   

   
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 Wed 6th December
Tutor Clare Linford  
Time 9.30am-12.30pm  
Ref 1888  
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 fleece and a special needle and off you go.

Date Wed 6th December
Tutor Clare Linford  
Time 1.00pm-4.00pm  
Ref 1886  
Fees £40  
   

   
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

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 Anne Dyer  
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

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  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 1997  
Fees

£15 Braid Society members
£20 Non-members