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Braid Society Try-It Day

This workshop is aimed at both complete beginners and those who wish to improve their braiding skills. You will be introduced to a variety of basic braids, tassels, cords and knots as well as special braiding techniques including Ply-Split and Kumihimo.

A wonderful opportunity to learn from Braid Society members, Anne Dyer,
Julie Hedges and Kay Hawkins.

The Braid Society has very kindly subsidised this course.

Lunch is available to members and non-members for £7.00

Tutor will supply most materials for this workshop. This cost is included in your fee.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

Date Thursday 18th April 2024
Tutor Anne Dyer, Julie Hedges, Kay Hawkins
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3463
Fees £25  Braid Society members
£30  Non members
   

   


Image above is of student’s work

An Introduction To Eco Printing
COURSE FULL

Spend a wonderful day learning the basic technique of eco printing, transferring colour and shape from leaves onto paper and fabric.

There are many different leaves that can create images and you will learn about common accessible varieties and the colours they can produce.

We will look at the different mordants used to treat your paper and fabrics to make the patterns light and wash-fast. These mordants can also affect the colours attained and we shall explore that.

By investigation and experimentation, you will produce many samples on both paper and fabric. After lunch you will combine your newly acquired skills and eco print a narrow silk scarf.

Students are encouraged to bring along any foliage that they would like to try to take prints from. Your tutor will advise on their suitability.

Your tutor will supply all materials for this workshop. This cost is included in your course fee.

This workshop is suitable for beginners and as a recap for those already on their eco printing journey.

A light lunch will be provided.

Date Thursday 25th April 2024
Tutor Jane Hunter
Time 10.00am – 3.30pm
Ref 3443
Fees £80
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Getting to Know Your Sewing Machine

This workshop is for students who need step by step guidance in setting up and using their sewing machine

Start by learning the basics of threading up, winding a bobbin, adjusting the tension and how to replace needled and feet. You will also learn how to use the various stitches and how to remedy problems with your stitching.

By the end of the workshop you will feel more confident about using your machine and come away with notes and samples that will help you to continue your sewing at home.

This workshop is suitable for students who have traditional or basic digital sewing machines. Students will be asked to send the Make and Model number of their machine to the tutor prior to booking a place so that she can confirm that she is able to work with them on their particular machine. This is due to the complexities in operating, and the time that can be involved in setting up some machines ready for use. Tutor’s contact details are available from the college.

For those students who have much more complex digital sewing machines, this workshop is probably not suitable.

Students will be required to bring along their own sewing machine and instruction manual.

Tutor will supply most materials. This cost is included in your course fee.

This workshop is suitable for beginners and  for those who wish to refresh their sewing machine skills.

A light lunch will be provided.

Date Thursday 16th May 2024
Tutor Victoria Haire
Time 10.00am – 3.30pm
Ref 3484
Fees £75
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Silk Satin Scarf – Watermarking Techniques

One of the beautiful effects offered by silk painting is the creation of watermarks – darker outlines to areas of colour. 

This workshop will allow you to build layers of colour and marks on a luxurious pure silk satin. The dense weave and glossy surface of the fabric will show off the design with glorious results on your own lovely unique long scarf.

You will learn the basics of silk painting, experiment with colour mixes and applications and how to fix your colours to the fabric. All students will leave with one, beautifully coloured silk satin scarf.

Tutor will provide all materials to enable you to make one scarf. This cost is included in your course fee.

Scarves provided are made from crepe backed silk satin, have hand rolled finished edges and measure 160cms x 45cms.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

A light lunch will be provided.

Date Tuesday 21st May 2024
Tutor Clare Linford
Time 10.00am to 4.00pm
Ref 3433
Fees £90
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Logwood Natural Dye, Foliage and Seedheads

Using eco-printing techniques combined with logwood natural dye and various foliage, create some wonderful images on paper and fabric.

The logwood dye produces a beautiful blue base colour, perfect for creating bold prints.

You will experiment and print onto handmade paper, card tags and also silk and cotton. You will be amazed at the stunning effects that a variety of leaves and seedheads can create on different base materials. 

The resulting samples can be used in many creative projects such as art collages and stitch projects.

Students are encouraged to bring along any foliage and seedheads that they would like to try to take prints from. Your tutor will advise on their suitability.

Tutor will provide all materials. This cost is included in your course fee.

A light lunch will be provided.

Date Thursday 23rd May 2024
Tutor Jane Hunter
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3444
Fees £80
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Getting to Know Your Sewing Machine

This workshop is for students who need step by step guidance in setting up and using their sewing machine

Start by learning the basics of threading up, winding a bobbin, adjusting the tension and how to replace needled and feet. You will also learn how to use the various stitches and how to remedy problems with your stitching.

By the end of the workshop you will feel more confident about using your machine and come away with notes and samples that will help you to continue your sewing at home.

This workshop is suitable for students who have traditional or basic digital sewing machines. Students will be asked to send the Make and Model number of their machine to the tutor prior to booking a place so that she can confirm that she is able to work with them on their particular machine. This is due to the complexities in operating, and the time that can be involved in setting up some machines ready for use. Tutor’s contact details are available from the college.

For those students who have much more complex digital sewing machines, this workshop is probably not suitable.

Students will be required to bring along their own sewing machine and instruction manual.

Tutor will supply most materials. This cost is included in your course fee.

This workshop is suitable for beginners and  for those who wish to refresh their sewing machine skills.

A light lunch will be provided.

Date Saturday 29th June  2024
Tutor Victoria Haire
Time 10.00am – 3.30pm
Ref 3493
Fees £75
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An Introduction To Tapestry Weaving - Landscapes

This one day workshop introduces you to the art of weaving on a simple tapestry frame.

Using the theme of landscapes as inspiration, learn how to create a simple tapestry design, set up a warp (the lengthwise threads) and how to weave threads across the warp. This includes how to change colours across your design. You will be guided step by step, from preparing your design to choosing suitable yarns and basic weaving techniques.

This workshop is perfect for beginners and for those who wish to refresh their skills.

Tutor will provide all materials for this workshop. This cost is included in your fee.

A light lunch will be provided.

Date Thursday 4th July 2024
Tutor Victoria Haire
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3497
Fees £80
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Block Printing Onto Fabric With Lino

An exciting workshop using lino blocks and textile inks to print your own, unique design onto fabric.

Start by transferring your design onto lino. Learn how to cut into the lino to produce your block and then how to print your design onto fabric using textile ink. You will cover the basics of pattern design and print registration techniques. At the end of the day you will take home your hand printed fabric which could be used to make lovely napkins, place settings and cushion covers, amongst many other ideas.

Tutor will supply all materials for this workshop. This cost is included in your fee.

If you have fabric that you would like to try printing onto, please bring this along with you. Your tutor will advise you if it is suitable.

If you wish to print a placement design for a cushion cover, please bring your cushion pad with you.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

A light lunch will be provided.

Date Wednesday 24th July 2024
Tutor Jacqui Dodds
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3481
Fees £80
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