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July 2019


July 24 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

A half day course for those who want to try their hand at this traditional craft. By the time you leave you will have learned how to make proddy (clippy) and hooky mats. The session will be very much tailored to individual needs. Lots of samples, inspiration and cake!

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Embellished Mandala Textile Art

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

During this workshop, embroidery artist Jessica Grady will teach you a selection of her contemporary and colourful mixed media embroidery and embellishment techniques to create your own unique mandala design. Techniques will include metallic fabric sequins, painted metal washers and hand dyed DIY materials - repurposed as brightly coloured embellishments. These embellishments will be stitched onto layered fabric backgrounds and then laced onto foam board for you to frame up. All materials are included, so all you have to bring…

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August 2019

Modular and Entrelac Knitting, with Judith Shur

August 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Both Modular and Entrelac Knitting give the effect of a knitted patchwork. Modular knitting involves making individual units and joining them together by picking up stitches along one edge of another unit. Entrelac knitting creates lots of blocks looking like interwoven diamonds which are joined together as you knit. These techniques, once mastered, produce finished items which will astound all your friends (knitters or non-knitters). You need to be able to do both knit and purl stitch confidently to fully…

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October 2019

Wire Sculpture – Stag Head

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

These stunning sculptures will take pride of place in a variety of places. These stunning sculptures will take pride of place in a variety of places. I have seen similar ones in interior design magazines gracing Bathrooms, kitchens and living rooms. I think one would look pretty good on a garden wall or full of fairy lights at Christmas. Chris Moss will show you step by step how to create these amazing trophies.

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November 2019

Crazy Patchwork

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

My favourite kind of patchwork and the ultimate in recycling scraps of fabric. Once you've mastered the 'rules' your creation will be a very personal item. Simple embroidery stitches will embellish and enhance the finished work. Even if you have never embroidered before you will find this an easy workshop. Within the day we can create a small item such as a book jacket or mini bag. Others may prefer to continue to make a larger item. This is definitely…

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December 2019

Textile Wreaths for Christmas

December 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

During the day you will be shown how to make a beautiful wreath or table centre, together with some more simple wreaths Dip into our boxes of seasonal fabric and trim to make a traditional wreath, choose to go with tartans, or pick out your favourite colours.

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Drinks, homemade cake and biscuits are provided on all courses, with lunch included on all full day workshops. If you have special dietary requirements please let us know beforehand.

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