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June 2019

KITCHEN CUPBOARD DYEING

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
£65

You'd be amazed how many day to day ingredients can transform fabrics by adding exciting colours. Some dye baths will be already made up, others you will create yourself. Learn about mordants and techniques to fix the colours. At the end of the day you will have a recipe book full of ideas to take this kind of 'cooking' further. There may even be time to create a small item from some of your lovely fabric.

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RAG RUGS 2

June 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
£32

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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July 2019

RAG RUGS

July 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
£27

An evening course in traditional ways to make a rag rug. You will learn 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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RAG RUGS 3

July 24 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
£32

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
£70

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
£65.00

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
£75

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
£65.00

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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Embelished Mandala Textile Art

November 22 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
£35.00

This 3 hour workshop will combine all of the techniques and ideas of colour, pattern and texture to help you create your own mandala inspired textile art design.

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For 2020 courses, please check back with us in January

November 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Have a lovely Christmas

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Important Information:
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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