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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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Using Your Sewing Machine - Basic Sewing Techniques

This session will introduce you to several sewing techniques that are commonly used in dressmaking and soft furnishings. Using your sewing machine, you will make samples of these techniques that can be referenced for future projects.

Topics covered include:

Fabric grain
Tailors’ tacks
Hems
Seams and seam finishing
Darts
Bias binding
Piping
Zips
Buttonholes
Buttons
Casing with elastic or tape

Your tutor will guide you through each technique enabling you to create a sample for each process covered on the day.

Students are required to bring along their own sewing machines, which should be in good working order, as well as the machine instruction manual. If you do not have a copy of your manual you can usually find these online.

You are also requested to bring along any machine attachments, bobbins and machine needles as certain techniques may require different types of feet for samples such as zips and piping.

Your tutor will provide some fabric and threads for making your samples and also some trimmings. This cost is included in your course fee.

This is the perfect follow on workshop to ‘Getting To Know Your Sewing Machine’ giving you the confidence to take your machine sewing skills one step further.

It is also perfect for those students who have not used their sewing machines for some time and who may want to refresh their machining skills.

A light lunch will be provided.

Date Saturday 13th July 2024
Tutor Victoria Haire
Time 10.00am – 3.30pm
Ref 3495
Fees £75
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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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Off Loom Weaving – Stones, Pebbles and Wood

Learn to weave without a loom by wrapping thread around a pebble, stone or piece of wood and weaving patterns through it with a bodkin needle. 

You can choose your own colourways, using monochrome, earthy or brightly coloured yarns, from a selection provided by your tutor.

The tutor will also provide stones, pebbles and wood for you to weave on. 

You can bring your own stone or pebble, but please ensure the surface is fairly flat.

These woven or wrapped pebbles and stones make fabulous contemporary ornaments.

The weavings on wood look striking when mounted into a simple frame. These frames can be provided, if you wish, at a cost of £7, payable to your tutor on the day.

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

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

Date Thursday 8th August 2024
Tutor Victoria Haire
Time 10.00am – 1.00pm
Ref 3534
Fees £55
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Getting to Know Your Sewing Machine
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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 August 15th 2024
Tutor Victoria Haire
Time 10.00am – 3.30pm
Ref 3493
Fees £75
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Image above is of student’s work on a previous workshop.

An Introduction To Eco Printing

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 picnic lunch will be provided.

Date Thursday 15th August 2024
Tutor Jane Hunter
Time 10.00am – 3.30pm
Ref 3542
Fees £80
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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 is provided.

Date Thursday 19th September 2024
Tutor Jane Hunter
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3543
Fees £85
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Hand Stitched Coin Purse

Using a range of fabrics and embellishments, create a beautiful coin purse.

First, you will learn how to make a pattern for the purse frame. This skill can be transferred to a variety of frames and used for future projects.

Once your pattern is ready, you will choose from a selection of fabrics, some eco printed, and design a collaged background. Once you are happy with your design you can add stitching and embellishments creating the perfect cover for your purse.

Finally join everything together and hand stitch into the frame.

Some stitch experience would be useful, but is not essential.  Your tutor will guide everyone through the process.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

A light lunch will be provided.

Date Thursday 10th October 2024
Tutor Jane Hunter
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3546
Fees £80
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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 measuring approximately 160 cm x 45 cm.

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

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

A light lunch will be provided.

Date Tuesday 29th October 2024
Tutor Clare Linford
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3533
Fees £90
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