Creative Crafts Courses

Honiton Lace Making9th Aug to 11th Aug 2021
Tutor: Elizabeth TrebbleMonday to Wednesday

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A course suitable for all levels of Honiton Lace makers and for lace makers new to Honiton Lace but with experience in other bobbin laces. This course aims to enable learners to improve skills in Honiton Lace making. For those with experience of Honiton Lace working on new or existing projects there is the opportunity to expand knowledge already attained with encouragement to experiment with technique, design and interpretation. For those new to Honiton Lace instruction will be given in the practice and theory of the lace with the commencement of the first project covering the basic techniques required..... read more

"An excellent weekend - wonderful tutor." (October 2019)

Raffia Bag Making9th Aug to 10th Aug 2021
Tutor: Claire Richards - NEW TUTORMonday to Tuesday

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Make your own beautiful raffia bag during the two days. Relax with raffia, plaiting and learning the skills to make your own bag and many more for family and friends if you wish. Raffia is a lovely material to work with - natural, sustainable and very flexible, which also means forgiving(!) - these days are good for complete beginners. All materials are provided, please just bring a smileā€¦.... read more

Upholstery RestorationCourse Full - Add me to Waiting List9th Aug to 12th Aug 2021
Tutor: David JamesMonday to Thursday

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This is a project led course with students providing their own upholstery project to work on under the expert eye and with guidance from a very experienced upholsterer and tutor..... read more

Woodcarving9th Aug to 13th Aug 2021
Tutor: Ernest Riall - NEW TUTORMonday to Friday

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The course aims to introduce complete beginners to the basic skills of carving, chisel sharpening and wood behaviour. In further sessions you may follow a structured course of set projects or develop your own ideas. At every stage you will add to your skills and knowledge of all aspects of carving and develop design skills. Experienced carvers will be helped to develop their own projects and skills..... read more

Paint, Collage, Stitch, CreateCourse Full - Add me to Waiting List12th Aug to 13th Aug 2021
Tutor: Gina FerrariThursday to Friday

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Unleash your creativity as you paint and print your own unique papers and backgrounds, experimenting with colours, textures and mark making using a variety of techniques. Then cut them up and collage them before adding stitch with free machine embroidery to create your own unique artworks. This course is suitable for all levels of experience as full instruction will be given. You will need your own sewing machine and be able to lower the feed dogs..... read more

"Tutor excellent." (March 2019)

Upholstery Restoration16th Aug to 19th Aug 2021
Tutor: David JamesMonday to Thursday

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This is a project led course with students providing their own upholstery project to work on under the expert eye and with guidance from a very experienced upholsterer and tutor..... read more

Art JournallingCourse Full - Add me to Waiting List18th Aug to 20th Aug 2021
Tutor: Paula WatkinsWednesday to Friday

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During this three day art journalling course we will enjoy discovering many different aspects of art journalling with an exciting and adventurous combination of mixed media techniques. .... read more

"Paula is an absolutely fantastic artist and teacher." (Summer School 2019

Textile Design: Inspired by Cloth23rd Aug to 25th Aug 2021
Tutor: Janet EdmondsMonday to Wednesday

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Artists painting in the Renaissance period, 16th/17th centuries, were very skilled in depicting figures draped in all types of cloth. They painted velvet, satin, diaphanous transparent fabrics, and working cloths made of rough cotton fabric. What kind of marks are needed to depict this range of fabrics? Be inspired to explore these wonderful drapes that can provide ideas for design and stitch..... read more

"Refreshing and stimulating - a year's work to do at home!" (June 2019)

Pique Assiette Mosaic (China and found Objects)23rd Aug to 24th Aug 2021
Tutor: Rosalind WatesMonday to Tuesday

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A creative course in which you will use found objects and china to mosaic a board, a pot, a frame - whatever your imagination comes up with! You will be guided through your own individual project to create a unique piece to take home. This is an opportunity to use all those bits and pieces you've been collecting over the years: the pieces of china you dug up, the buttons you didn't like to throw away, the shells and pebbles - whatever you can come up with! .... read more

"Thank you Roz, it was a lovely break for me and an interesting creative adventure!" (August 2018)