Textile Courses

Batik on Cotton - New Beginnings 13th Apr to 14th Apr 2019
Tutor: Angela LenmanSaturday to Sunday


In this two-day workshop students will produce two or three batiks demonstrating a variety of techniques - either a built-up pattern or batik pictures. Working on fine cotton lawn students will learn how to use batik tools to apply hot wax, then cover the fabric with dye. After successive layers of wax and dye, the batik is dipped in a dye bath to create the characteristic batik cracking. Students should bring a few designs or photographs as reference material..... read more

Set the Town Alight 4th May to 5th May 2019
Tutor: Anne HellyerSaturday to Sunday


This is a busy but fun free machine embroidery workshop. Using my hand painted fabrics and free machine embroidery, you will create a beautiful 3D wrap suitable for use with LED string lights or a battery operated tea-light candle.  .... read more

Art at the Loom17th May to 19th May 2019
Tutor: Matty SmithFriday to Sunday


This course, aimed at all levels, will enable participants to start from basics by weaving a sampler of different tapestry weaving techniques, to explore tapestry weaving through interpretation of a personally selected image or to explore effects such as woven surface texture or colour blending. For those new to tapestry weaving or established weavers wanting to extend their skills, there will be opportunities to learn new techniques and insights into this exciting contemporary textile art..... read more

Belgian and other European Laces17th May to 19th May 2019
Tutor: Patricia BuryFriday to Sunday


This course is suitable for experienced learners and those new to lace making who are able to work the basic stitches and want to learn the mysteries of the European laces. These include Brugge Bloemwerk, Flanders, Binche Parijse, Valenciennes, Chantilly, Idrija and Tonder. Many are taught with the aid of colour-coded diagrams..... read more

Honiton Lace MakingCourse Full14th Jun to 16th Jun 2019
Tutor: Elizabeth TrebbleFriday to Sunday


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, 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

Taking Textiles Further - Pattern and Ornament15th Jun to 16th Jun 2019
Tutor: Janet EdmondsSaturday to Sunday


Pattern and ornament is a vast subject found across all cultures and traditions within the decorative arts. This course will explore historical themes in relation to pattern, referencing the organic and botanical drawings of the amazing nineteenth century artist Ernst Haeckel, a German biologist and philosopher. Flowers in all their myriad forms will be the theme to inspire three dimensional pattern..... read more

Patchwork & Quilting: All About Applique15th Jun to 16th Jun 2019
Tutor: Dawn Cameron-DickSaturday to Sunday


Applique adds so much to your quilts! You will learn hand, reverse, machine satin stitch, blanket stitch and my signature Invisible Machine Applique applique, and make four lovely elephants for a wallhanging or baby quilt. I will also show you how to mitre borders, make bias stems and avoid curved piecing using applique. Fun, useful and satisfying, ALL ABOUT APPLIQUE is an easy way to build your skills amongst friends..... read more

Print, Paint and Pinny15th Jun to 16th Jun 2019
Tutor: Alison HulmeSaturday to Sunday


Students will experiment with Thermofax screens, Gellie Plates, stamps and stencils to create a range of samples, and from these they will design their own large piece of fabric. Alison will bring a pinny pattern in four different sizes so that students can make up their own unique fabric design into a pinny..... read more