Textile Courses

Honiton Lace MakingCourse Full - Add me to Waiting List9th Aug to 11th Aug 2021
Tutor: Elizabeth TrebbleMonday to Wednesday


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

"Brilliant teacher, course really enjoyable." (October 2019)

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


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

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


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)

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


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

"Excellent teacher with original ideas.  Makes you think and move out of your comfort zone." (November 2019)

Improv Patchwork - Make a Tote Bag25 Aug 2021
Tutor: Christine GreenWednesday


Learn the technique of machine improv patchwork and make a tote bag using recycled fabrics. Always fancied having a go at patchworking but not known where to start? Perfect for beginners and more experienced patchworkers, improvised patchwork is a great starting point. Inspired by the quilts of Gees Bend, this is a creative fun approach that is both rewarding and a little bit addictive..... read more

"I really enjoyed the course, Christine is an excellent informative teacher.  I learnt a lot, she is interactive and generous and really helped with the design." (Summer School 2019)