Textile Courses

Honiton Lace Making14th Jan to 16th Jan 2022
Tutor: Elizabeth TrebbleFriday to Sunday

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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

"Course excellent and the tutor fantastic (as ever!)". (October 2019)

Bedfordshire and Bucks Point Lace25th Feb to 27th Feb 2022
Tutor: Louise WestFriday to Sunday

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This is a weekend course on Bedfordshire and Bucks Point lace, with individual tuition to focus on a new project, a new lace or continue and make progress on an existing project. Weekend courses give you more concentrated time than a weekly class to make significant progress. The pattern can be supplied before the course by contacting the tutor. This course is taught through individual learning and group demonstrations of techniques as appropriate. .... read more

Bobbin Lace Making22nd Apr to 24th Apr 2022
Tutor: Jan TregidgoFriday to Sunday

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This course is for all those bobbin lacemakers who want the time to enjoy their lacemaking with a very experienced teacher on hand to help and guide them. It is also for total beginners to Have a Go at Bobbin Lace, Jan will lend you all the equipment you need. Lapsed lace makers will find it a great opportunity to return to the craft..... read more

A lovely weekend. (Mar 2019)

Paint, Collage, Stitch, Create II23rd Apr to 24th Apr 2022
Tutor: Gina FerrariSaturday to Sunday

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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 use the papers for collage before adding stitch with free machine embroidery creating 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)

Fabric printing - Print and Paint a Pinny, Picture or Handbag7th May to 8th May 2022
Tutor: Alison HulmeSaturday to Sunday

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Students will experiment with Thermofax screens, Gellie Plates, stamps and stencils to create a range of samples, 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. Alternatively students may choose to make a picture or large bag.... read more

Beginning Machine Quilting for the Terrified!21st May to 22nd May 2022
Tutor: Dawn Cameron-DickSaturday to Sunday

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Face your fear and join with other beginners under the guidance of long time machine quilter Dawn Cameron-Dick to learn straight line stitching, in the ditch and free motion quilting, guided free motion quilting, and ruler work. This course aims to ensure that you become comfortable with your machine and your ability to produce decent machine quilting. You will leave with many sample pieces you have produced and a wealth of information to assist you to continue to progress with these skills..... read more

Honiton Lace Making10th Jun to 12th Jun 2022
Tutor: Elizabeth TrebbleFriday to Sunday

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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

"Excellent course" (June 2019)