Learn to Spin with Sarah Harris
Spin and ply a ball of yarn. The day covers carding, and spinning on a spindle, great wheel and treadle-driven flyer wheel. Bring your own wheel or use one of ours. Materials provided.
Sunday 16th July
10am - 3.30pm. FULL
Sunday 24th September
10am - 3.30pm
Sunday 22nd October
10am - 3.30pm
Needlefelted bird pictures with Kirsten Hill-Nixon FULL
This Dry felting method uses a special needle to attach wool fibres to the surface of a woollen background. Bring along pictures of your favourite small birds, for colour reference, as well as 2 b+w A4 copies where the bird is at least life size in the image. All needles and coloured wool fibre will be supplied. A great way to learn how to make your own images. You dont need to be able to draw! And if you are a stitcher this makes a lovely picture surface to stitch into by machine or hand.
Saturday 22nd July 10:00-3:30
Patchwork Basics with Belinda Williams
Learn the basic skills needed for patchwork including the materials to use and the techniques for cutting and sewing. You will make a patchwork block which could become a cushion or a bag. Please ask for Requirements.
Saturday 30th September 10:00-3:30
Knitting and Crochet with Shirley Downey
Suitable for beginners and improvers. In a workshop style, students will gain knowledge of basic stitches, patterns, skills, yarns, equipment and pattern reading. Students will also be able to expand their knowledge and brush up on techniques, seek individuality and maybe even get some tips on adapting patterns and finishing garments. Please bring yarn and needles/hooks (or buy them in the shop)
Saturday 28th October 10:00-3:30
Lampshades with Sarah Brown
Learn how to make a beautiful drum lampshade. You will need to bring along half a metre of fabric (nothing too heavy or embellished please) and we will supply all the other materials. You will be able to choose between making a 20cm or 30cm diameter lampshade.
Saturday 4th November
Get to know your Sewing Machine with Linda Jackson
Basic introduction to using your sewing machine with confidence. Please hand in your (named) instruction book one week before. Please bring scissors, thread and pins as well as your machine. If you have some spare medium weight cotton (2 pieces each approx 43x34cm) you may have time to start a simple place mat - this is optional.
Monday 13th November 6:30-9:30pm