Crafts Breaks 2017

Textile Craft Break

Date:
Thu 20 – Sun 23 April (from Thursday evening until Sunday afternoon).
Price:
£175 (Includes 3 nights’ accommodation in the main farmhouse, meals and refreshments and 3 days tuition.
with…
Mary Maguire

Immerse yourself in a tactile world during this long weekend. The warm and friendly atmosphere of a small group will be conducive to creativity!

Learn the art of needle felting (sculpting using wool and a barbed needle), to make toys, pincushions or small sculptures. We will also use this technique two dimensionally to make a picture, embellish clothes or a hat, or to make decorative repairs to holes in jumpers.

You will learn embroidery stitches, which you can use creatively to make a work of art, or up-cycle a garment.

Towards the end of the course we combine some of the techniques, and incorporate beads, to make wearable textile jewellery. No previous experience necessary. Tools provided. £20 charge for materials.

Mary Maguire has been creating with textiles for over 40 years. She has a B.A. Hons from Goldsmiths College in textiles, where she specialised in creative embroidery. She exhibited with the 62 Group of textile artists for many years. She later went on to do an M.A at the Royal College of Arts in metal work and jewellery. Since then she has written craft books covering a wide range of techniques.

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Willow Basket Making

Date:
Fri 19 – Sun 21 May
Time:
Begins 12 noon on the Friday, finishes 4pm on Sunday.
Price:
Residential £174, Non-resident price £150, includes lunches and tea break refreshments.
with…
Norah Kennedy

Make willow baskets, garden structures, plant supports, sculptures, and decorations. Learn an eco-friendly skill using local renewable materials! There will be time to make at least two small baskets, or one larger one. Advice will be available for those wanting to grow their own willow. The course begins with lunch on Friday at 12.30pm. There will be tuition from 9.30am until 4pm on both the Saturday and Sunday. This weekend is suitable for both beginners and for those with experience.

There will be an extra charge of £5 – £20 for materials. Norah is an experienced, practising basket maker, and has been teaching this age-old craft here, and all over the country, for many years.

It may be possible to book for Saturday or Sunday only. Please ask.

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Crafts Break Dates 2017

Thu 20 – Sun 23 Apr

Textile Craft Break

Fri 19 – Sun 21 May

Willow Basket Making

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