Shelagh Duffill is currently running a weaving course on Fridays from 10am to 3pm at Whatlington Village Hall, near Battle. The course will continue at least until Easter. She has weavers who are using rigid heddle and knitters looms and others who are using table looms with 4 and 8 shafts. Everyone is welcome whether you are a beginner or have some experience already. Ring Shelagh on 07817 134686 or email : firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Sat 9th April Woven owls, Sun 10th April Dream Catchers, Fibre Fest Eastbourne 07718 906037
Sat 27th June 10am -2pm Tree and Landscape Weaving, Sussex Prairie Gardens £55 – bookings via email@example.com 01273 479511
Jackie is a tapestry weaver with over 20 years’ experience of weaving and teaching.Learn hand weaving, macramé or embroidery for fun and artistic expression. Create a hand-crafted item in a one-off, or regular class.
For bookings and further information please contact: Jackie Bennett email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel. 01273 479511 / 07769 945604
Saturday 22nd February: Essential Nuno Felting Techniques – suitable for beginners and priority will be given to those who have been on the waiting list until January 14th. £60 for the day, plus not more than £10 for materials. Bring your own lunch and we provide light refreshments either side.
Saturday 18th April: Creating a Hollow Form with Wet Felting.- some experience is necessary for this one. £60 for the day, plus not more than £10 for materials.
Same as above regarding lunch etc.
As there are only 6 places we have to ask you to ensure your place with total payment at the time of booking.This can be done by online banking, for banking details contact Mrs. Julia Desch, 01323 832781 or you can send a cheque once you know there is a place for you.
Courses are held at Causeway Farm Barn, Bodle Street Green, BN27 4UA.
Two-Day Rug Frame Course
Wendy Cocks will Tutor the next Rug Frame Course again on Two Separate Days (loom goes home with you in between so you can end up with a finished piece). The total cost is £120 including materials, but we suggest you bring extras – found objects, bits of wood, shells etc whatever takes your fancy – to add to your pieces. Students have made, rugs, wallhangings, bag, cushion covers, chair backs etc. and you can see examples of their work up on my Facebook Page – Julia Desch Artist – Rhythm of The Year.
There is a £40 deposit asked for while you borrow the loom, but it is entirely refundable when you bring it back again.
The following coures are held at The Weald and Downland Museum, Singleton, Chichester PO18 OEU. FOR FULL INFORMATION : Tel. 01243 811348 www.wealddown.co.uk
TAPESTRY WORKSHOP: WEAVE A LANDSCAPE : 8 February 2020 10am-4pm
Using a simple frame loom (which you can keep) and a variety of yarns to produce a woven landscape wall hanging. The emphasis will be on colour blending and both traditional and 3D techniques will be used during the day. No experience of weaving is needed. However both beginners and those with some experience are welcome on this course.
Tutor : Hilary Charlesworth who exhibits her work, details of which can be seen on www.totallytextiles.co.uk. She teaches workshops in a number of textile skills and is a member of the Institute for Learning.
PARTICIPANT INFORMATION: Students should bring a notebook, any interesting yarns (in appropriate colour for landscape) they may like to use, and a camera if possible.FEE : £65
SPINNING DROP SPINDLE AND THE WHEEL 1-2 February and 24-25 October, two courses 10am-4pm The two days are interlinked, with the second building on the skills learnt on the first.
Preparation and the drop spindle:
Characteristics of wool and breed
Selecting and judging the quality of a fleece
Preparing for spinning
Spinning using a drop spindle
Introduction and the wheel:
Introduction to the wheel
How to control yarn thickness
Spinning singles yearn and plying
Discussion on use, colour and dyeing
Tutor :Steve Kennett is a regular demonstrator and volunteer at the museum, where he is also involved in researching Tudor knitted hose and spinning wool for the Interpretation team. He learned to spin some thirty years ago, taught by Dorothy Wilmshurst who had studied with Ethel Mairet at Ditchling in the 1930’s. Steve is Vice Chairman of the Association of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers, and tutor at the Association’s Summer School. He is a member of the Online and Wealden Guilds.
PARTICIPANT INFORMATION: The courses are suitable for absolute beginners, those who wish to gain more experience and others who would like to try a variety of methods of creating a woollen yarn. Whilst equipment will be provided, participants are encouraged to bring their own spinning wheel and an apron. The Museum café will be open or you may like to bring a packed lunch. £100
PEG LOOM WEAVING 28th March 2020 £65 DYEING WITH MADDER Sunday 29 March 2020 10am-4pm
Take an in depth look at dyeing with madder and discover a range of reds, orange and pink dyes all from one dyebath. We’ll compare dyebaths made with chopped roots and prepared extract, and build up a sample book of swatches in wool, cotton, silk and linen whilst finding out more about the history of this ancient dye and how to prepare a range of fibres for dyeing.
Sally Pointer has a background in archaeology and in museum education. She is the author of ‘The Artifice of Beauty, a practical guide to perfumes and cosmetics’ and now works as a freelance heritage educator exploring traditional crafts through practical experiments. She is currently writing a new full scale book on the history and archaeology of soap. £80
NATURAL DYES 13 JUNE 2020 £65
SPINNING FLAX 12 SEPTEMBER £75
DORSET BUTTONS 13 September £65
DESIGN YOUR OWN FAIRISLE KNITTING PATTERN 10 October 2020 £65
INTRO TO FAIRISLE KNITTING 11 October 2020 £65
SEE ABOVE FOR FULL INFORMATION or www.wealddown.co.uk
ADVANCE NOTICE Sapori and Saperi Italian Artists 2020
May 16-25, June 6-15 , Sept 15-25, Sept 25-29, all in 2020
Tastes & Textiles small group tours are designed specially for people with a lively interest in fibres, textiles and the delicious regional food of Italy. These tours are all held in Italy. www.sapori-e-saperi.com. Tel 07768474610
Residential and non-residential weekend event at The University of Worcester.
Planning for the 2020 Guilds Gathering event (which replaces the Conference) is now well underway, with five speakers confirmed for this weekend event exploring aspects of colour: Margo Selby, internationally renowned woven textile designer Dr Susan Kay-Williams, Chief Executive of Royal School of Needlework and author of The Story of Colour in Textiles, speaking on ‘The growing Brightness of Colour: Colour Development in Textiles from Medieval Times to the 20th Century’ Alison Daykin, textile designer, tutor and co-author of Creative Spinning Caroline Nixon, textile artist and eco-dyer and Daniel Harris, founder of the London Cloth Company who has recently acquired a mill near Worcester, as the after dinner speaker on Saturday Registration forms will be made available in January 2020
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