1-2-1 online support for £20 per hour with an initial free chat to check that she can achieve your objectives. New – Trickster Patchwork.Charming technique which turns into a fabulous cushion with lapped zip. Video workshop so complete in your own time. £20
Zips Masterclass all you ever needed to know about zips! £29 -learn in your own time.
Postage stamp patchwork online workshop£15
Video workshop and full colour handout.
You will learn how to make your own piece of postage stamp patchwork and step by step instructions with all our tips and tricks will take you through this project using 1.5″ squares to create a beautiful piece of patchwork which you will then turn into a zipped pouch, or you could turn it into something completely different. You have the flexibility to watch where you want, when you want, to stop, start and rewind so that you can move at your own pace and reinforce new techniques with ease. You have access 24/7 for as long as you would like so there’s no rush to complete the content .
When you purchase this online workshop you will receive a confirmation email with a full colour handout handout with log in instructions to gain immediate access.
Also several sewing projects free, small donation welcome. Includes fabric flowers and crochet layered flowers . FREE projects to help the NHS.
https://naturalfabricdyeing.com Courses in natural dyeing £300
Core skills in natural fabric dyeing is an exciting, online home-study course which teaches you how to dye fabric a spectrum of colours using just three plants.You’ll discover the secrets to long lasting results, play with beautiful shibori and tie-dye patterning techniques and create a final piece using your new skills.You’ll learn more about the fascinating history and ancient heritage of the craft you’re preserving while considering the ecological benefits.
Delivered via video and written tutorials that you can instantly download and keep forever, this course is packed full of content to help you feel qualified, confident and inspired to begin colouring your textiles with plants.
20+ hours of written and video tuition all available to download and keep forever (equivalent to a 3 day workshop)
fun practical projects that build lifelong skills
historical and ecological context
1 year’s access to the classroom
membership to our natural dye forum with over 10K members
certificate of achievement upon completion of practical projects
taught by a qualified textiles teacher
discover key equipment and tools of the trade
create and use a dye journal
set up your own organic indigo dye vat
try 5 beautiful shibori patterning techniques
create a reference swatch book of 12 colours using the heritage dyes – indigo, madder and weld
modify colours using assists
conduct wash and light fastness tests
discover how to grow your own dyes
create a naturally dyed, shibori patterned scarf using your new skills
Tutor : Justine Aldersley-Williams See web site for other courses.
Tapestry weaving course on the website. Starting 29th September, for 3 sessions.
Three workshops that will build up your weaving techniques step-by-step and result in a piece of weaving that you will be able to display on a wall. Suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to revise weaving basics. This will provide you with a foundation to weave your own art tapestry pieces or move on to another type of weaving.
School of Stitched textiles online courses for beginners – they also do accredited courses. Courses in the following – stumpwork, freeform machine embroidery,hand embroidery, drawing for design, goldwork embroidery and more. www.sofst.org/beginner-courses.
Skillshare – online classes including some that are free on all kinds of things including felting, drumcarding, washing raw fleece and much more. For information on felting courses : www.skillshare.com/browse/felting
Create with Fibre Tel. 01292 550393 www.createwithfibre.co.uk/online%20weaving&spinningcourses.html
Spinning online course
This course is about how to spin yarn: but not only that. It looks at the wide choice of fibres available and helps you to choose the right spinning tool for you.
The course represents excellent value – as well as 13 pdf booklets, there are over 120 mins of videos to accompany every aspect of the booklets, so that as well as reading about the processes, you can watch videos of exactly how it’s done.
Weaving online course
Weaving is a great way to create beautiful handmade items for your home and wardrobe without the need for any existing craft skills. It is a simple technique in its most basic form and very versatile. Use your weaving to make scarves, pictures and even clothing. Although not a requirement, if you spin too you have the added bonus of being able to create things from the very beginning, sheep to scarf! Weaving is something that both adults and young people can enjoy.
This course will show you the basics of how to weave on a simple frame loom and progress to teaching you to use the versatile yet easy-to-use ‘rigid heddle’ loom. These looms can be used to make many things yet do not take up much room in your home and can be easily stored.
Through a combination of easy to follow videos filmed by Piotr Karter at Inlight Media and comprehensive supporting texts, experienced course tutor Janet Renouf-Miller of Create With Fibre will guide you through the weaving process from start to finish. At just £30 for 36 videos and 12 texts, it makes a great gift for any crafter… yourself included!
Braids and Bandsis a discussion group moderated by the Braid Society and primarily exists to provide members with information about Braid Society activities. Non members of the society with a genuine interest in braids and bands are also welcome to join this group. Members can ask questions about any narrow ware technique, or share details of their latest project. Items wanted or for sale can also be advertised. This document Instructions for Groups_io gives step by step guidance for joining and using the service. This Braids and Bands group is hosted by Groups.io.
There is also a Braids and Bands group on Facebook which is also open to non members of the society and is moderated by the Braid Society. For Braid Society Members there is a separate group on Facebook that is used for communicating Society information.
FREE Online. Learn Simple Hand Stitching School of Stitched Textiles This is a short project-based course, designed to help you relax and decompress. So, put on some relaxing music, grab a soothing drink and and lose yourself in the creative process.
For more information : www.sofst.org/beginner-courses
Courses usually held face-to-face. Please check with each individual to check they are still running due to Covid.
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.
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
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
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
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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