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 kit – video tutorial
Crochet and Cuppa – FREE – small donation welcome 17 and 24 June. 2-3pm
Also several sewing projects free, small donation welcome. Includes fabric flowers and crochet layered flowers . FREE projects to help the NHS.
Learn how to weave little people, with simple weaving and wrapping techniques. We will work off-loom with minimal equipment. Create your own little family, football crowd or festival gathering. Once you have learnt the basic techniques you can create these figures for any occasion, or use singly as key rings, bag charms etc.
The workshop is suitable for those who are new to weaving and those who have done some before. Please gather your own materials and yarns. List below:
Thick garden string, any colour (about 1m per figure)
Yarns: any knitting or crochet yarns, strong sewing thread and string that you have
Clear or PVA glue
Large eyed tapestry needle (plastic or metal)
A large safety pin
Pin board with 2-3 strong pins to hold your weaving steady (optional)
There will also be an online Beach Weaving workshop on Saturday 11th July 2-4pm
Using found objects on a beach theme, including shells and flat stones, we will create mini-looms on which to weave, choosing colours and textures of warp and weft to compliment the objects. The weaving can be as simple or elaborate as you choose, with guidance from the tutor to create the effects that you want. Create a keepsake or hanging ornament.
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 : email@example.com for more details.
Sat 27th June 10am -2pm Tree and Landscape Weaving, Sussex Prairie Gardens £55 – bookings via firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com Tel. 01273 479511 / 07769 945604
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
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
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
Further details from firstname.lastname@example.org OR