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Knotted + Twined Baskets in Waxed Linen + Paper

Wed, 17 Oct 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

During this one day workshop Averil Otiv will help you explore the beauty and versatility of fibre basketry techniques. You will have the opportunity to make a net-like basket or bag out of...

£60 £75

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All Levels

0 spaces available

Lampshade Making Evening

Fri, 19 Oct 2018

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Spend a fun and relaxing evening with fabric designer Georgia Wilkinson and create a beautiful drum lampshade to take home. Choose from a selection of Georgia's unique and fun fabrics or even use...

£35

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Novice

0 spaces available

Ceramics - Paperclay Lanterns + Tea Lights

Sun, 21 Oct 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Create beautiful translucent porcelain tealight holders, perfect for the summer months in your home or garden. Using a range of clays including porcelain and paperclay, which both show the light through beautifully. You...

£75

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All Levels

0 spaces available

Fabulous Felt Slippers

Wed, 7 Nov 2018

10:00 am - 5:30 pm

***PLEASE NOTE THE SLIGHTLY LONGER DAY - EXPERIENCE HAS SHOWN SLIPPERS REQUIRE TIME TO MATURE!!*** Join feltmaker Louise Curnin for a fun and energetic day of feltmaking where you will go home with...

£60 £75

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Intermediate

3 spaces available

Sculpt a Large Scale Clay Planter

Thu, 15 Nov 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join ceramic sculptor Iris Wilkinson for this unique 1 day workshop where you will take home a large scale clay pot or planter with a difference! Using a preformed large cylinder which gives...

£75

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All Levels

0 spaces available

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Stitched Up + Sparkly - Upcycled Christmas Decorations

Thu, 15 Nov 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Durham based artist Betty Brown for a fun day breathing new life into colourful second hand fabrics. With Betty's guidance you will make fun and fancy fabric Christmas decorations. They can be...

£75

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All Levels

0 spaces available

NEW

Make a Gorgeous Herdwick Sheep Doorstop

Wed, 21 Nov 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join needlefelt maker Annis McGowan to create a heavy-weight and highly unique Herdwick Sheep doorstop. This beautiful object is made of a blended wool mix, including iconic Herdwick fleece. It is formed into...

£75

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All Levels

0 spaces available

Festive Fairy Lights in Wire + Paper

Sat, 24 Nov 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Joanna Coupland is well known for her unusual lighting range and other quirky sculptures formed from paper and wire. Join her for an introduction to her techniques using paper and wire to create a...

£75

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All Levels

0 spaces available

Christmas Ceramics - Contemporary Handmade Decorations

Thu, 29 Nov 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

It's that time of year again! Make your Christmas unique this year and design your own collection of beautiful ceramic and porcelain Christmas decorations. Your work will be fired and posted to you after the course all in good time for the Christmas tree.

£75

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All Levels

0 spaces available

Rag Rugging for Christmas - Trees & Wreaths

Thu, 29 Nov 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The 3D textures that can be achieved with Rag Rugging means some really fabulous foliage and colour effects are possible. So, what better medium for a festive wreath or decorative tree that can...

£75

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All Levels

0 spaces available

Christmas Wreaths and Decorations in Willow

Sun, 2 Dec 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Willow sculptor Jess Wilkinson will guide you through the process of designing and making a stunning willow wreath along with a range of smaller willow decorations - stars, hearts and other motifs. -...

£75

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All Levels

0 spaces available

Textile Taxidermy - Textile Animal Heads

Thu, 6 Dec 2018

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Hand stitch and stuff your own unique "trophy" head in textiles. Typically, you can create a festive Scandi-style Rudolf complete with antlers, or go off-piste and stitch up your favourite animal - hares,...

£75

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All Levels

0 spaces available

Traditional Christmas Wreaths plus Lunch!

Fri, 7 Dec 2018

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

This is a fun half day workshop where Sue will show you how to make a traditional Christmas wreath. From fairly minimal designs to sumptuous foliage and flowers, you will be guided you...

£50

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All Levels

0 spaces available

NEW

Willow Sculpture - Festive Reindeer

Fri, 7 Dec 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Willow sculptor Anthea Firth will guide you through this intensive day of willow weaving. You will use willow and other plant materials to create a beautiful festive reindeer to take home and install...

£75

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All Levels

0 spaces available

Ceramics - Valentine's Day Porcelain + Jewellery

Thu, 14 Feb 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join ceramicist Charlotte Morrison and have some fun with a romantic Valentine's theme! Using fine white porcelain clay, you can experiment with textures and glazes to create stunning ceramic dishes, decorations and jewellery....

£75

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All Levels

10 spaces available

An Introduction to Mosaics

Fri, 15 Feb 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mosaic decoration - assembling small pieces of glass, ceramic or stone, has been used since ancient times to decorate homes, gardens and places of worship - both inside and out. This workshop, with...

£75

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Novice

8 spaces available

Roman Blind Making by Machine

Fri, 15 Feb 2019

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

If you've got a sewing machine and some basic sewing skills, you can learn to make your own machine made Roman Blinds. This workshop is both intensive and fun but as one of...

£75

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All Levels

5 spaces available

Flowers in Fused Glass - Plaques + Light-Catchers

Sat, 16 Feb 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Zoe Simon of Uredale Glass for a day making gorgeous flower-inspired designs in fused glass. You will be introduced to different ways of using colour to create fabulous tiles and plaques, you...

£85

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All Levels

8 spaces available

Mastering Knife Skills in Wood– Spoon Carving

Sat, 16 Feb 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Start knife carving in wood - it's amazing what you can do with just a small axe and a couple of knives. Working with green unseasoned wood you will learn to use really...

£75

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Novice

8 spaces available

NEW

Fused Glass - Sheepish Designs!

Thu, 28 Feb 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Everyone loves glass - the gorgeous colours and the effect of the light streaming through it. Fused glass has a particular quality - the shapes are softened, melted and fused when compatible glass...

£85

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All Levels

8 spaces available

Willow Seedpod Lanterns

Fri, 8 Mar 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learn the basic skills and forms of lantern building, and all about the properties of willow and paper. Produce a beautiful seed-pod inspired lantern which will incorporate battery powered LED lighting, suitable for...

£85

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All Levels

8 spaces available

NEW

Ceramics - Porcelain Tealights + Bud Vases

Wed, 20 Mar 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dedicate this day with ceramicist Charlotte Morrison to creating the art of cylindrical shapes in porcelain. Create translucent porcelain tealight holders, perfect for the summer months in your home or garden. Or, beautiful...

£75

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All Levels

8 spaces available

NEW

Mosaics - Design + Create a Tree of Life (3 day series)

Wed, 27 Mar 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dates: Wed 27 Mar, 3 Apr and 10 Apr 2019 The tree of life is an iconic image that has been depicted across the world various guises and in a variety of media....

£205

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All Levels

10 spaces available

NEW

Rush Basket Weaving

Sat, 30 Mar 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

During this one day workshop, Averil Otiv will help you explore the beauty and versatility of fibre basketry techniques. You will handle and work with beautiful rustic rush to weave a small basket...

£75

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All Levels

10 spaces available

Make a Gorgeous Herdwick Sheep Doorstop

Sat, 13 Apr 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join needlefelt maker Annis McGowan to create a heavy-weight and highly unique Herdwick Sheep doorstop. This beautiful object is made of a blended wool mix, including iconic Herdwick fleece. It is formed into...

£75

Info & Book

All Levels

10 spaces available

Fairy Lights in Wire + Paper

Wed, 1 May 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Joanna Coupland is well known for her unusual lighting range and other quirky sculptures formed from paper and wire. Join her for an introduction to her techniques using paper and wire to create a...

£75

Info & Book

All Levels

10 spaces available

NEW

"Stardust" - A Contemporary Cloth Doll Suspended in a Ring of Stars

Fri, 3 May 2019 - Sat, 4 May 2019

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

The art of cloth doll making is a creative area to work in. Join textile artist, costume designer and cloth doll maker, Ray Slater, and learn some of the many techniques she uses...

£160

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All Levels

8 spaces available

NEW

Make a Gorgeous Needlefelt Hare Doorstop

Sun, 5 May 2019

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join needlefelt maker Annis McGowan to create a heavy-weight and highly unique Hare doorstop in needlefelt. This beautiful object is made of a blended wool mix, including iconic Herdwick fleece. It is formed...

£75

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All Levels

10 spaces available

Create a Stunning Sail Boat - Stained Glass + Copper Foil

Sat, 11 May 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Everyone loves stained glass and the gorgeous effect of the light streaming through it. Now you can learn how to create your own small glass decorations using stained glass with the copper foil...

£85

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All Levels

8 spaces available

No-Fuss Furniture Painting Using Annie Sloan Paint

Sun, 12 May 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Be inspired by Melanie's fresh, friendly and practical approach to furniture painting . Develop your own personal style as you gain confidence in choosing the colours to match the finish. Express your own individual...

£75

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All Levels

6 spaces available

Sew a Sumptuous Sea-Anemone Inspired Makeup or Gift Bag

Thu, 16 May 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

On this one day workshop with Claire Humphries you will learn how to sew and decorate your own small decorative gift or makeup bag. Inspired by the lush colours and shapes of sea-anemones,...

£75

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All Levels

7 spaces available

NEW

Ceramics - Porcelain Pouches, Pockets + Envelopes

Sat, 18 May 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Have a go at making a selection of beautiful and quirky creations in beautiful porcelain with ceramicist Charlotte Morrison. Learn techniques for working porcelain clay successfully to create cute and unusual containers perfect...

£75

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All Levels

8 spaces available

NEW

Pewtersmithing - Sugar Spoons Using Sheet Metal

Fri, 24 May 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join pewtersmith Ella MacIntosh for this great day using traditional metalwork techniques to create dinky pewter spoons and scoops ideal for sugar, condiments or to give as a gift for a baby or...

£85

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All Levels

8 spaces available

Pattern Design - Unique Worktop Saver + Coasters

Thu, 12 Sep 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join textile artist Georgia Wilkinson for an exciting day learning about repeat pattern design. Georgia will introduce you to the world of repeat patterns providing you with some of the core design principles...

£85

Info & Book

All Levels

8 spaces available

NEW

Make a Gorgeous Needlefelt Hare Doorstop

Thu, 19 Sep 2019

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join needlefelt maker Annis McGowan to create a heavy-weight and highly unique Hare doorstop in needlefelt. This beautiful object is made of a blended wool mix, including iconic Herdwick fleece. It is formed...

£75

Info & Book

All Levels

10 spaces available

NEW

Ceramics - Plaques + Decorations Inspired by Leaves + Grasses

Fri, 20 Sep 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Nature is one of the recurring themes in Charlotte's work. Join her for a day of creating beautiful decorative plaques and decorations inspired by leaves and grasses. - Identify the characteristics of different...

£75

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All Levels

10 spaces available

Bias Plaited Baskets in Map Paper and Watercolour Paper

Wed, 9 Oct 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

During this one day workshop, Averil Otiv will help you explore the beauty and versatility of fibre basketry techniques. You will work with hand decorated heavyweight paper to create plaited baskets with various...

£75

Info & Book

All Levels

8 spaces available

Ceramics - Paperclay Lanterns + Tealights

Sat, 12 Oct 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Create beautiful translucent porcelain lanterns and tealight holders. Using a range of clays including porcelain and paperclay, which both show the light through beautifully. You can expect to create 5-6 tealight lanterns in...

£75

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All Levels

10 spaces available

NEW

Willow Sculpture - Faux Taxidermy - Stags Head

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Willow sculptor Anthea Firth will guide you through this workshop where you will use willow and other plant materials to create a beautiful Stag's Head to mount on the wall inside or outdoors....

£75

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All Levels

8 spaces available

NEW

Sew an Upcycled Patchwork 'Woodgie' Cushion

Sat, 19 Oct 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Durham based artist Betty Brown for a fun day breathing new life into colourful second hand fabrics. Betty's "Woodgie" Cushion creation is the comfort cushion to end all comfort cushions! It's quite...

£75

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All Levels

8 spaces available

Make a Gorgeous Herdwick Sheep Doorstop

Fri, 25 Oct 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join needlefelt maker Annis McGowan to create a heavy-weight and highly unique Herdwick Sheep doorstop. This beautiful object is made of a blended wool mix, including iconic Herdwick fleece. It is formed into...

£75

Info & Book

All Levels

8 spaces available

Folk Art Tile in Picassiette Mosaic

Sat, 26 Oct 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Picassiette is from the French phrase 'Pique - Assiette', meaning 'stolen from plate' and is a wonderful way of using up broken/damaged ceramics and china, old unused tiles and other ephemera such as...

£75

Info & Book

All Levels

8 spaces available

Rag Rugging for Christmas - Trees + Wreaths

Wed, 6 Nov 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The 3D textures that can be achieved with Rag Rugging means some really fabulous foliage and colour effects are possible. So, what better medium for a festive wreath that can go indoors or...

£75

Info & Book

All Levels

8 spaces available

Christmas Ceramics - Contemporary Handmade Decorations

Sun, 10 Nov 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Design and make your own unique and beautiful porcelain Christmas decorations. Your work will be fired and posted to you after the course all in good time for the Christmas tree. - Identify...

£75

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All Levels

10 spaces available

NEW

Beautiful Birds in Willow + Translucent Paper

Wed, 13 Nov 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Create a decorative bird from willow and translucent paper applying traditional lantern building techniques and based on traditional Indian fighter kite construction and form. Decorate with your own collage design to complete a...

£85

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All Levels

8 spaces available

Making + Using Handmade Paper

Wed, 13 Nov 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Explore some of the techniques involved in making fabulous handmade paper from scratch - make a variety of decorated and textured sheets then look at ideas for using them. - Make a sheet...

£75

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All Levels

6 spaces available

Sew Your Own Cushion Cover

Fri, 15 Nov 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Grab your sewing machine and join Claire Humphries for a great day learning how to make cushion covers with a professional looking finish. Using a range of fabrics and trims you will be...

£75

Info & Book

All Levels

8 spaces available

Pattern Design - Unique Workshop Saver + Coasters

Wed, 27 Nov 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join textile artist Georgia Wilkinson for an exciting day learning about repeat pattern design. Georgia will introduce you to the world of repeat patterns providing you with some of the core design principles...

£85

Info & Book

All Levels

8 spaces available

Perfect Gifts in Polymer Clay - Scarf Pin + Pendant or Earrings

Thu, 28 Nov 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Discover techniques for creating stunning accessories in polymer clay (Fimo) with artist, designer and jewellery-maker Jane Burnley. Polymer clay is a wonderful ‘plastic’ type clay which comes in bright vibrant colours, is easy...

£75

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All Levels

8 spaces available

Tin Can Christmas Decorations - Baubles, Stars & Sparkles

Thu, 5 Dec 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This workshop with Michelle Pilkington is a great introduction to experimenting with and repurposing metal. It's an adventurous day, using old baked beans tins, sweet or biscuit tins and reworking them to create...

£75

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All Levels

8 spaces available

NEW

Christmas Robin Decorations in Mosaic

Fri, 6 Dec 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Robin, beloved of many, give us a darting flash of cheery red throughout the year, but more so on frosty, snowy days at Christmas time. Create your own 2 resident robins to...

£75

Info & Book

All Levels

10 spaces available

Traditional Christmas Wreaths plus Lunch!

Fri, 6 Dec 2019

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

This is a fun half day workshop where Sue will show you how to make a traditional Christmas wreath. From fairly minimal designs to sumptuous foliage and flowers, you will be guided you...

£50

Info & Book

All Levels

6 spaces available

Festive Fairy Lights in Wire + Paper

Sat, 7 Dec 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Joanna Coupland is well known for her unusual lighting range and other quirky sculptures formed from paper and wire. Join her for an introduction to her techniques using paper and wire to create a...

£75

Info & Book

All Levels

8 spaces available

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