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Creating with Fusible, Fragile, Fragments and Threads

Fri, 9 Nov 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join two of our most popular tutors for this stunning workshop. Claire and Josie have come together to run a workshop combining their skills in both paper and thread to make fabric postcards...

£75

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Intermediate

1 spaces available

NEW

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

Sew Your Own Sea Anemone-Inspired Bag

Fri, 16 Nov 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

On this intensive 1 day workshop with Claire Humphries you will learn how to sew your own decorative sea anemone-inspired bag with a fimo closure. Under Claire's guidance you will make this quirky...

£75

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All Levels

0 spaces available

Sew Your Own Casual Messenger Bag ***EXTRA DATE***

Fri, 23 Nov 2018

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

On this intensive 1 day workshop with Claire Humphries, you will learn how to sew your own casual messenger bag in your own choice of fabric. Under Claire's guidance you will explore adding pockets...

£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

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

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

Introducing Pattern Cutting

Fri, 22 Feb 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Day 1: 22 Feb 2019 Day 2: 16 Mar 2019 Understand the basics of pattern construction, learn how to create a block which can then be adapted to individual designs. - Learn how...

£160

Info & Book

All Levels

7 spaces available

NEW

Hand Embroidery for Beginners

Sun, 24 Feb 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

During this workshop students will learn how to correctly hoop fabric, choose appropriate fabrics and threads, and learn a variety of basic stitches. We then move on to altering the stitches learnt, to...

£75

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Novice

8 spaces available

NEW

Wearable Felt - Seamless Nuno Tunic in Silk + Merino

Thu, 28 Feb 2019 - Fri, 1 Mar 2019

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Using beautiful soft merino wool and hand dyed silks, you will felt your own gorgeous seamless, Nuno, sleeveless tunic. With every step from pattern making, laying out the surface design, structure and handling...

£160

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Intermediate

8 spaces available

NEW

Freehand Machine Embroidery Techniques - Elements of Landscape (3 day series)

Thu, 7 Mar 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dates: 7 Mar, 21 Mar and 4 Apr 2019 An exciting three day series, taking place bi-weekly to enable your work to be developed between sessions. This workshop is aimed at those with...

£205

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Intermediate

8 spaces available

Making Traditional Moulded Silk Roses

Sun, 10 Mar 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join milliner Claire Spooner for a fun & relaxed workshop, using silk & traditional tools to make beautiful spectacular traditionally moulded silk flowers from which you can make two unique corsages. Each person...

£75

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All Levels

8 spaces available

NEW

Loom Weaving - Colour, Pattern + Texture

Wed, 13 Mar 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come and enjoy a wonderful day of weaving with Jan Beadle on a 4 shaft table loom. Whether you’re a beginner or already a weaver this will be a lovely opportunity to experiment...

£85

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All Levels

8 spaces available

Dressmaking - Build Your Skills (3 day series)

Thu, 14 Mar 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dates: Thurs 14, 28 Mar and 11 April If you want to build your dressmaking and tailoring skills in the company of a small group of dressmaking enthusiasts, guided by professional seamstress, Claire...

£205

Info & Book

Intermediate

8 spaces available

Introduction to Rag Rugging

Fri, 22 Mar 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Want to learn all the top tips and secrets from a leading rug maker? If you struggle with knowing your "hooky" from your "proddy" Heather Ritchie can lead you through the jargon and...

£75

Info & Book

All Levels

8 spaces available

Start Sewing! Master Your Machine + Basic Skills

Wed, 27 Mar 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Launch yourself into the wonderful world of sewing and dressmaking with this one day workshop with Claire Humphries. Learn how to find your way around your sewing machine - select the correct foot,...

£75

Info & Book

Novice

7 spaces available

Wet Felted Pictures - Painting with Fibres

Fri, 29 Mar 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This workshop is for everyone who has a love of all things textural. You will learn the basic wet felting method and at the same time produce a picture made from Merino wool...

£75

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All Levels

10 spaces available

Upcycled Patchwork Bag in a Day

Fri, 5 Apr 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. This bright and versatile patchwork bag will be sewn in a day with Betty as...

£75

Info & Book

All Levels

7 spaces available

Introduction to Freehand Machine Embroidery - Start Colouring-In with Your Sewing Machine!

Sat, 6 Apr 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Anyone who has a sewing machine can have a go at freehand machine embroidery. Kirstie Allsopp called it the "the crack cocaine of the crafting world" so prepare to get hooked! It is...

£75

Info & Book

Novice

8 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

Info & Book

All Levels

8 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

Collecting Colours - Colour, Mark + Stitch for Textile + Paper

Sat, 18 May 2019 - Sun, 19 May 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join textile artist Alice Fox for two days of exploring techniques for capturing natural colours on both cloth and paper - bringing colour, mark and hand stitch together. With Alice's guidance you will...

£160

Info & Book

All Levels

10 spaces available

Eco Printing Using Plant Materials

Sun, 26 May 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join textile artist, Jane Hare, for a day of getting back to nature, eco printing using plant materials. Using leaves gathered from the garden or hedgerow, common vegetables and the power of steam,...

£75

Info & Book

All Levels

7 spaces available

NEW

Peg Loom Weaving - Woven Cushion Cover Top

Fri, 13 Sep 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come and enjoy a wonderful day weaving your very own woven cushion cover top using a peg loom. This workshop is perfect for beginners and you will be supported as you create your...

£75

Info & Book

Novice

12 spaces available

Eco Printing Using Plant Materials

Thu, 26 Sep 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join textile artist, Jane Hare, for a day of getting back to nature, eco printing using plant materials. Using leaves gathered from the garden or hedgerow, common vegetables and the power of steam,...

£75

Info & Book

All Levels

7 spaces available

Sewing - Classic Apron with Cyanotype Feature Pocket

Fri, 27 Sep 2019 - Wed, 27 Nov 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fancy sewing something classic with a twist?  Claire will guide you through the process of sewing an a classic calico apron - perfect for cooking or crafting but with a unique printed fabric...

£75

Info & Book

All Levels

8 spaces available

Dressmaking - Build Your Skills (6 x 3 hour sessions)

Thu, 3 Oct 2019

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Dates: 3, 10, 17, 24 Oct and 7, 14 November If you want to build your dressmaking and tailoring skills in the company of a small group of dressmaking enthusiasts, guided by professional...

£160

Info & Book

Intermediate

8 spaces available

Image Transfer + Embellishing Techniques for Textile Artists

Fri, 4 Oct 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join two of our most popular tutors for a stunning new workshop. Claire and Josie have come together to run a workshop combining their skills. The workshop is a fun experimental day transferring...

£75

Info & Book

All Levels

12 spaces available

NEW

Loom Weaving - Classic Tartan Weaving Patterns

Fri, 4 Oct 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come and enjoy a wonderful day weaving a tartan scarf using a four shaft table loom. Explore classic tartan weaving patterns and go home with a lovely scarf. This course is a perfect...

£85

Info & Book

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

Info & Book

All Levels

8 spaces available

NEW

Rust Diaries - Stitch, Fold, Rust

Wed, 6 Nov 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join textile Artist Alice Fox and discover the potential for using found rust marks from rusty objects for printing and dyeing on paper and fabric. Using an experimental approach and found metal we...

£75

Info & Book

All Levels

10 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

Natural Dyeing Techniques for Paper & Fabric

Wed, 20 Nov 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join textile artist, Jane Hare, for an introduction to natural dyeing on fabric and paper. When it comes to colour, nature can be a treasure trove of possibilities. In this workshop you will...

£75

Info & Book

All Levels

10 spaces available

Textile Taxidermy - Textile Animal Heads

Thu, 28 Nov 2019

10:00 am - 5:00 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

Info & Book

All Levels

10 spaces available

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