You will be shown how different styles of bags are made. How to add handles, flaps or a pocket, and to design the pattern , then helped to make a bag to your own design. You can never have too many bags! 10am-4pm, Thursday 21st September or Saturday 18th November, £65 including lunch and materials. The Studio, Kent Cottage, New Road, Blakeney Hill, Blakeney, GL15 4BS.
Needlefelt with Furzie. Learn the basics of needle-felting, how to make a wire armature structure and how to sculpt with wool. The course costs £65.00 and all materials and tools are provided, plus you get to take home your felting kit (value £15), lunch and refreshments also included. 10am-4.30pm, various dates and venues. See our website for details or contact Michelle Hickman on 01594 516906 or 07941 147161, email firstname.lastname@example.org , website www.furzie.co.uk
Friendly multi-craft group, monthly projects or bring your own with you. Also monthly lunches. £2.50, 7-9pm, 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at Yorkley Community Centre, Baily Hill, Yorkley, GL15 4RS. Come along or contact Tiny Wood on 01594 560219, email email@example.com or find us on Facebook at Forest Threads Group.
This is a course for those who want to develop their skills in creative textiles. The course covers design , sampling techniques, patchwork & quilting, appliqué and creative textile techniques. The learner builds up their own portfolio of individual work based on colour, line and texture. There is no entry level requirement. 10am-1pm, 36 weeks, £800 starting Monday 11th September. Patchwork Basket, 8 Church Street, Newent, GL18 1PP.
Also available at The Studio Busy Bees , Newport, starting Thursday 14th September, 1.30pm-4.30pm.
One to one workshop based at my home studio, where you can weave on a table loom. Workshops are tailored to your needs, please get in touch to have an informal chat about what you would like to do. Prices start from £40. Day and time is flexible, but generally 10.30am to 2.30pm. You can choose from half a day, full day, or a weekend. Railway Cottages, Station Lane, Longhope, GL17 0NA.
You will learn how to design and make a pair of felt slippers from wool. Starting from how to make your template, to finish and decorate however you wish, with flowers, bobbles or tassles. 10 am-4pm, Saturday 21st October or Thursday, 16th November. £65 including lunch and materials. The Studio, Kent Cottage, New Road, Blakeney Hill, Blakeney, GL15 4BS.
On this course, you will be shown how to work from a basic hat template,which you can then personalize by adding flaps, flowers, tassels, bobbles or any other decoration you can think of! 10am -4pm, Saturday 23rd September or Thursday 7th December, £65 including lunch and materials. The Studio, Kent Cottage, New Road, Blakeney Hill, Blakeney, GL15 4BS.
A fun day making wonderful cuddly creatures. Ideas for soft toys and hand puppets, combining wet felting and needle felt techniques. 10am-4pm, Thursday 30th November, £60 including lunch and materials. The Studio, Kent Cottage, New Road, Blakeney Hill, Blakeney, GL15 4BS.
You will learn to design your own pattern or picture from a source of your own choice for a wall hanging, cushion, or piece of fabric to be later made into something like a bag, slippers,or book cover. How to translate your ideas into felt, select colours, and use pre-felts and layering to form pockets,flaps,and decorations. 10am- 4pm, Saturday 9th September or 7th October, Thursday 19th October or Saturday 4th November. £60 including lunch and materials. The Studio, Kent Cottage, New Road, Blakeney Hill, Blakeney, GL15 4BS.
Learn how to warp up a loom, weave and make a small mat, rug, table runner or cushion. 10am-1pm, Friday 22nd September, £50. Courses book up quickly, so book your place now. Humble by Nature, Upper Meend Farm, Penallt, Nr Monmouth, NP25 4RP.
Weave a contemporary willow handbag with a choice of three shapes. 10am-4pm, Saturday 14th October, £95. Courses book up quickly so book now. Humble by Nature, Upper Meend Farm, Penallt, Nr Monmouth, NP25 4RP.
Tuition in handspinning and/or handweaving. Beginners or experienced craftspeople can create unique yarns and/or textiles using their own or provided equipment. A wide range of possible end products can be produced, through individual tuition in the company of a small friendly group. Thursdays 9.30am – 12.30pm, restarting 21 September. New members are welcome at any time. £168 for 12 weeks. Coalway Methodist Church Hall, Old Road, Coalway, Coleford, GL16 7JJ. Contact Colin Squire on 01452 740639 or 07870 542987.
We use leaves, berries and rusting items, for example old nails, to dye and print onto fabric and paper. Using the exciting technique of shibori to make patterns on fabric, using plant dyes to colour. We can hand embellish our pieces with stitching. We can also use our papers and fabrics in a range of bookmaking techniques. 10.00am-12.30pm (first session 10am-1pm), 7 weeks starting Tuesday 19th September. £60.00 (£25/£18.50 concs) + £2 weekly for materials.