Day Workshops

Specialist Classes for Autumn 2018

To book telephone 01652 660380 or email here


 

 

 

Make a professional Roman Blind in a Day with Lucy Valentine Interiors
Friday September 28,
9.30am – 5pm
£155

Using designer materials you will learn how to make a Roman Blind to a professional standard using a traditional fabric covered batten.  This is a hands-on workshop where you will have the opportunity to practice the techniques involved in creating a Roman Blind including pattern placement, hand sewn stitches and all materials required.  Full course notes will be provided and tea/coffee.  You will leave the workshop knowing how to make your own Roman Blinds & will have made a sample sized operational Roman Blind to take home with you.  All materials provided.

Make a piped cushion with zip with Lucy Valentine Interiors
Sunday September 30th
9.30am – 5pm
£140

Spend a day with Lucy Valentine Interiors and learn how to make a piped cushion with a zip using beautiful fabric from the new Studio G portfolio. This is a hands-on workshop where you will learn how to cut fabric to pattern, create your own piping and insert a zip.  All materials are provided.

We will be using Dunwich fabric from the new Land & Sea range in one of two colourways, Mineral or Pastel (please specify) and will also create co-ordinated piping to give a professional finish.

Expect to leave the course with a beautiful cushion of your own making, the skills to make more & a comprehensive set of notes.  Tea & Coffee will also be provided.

Fish Automata with Susan Evans
Saturday 6th October
£45/40*

Spend an enjoyable day designing and creating a fish automaton including producing mechanical movement based on a simple crank. Under Susan’s guidance you will learn how to carve and finish a simplified shaped fish from lime or basswood; how to make a simple but effective crank which converts circular movement into a reciprocal (up and down) one; and the decorative processes to use on painted or stained wood.

 

Plastic Fantastic with Anna Roebuck
Saturday 13th October
£50/45*

You will be taught basic plastic fusion techniques allowing you to transform plastic bags in to exciting new things, from collage and wall hangings to bags and jewellery. After experimenting with plastic collage techniques in the morning, you will get to create your own mini lampshade, a book cover or if you’d prefer, you can just experiment and explore the technique further.

You will be working with professional artist Anna Roebuck who is an expert in using waste plastic along with other recycled materials creating contemporary jewellery, lighting and artwork.

All materials are provided, but in the spirit of recycling, please bring along old plastic carrier bags, bubble wrap, fruit nets and any other polythene to recycle.

 

Mono-printing from Nature with Stef Mitchell
Saturday 20th October
£45/40*

Using plants and natural material you will learn how to make a variety of monoprints and will leave knowing how to carry on this activity at home with basic equipment. Throughout the day you will make prints and a small artist book.

Make a professional Roman Blind in a Day with Lucy Valentine Interiors
Saturday October 27,
9.30am – 5pm
£155

Using designer materials you will learn how to make a Roman Blind to a professional standard using a traditional fabric covered batten.  This is a hands-on workshop where you will have the opportunity to practice the techniques involved in creating a Roman Blind including pattern placement, hand sewn stitches and all materials required.  Full course notes will be provided and tea/coffee.  You will leave the workshop knowing how to make your own Roman Blinds & will have made a sample sized operational Roman Blind to take home with you.  All materials provided.

 

UnwanTeds with Janine Knight
Saturday 27th October
£45/40*

In this workshop you will be taught by Ropewalk studio artist Janine Knight who will show you how to design your own pattern for a teddy bear and then hand stitch it together from offcuts and discarded fabrics as well as embellishing with other found and acquired items. You will also have the option of making your teddy wearable by turning into a quirky little brooch.

Make a piped cushion with zip with Lucy Valentine Interiors
Sunday October 28th
9.30am – 5pm
£140

Spend a day with Lucy Valentine Interiors and learn how to make a piped cushion with a zip using beautiful fabric from the new Studio G portfolio. This is a hands-on workshop where you will learn how to cut fabric to pattern, create your own piping and insert a zip.  All materials are provided.

We will be using Dunwich fabric from the new Land & Sea range in one of two colourways, Mineral or Pastel (please specify) and will also create co-ordinated piping to give a professional finish.

Expect to leave the course with a beautiful cushion of your own making, the skills to make more & a comprehensive set of notes.  Tea & Coffee will also be provided.

 

Fairground Fables: An introduction to Sculpture with Michelle Forrest-Beckett
Saturday 24th November
£65/60*

In this workshop you will work with artist Michelle Forrest-Becket learning how to fabricate a sculpture from Victoriana and vintage ephemera. All materials will be provided by Michelle who invites the participants to select from the Fairground Fable suitcase to construct their sculpture. As you are building your sculptures you will learn about the history of the materials that are used, helping you build a narrative that surrounds the sculpture you have created – your own fairground fable.

Make a professional Roman Blind in a Day with Lucy Valentine Interiors
Saturday November 24,
9.30am – 5pm
£155

Using designer materials you will learn how to make a Roman Blind to a professional standard using a traditional fabric covered batten.  This is a hands-on workshop where you will have the opportunity to practice the techniques involved in creating a Roman Blind including pattern placement, hand sewn stitches and all materials required.  Full course notes will be provided and tea/coffee.  You will leave the workshop knowing how to make your own Roman Blinds & will have made a sample sized operational Roman Blind to take home with you.  All materials provided.

Make a piped cushion with zip with Lucy Valentine Interiors
Sunday November 25th
9.30am – 5pm
£140

Spend a day with Lucy Valentine Interiors and learn how to make a piped cushion with a zip using beautiful fabric from the new Studio G portfolio. This is a hands-on workshop where you will learn how to cut fabric to pattern, create your own piping and insert a zip.  All materials are provided.

We will be using Dunwich fabric from the new Land & Sea range in one of two colourways, Mineral or Pastel (please specify) and will also create co-ordinated piping to give a professional finish.

Expect to leave the course with a beautiful cushion of your own making, the skills to make more & a comprehensive set of notes.  Tea & Coffee will also be provided.

Oynx Statement Ring with Alastair Scargall
Saturday 8th December
£55/50*

Participants will work in sterling silver and a round cabochon cut onyx gemstone to make a statement ring. Using a length of “D” section sterling silver wire participants will form a band, solder it together and polish by hand and finally “buff” the ring to their required size.  Then participants manufacture a setting for the 20mm diameter cabochon cut stone using fine silver for the bezel and sterling silver sheet for the base. Once the two parts are soldered together they are filed to shape.

 


*reduced price for Ropewalk members

Additional Information

Lunch is not included in the cost of our workshops, however our licensed Ropery coffee shop offers a delicious range of daily specials and home made cakes and refreshments. Lunch orders will be taken at the start of the day or alternatively you may bring a packed lunch.

*Reduced rates for classes are for Ropewalk members only. If you wish to become a member please ask for details at the Gallery.

All Classes / workshops must be booked and paid for in full in advance. Payments will not be refunded if a cancellation is received less than 14 days prior to the workshop/class. Cancellations made before this 14-day period will be due a refund less a £5 booking fee.

If you have any special access or equipment needs please let us know so that we can make any necessary arrangements to accommodate this.

t: 01652 660380 e:craft@the-ropewalk.co.uk