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Six Week Jewellery Course

with Alastair Scargall
Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm | Duration: 3h
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Over the course of six weeks, you will be taught, trained and guided in creating and designing a collection of silver jewellery. You will learn how to use hand tools to shape/form/solder and polish the different elements required. This term will concentrate on making your own ring and earrings.

Book a place on this workshop Six-week jewellery course
£120.00
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Upholstery Day

with Lesley Leonard
Friday, February 25, 2022 at 10:30am - 4:30pm | Duration: 6h
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Do you have an old stool, chair or ottoman that needs some new life breathing into? Here you will learn how to upholster an item of your choice. Lesley will be on hand to help at every stage and will have a full range of upholstery tools for you to use and materials to purchase. All you will need to bring is a piece of furniture and the top fabric.

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£50.00
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Wire Dandelion Clock

with Anna Roebuck
Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 10:15am - 4:00pm | Duration: 5h 45m

Learn various wire forming techniques and create a wonderful everlasting dandelion clock for your garden. This workshop is a good way to learn basic wirework skills and Anna will guide you step by step through the making process. Please note, the technique is very repetitive and the wire used for the structure needs to be relatively thick, so it is tiring on hands. Please bear this in mind if you have any issues with hand strength

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£70.00
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Upholstery Weekend

with Lesley Leonard
Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 10:30am - 4:30pm | Duration: 6h
Sunday, March 6, 2022 at 10:15am - 4:00pm | Duration: 5h 45m
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Do you have an old stool, chair or ottoman that needs some new life breathing into it? Bring it to Lesley Leonard’s Upholstery Weekend workshop. Here you will learn how to upholster an item of your choice. Lesley will provide all the equipment for the weekend all you will need to bring is the finishing fabric.

Book a place on this workshop Upholstery Weekend with Lesley Leonard Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th March
£150.00
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Nuno Felt Bags

with Vivienne Morpeth
Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 10:30am - 4:30pm | Duration: 6h
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During this day workshop you will create a gorgeous seamless Nuno felt Clutch Bag with a textured silk and wool decorative surface. Nuno felt is handmade felt with fabric felted into the surface. This clasp bag is completely constructed from wisps of wool and little pieces of silk fabric felted together in a particular technique to create a firm, seamless bag in one day with an attached metal chain or leather shoulder strap.

You will have a choice of purse clasps (13- 20 cm) and will use beautiful merino carded wool and hand dyed silk fabrics. You will learn how to layout the wool and silks, wet felt and shrink the felt to create a seamless bag shape before trimming the shape, glue in the clasp and attach the wrap or chain.

These gorgeous clasped purses make beautiful gifts and the workshop will give you a range of transferable skills for further felt making and bag creating.

Book a place on this workshop Nuno Felt Bags with Vivienne Morpeth
£80.00
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Eco-dye and Stitch Lavender Bag

with Linda Ingham
Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 10:30am - 4:30pm | Duration: 6h
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The day will begin with a brief demonstration of basic eco-dying technique before going on to use the dyed fabrics and threads provided. Thought will be given to colour and texture as part of the design process, and you will develop a small stitch sample, before going on to create your own lavender bag. You will also have some additional fabric and thread to take away and use as you wish.

Book a place on this workshop Eco-dye Lavender Bag with Linda Ingham
£60.00
Baskets

Willow Basket Making

with Alison Walling
Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 10:30am - 4:30pm | Duration: 6h

Learn to make this very useful round basket with a handle, perfect for eggs or fruit. Using traditional techniques and a variety of willows this little basket is a great introduction to further willow work.

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£55.00
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Upholstery Weekend

with Lesley Leonard
Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 10:30am - 4:30pm | Duration: 6h
Sunday, March 27, 2022 at 10:15am - 4:00pm | Duration: 5h 45m
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Do you have an old stool, chair or ottoman that needs some new life breathing into it? Bring it to Lesley Leonard’s Upholstery Weekend workshop. Here you will learn how to upholster an item of your choice. Lesley will provide all the equipment for the weekend all you will need to bring is the finishing fabric.

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£150.00
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Fabric Printing

with Hannah Turlington
Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 10:30am - 4:30pm | Duration: 6h
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Pattern and colour are such emotive things and we use them to style and give our homes individuality and reflect who we are. This one-day workshop gives you the opportunity to design and print your own fabrics using block printing for your home. You will learn about the process of lino printing and how to print onto fabric to create pattern. At the end of the day, you will have hand printed fabric to use across a range of interior projects such as lampshades, cushions, peg bags...the list is endless.

Book a place on this workshop Fabric Printing with Hannah Turlington April 9
£65.00
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Watercolour Wildlife Illustrations

with Eleanor Tomlinson
Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 10:30am - 4:30pm | Duration: 6h
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Learn, develop and embrace your skills of working with ink and watercolour with Eleanor Tomlinson for the day with her new workshop held at The Ropewalk. Eleanor will be sharing a range or tips and techniques for drawing in pencil and ink fine liners before working with watercolour to create your own wildlife inspired original ink and watercolour artwork

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£65.00
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Willow Obelisk

with Alison Walling
Sunday, April 24, 2022 at 10:15am - 4:00pm | Duration: 5h 45m

During the course of the morning, you will learn this useful willow weave creating a large Garden Obelisk. These add instant height to any garden and are perfect for your climbing tender annuals such as Sweet Peas. This course is suitable for beginners.

Book a place on this workshop Willow Obelisk with Alison Walling April 24
£45.00
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Say Something using Kitchen Textiles

with Hannah Turlington
Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 10:30am - 4:30pm | Duration: 6h

Spend a relaxing day at The Ropewalk with Hannah Turlington, artist, researcher and teacher, connecting with your creativity, to print textiles that say something. In the day's workshop you will learn how to lino cut and handprint pre sewn textiles using water-based textile inks. You will be incorporating text and print to design one off textiles that show your personality or give insight into things that are important to you.

Book a place on this workshop Say Something using Kitchen Textiles with Hannah Turlington
£75.00
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Beginner Mosaic Plaque

with Sue Kershaw
Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 10:30am - 4:30pm | Duration: 6h
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Join Sue Kershaw on this workshop and create a 22cm sq indoor mosaic plaque using Sue’s designs or bring along your own. There is an exciting wide choice of colours and materials to select from. Sue explains how to cut tiles and what works best to create a dynamic mosaic with movement and flow. All materials included. A handout is provided to help you create future mosaics on different surfaces.

Book a place on this workshop Beginner Mosaic Plaque 7th May
£60.00
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Willow Birds

with Alison Walling
Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 10:30am - 4:30pm | Duration: 6h

These willow birds are full of character and a great introduction to random weaving with willow. Make a pheasant or a chicken to roost at home or in the garden.

Book a place on this workshop Willow Birds with Alison Walling May 21
£55.00
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Willow Obelisk

with Alison Walling
Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 10:30am - 1:30pm | Duration: 3h

During the course of the morning, you will learn this useful willow weave creating a large Garden Obelisk. These add instant height to any garden and are perfect for your climbing tender annuals such as Sweet Peas. This course is suitable for beginners.

Book a place on this workshop Willow Obelisk May 22
£45.00
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Upholstery Day

with Lesley Leonard
Friday, May 27, 2022 at 10:30am - 4:30pm | Duration: 6h
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Do you have an old stool, chair or ottoman that needs some new life breathing into? Here you will learn how to upholster an item of your choice. Lesley will be on hand to help at every stage and will have a full range of upholstery tools for you to use and materials to purchase. All you will need to bring is a piece of furniture and the top fabric.

Book a place on this workshop Upholstery Day with Lesley Leonard May 27
£50.00
Baskets

Willow Basket Making

with Alison Walling
Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 10:30am - 4:30pm | Duration: 6h

Learn to make this very useful round basket with a handle, perfect for eggs or fruit. Using traditional techniques and a variety of willows this little basket is a great introduction to further willow work

Book a place on this workshop Willow Basket Making 28th May
£55.00
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Upholstery Weekend

with Lesley Leonard
Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 10:30am - 4:30pm | Duration: 6h
Sunday, June 5, 2022 at 10:15am - 4:00pm | Duration: 5h 45m
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Do you have an old stool, chair or ottoman that needs some new life breathing into it? Bring it to Lesley Leonard’s Upholstery Weekend workshop. Here you will learn how to upholster an item of your choice. Lesley will provide all the equipment for the weekend all you will need to bring is the finishing fabric.

Book a place on this workshop Upholstery Weekend with Lesley Leonard 4/6/22
£150.00
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Shoreline Workday

with Nicky Dillerstone
Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 10:30am - 4:30pm | Duration: 6h
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Using a sea-shell as the base of your creative work, you will add texture and detail through stitch, beading, wire and other ephemera to emphasis the colours and textures commonly found on sea-shells and in the shoreline itself. This will be achieved by either stitching directly into the shell or by using felted pieces to insert into the shell enabling areas of rich detail to be created. This is very much a 3D artwork which would suit being mounted on a plinth or stand, so the work can be viewed in the round.

Book a place on this workshop Shoreline Workday with Nicky Dillerstone Saturday 18th June
£60.00
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Silk Painting

with Yara Sekiguchi
Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 10:30am - 4:30pm | Duration: 6h
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The workshop will cover the outline technique using 100% pure silk and specialised French dyes. This is a basic course which can be followed up by an intermediate variation with different techniques/projects. A design of your choice will be achieved using the Gutta outline technique. (Imagine a stained-glass type of style). This workshop is suitable to beginners and the technique will be explained step by step in a very relaxed and fun way. At the end of the day, you will take home a unique piece.

Book a place on this workshop Silk Painting with Yara Sekiguchi June 25
£55.00
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