Day Workshops

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Many of our workshops have had to be rearranged over the last year due to lockdown but we aim to keep this page as up to date as possible. Please email Devon for more information.

The Ropewalk is a Covid-secure building and our workshops are socially distanced and run with limited numbers

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Workshops in 2021


 

 

Wire Sunflowers with Anna Roebuck
Saturday 21st August
£65
10:30am  – 4:30pm
COURSE FULL

 

Sunday 22nd August
£65
10:15am – 4:00pm

Learn various wire forming techniques and create a wonderful everlasting Sunflower for your garden or as indoor decor for your home. This workshop is suitable for beginners and is a nice way to learn metalworking skills.


Upholstery Day with Lesley Leonard
Friday 27th August
10:30 – 5:00
£50

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.


Wallpaper Printing Weekend with Hannah Turlington
Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th September
£135
10:30 – 4:30  + 10:15 – 4:00
COURSE FULL 

 

This is an exciting opportunity to create something unique for your home. This is a two-day course to learn how to design and create wallpaper using lino block printing. You will learn the process of lino printing and how to make lino blocks that when printed is a repeating pattern. The first day will be designing and carving the block along with the crucial test printing, with the second day printing the wallpaper. You will finish the two days with some unique wallpaper for you to use in your home and the skills to be able to create and design more wallpaper.


Shearling Eco Rug – Vivienne Morpeth
Saturday 18th September
£95
10:30 – 4:30

This one day workshop will give you the knowledge and practical skills to handle and work creatively with raw fleece. You will work with a whole raw sheep’s fleece and learn how to handle and skirt a fleece to create a beautiful rug. During the day you will use a range of techniques from laying out the fibres, adding additional natural carded fibres for the eco backing, hand-rolling and wet felting. while also washing your fleece and felting the backing in place. At the end of the session you will have created a gorgeous natural fluffy rug for your home. This is such an exciting transformative process with lots of techniques, step by step tuition, tutor notes and samples handling.


Upholstery Day with Lesley Leonard
Friday 24th September
10:30 – 5:00
£50

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.


Fabric Printing with Hannah Turlington
Saturday 25th September
£70
10:30am – 4:30pm
COURSE FULL 

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.


Willow Bird Sculpture with Alison Walling 
Saturday 2nd October
£60
10:30 – 4:30 

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.


Precious Metal Clay Jewellery with Becca Macdonald
Sunday 3rd October
£74
10:15am – 4:00pm

During this workshop you will be introduced to the magical of precious metal clay, once fired this material transforms into solid silver. This workshop is an introduction to Silver Clay, ideal for beginners. After some time exploring mark making and developing design ideas with regular clay, you will then be shown how to recreate your favourite designs in silver clay. After lunch you will torch fire your Silver Clay pieces and witness the magic before your very eyes. After refining and polishing your creations, you will leave with one or two finished pieces of one of kind, silver jewellery.


Nuno Felt Clutch Bag – Vivienne Morpeth
Saturday 9th October
£85
10:30am – 4:30pm

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.


Fabric Printing with Hannah Turlington
Saturday 16th October
£65
10:30am – 4:30pm

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.


Upholstery Weekend with Lesley Leonard
Saturday 30th October and Sunday 31st October
10:30 – 4:30 + 10:15 – 4:00
£160

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.


Eco-dye and Stitch Lavender Bag with Linda Ingham
Saturday 6th November
£60
10:30am – 4:30pm

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.


Christmas Wire Snowflake with Anna Roebuck
Saturday 13th November
£60
10:30am-4:30pm

Learn various wire forming techniques and create a wonderful everlasting festive snowflake for your garden or as indoor decor for your home. This workshop is suitable for beginners and is a nice way to learn metalworking skills.


Christmas Wreath with Alison Walling
Saturday 20th November
£55
10:30am – 3:00pm

On the day you will learn to make your own circular and heart-shaped willow Christmas wreaths and little stars in the morning and then decorate them in the afternoon with greenery and berries.


Upholstery Day with Lesley Leonard
Friday 26th November
10:30 – 5:00
£50

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.


Glass Angels and Danglies with Gill Hobson
Saturday 27th November
£75
10:30am – 4:30pm

Experiment with the shapes and colours of the festive season to create your own unique glass artwork. This workshop will teach you all of the basic techniques needed to achieve beautiful & original finished pieces, including glass cutting, copper foiling, soldering, and finishing. Just bring yourself and your enthusiasm! Make festive angels, Christmas trees or use your imagination to create something truly original.


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.

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