Textile Courses

Honiton Lace Making26th Oct to 28th Oct 2018
Tutor: Elizabeth TrebbleFriday to Sunday

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A course suitable for all levels of Honiton Lace makers and for lace makers new to Honiton Lace but with experience in other bobbin laces. This course aims to enable learners to improve skills in Honiton Lace making. For those with experience, working on new or existing projects, there is the opportunity to expand knowledge already attained with encouragement to experiment with technique, design and interpretation. For those new to Honiton Lace instruction will be given in the practice and theory of the lace with the commencement of the first project covering the basic techniques required..... read more

Art at the Loom26th Oct to 28th Oct 2018
Tutor: Matty SmithFriday to Sunday

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This course, aimed at all levels, will enable participants to start from basics by weaving a sampler of different tapestry weaving techniques, to explore tapestry weaving through interpretation of a personally selected image or to explore effects such as woven surface texture or colour blending. For those new to tapestry weaving or established weavers wanting to extend their skills, there will be opportunities to learn new techniques and insights into this exciting contemporary textile art..... read more

Taking Textiles Further - Pattern and Ornament27th Oct to 28th Oct 2018
Tutor: Janet EdmondsSaturday to Sunday

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Pattern and ornament is a vast subject found across all cultures and traditions within the decorative arts. This course will explore historical themes in relation to pattern, referencing the floral designs of William Morris, the well known nineteenth century designer..... read more

Honiton Lace Making18th Jan to 20th Jan 2019
Tutor: Elizabeth TrebbleFriday to Sunday

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A course suitable for all levels of Honiton Lace makers and for lace makers new to Honiton Lace but with experience in other bobbin laces. This course aims to enable learners to improve skills in Honiton Lace making. For those with experience, working on new or existing projects, there is the opportunity to expand knowledge already attained with encouragement to experiment with technique, design and interpretation. For those new to Honiton Lace instruction will be given in the practice and theory of the lace with the commencement of the first project covering the basic techniques required..... read more

Taking Textiles Further - Pattern and Ornament9th Mar to 10th Mar 2019
Tutor: Janet EdmondsSaturday to Sunday

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Pattern and ornament is a vast subject found across all cultures and traditions within the decorative arts. This course will explore historical themes in relation to pattern, referencing Art Deco geometric pattern. We will explore pattern making with an emphasis on geometrical imagery using architecture as a theme..... read more

Design and create your own Crochet Motif9th Mar to 10th Mar 2019
Tutor: Jane CrowfootSaturday to Sunday

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Jane will start by talking you through her own design process and will then illustrate the basic skills of designing a motif from scratch. Using a visual inspiration such as a postcard or image, participants will then work on creating their own crochet motif that could subsequently be turned into a larger project. .... read more

Bobbin Lace Making22nd Mar to 24th Mar 2019
Tutor: Jan TregidgoFriday to Sunday

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This course is for all those bobbin lacemakers who want the time to enjoy their lacemaking with a very experienced teacher on hand to help and guide them. It is also for total beginners to Have a Go at Bobbin Lace, Jan will lend you all the equipment you need. Lapsed lace makers will find it a great opportunity to return to the craft..... read more

Beginners Machine Embroidery23rd Mar to 24th Mar 2019
Tutor: Gina FerrariSaturday to Sunday

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This course is the perfect introduction to learning free machine embroidery. Master the basics, conquer your fears and learn to draw with your sewing machine. By the end of the weekend you will be able to tackle simple projects with confidence..... read more

Batik on Cotton - New Beginnings 13th Apr to 14th Apr 2019
Tutor: Angela LenmanSaturday to Sunday

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In this two-day workshop students will produce two or three batiks demonstrating a variety of techniques - either a built-up pattern or batik pictures. Working on fine cotton lawn students will learn how to use batik tools to apply hot wax, then cover the fabric with dye. After successive layers of wax and dye, the batik is dipped in a dye bath to create the characteristic batik cracking. Students should bring a few designs or photographs as reference material..... read more

Set the Town Alight 4th May to 5th May 2019
Tutor: Anne HellyerSaturday to Sunday

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This is a busy but fun free machine embroidery workshop. Using my hand painted fabrics and free machine embroidery, you will create a beautiful 3D wrap suitable for use with LED string lights or a battery operated tea-light candle.  .... read more

Art at the Loom17th May to 19th May 2019
Tutor: Matty SmithFriday to Sunday

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This course, aimed at all levels, will enable participants to start from basics by weaving a sampler of different tapestry weaving techniques, to explore tapestry weaving through interpretation of a personally selected image or to explore effects such as woven surface texture or colour blending. For those new to tapestry weaving or established weavers wanting to extend their skills, there will be opportunities to learn new techniques and insights into this exciting contemporary textile art..... read more

Honiton Lace Making14th Jun to 16th Jun 2019
Tutor: Elizabeth TrebbleFriday to Sunday

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A course suitable for all levels of Honiton Lace makers and for lace makers new to Honiton Lace but with experience in other bobbin laces. This course aims to enable learners to improve skills in Honiton Lace making. For those with experience, working on new or existing projects, there is the opportunity to expand knowledge already attained with encouragement to experiment with technique, design and interpretation. For those new to Honiton Lace instruction will be given in the practice and theory of the lace with the commencement of the first project covering the basic techniques required..... read more

Taking Textiles Further - Pattern and Ornament15th Jun to 16th Jun 2019
Tutor: Janet EdmondsSaturday to Sunday

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Pattern and ornament is a vast subject found across all cultures and traditions within the decorative arts. This course will explore historical themes in relation to pattern, referencing the organic and botanical drawings of the amazing nineteenth century artist Ernst Haeckel, a German biologist and philosopher. Flowers in all their myriad forms will be the theme to inspire three dimensional pattern..... read more

Print, Paint and Pinny15th Jun to 16th Jun 2019
Tutor: Alison HulmeSaturday to Sunday

Students will experiment with Thermofax screens, Gellie Plates, stamps and stencils to create a range of samples, and from these they will design their own large piece of fabric. Alison will bring a pinny pattern in four different sizes so that students can make up their own unique fabric design into a pinny..... read more