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Leather workshops with Williams British Handmade – new dates added!

Williams British Handmade’s leather workshops have been really popular and have been selling out quickly so to avoid disappointment they have added some extra dates throughout 2017. All courses are run from their spacious workshop based in a converted 1850’s school, what better place to learn a new skill? Group courses have a maximum of […]

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Furniture Decoupage Workshops

In this 2-day workshop, Gabriela will teach you how to upcycle a chair or another small piece of furniture such as a side table or a simple bedside cabinet.
A chair is recommended to start on if you’re new to decoupage, a technique that allows you to transform a piece of furniture using just paper and glue. During the course, you’ll choose beautiful papers from Gabriela’s extensive collection, and as she guides you through the design process she’ll show you all the tricks involved in applying different types of paper to a hard surface.

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Colour & Texture: anodised aluminium with Lindsey Mann

This workshop is very much techniques based and is designed to encourage you to find your own approach to colouring.
Learning through demonstrations and guided experimentation you will come away at the end of the day with a host of sample pieces ready to inspire your own work. Dip-dyeing, painting, drawing, printmaking and the clever use of resists will all be covered along with many more.

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Design & Make: aluminium jewellery with Lindsey Mann

During this taster workshop you have the opportunity to create a unique piece of jewellery in colourful anodised aluminium. Students will be introduced to a host of colouring and decorative techniques. There will be plenty of time to experiment and explore the material before focusing on a final piece of jewellery.

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Assembled Jewellery Workshops

During this 2 1/2 hour workshop, you will learn to create a miniature design using paper and paint on the flat side of a domed glass cabochon. You will then incorporate this into a piece of jewellery: a choice of either two pendants or a pendant and a brooch. I will guide you through the design process and show you all the tricks involved in applying layers of thin paper and metallic paints to a small glass surface. Once you have learned these techniques, you will be able to create more jewellery items at home.

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Manipulated Fabrics with Pattern & Print, Jennifer Collier

This workshop will show fabric manipulation techniques using both hand and machine stitch, such as pleating, patch-working and molar work. The fabric pieces will then be over printed using flat natural and found objects as a resist for screen printing. Please bring along your own scrap fabrics and FLAT natural and found materials such as […]

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Nature’s Sketchbook – with Jennifer Collier

Jennifer will show you a low fi method for screen printing onto paper using flat natural and found objects. The workshop with explore transferring both positive and negative images and experiment with printing onto different types of papers. The papers will be collated into a series of hand bound sketchbooks using traditional book binding techniques. […]

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Paper Shoes with Jennifer Collier

Creating decorative paper shoes from found and recycled papers. A choice of four different types of shoes to make; a stiletto, a sandal, a lace up shoe or an alice shoe. You will also make an accompanying, decorated shoe box.

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Hollow Felt Forms workshop with Laura Mabbutt

In this workshop you will use a variety of natural and dyed woollen fibres and wet felt techniques along with a plastic resist to create a hollow object such as a vase or purse, utilising the natural properties of felt, without stitching or gluing.

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Paper Lampshades with Jennifer Collier

Create your own beautiful recycled paper lampshade using lovely vintage papers and by up-cycling existing frames. You will be shown how to create a pattern for your frame, to how to stitch the vintage papers together to form the shade. Please bring a scalloped lampshade to up-cycle (they will also be available to buy).

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