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An Introduction to Resin Metal Sculpture

An Introduction to Resin Metal Sculpture

COURSE No. 86

TUTOR: Jane Renwick

Resin metal sculpture is a method of mixing pure metal powders with resin to produce a medium that can be cast or hand applied to create beautiful objects that look and feel like solid metal; a process far easier, more versatile and less expensive than hot metal casting. This course introduces you to a number of sculptural and casting techniques to...

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Make a Unique Resin Clock and Coaster

Make a Unique Resin Clock and Coaster

New for 2017

COURSE No. 87

TUTOR: Clare John

Astonish your friends with your own handmade resin clock and coaster. Clare will show you how to use resin to make them. Also, you will have the opportunity to make at least ten pieces of silver plated resin jewellery in the week. The resins can be coloured in all sorts of ways; transparent, opaque, sparkle, pearl and metallic. No two pieces...

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Mosaic Art

Mosaic Art

New for 2017

COURSE No. 88

TUTOR: Anna Burzec

During this course, you will discover the art of crafting bespoke mosaic. You will cover the design, processing of materials and make a mosaic to take home. There will be examples of Anna's work on display to inspire you and a choice of materials to allow you to make something special for your home. In particular, you will be working with...

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Making Wirework Pendants or Ornaments

Making Wirework Pendants or Ornaments

COURSE No. 89

TUTOR: Rachel Smith

This course is for anybody who has an interest in creating unique pendants or making small wirework ornaments. No previous experience is required as all levels are welcome. Create two to three pieces during the week, starting with a Tree of Life. You will be shown a variety of techniques from forming shapes, weaving with wire, making bails, making wire coils and...

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Jazzy Jewellery: Beaded, Knitted, Crocheted and Wired

Jazzy Jewellery: Beaded, Knitted, Crocheted and Wired

COURSE No. 90

TUTOR: Sally Boehme

Using the artistic possibilities of bead weaving, knitting and crochet, there will be four different projects, including lots of variations, where you will be able to create pieces for necklaces, pendants, earrings and bracelets. These are just some of the uses to which you can put your treasures. Beads, wire and yarns will be our main ingredients with the occasional piece of...

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Jewellery Making for Beginners and Improvers

Jewellery Making for Beginners and Improvers

COURSE No. 91

TUTOR: Rachel Smith

This course is for anybody who has an interest in designing and making their own jewellery. No previous experience is required as all levels are welcome. Create your own unique pieces for yourself, as a gift or for a special occasion. You will be shown a variety of techniques in the art of jewellery making and will complete projects each day...

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Exploring the Creative World of Cast Resin Jewellery

Exploring the Creative World of Cast Resin Jewellery

New for 2017

COURSE No. 92

TUTOR: Clare John

In this class, you will find out how to use silicone moulds to make unique and beautiful cast resin bangles, pendants and earrings. Clare will show you the best moulds to use, how to finish resin castings and to attach jewellery fittings. You will also have the opportunity to make at least eight pieces of silver plated and resin jewellery in...

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Flowers for Gifts

Flowers for Gifts

COURSE No. 93

TUTOR: Cheryl Elias

Everyone loves to receive a gift of flowers, so if you enjoy giving flowers to say Happy Birthday or Anniversary, Get Well Soon or simply 'I care', this course is for you. You will learn how to make lovely hand tied bouquets, to gift wrap flowers and to make arrangements in containers and baskets. All designs will be demonstrated and no...

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Flower Arranging

Flower Arranging

COURSE No. 94,95

TUTOR: Caroline Land

Have you thought how much a flower arrangement adds to a social occasion? Learn how to do flower arrangements, which will range from a simple table design to a more ambitious formal pedestal for church or hallway. Caroline will discuss the mechanics of flower arranging, conditioning and preserving plant material. Preparation of swags, dried flowers and special occasion arrangements will also be...

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Beginners Crochet

Beginners Crochet

COURSE No. 96

TUTOR: Zoe Clements

Learn to crochet with confidence. Will start with the basics: how to hold the hook, tension the yarn, make a chain and work a variety of stitches with ease. You'll discover how to change colour, read charts and understand patterns with ease. Packed with hints and tips, this course will also introduce you to increasing and decreasing, working in the round and...

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Victorian Crazy Patchwork Cushion

Victorian Crazy Patchwork Cushion

New for 2017

COURSE No. 97

TUTOR: Jennifer Barlow

Crazy does not mean mad, but irregular shaped pieces of fabric. Recreate a Victorian crazy technique by using random shaped pieces of fabric. Laying irregular shaped pieces of fabric on to a base fabric and pinning in place, these pieces of fabric are then held in place by stitching in order to hold firm with simple embroidery stitches using a variety of...

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Utility Patchwork Quilt

Utility Patchwork Quilt

New for 2017

COURSE No. 98

TUTOR: Jennifer Barlow

Using simple shapes, using strips, squares and rectangles, a small quilt will be made. The shapes, once cut, will be put together at random, creating a scrappy feel. The three layers of the quilt will be held together with a variety of very simple embroidery stitches. Recycled fabrics reclaimed from your treasured items such as cotton shirts, dresses and blouses are ideal...

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Crochet Flowers for Beginners

Crochet Flowers for Beginners

New for 2017

COURSE No. 99

TUTOR: Zoe Clements

Crochet flowers are beautiful, long lasting and addictive to make. Packed with skills, this course covers a variety of techniques you can use for any project; increasing, decreasing, reading charts, changing colour, creating texture and more. There are a variety of projects to choose from. Create stunning corsages or join all of your work together to form a one of a kind...

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Fun with Fascinators

Fun with Fascinators

New for 2017

COURSE No. 100

TUTOR: Ann Gill

Join Ann for a fun workshop, where you will make your own stunning fascinator from a choice of several designs. You will be introduced to different millinery materials before making your own bespoke fascinator. A selection of accessories and trimmings in a variety of colours will be available.

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