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[W] Weekly courses     [S] Saturday workshops

[8+] or [13+] means courses are suitable for ages 8 or 13 upwards when accompanied by a paying, participating adult.

[16+] means courses are suitable for ages 16 upwards, with written parental consent. All other courses are for adults over the age of eighteen.

Our stained glass tutor, Sarah Glover, makes public and private commissions and has taught for over 20 years. She is extremely proud of what her students achieve and takes time to discuss your project ideas before-hand if necessary. We recommend you book early as her workshops fill up very quickly!

Please note that materials are extra to your course fee because the amounts vary from person to person depending on your project. Sarah tries to keep the costs as low as possible by providing a lovely selection of off-cuts of glass. An average spend would be about £20 for a one day project and £30 for a larger one. All specialist tools and equipment are supplied by Sarah for the charge shown.


Stained Glass (copper foil) [S] [13+]
Saturdays 10 October, 14 Nov, 6 Feb, 13 Mar, 16 May
10:00-17:00
£45 + materials & £11 equipment charge
Tutor: Sarah Glover
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“Brilliant introduction to a new skill.”

A one-day workshop suitable for all levels; beginners make a hanging decoration during the session and go home with a unique, hand-crafted item. The techniques covered on the day include: choosing a design, either your own or Sarah’s; cutting and grinding glass; soldering; applying the copper foil; applying black or copper patina.


Wet Felting Introduction [S] [13+]
Saturday 10th October
10:00-13:00
£25 + materials & £15 equipment charge
Tutor: Tanya Robinson

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Wet felting is a way of producing felt from unspun wool: warm soapy water is applied to the layers of the merino wool that are placed at angles to one another. By repeatedly rubbing and compressing the fibres, they bond together into a single organic piece. It’s one of the oldest handicrafts known and the ancient way of making fabric. Your unique resulting fabric can be used to make pictures, accessories and home décor. There is an additional charge for materials, payable to the tutor on the day.

Get 10% off when you book Wet Felting Introduction and Wet Felting Christmas Gifts


Wet Felting Christmas Gifts [S] [13+]
Saturday 14th November
10:00-13:00
£25 + materials & £15 materials
Tutor: Tanya Robinson

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Come along and learn the art of wet felting. Tanya will help you make a selection of gifts or accessories that you or others will be proud to have on display as they are truly unique. This workshop can be a follow on to Wet Felting Introduction, giving you an opportunity to put your new skills in to practise, or can be attended as a stand-alone course for beginners or those with some experience. An additional charge for materials is payable to the tutor on the day


Wool Succulent Pots [S] [13+]
Saturday 6th February
10:00-13:00
£25 + materials & £30 materials
Tutor: Tanya Robinson

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Try something completely different and join us for a fun and relaxing afternoon of creativity and connection. Learn the ancient technique of wet felting, and create your own unique textile piece and take home a beautiful felted wool pot - perfect for displaying succulents. Felt making is an ancient craft - water and soap are added to wool fibres and then agitated so that they matt together and shrink. The result is a wonderfully versatile and beautifully textured creation. This workshop can be a follow on to our previous Welt Felting courses or a stand alone for confident beginners and those with more experience. An additional charge for materials is payable to the tutor on the day.


Natural Dyes [S] [13+]
Saturday 13th March
14:15-17:15
£25 + materials & £15 materials
Tutor: Tanya Robinson
 

An introduction to the basics of extracting and applying colour to different kinds of fabrics and textures to enjoy the natural dyes and colours that nature supplies. You will explore how cotton and muslin respond to a freshly made dye bath, and learn about things like dyeing from your kitchen cupboard and zero waste dyeing. You’ll be inspired to continue experimenting with nature’s natural dyes!


Nuno Felt Scarves [S] [13+]
Saturday 15th March
10:00-13:00
£25 + materials & £15 materials
Tutor: Tanya Robinson

In this 3-hour workshop with our experienced tutor Tanya you will be learning the basics of traditional Nuno felting techniques using natural raw materials and fibres such as merino wool and silk to create a beautiful unique silk and wool scarf. Experience the tactile and comforting feel of fibre art through this nuno felt scarf workshop! “Nuno” is cloth in Japanese, and speaks to the simple and transformative charm when fabric and organic fibres are bonded together to make something uniquely beautiful. If you’ve ever been curious about how to create a nuno felt scarf from scratch this workshop is for you. You will create your own unique silk and wool felt scarf accessory to take home with you. An additional charge for materials is payable to the tutor on the day.