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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 12 Oct, 16 Nov, 14 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.


Stained Glass (lead and copper foil) [S] [13+]
Saturday/Sunday 8-9 Feb
10:00-17:00
£90 + materials & £15 equipment charge
Tutor: Sarah Glover
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A two-day workshop suitable for all levels (not suitable for pregnant women), giving you an opportunity to tackle a more complex project using either lead or copper foil. Beginners are welcome: Sarah will help you select an achievable design. Leading techniques include: selecting and cutting glass; preparing a lead board; soldering and cementing. Copper foil techniques are the same as the one day workshop above.


Wet Felting Introduction [S] [13+]
Saturday 12 October
10:00-13:00
£25 + £15 materials
Tutor: Tanya Robinson
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“I’m definitely getting into this!”

Our participants last year said we should definitely offer this again so more people can discover wet felting. It 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.


Wet Felting Gifts [S] [13+]
Saturday 16 November
10:00-13:00
£25 + £15 materials
Tutor: Tanya Robinson
www.tanyarobinson.org

“A variety of interesting projects. Knowledgeable and approachable teacher. Lots of fun!”

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.

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


Natural Dyes [S] [13+]
Saturday 14 March
14:15-17:15
£25 + £15 materials
Tutor: Tanya Robinson
www.tanyarobinson.org

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!