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September

The Vibrant World of Natural Dyes
Saturday 2nd September 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Isabella Whitworth

£80
At one time, all fabric was coloured with natural plant, mineral or insect material. This course is a colourful introduction to the world of natural dyes in which you will learn the basics of dyeing with weld, madder, cochineal and indigo while discovering the fascinating history of dyes. You will help prepare dyestuffs for vats, make a selection of dyed samples and have the option of producing a natural-dyed silk scarf. The tutor is internationally known as a resist dyer and was dyeing Features Editor for the Journal of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers.
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Leaves Larger Than Life
Saturday 2nd September 2017 to
Sunday 3rd September 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Jess Shepherd

£160
This is an exciting chance to work with an exceptional botanical artist. Come and explore the land of the colossal with J R Shepherd and learn how to paint larger than life. Focusing on leaves, after the successful Leafscape exhibition and book earlier in 2017, this workshop will explore the drama that can be created through thoughtful lighting, examine the importance of composition and reveal the colours needed to mix realistic greens.
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Dyeing with Indigo - Scarves
Sunday 3rd September 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Isabella Whitworth

£80
Indigo is an ancient dye derived from the leaves of plants and surrounded by magic, mystery and folklore. Discover how the leaves ‘make blue’ by learning about the character and chemistry of the natural indigo vat. Create two beautiful scarves to take home. The tutor is internationally known as a resist dyer and was dyeing Features Editor for the Journal of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers.
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Stained Glass Taster Day
Wednesday 6th September 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Nicola Kantorowicz

£80
Make a lovely stained glass panel which can be hung in a window. On this introductory course each student will learn how to cut class using a cutline template, cut and fit lead and solder the panel together. Beware – this one-day course could be the start of a new, all-consuming hobby!
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Hand Felted Badgers
Wednesday 6th September 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Sue Pearl

£80
Dry felting - or needle felting – is a simple process that can produce wonderful results. Join the author of Making Felted Friends to create a three-dimensional needle-felted badger. Make a lovable felt creature brimming with character.
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