Textiles

  • Introduction to crochetSaturday 29th September 2018
    10am-12noon The course Join a short relaxed session to learn some basic crochet stitches. The tutor Rose Savage trained as a teacher and worked for some time, until her family began to arrive, teaching 7 to 8 year olds. Once the family was at school she worked first for a publishing company, and finally spent... (more info)
  • Dorset buttonsSunday 9 September 2018
    10am-4pm The course You will make two different types of Dorset button brooch, a Dorset Posy brooch and an Autumn Beech Tree brooch. In the afternoon you will design your own brooch. You will learn about the history of Dorset buttons from their beginnings in the 1600s, the growth of button making in the 1700s,... (more info)
  • To be added to the waiting list please call 01243 811021 or email [email protected] 10am-4pm The course A brief practical history of knitting in Britain, looking at the products, techniques, and social history of knitting and knitters from the 16th to the 20th century. We shall be learning to ‘knit in the round’ and to... (more info)
  • 10am-4pm The course A brief practical history of knitting in Britain, looking at the products, techniques, and social history of knitting and knitters from the 16th to the 20th century. We shall be learning to ‘knit in the round’ and to use a knitting sheath, and trying out a number of different techniques. Pictures, samples... (more info)
  • Stumpwork: ButterfliesSaturday 13 October 2018
    9.30am-4pm The course Make a stunning three-dimensional butterfly, using wire-work techniques together with organza fabrics and metallic threads to create delicately patterned wings. Learn to combine traditional stumpwork techniques with modern use of materials and methods. The tutor Caroline Vincent is the author of two books on sampler embroidery, and has an international reputation for... (more info)
  • Stumpwork: ButterfliesSunday 28 October 2018
    9.30am-4pm The course Make a stunning three-dimensional butterfly, using wire-work techniques together with organza fabrics and metallic threads to create delicately patterned wings. Learn to combine traditional stumpwork techniques with modern use of materials and methods. The tutor Caroline Vincent is the author of two books on sampler embroidery, and has an international reputation for... (more info)