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Our Textiles Courses
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September

Creative Drawing in Machine Stitch
Friday 29th September 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Richard Box

£80
Produce stunning pictures by using your sewing machine and coloured threads in new and creative ways. Step-by-step instruction will enable you to draw, blend colours and shade, using the thread as your ink and the needle as your pen. If you have done this course previously with the tutor, please let us know when you book so that you can develop your skills by working on a new project.
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October

Pattern Cutting - A Top with Sleeves
Saturday 14th October 2017 to
Sunday 15th October 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Elizabeth Cake

£160
This course is designed for students who have previously completed one of our pattern cutting courses and would like to learn how to make a bodice with sleeves, under the guidance of trained pattern cutter Elizabeth Cake. We will cover drafting a bodice block and a one-piece sleeve block, plus the moving of bust darts.
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Felt Scarves - Cobweb and Nuno Felt
Sunday 15th October 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Sue Pearl

£80
Learn to make beautiful, light cobweb felt and nuno felt scarves. Cobweb feltmaking produces a lovely delicate, lacy fabric that can be used to make scarves and wraps. In nuno feltmaking wool is worked onto a lightweight natural fabric. The fibres of the wool migrate through the fabric so that the two become interwoven, creating fascinating textures and beautiful colours.
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Loom Weaving
Wednesday 18th October 2017 to
Thursday 19th October 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Angela Pawlyn

£160
Discover some of the many possibilities provided by fascinating craft of weaving. You will weave plain weave samples on a rigid heddle loom and twill weaves on a four-shaft table loom. You will also learn to how to set up looms for weaving. The tutor is a member of the Oxford Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers.
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November

Hand-Felted Christmas Penguins
Wednesday 1st November 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Sue Pearl

£80
Create a 3D needle-felted penguin for Christmas. These penguins with personality can be used to decorate your home during the festive season. Your penguin will be 18cm to 19cm tall, made from fine Scandinavian wool and can be finished off with a jaunty ribbon around the neck. Dry felting ¬– or needle felting – is a simple process in which you create 3D shapes using wool and a barbed needle (none of that messy wet wool business!). The tutor, Sue Pearl, is the author of Making Felted Friends.
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