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August

Book Art – Paper Transformation
Saturday 5th August 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Marilyn Pipe

£80
Explore the properties of ordinary printed paper while learning a new technique to produce attractive and tactile books. When screwed up many times, magazine pages become pliable and almost fabric-like, enabling them to be manipulated into a stylish material that you will use to create the cover of a designer book. Your book will be completed with hand-painted pages.
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Herbaceous Border in Silk Ribbon Embroidery
Sunday 6th August 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Marilyn Pipe

£80
Creating a beautiful herbaceous border, brimming with summer blooms using silk ribbons and embroidery threads. Draw inspiration from samples, pictures and photographs as well as tutor demonstrations. Each step and stitch will be demonstrated and there will be group discussions on design ideas. This course is for beginners as well as the more experienced embroiderer.
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Understand your Overlocker
Wednesday 9th August 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: May Martin

£80
Overlockers are incredibly useful for edging, hemming or seaming, but can be infuriating. Don’t let yours get the better of you. Spend a day learning everything from the secrets of re-threading to roll hemming and stabilising seams. Discover how to get the best results from your overlocker. Learn from May Martin, former judge on the Great British Sewing Bee (BBC2)and a seamstress with more than 40 years' experience.
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Japanese Woodblock Printing
Thursday 10th August 2017 to
Friday 11th August 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Laura Boswell

£160
Learn the ancient skill of Japanese watercolour woodblock printing. The tutor was selected for two residencies in Japan, where she studied this traditional method under Japanese masters. This beautifully subtle and painterly technique is ideal for those wishing to print at home without a press. The course is aimed at everyone, from beginners to printmakers wanting to learn this little-known technique.
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Dressmaking Tips and Tricks
Thursday 10th August 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: May Martin

£80
A course for anyone wishing to achieve a more professional finish to every project. Perfect curves and accurate topstitching, trimmed and clipped seams, invisible zips and great quality buttonholes and openings. Set in sleeves without puckers or pleats and produce totally invisible hems. Learn about the different hand and machine stitches and where to use them.
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