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August

Hand Woven Rush Mats
Wednesday 16th August 2017
9.45am - 5.30pm
Tutor: Rachel Frost

£95
Rush matting has been a traditional form of floor covering for centuries. During this one-day workshop, each participant will have the opportunity to recreate their own small mat using tradition plaiting methods and locally harvested bulrush.
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Silk Painting - Inspired by Klimt
Wednesday 16th August 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Sarah Moorcroft

£80
Join textile artist Sarah Moorcroft to create a beautiful silk painting from your own design. Start by working up your design on paper, either from ideas you have brought with you or use some of the imagery brought by Sarah. Then learn to transfer your design onto the stretched silk using Gutta and finally paint up your design using heat fix silk paints to produce a painting ready for you to mount and frame.
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Japanese Shibori Dyeing - Silk Scarves
Thursday 17th August 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Isabella Whitworth

£80
‘Shibori’ is the Japanese term used for techniques in which dye is controlled to create beautiful designs and patterns. Methods include folding, twisting, tying and clamping. Students will use steam-fixed acid dyes to make two lovely silk scarves. The techniques are easy to learn and require no experience. Your personal choice of colour and design will ensure highly individual results. The tutor is internationally known as a resist dyer and is the dyeing Features Editor for the Journal of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers. This course is suitable for complete beginners but those who have done some shibori and would like to develop their skills further will also benefit. If you have attended a course with Isabella before, you will learn new folds and develop techniques and variations.
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Hand Woven Rush Bags
Thursday 17th August 2017
9.45am - 5.30pm
Tutor: Rachel Frost

£95
Weave your own bag using the indigenous freshwater bulrush (Scirpus Lacustris) which is harvested locally. Working onto a wooden block, you will use this wonderfully supple material and a technique known as ‘flat work’ to create a unique bag to use and enjoy. The bag will be rectangular with two shoulder straps.
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Dyeing with Wax Resist - Colourful Scarves
Friday 18th August 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Isabella Whitworth

£80
Wax resist on silk is an inspirational medium for anyone who loves vibrant colour, texture and pattern. On this course you will join internationally known resist dyer Isabella Whitworth to create a stunning silk gauze scarf. Designs and patterns are created on stretched silk using wax and steam-fixed dyes. Several layers of wax and painted dye can be worked on top of each other. Where wax is applied, no more dye can be added. It is similar to (but not the same as) traditional batik.
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