Wednesday, 26 November 2008


Here is a list of some of our upcoming workshops. If you are interested in booking a place on any of them please contact us on
  • Saturday January 31st 2009 -Memory Book -Tutor Sharne- cost £20 *
In this workshop Sharne will be showing you how to make a memory book with lots of pockets for photos, mementos and journaling.

  • Saturday February 28th 2009 - Art Quilt - Tutor Debbie cost £20 *
Debbie will show you how to make a small art quilt , embellished with a picture of a bird or a pet.

Chaffinch 004 by debsmuddle.

  • March 28th 2009 -Memory Postcards - Tutor Nickie £20 *
Discover how to make two very different "memory" postcards using the same techniques, predominantly using hand stitching and the embellisher to achieve these results, but as always a few surprises will be included. This workshop is for all levels.

  • April 25th 2009 - Silk Paper Jewellery - Tutor Margaret- £20 *
Learn how to make silk paper which can be embroidered and beaded and used to make jewellery.

  • June 27th 2009 Dabble Day-Tutors Debbie, Margaret, Nickie, and Sharne -Cost £20
Following on from the success of our first Dabble Day we plan to run another one. Come along and use more new materials and try out new techniques in small groups.
* There will be an extra cost for specialist materials which will be supplies by the tutors.

Monday, 24 November 2008

Dyeing Day

Last week we held a dyeing day at School House. It was a fun day led by Debbie and Margaret with Sharne and Nickie helping out serving refreshments, clearing up and assisting. Debbie introduced everyone to the joys of procion dyeing using plastic bags. Everyone had the chance to mix primary colours to produce graduated dyed fabrics and threads.
Margaret then showed everyone how to use disperse dyes and they painted a range of coloured papers which were left to dry until the afternoon. This was followed by tearing wallpaper into strips and colouring the strips with brusho ready to make into pages in a book.
In the afternoon Nickie served everyone with home made rocks cakes and book covers were made by ironing the disperse dyed sheets on to craft vilene. Most people chose to take their fabrics home to wash so we are eagerly awaiting photos of the finished fabrics!

Here is some of the great feedback we had!
"We had a lovely time on Saturday. Thank you for all your expert instruction and for looking after us all day with coffee, tea, biscuits and rock cakes. You really spoiled us. You were also very generous with the materials and the packs/samples were very well put together. Thank you for all your hard work and pre-course preparation."