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Here are our intended courses for 2009. 
If you have an interest in a craft or item which is not listed
or have a date more suitable for you please contact us. 
We can be very flexible and offer tailor-made courses especially for you,
such as weekends, part weeks and day classes.

Full week courses 2009:

SPRING 2009

BEADED JEWELLERY

for beginners

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1st to 7th February 2009

Use a variety of stitches to produce stunning individual jewellery

TASSEL MAKING

for all abilities

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8th to 14th
February 2009

tassels with or without decorative beadwork

MINIATURE LANDSCAPES

for all abilities

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1st to 7th
March 2009

using transfer paints with free form embroidery

MASTERING
BEADING STITCHES

masterclass
for all abilities

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8th to 14th
March 2009

for all beadwork stitches including Peyote - right angle weave - herringbone and much more

BEADED CHAINS

beginners

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19th to 25th
April 2009

Have you ever wondered how to finish off your amulet purses, etc. ? Come and work a selection of chains.

CRAZY PATCHWORK

beginners

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3rd to 9th
May 2009

No experience necessary - come and enjoy freestyle patchwork.

VICTORIAN RETICULES

intermediate level

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10th to 16th
May 2009

We will use a variety of stitches including netting to make a wonderful purse like those seen in the Victorian era.
A great opportunity to be creative.

SUMMER 2009

FREE FORM PEYOTE

all levels

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7th to 13th
June 2009

Develop this stitch to form either a necklace or a 3D item.

AMULET PURSES

all abilities
including
beginners

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14th to 20th
June 2009

Amulet purses were made by the American Indians to hold a treasure or a secret. We will use either brick stitch or peyote stitch to create a little purse then embellish it with a fringe and a cord.

BEADED CABOCHONS / PENDANTS

intermediate

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5th to 11th
July 2009

Come and try out different techniques to cover a cabochon or unusual buttons to make a pendant brooch - bracelet etc.

BEADED BOOK COVERS

all levels

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12th to 18th
July 2009

Learn all the basic book making techniques
and then bead an individual cover.  
If you prefer you can make your cover using a textile technique.

MAKE EXOTIC MASKS

intermediate

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2nd to 8th
August 2009

to include decorative beading

FELT MAKING

for the beginner

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9th to 15th
August 2009

Make your own felt and turn it into a beautiful bag

LATE SUMMER 2009

PAPER CRAFT

all abilities
including
beginners

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6th to 12th
September
2009

Hand made paper which can be used to make various items such as books, boxes or cards.

STUMP WORK

beginners

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13th to 19th
September
2009

Beginner’s guide to Stump Work, the very popular craft of raised embroidery dating from Elizabethan raisedwork.

EXPERIENCE
CANVAS WORK

beginners

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 4th to 10th
October 2009

...and experiment with different ways to use it, e.g., bags, pictures...

BEADED BRACELETS

all levels
including
beginners

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11th to 17th
October 2009

With crystals and intermediate projects

TOWARDS CHRISTMAS 2009

XMAS PAPER CRAFT

all levels

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1st to 7th
November
2009

 

XMAS BAUBLES & DECORATIONS

beginners
and
intermediate
 

Gold work

8th to 14th
November
 2009

 

“HAIRY FAIRIES WITH ATTITUDE”

all levels

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6th to 12th
December
2009

Watch your fairy take on its own character as it evolves. A real festive fun week for all abilities.

 

Please enquire about other courses arranged throughout the year

The photographs of typical items are for illustration only

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