VALERIE WARTELLE   |   Expressive Landscapes Felting Weekend
May
25
to May 26

VALERIE WARTELLE | Expressive Landscapes Felting Weekend

Over the course of the weekend, you will be guided through the steps Valerie uses when creating her own Felt Landscapes, encouraging you to explore the qualities and behaviours of wool fibres, silk threads and fabrics through the wet felting process. This workshop is suitable for all levels of ability from beginners to experienced felters, and only requires of you to engage your own creativity.

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SIMON BUCKLEY  |  How To Photograph In Low Light
Jun
22
to Jun 23

SIMON BUCKLEY | How To Photograph In Low Light

** SOLD OUT ** Join artist Simon Buckley at the Weavers Factory for three photography lessons where you’ll learn all the techniques needed to take successful photographs in low light. In the first session you will be learn the methods needed to capture low light images, before a practical session outdoors at dusk. The final session will review the pictures taken and demonstrate simple post production techniques to make your photographs stand out.

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SALLY GILFORD  |  Fabric Screen Printing Saturday
Jul
13
11:00 AM11:00

SALLY GILFORD | Fabric Screen Printing Saturday

** SOLD OUT ** Work with textile printmaker, Sally Gilford to design and screen print large panels of fabric inspired by the work of The Weavers Factory patron, Joan Charnley. Using water based inks and stencils, you will have the opportunity to explore Mid-century style and create your own surface print onto a selection of fabrics that you can take away at the end of the workshop

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SALLY GILFORD  |  Fabric Screen Printing Sunday
Jul
14
11:00 AM11:00

SALLY GILFORD | Fabric Screen Printing Sunday

** SOLD OUT ** Work with textile printmaker, Sally Gilford to design and screen print large panels of fabric inspired by the work of The Weavers Factory patron, Joan Charnley. Using water based inks and stencils, you will have the opportunity to explore Mid-century style and create your own surface print onto a selection of fabrics that you can take away at the end of the workshop

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ELLA McINTOSH  |  Pewter Pendant Making Saturday
Jul
27
11:00 AM11:00

ELLA McINTOSH | Pewter Pendant Making Saturday

Give traditional metalwork a bash to create your own pendant or keyring using the unusual and age-old technique of cuttlefish casting. Ella will guide you through a variety of process from mould making to pouring molten pewter to reveal your design. You will then finish your casting using jewellery tools before polishing to proudly take home. A fascinating way to create your own design! 

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ELLA McINTOSH  |  Pewter Pendant Making Sunday
Jul
28
11:00 AM11:00

ELLA McINTOSH | Pewter Pendant Making Sunday

Give traditional metalwork a bash to create your own pendant or keyring using the unusual and age-old technique of cuttlefish casting. Ella will guide you through a variety of process from mould making to pouring molten pewter to reveal your design. You will then finish your casting using jewellery tools before polishing to proudly take home. A fascinating way to create your own design! 

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JENNI SMITH  |  Start Your Quilting Journey
Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

JENNI SMITH | Start Your Quilting Journey

Join Jenni Smith for an inspirational introduction to quilt-making at the Weavers Factory. Over the day’s course each stage of construction will be taught and you’ll go home with a good knowledge of the creative possibilities quilting offers and know how to start your own unique heirloom. Jenni will guide you through fabric choice, colour placement, pattern, rotary cutting, piecing and machine quilting. No sewing experience is necessary.

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HAYLEY McCORMACK  |  Lampshade Making Morning
Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

HAYLEY McCORMACK | Lampshade Making Morning

Have you ever wanted an individual lampshade for your home? Trawled through endless shops but can't seem to find the perfect one? Then why not learn how to make your own lampshade with maker Hayley McCormack. During this workshop you will be guided through a step by step process, enabling you to learn the skills needed to make a table or ceiling pendant lampshade to take home

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HAYLEY McCORMACK  |  Lampshade Making Afternoon
Sep
28
2:00 PM14:00

HAYLEY McCORMACK | Lampshade Making Afternoon

Have you ever wanted an individual lampshade for your home? Trawled through endless shops but can't seem to find the perfect one? Then why not learn how to make your own lampshade with maker Hayley McCormack. During this workshop you will be guided through a step by step process, enabling you to learn the skills needed to make a table or ceiling pendant lampshade to take home

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NATALIE LINNEY  |  PRINTING WITH NATURE - SCARF MAKING WEEKEND
Oct
12
to Oct 13

NATALIE LINNEY | PRINTING WITH NATURE - SCARF MAKING WEEKEND

Learn how to make your own botanical prints at the Weavers Factory using traditional natural dyeing techniques with textile designer Natalie Linney. Watch striking and delicate patterns emerge in unpredictable ways to create your own unique silk tie or scarf. You will forage for local flora and experiment fixing natural pigments onto fabric, before designing and making our own silk scarf or tie to take home with you.

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JOHN HARRISON  |  Line and Wash Saturday
Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

JOHN HARRISON | Line and Wash Saturday

Try your hand at “line and wash” – the creation of a pen and ink sketch tinted with a wash of coloured ink or watercolour with landscape artist John Harrison. Weather permitting you’ll go outside for observational sketching then back in the studio you’ll learn more about the use of ink and have the opportunity to work up your own full-sized finished painting.

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JOHN HARRISON  |  Line and Wash Sunday
Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

JOHN HARRISON | Line and Wash Sunday

Try your hand at “line and wash” – the creation of a pen and ink sketch tinted with a wash of coloured ink or watercolour with landscape artist John Harrison. Weather permitting you’ll go outside for observational sketching then back in the studio you’ll learn more about the use of ink and have the opportunity to work up your own full-sized finished painting.

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JULIA ROY-WILLIAMS   |  Art Jewellery Weekend
May
18
to May 19

JULIA ROY-WILLIAMS | Art Jewellery Weekend

Learn the basics of manipulating perspex to make your own amazing art jewellery at the Weavers Factory. Artist Julia Roy-Williams will demonstrate how she generates design ideas and share with you the approach she uses to turn her inspiration into jewellery designs. You'll leave after a full weekend of tuition with the skills to continue making at home, and a collection of art jewellery you'll have made yourself.

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