Workshops & Courses

Creative courses based in our Monmouth workshop

 

Christmas wreath workshop 2018

Learn new skills in a relaxed and friendly environment. The courses are small in number which makes for a relaxed, fun and friendly learning environment. Materials are usually included in the cost of our workshops (unless we state otherwise), and delicious refreshments are available throughout the day.

 

Courses and day workshops are available for complete beginners and for people who have previous experience who want to improve their skills.

 

Book online or contact Claudia by email to discuss arrangements.

 

Calendar of courses
October 2019

Primitive snowdrop wreath-making; with Miss Clementine

Saturday October 26th

Primitive snowdrop wreath-making; with Miss Clementine

'Miss Clementine' Debra has a wonderful way of turning forgotten and discarded textiles, threads and household items into decorative pieces of art.

 

In this workshop we'll be creating a gorgeously primitive, rusted wire wreath adorned with little handmade and hand stitched snowdrops and ivy leaves.

 

Date: Saturday October 26th

Time: 10 - 4pm

Workshop price: £80

November 2019

Make a drum lampshade

2 November

Make a drum lampshade

Bring half a metre of your own choice of cotton/ cotton mix fabric and create your own unique drum lampshade with Jan Hartley. No sewing is involved and beginners are welcome.

 

Date: Saturday 2 November

Time: 10.00 - 1.00

Workshop price: £40

Sorry, this workshop is fully booked.

Luxury Christmas Wreath Workshop; with Emma Webster flowers

Friday November 29th

Luxury Christmas Wreath Workshop; with Emma Webster flowers

Join us for a fun and relaxing morning of festive wreath making with Emma Webster Flowers.

 

 

Date: Friday November 29th

Time: 10 - 12.30

Workshop price: £50

October 2019

Make an Angel with Rosablue

5 October

Make an Angel with Rosablue

Penny 'Rosablue' who has been making her beautifully crafted dolls and angels for more than 25 years will be joining us for a wonderful day of making and creating.

 

Date: Saturday 5 October

Time: 10am-4pm

Workshop price: £85

September 2019

Knitting club (block of 3 weeks); with Kate Thomas

Thurs 5th September, Wednesday 11th & Thurs 19th Sept

Knitting club (block of 3 weeks); with Kate Thomas

Whatever your level of knitting or crochet, join us on these three dates and be guided by our lovely Kate.

 

Date: Thurs 5th September, Wednesday 11th & Thurs 19th Sept

Time: 9.30 - 12.00

Workshop price: £30

May 2019

Writing Crime Fiction; A crash course with Matthew Hall

Every Friday from 18th August

Writing Crime Fiction; A crash course with Matthew Hall

Join us for an intensive one day workshop led by novelist and BAFTA winning screenwriter, Matthew Hall.

 

Matthew is the author of eight novels. His first 7 have been adapted into a major international TV series, CORONER. His latest work for the screen is the eight part series KEEPING FAITH (BBC1/S4C).

 

Date: Every Friday from 18th August

Time: 10am-5pm

Workshop price: £100

April 2019

Learn to Crochet

Tuesday afternoons April 30th, May 7th and May 14th

Learn to Crochet

Come and learn to crochet with local crochet artist Becca Durrington.

 

Date: Tuesday afternoons April 30th, May 7th and May 14th

Time: 1pm - 3pm

Workshop price: £35

Photography Course

30th April, 7th May and 14th May (3 weeks)

Photography Course

Focusing mainly on photographing people, portraits and all it entails, Jerry Kavanagh joins us for another of his fantastic courses.

 

Date: 30th April, 7th May and 14th May (3 weeks)

Time: 9.30 - 12.00

Workshop price: £50

Knit Club

Starts Thursday April 25th 9.30 to 12.00 and runs for another three Thursdays; May 2nd, May 9th and May 23rd (May 16th we will remain closed).

Knit Club

Whatever your level of knitting (including beginners) come and sit and learn with our very own Kate Thomas.

 

Date: Starts Thursday April 25th 9.30 to 12.00 and runs for another three Thursdays; May 2nd, May 9th and May 23rd (May 16th we will remain closed).

Time: 9.30-12.00

Workshop price: £40

Mixed media jewellery workshop with Louise Lovell

24 April

Mixed media jewellery workshop with Louise Lovell

We're very excited to welcome Louise as a guest tutor in April. This workshop will explore Louise's signature style of creating a necklace through very delicately hand-knitted beads and flowers, textured hand-formed linen fabric beads, and a possibility of incorporating a small vintage piece of your choice within that too. You'll learn the art of micro knitting, fabric bead stuffing and making, and rag-string making, plus the pleasure of putting them all together to create something very unique to wear.

 

Date: Wednesday 24 April

Time: 10-4pm

Workshop price: £80

March 2019

Make a Lampshade with Jan Hartley

2 March

Make a Lampshade with Jan Hartley

Bring half a metre of your own choice of cotton/ cotton mix fabric and create your own unique drum lampshade to sit within your own home decor. No sewing is involved and beginners are welcome.

 

Date: Saturday 2 March

Time: 10.00-1.00

Workshop price: £40

February 2019

Beginners Knitting Course with Kate Thomas - 5 weeks

Starts Thursday 28th February 9.30am to 12.00, running every Thursday for five weeks.

Beginners Knitting Course with Kate Thomas - 5 weeks

Calling all wannabe knitters (like me!) and any knitters who need a memory refresh.

 

Date: Starts Thursday 28th February 9.30am to 12.00, running every Thursday for five weeks.

Time: 9.30am-12.00

Workshop price: £50

Photography course with Jerry Kavanagh

Three week course, start date: Tuesday February 26th (3 weeks)

Photography course with Jerry Kavanagh

Jerry is back by popular demand! This course aims to cover all you need to know about digital photography, from the basics of exposure and composition to learning different techniques both in camera and photoshop. We'll be heading out into the garden with a bit of luck, to find beautiful things that catch our eye.

 

Date: Three week course, start date: Tuesday February 26th (3 weeks)

Time: 9.30-12 midday

Workshop price: £50

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