Thursday 5th October

SCREEN PRINTING               9.30-15.30                                  Tutor:  Jackey Linney                    Code: 480        £54.00

Working with textile designer Jacky, you will learn the basic technique of screen printing to go home with a unique fabric of your own design, big enough for a cushion cover.  You will design and cut paper stencils, then use screens to apply colour onto fabric.  Inks and a piece of fabric are included.  Extra printable fabric, bags and tea towels will be available at cost price.  Please wear old clothes and/or an apron.  Bring a long a packed lunch, a plain t-shirt/pillowcases if you wish to experiment and a cutting board and craft knife if you have them.  No experience needed. 

Thursday 19th October

GORGEOUS GARDEN LANTERNS                      10.00-13.00                         Tutor: Jenny Nutbeem                  Code: 481                  £30.00

Using willow and treated paper make a beautiful celebratory lantern that can be illuminated by tea lights to create an enchanting feature for your garden for years to come.  Extra decorations and detail can be added by trapping leaves, petals or coloured paper between tissue layers.  Perfect for celebrations with Halloween, Guy Fawkes and Diwali coming up.  Would also make a beautiful gift.  No experience required.  All materials provided.

Thursday 2nd November

PRUNING WORKSHOP            13.00-16.00                         Tutor:  Susannah Sharman                                 Code:  482       £27.00

Learn when, what and how to prune your trees, shrubs, hedges and fruit.  A power point presentation with demonstrations, information, hand outs and discussion time.  This workshop will give you confidence and understanding to manage your garden, keeping it in tip top condition.  It may even lessen your work load!  Bring note pad and photos of problem trees and shrubs for discussion time. 

Thursday 16th November  

CAKE DECORATION: - CHRISTMAS SUGARCRAFT              9.30-15.30                               Tutor: John Dean             Code:483                    £54.00

Would you like to learn some of the simple tricks to modelling with sugar paste?  Want to do more than a snow scene on your Christmas cake?  Then this Christmas workshop is for you.  Sugarcraft demonstrations, question and answers, and the sharing of cake decoration ideas, will all contribute to the success and enjoyment of this fun yet informative workshop. All materials and equipment will be supplied for the workshop, making your own Santa and Rudolf; you will be delighted and inspired with what you make. Please bring along a packed lunch.

Thursday 30th November

CHRISTMAS TAGS AND GARLANDS                10.00-14.00                        Tutor:  Zoe Cosgrove                                     Code: 484        £46.00

 CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS:  STAMP CARVING FOR GARLANDS, GIFT TAGS AND HANGING DECS.    Learn how to design, carve and then print your own designs on to wooden Christmas decorations.  You will start the day sketching some simple bold line drawings, the less fussy the better! – you could even get the children or grandchildren to design some for you.  No drawing skill required…  We will then carve the stamps and use these to print your designs on to a variety of pre made wooden Christmas decorations, which could be used to hang from your tree, male a garland or use as gift tags.  This class includes the cost of rubber stamps, inks, wooden decorations.  Please bring pencil, black felt pen and paper.