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Textile arts courses, classes and workshops taught at locations all across the UK. Is your eye caught by bright and beautiful fabrics? Your gaze held by the allure of a perfect loom? Do you long to plunge your hand into sackfuls of fine merino wool? Textile art is as wide and varied as the numerous fibres available to man-kind. In this section you will find courses and workshops run by experienced dedicated textile artists, who will help you develop your own potential. You can learn techniques such as embroidery, batik, sewing, hand spinning, knitting, crochet, felting, rug making and weaving. A thriving modern art form, textile art courses are available up and down the UK, as short workshops, weekly clubs, weekend retreats or longer evening courses.

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Image for Needle-Felting Course with FURZIE, Ledbury, Herefordshire
Next course on 18th April 2017
Needlefelting is a wonderful craft, even if you don't think you are creative, the wool somehow inspires you to create. The course is suitable for beginners or those with some experience of felting already. You will be taught the basics of needle-felting, how to make a wire armature structure for your animal and how to sculpt with wool. The needle-felting courses are held at Trumpet Corner Gallery and Tea Room, which is just outside Ledbury...
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Next course on 1st April 2017
Tapestry Weaving for beginners workshops start at 10am and finish at 5pm. Everything you will need is supplied and the price also includes Lunch and Refreshments through the day. You will take home your finished piece and may even purchase a Frame to make it extra special. Tapestry weaving is a traditional hand craft, conducted on a wooden frame and used to make pictures, wall hangings and cushion covers. The picture is made using a...
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Next course on 30th April 2017
"Felted Poppies and Daffodils" workshop (Complete beginner or experienced felt maker workshop) £55 (materials included) Sunday 30th April 11am- 5pm. This is a very easy and enjoyable workshop for absolute beginners as well as experienced felt makers. Come around and learn the Art and Craft of Felt Making . Enjoy the therapeutic experience of handling natural fibres and explore the wet felting process in the relaxed atmosphere of Magic Wool Studio. At this exciting workshop...
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Hand Spinning Workshops - one day 10am - 4pm Our one day spinning workshops are relaxed and fun and are aimed at beginners but also suitable as a refresher. Covers all aspects of this enchanting and addictive skill. Workshops are held in the tranquil Norfolk countryside on days to suit you, either on weekdays or weekends. You will meet our delightful flock of rare breed North Ronaldsay sheep and Icelandic sheep. You will learn what...
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Next course on 9th May 2017
Felt making workshops in my craft room on our farm near Stratford upon Avon. Half day workshops run throughout the year, come and learn how to make beautiful felt, using wet felt technique. Your felt can be used to make a Kindle case, phone case or brooch or just use it as an art piece or wall hanging.. Small groups ensures plenty of attention. Please get in touch on the email form above to arrange...
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Next course on 7th April 2017
Learn to spin your own yarn, with Diane Fisher of Murmuring Wheel, at Blaze Farm, Wildboarclough, Cheshire. Next date : Friday 7th April 2017. Please get in touch to enquire or book your place. Dates also planned for later in the year. The day runs from 10am - 3pm and will cover basic spinning techniques and plying - aiming to finish with one or more skeins of your own handspun yarn! The course is aimed...
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Lena Archbold lives and creates in the North East of England. Lena is an experienced crafts tutor, a feltmaker, a textile artist who loves to create bespoke, one-off ‘wearable art’ garments. She creates and run workshops from her studio in Team Valley, Gateshead just off A1. Paint with wool and other fibres, create a wool picture and learn basics of feltmaking in the comfort of my colourful feltmaking studio. Max 7 places. This workshop is...
Image for Needle Felting course with FURZIE, nr Chipping Campden, Glos and Stratford Upon Avon, Cotswolds
Next course on 19th April 2017
Learn the basics of needle felting and make a hare, or other animal. You will be shown how to make a wire armature for your model, how to form the structure and apply the wool, add features ... and ears! Course is suitable for absolute beginners - don't be afraid to have a go! Courses held at: Talton Mill Farm Shop, Newbold on Stour, Nr Stratford Upon Avon Please note that the course is held...
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Next course on 15th April 2017
Wall-Hanging Weave Workshop Learn how to weave using a wooden frame lap loom. Students will learn how to make their own fabric, warp their own loom, finish and create their own woven wall-hanging or decorative fabric. The project will have a focus on texture, pattern and colour where all materials will be included. Meet the Tutor Alice Hume is a Textile Artist who graduated from Winchester School of Art with a degree in Textile Design:...
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Have fun turning old t-shirts and forgotten favourites into recycled works of art with the age-old skill of rag rugging. In this half day class you will learn all the skills you will need to be able to make unique rag rugs, cushions and art to spice up your home. Careful though, it’s addictive! In this workshop, which is run at our Ragged Life Rag Rug HQ in Great Wymondley, Hertfordshire, you will have the...