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Make it in Wales

Contact Name: Suzi Park

Telephone: 01239 562007

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Website: www.makeitinwales.co.uk

Address:
1 Courtyard Cottage
Pentrecagal
Newcastle Emlyn
Carmarthenshire
SA38 9HX

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Make it in Wales's Courses

Next course on 27th September 2017
We know that many of you are interested in weaving but don’t really know where to start. It can be a bit daunting when you are wanting to try something new but are not really sure where to go for help. So we thought that we would take you by the hand and guide you through the first steps of weaving to give you confidence and to give you a chance to see if you...
Next course on 22nd October 2017
With a sprinkling of petals, you can create your very own botanical print silk scarf. Nature has an abundance of colour and surprise; in this workshop, you will learn how to create beautiful botanical prints on silk using sustainable natural plant dyes, organically grown and gathered by Claire from the flower field at The Flower Hive close to her home in South Wales. Sampling firstly by exploring the most fascinating leaves for pattern and your...
Next course on 13th May 2018
Learn the techniques of indigo dyeing and Shibori at this creative craft workshop in West Wales - three days of tuition with Cath Lewis. The workshop will take place at Ystrad Farm, Brechfa. Over the three days you will learn to make up the indigo dye bath as well as learning tying, pleating and folding techniques. We will then dye a whole load of lovely fabrics. Day 1: Cath will introduce you to indigo dyeing;...
Next course on 7th October 2017
I first spoke to Angela about designing a dressmaking course back in October of last year. Angela and I worked together many years ago when I was running my digital embroidery business and Angela was running her bridalwear business in Cardiff. We bumped into each other again about a year ago and have been chatting about running this exciting course for over six months (that’s how long it takes to get a unique course like...
Next course on 23rd September 2017
Make a textured felt bag with textile designer Claire Cawte. We’ll be predominantly using Cambrian Wool fleece in natural shades. We will add texture with fibres such as ramie, silk, soya, bamboo and coloured fleece (optional). Learn how to make a big, beautiful and robust felt bag with an integral pocket and leather handles in your very unique design. We’ll be using leather handles by Will’s Upholstery. All materials required to make your textured felt...
On this two day course with Peter Bodenham you’ll learn slab various techniques including coiling, slab pots, thumb pots, press moulding and you’ll be making vessels using Apache clay. We spend the first part of the day at The Coach House where Pete will take you through a slide show of the history and processes involved in pit firing. He will then teach you various methods of making. On the first day after you have...
Next course on 16th September 2017
Two days of professional patchwork and quilting tuition with Lesley, learning techniques which allow you to produce a quilted table runner from simple strips of fabric. We’ll cover rotary cutting and machine piecing of the strips. The strips will then be turned into interesting, complicated looking blocks and finally hand-quilted, ready to take pride of place on your table. This workshop is suitable for confident beginners. You’ll be able to choose from three designs –...
Next course on 25th November 2017
Quilting workshop for confident beginners at the Ceridwen Centre, Drefach Felindre on the 25th and 26th of November 2017. Course offered by Make it in Wales. You will have two days of tuition with Lesley Jenkins, learning quilting techniques which will allow you to produce a square quilt approximately 80 centimeters square. The quilt will be inspired from a traditional 19th century Welsh design. We will be providing Welsh flannel fabrics for the quilt woven...
Next course on 28th October 2017
Two day workshop with Mick Sheridan . Learn from the great Master himself and upholster a drop-in seat using Welsh woollen fabrics from a choice of Melin Tregwynt and Cambrian Wool. We’ve had great fun buying a whole load of lovely chairs from a local auction. You’ll be de-construting the old chair and re upholstering it, using tools such as hammers, tack removers, ballots pliers and a webbing stretcher. You’ll be stuffing the seat by...
Next course on 12th December 2017
Have you ever thought that you might like to have a go at learning how to weave? Have you thought about buying yourself a loom and seeing how you get on? Maybe you want to take the plunge but need to learn some techniques first, before you invest in expensive equipment? We have been planning this workshop for a while now and we can offer you the opportunity to spend a full weekend of making,...