A creative and fun workshop where you will learn to upcycle scraps of fabric and sketch with thread to form a picture. Freehand machine embroidery is a popular technique in the crafting world; it’s easy, quick, effective and produces a great range of results. Suitable for all abilities. (You will need a special embroidery/darning foot […]
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A week long Summer School suitable for beginners and improvers. Beginners will make a leaded stained glass panel while those with experience will develop their skills, try new techniques and work on their own project. Join us for a week of fun and intensive study. Fee includes classroom sundries; learners can purchase coloured glass, lead […]
An overview of the turbulent and dynamic decade, from an American perspective (but England will come into it a bit). Culture, war, politics and protest. From the wonders of space exploration to the event of Woodstock. Ten years in ten days. Enrol online here. Course Dates 2019 – 2020 These courses take place at Stoke […]
Don’t know where to start or want to get more out of your sewing machine? This is for you! Use the various stitches, sewing feet and accessories that come with your machine. You will also learn to select the correct needle and thread for fabric. Fee includes fabric for a mini project. Check out the […]
Alter your clothes and revamp your wardrobe! You will learn how to shorten or lengthen hems, how to take in or let side seams, how to replace zips and lots more. You will use a sewing machine and overlocker if appropriate. All abilities welcome.
Learn the basic skills of copper-foiled glass in a day and leave with your very own beautiful stained glass insect to hang in your home or garden. Suitable for complete beginners. Fee includes classroom sundries; learners can purchase coloured glass and solder directly from the tutor for approximately £10-£12 Course Dates 2019 – 2020 Saturday […]
This course will focus on textiles in the home. You will learn the techniques involved from measuring the window and calculating fabric needed, planning, designing and creating your own project. You will use a sewing machine and will uncover the secret of a professional finish. All abilities welcome.
Intermediates You will be guided through the making process from design, cutting and shaping glass, leading, soldering, cementing and finishing. Suitable for beginners and more experienced wishing to develop skills and explore techniques such as leading, mosaic, fusing and copperfoil. Fee includes classroom sundries; learners can purchase coloured glass, lead and solder from the tutor […]
Is Social Media a complete mystery to you? Are you terrified by tweets and horrified by hashtags? Don’t feel left out. In this informal workshop your concerns and fears will be addressed, making social media both enjoyable and useful. Course Dates 2019 – 2020 Saturday 10am to 4pm Lisa Malyon 1 session 16 November £42 […]
A series of lectures that aim to present a different perspective of our collective history, the history of working class people, and in particular working class women. Topics covered amongst others will be Women in Port Cities, Women surviving a Bristol workhouse, and Pioneering Bristol Women in the Trades Union Movement Check out the tutor’s […]