2017 last years workshop Textile Thursdays Workshops August 10th, 17th, 31st and September 7th- Mornings 10am-1pm

We have been very busy during these last few months but as promised here are a little series of morning workshops. Planned to fit in with the train schedule from Glasgow and from Oban to arrive on time to start at 10 and finish on time to catch the 12.50 train to Glasgow or Oban…perfect … Continued

Felt connects with nature at KIlchoan

It was a great pleasure for me to teach the tiny school at Kilchoan the joy and surprise of felt making. [metaslider id=3431] My learning increased dramatically about the life and hardships facing our fresh water mussels. Thought the Lochabers Fishery trust educating through art took a whole new direction . With the enthusiastic team … Continued

November 2016: Morning Taster Workshops

November 2016 : Taster Workshops : Thursday am fun : – 10 am-12.30 pm These  taster mornings are a great opportunity to upgrade your existing skills or learn totally new ones . There will be new ideas and approaches to some tradition crafts. £25 per session inclusive of all materials and notes. Thursday 3rd Nov … Continued

October Workshop (Saturday 29th) Over-dyeing coloured fleece

Many of our Scottish breeds have more than one colour in them and it often comes as a surprise that it is possible not only to dye but to create a myriad of tones and shades by using a darker fibre to begin with. These pieces of fieldwork are by Jennifer Alexander  showing the beautiful colour … Continued

October Workshop (15th / 16th) : Felt Slipper weekend

Weekend workshop on October 15th / 16th 2016 A weekend to indulge in the pleasure of felt making and to create a cosy pair of slippers for the cold Winter ahead. I have made slippers for 20 years and learned much on that journey. I am delighted to offer a workshop in this skill to … Continued

October workshop (8th / 9th) : Felted hats and headwear

Weekend workshop on Saturday / Sunday 8th / 9th October 2016 Wonderful weekend to learn about creating hats and head wear from felt and other materials. You will learn how to size your head and draw up patterns including shrinkage rates relative to your wool and layering. You will create your own resists and templates … Continued

July Workshop : A little more time to develop design

Often workshops are quick tasters of the process of felt making but this weekend workshop allowed more creative time to scale up ideas. We worked in pastels to get the harmony of the wool blending  when it felts. The number of students was limited to allow a large work area and lots of tutor attention. … Continued

June 2016 Workshop : Mid Argyll SWRI group : needle felting landscapes workshop

The SWRI group had a great day away at Dalmally Railway Station. My fanciful idea about working in the June sunshine didn’t come to fruition as it rained most of the day . We surrounded ourselves in colourful wool and focused on learning a lot of new skills through demonstration and examples of my work. … Continued

June Workshop (11-12th) : Woven fabrics and felted wool vests and waistcoats

This weekend workshop will allow you to explore many techniques of felt making and pattern construction in felt. I have been creating bespoke waistcoats and and vests for many years and would like to share the process of creating these a unique garment for yourself. Learn how to size and shape, design and colour plan. … Continued

July Workshop (2nd/3rd) : Felted floor rugs and wall hangings

Weekend workshop on July 2nd / 3rd 2016 A large piece of handmade felt, designed personally, is a lifetimes treasure. We would like to give you the knowledge, space  and inspiration to create such a treasure. Our felt rolling machine makes it possible to create a large piece of felt without the physical toll these … Continued