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

Oct – Dec : Christmas Craft workshops for Marys Meals Tuesdays 10am-12.30pm

Beginning October 25th for 6 consecutive weeks from 10am-12.30pm This workshop led by Dorothy and the team of crafters from North Connel who  create a range of recycled craft goods they sell to raise funds for Marys Meals all year round. Talented ladies in many fields of crafts they have teamed up with heartfelt by … Continued

October Workshop (1st) The Healing Promise of Qi with Susan Coon

This planned workshop has been post poned to a futue date due to unforeseen circumstance . We hope to run it again in early 2017 , please email us if you would like more information …. Suse will be teaching various workshops in the Tarbert area , contact her for more details. Suse has been … 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

September Workshop (4th) : Felted Fleeces from local sources

Full day workshop on Sunday 4th September 2016 This is a very popular workshop which allows you to choose and design your own felted fleece. This fleece can be felted using the ‘wool skin technique’ into a rug or a collar or wrap over. Learn about different sheep breeds and their distinctive wools Learn about … 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

August : Artmap Argyll 2016

We are part of the Artmap Argyll route and Open Studio event happening this August on 26th , 27th 28th and 29th. Artmap Argyll involves a network of wonderful creative artists throughout Argyll. Check out the full list at www.artmapargyll.co.uk There will be demonstrations of many crafts over that whole weekend. Heartfelt Studio at Dalmally … Continued