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Plumstravaganza

2018

27th August to 9th September

Art Workshops

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Hare Today.... Gone Tomorrow

A Needle Felting Workshop - Wednesday 29th + Friday 31st August - 2pm to 5pm both days

 

Make a good sized needle felted hare over a two day Workshop taking place between 2pm and 5pm on Wednesday 29th August and the same time the following Friday, 31st August. This is a two day course teaching basic techniques and producing a really beautiful hare that will make a fantastic gift for a friend as a chair or bed plushy. Please note that it is not a toy. Of course, you will have some artistic licence in colour and personality of your hare.

The first day will be taken up making the body and wet felted ears and the second day you will embellish and colour your hare.

NOTE: If you don't know what needle felting is just google it to find out about the technique. It is simple and fun but the reason for the course being for adults only is that you do need to use a needle.

COST: It is £16 per person for the two days and there are a maximum of six places available. The course takes place as all of the others below at a private dwelling south of Plumstead Common. Book via selanfelt@gmail.com when you will be given full details.

Crochet

A Simple Shawl - Wednesday 29th August + Friday 31st August - 2pm to 5pm both days

Make a beautiful Triangle Shawl "Lacey Pyramids". There is a written pattern included in the price of the course with later online support. It will be necessary for you to either bring your own materials (DK yarn and a crochet hook about size 8mm), alternatively you can purchase them on the day.

This will take place at the same time as the needle felting workshop i.e 2pm to 5pm on Wednesday 29th and Friday 31st August but with a separate tutor.

COST: Once again this is £16 per person for the two day course and there are a maximum of 8 places. Book as before via selanfelt@gmail.com when you will be given full details.

 

Wool Painting
Wool Painting

Wool Painting

Wednesday 5th September - 10am until 1pm

Learn to paint with wool roving in beautiful colours. This is not felting and there is no water involved but it gives the final painting a watercolour or impressionistic feel. This is a wonderfully relaxing hobby and you will be able to take away your beautiful picture, including a frame, to display. It is really an easy process but is super effective.

COST: This will be £7 per person and there are a maximum of 8 places. However, if you bring along your own approximately A4 frame the price will be reduced to £5. Book as above via selanfelt@gmail.com when you will be given full details of the venue, which is situation south of Plumstead Common.

Wool Painting
Wool Painting

Crochet Clinic /  Crochet 'n' Natter

Wednesday 5th September - 10am until 1pm

This takes place in the same venue as the Wool Painting above. It is a session to either learn to crochet or you can bring along a work in progress. Crochet along, meet fellow crocheters and have a chat. Our "crochet doctor", Sylvia Becker, will on hand to advice and assist if you have any problems with on-going projects.

COST: £6 per person and there are a maximum of 8 places. Book by email as before via selanfelt@gmail.com

Slow Stitching for relaxation

Friday 7th September - 10am until 1pm

 Here we shall be using a combination of slow movement, borrowing from the concepts of Japanese Boro, Sashiko and Kantha to simply stitch. This is for complete beginners, who perhaps for one reason or another never began or no longer sew.
Using running stitch and simple quilting techniques, we will stitch and talk and perhaps even recite poetry or sing as we chill out. A beautiful experience to aid wellbeing, relaxation and de-stressing in this fast world in a simple and non-judgemental environment.
If there is time we may even tie some sashiko knots, which are traditionally dyed with indigo.

COST: £6 per person and once again a maximum of 8 places. Book by email as before via selanfelt@gmail.com

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Tunisian Crochet - An Introduction

Friday 7th September - 10am until 1pm

As part of the course you will receive a double ended Tunisian Crochet Hook and have a first try at this method of crochet by learning three basic stitches and following a simple pattern.

COST: £6 per person with a maximum of 8 places in the same venue as the Slow Stitching workshop. Each class is separate and, if you would like to try out both then it will be necessary to arrange to pay each tutor separately. Please discuss when booking at selanfelt@gmail.com