ARTS AND CRAFTS AT THE ASSEMBLY ROOMS
November Fair , ...
Saturday 4th November ..
10.00am to 3.00pm,..
All enquiries to Rosamund on ....01544 260777
Booking now , ...for 2018
for other classes please enquire , ....
if more than 4 people express an interest in any one class we will try to schedule it as soon as possible .
Many of our members allso teach with the foundation or in their own studios ,
through out the year there will be a calender of events which range from introductory
classes giving participants a chance to try new skills , and in depth and advanced
classes for those that wish to explore a subject further .
We allso offer weekend and three day courses ,
and for visitors wishing to visit there are no end of wonderfull places to stay and things to explore .
Please contact us for details or visit our where to stay page .
the next open day will be at the new teaching workshop Spring 2018
Date to be uploaded shortly
11.30am to 4 30pm
please come to visit and find out a little more about what we will be doing in the new year ,
We will also be taking bookings for any up and coming classes and you will be able to
expresss an interest in future classes
Spinning for Beginners
learn the basics of hand spinning
4 afternoon classes to get you started
12.30 to 4.30
Tea , biscuits and Flece provided
Natural Plant Dying
Natural fibers deserve natural Dyes
Simple natural processes that can be used for the dying of Yarn or Fabrics .
4 afternoon classes and a chance to join in regular dying sessions .
Dye classes usualy follow on from Spinning Classes
An Introduction to Creative Writing
Our Resident Poet the Award Winning Rihannon Hooson
will be leading an introdutory Creative Writing Class
A wondefull chance to discover more about the art of self expression through the writen word ,
with a chance to join up to next years writers group .
For classes not listed please express your interests and we will notify you as soon as the classes are scheduled.
SPINNING, KNITTING AND CROCHET
& other interesting things to do with Wool.
Living in Radnorshire one cannot go far without realizing that there are more sheep than there are
people. Within recent years there has been a resurgance in the rearing of rare breeds
and an appreciation for the colours and textures of hand spun wools.
There is something very satisfing and extremely relaxing about spinning
and once the result of ones efforts come to fruition the next step in the creative process is to knit.
crochet or weave something equally unique as the fleece itself .
We hold spinning , knitting and weaving classes
and open days to learn more about wool
and its creative uses .
Learn basic skills in knitting , crochet , weaving ,
felt making , natural dying and many other associated textile crafts .
Block Printing on Paper
study the beauty of simple block printing on paper
Create cards and beautiful paper suitable for bookbinding or many creative uses.
Patchwork and Quilting
Eight Introdutory classes
teaching how to plot ,cut and execute the most usefull traditional hand worked techniques
used throughout Britain and Europe.
Learning these techniques gives an excelrnt grounding for anyone wishing to develop their own paterns
wether one wants to work in a modern or traditional style
Explore the techniques of Kantha quilting
a traditional technique used allover india to create colourfull and decorative dowery peices
and as a method of recycling scarce and valuable fabricswirh beautifull textural embroidery.
Rag Rug making
Rag Rug 1 beginners class suitable for all levels
Rag Rug 2 more techniques
Creative stitching and cloth recycling
there will be more classes and study groups to be added throughout the year
please help us by expressing interest ,
classes will be made available whenever we have a reasonable size group wishing to participate.