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Radnorshire Arts and Crafts Foundation
Artists and M
akers working in Radnorshire


Many of our members teach with the foundation or in their own studios, through out the year there will be a calendar of events which range from introductory classes giving participants a chance to try new skills, and in depth and advance classes for  those that wish to explore a subject further .

 We also offer weekend and three day summer courses.

Classes and talks can a be arranged for groups.

Open Workshop

A chance to find out more about the spring and summer classes


Sadly due to the threat of Corona Virus.

Please stay home and stay Safe 

To be Rescheduled as soon as possible.

please come to visit and find out a little more about what we will be doing in the coming year,

We will also be taking bookings for any up and coming classes and you will be able to

express an interest in future classes 


Spring Summer Classes 


Spinning for Beginners

Learn the basics of hand spinning.

4 afternoon classes in which we will take you through fibre preparation,

 getting to know the spinning wheel, and Plying. Enough to get you started.

Small friendly classes with an opportunity to try out different wheel types. 

1.30 to 4.30 

At no 12 High st Knighton LD71AT

Tea , biscuits and sample Fleece provided course of 4 classes £120.00


Kantha and Boro Quilting 
4 Afternoon Classes  to learn the techniques of Indian Kantha stitching
and Japanese Boro.
Both techniques use a combination of simple and complex stitching and piercing as a

form of decorative recycling of valuable or treasured cloth .

Both Kantha and Boro lend themselves to exploring colour and texture in stitching .

this 4 week class studies one different technique per evening.

Course of 4 evening classes with Tea and biscuits £90.00


An introduction to Welsh Quilting 

Introductory evening  due to be scheduled for March 

An evening in the museum and a chance to learn about the quilt making traditions of Wales.

 with a break for tea and a discussion about the materials used.

Followed by 4 sample making classes,

Introduction and 4 practical classes £120.00 with Tea and Welsh cakes

at the Old School Whitton LD7 1NP


Other available Classes 

 Natural Plant Dying

Classes to be announced shortly as workshop space becomes available.

we hope to be ready for Natural dying at the school in summer 2020

Natural fibres 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 usually follow on from Spinning Classes 

         however any one wishing to take Dying Classes separately please enquire for available spaces .

Knitting and Crochet 
Stitches for Beginners 
4 two hour evening Classes to introduce you to stitches and techniques .

An Introduction to Creative Writing


Our Resident Poet the Award Winning Rihannon Hooson

will be leading an introductory Creative Writing Class 

A wonderful chance to discover more about the art of self expression through the written word ,

Please enquire for upcoming Dates.


For classes not listed above please express your interests and we will notify you as soon as the classes are scheduled.

More about classes available .....



& 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 resurgence in the rearing of rare breeds 

and an appreciation for the colours and textures of hand spun wools.

There is something very satisfying 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

Handmade tiles can be colour coordinated and customized re. shape, texture, pattern, etc. by ceramic design studios


study the beauty of simple block printing on paper

Create cards and  beautiful paper  suitable for bookbinding or many creative uses.



Patchwork and Quilting

Traditional methods 



 Eight Introductory classes

teaching how to plot ,cut and execute the most useful traditional hand worked techniques 

used throughout Britain and Europe.

Learning these techniques gives an excellent grounding for anyone wishing to develop their own patterns

whether one wants to work in a modern or traditional style 


Kantha Quilting 


Explore the techniques of Kantha quilting 

a traditional technique used allover india to create colorful and decorative dowry pieces

and as a method of recycling scarce and valuable fabrics with beautiful textural embroidery.


Rag Rug making

Rag Rug 1 beginners class suitable for all levels




Rag Rug 2 more techniques








Natural Dying

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.