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.
A chance to find out more about the spring and summer classes
ALL CLASSES POSTPONED
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
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
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 .....
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 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
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 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
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
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.