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Textile Courses

 

Courses in felt making (wet and dry), woven tapestry, warping a loom, japanese braiding &  locker hooking held by arrangement in my west sussex studio.  Crafty hen and other parties  in a stunning Elizabethan setting..... light lunches and teas by arrangement.   For more details call: 01730 817191 or email hilary@totallytextiles.co.uk

TEACHING VENUES AND EXHIBITIONS IN 2021

Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st November   Milland Contemporary Crafts Show at Milland Hall nr. Petersfield, Hants.  For more information: 01428 741530

Friday 3rd December 2pm - 5pm NeedlefeltChristmas Decorations at the Fernhurst Centre, nr Haslemere, Surrey.  For more information and to book: 01428 641931

Saturday 11th December  Needlefelt Christmas decorations and a festive robin.  at The Weald and Downland Museum near Chichester, W. Sussex. For more information and to book: 01243 811021 or email courses@wealddown.co.uk

  COURSES AND EXHIBITIONS IN 2022

Saturday 29th January 10am - 5pm Introduction to Woven Tapestry, Teddington,  S.W. London.  Suitable for beginners and improvers. For more information and to book, visit: https://handmadeworkshops.co.uk/tapestry-weaving/

Saturday 5th March 10am - 4pm.  An Introduction to Woven Tapestry at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Romsey, Hants.  For more information and to book:  http://www.hants.gov.uk/hilliergardens.

Wednesday 16th March - Sunday 3rd April   Hampshire Artists Cooperative exhibition at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Romsey, Hants.  For more information: http://www.hampshireartistscooperative.co.uk/

Thursday 16th June - Wednesday 29th June  Hampshire Artists Cooperative exibition in Margate, Kent.  for more information: http://www.hampshireartistscooperative.co.uk/

Saturday 16th July 10am - 4pm.  An Introduction to Woven Tapestry at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Romsey, Hants.  For more information and to book:  http://www.hants.gov.uk/hilliergardens.

Sunday 16th October - Sunday 23rd October  Hampshire Artists Cooperative exbition at Stockbridge Town Hall, Stockbridge, Hants.  For more information visit:  http://www.hampshireartistscooperative.co.uk/  

Saturday 6th November 10am - 4pm.  An Introduction to Woven Tapestry at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Romsey, Hants.  For more information and to book:  http://www.hants.gov.uk/hilliergardens.

 

 

 



Warping Made Easy

WARPING MADE EASY: This one day course takes the mystery out of putting a warp on a loom. Step by step instructions using your own loom or a sample loom provided. Feedback from Wealden Guild: "a few lines on behalf of myself and the Guild to thank you for Saturday's workshop. Everyone, without exception said what a brilliant workshop it was under your tuition, from those experienced weavers to complete novices like myself".  The day includes creating a reference notebook using photos and key notes. Individual tuition or small groups. Dates by arrangement.

£60

Contact: Hilary Charlesworth
Tel: 01730 817191
Email: hilary@totallytextiles.co.uk
Advertised Since: Monday 06 February 2012

Talks and Demonstrations

Talks and Demonstrations on Tapestry Weaving and Spinning are available by arrangement.  Please phone or email to discuss details.

Contact: Hilary Charlesworth
Tel: 01730 817191
Email: hilary@totallytextiles.co.uk
Advertised Since: Monday 06 February 2012

Rug Weaving Workshop

RUG WEAVING WORKSHOP

A Three Day Course (10am – 4pm)

in

West Sussex (Stedham nr. Midhurst)

Individual tuition by Hilary Charlesworth

Working on a Countermarche Floor Loom

Day 1: Prepare a linen warp for a sample rug and dress the loom.

Day 2: Rug weaving techniques including tabby weave, twill weave, Meet & Retreat and Pick & Pick.

Day 3: Cutting the weaving from the loom and finishing techniques.

All equipment, yarns and refreshments provided. 

Dates by arrangement.

A list of local B & B accommodation available on request

£380 inclusive

Contact: Hilary Charlesworth
Tel: 01730 817191
Email: hilary@totallytextiles.co.uk
Advertised Since: Friday 05 November 2021

Tapestry Weaving

Participants will produce a sampler of traditional as well as 3D techniques on a simple frame loom (which they can keep). Allyarns are provided.  Individual tuition, or small groups. Dates by arrangement.  This course can be extended to two days to include finishing techniques and to explore design ideas.

Cost of Day Course: £60 (plus £7.50 for the frame loom which you can keep)

Contact: Hilary Charlesworth
Tel: 01730 817191
Email: hilary@totallytextiles.co.uk
Advertised Since: Wednesday 14 December 2011

Tapestry Mornings

Thursday mornings 10 - 12.30  Informal tapestry group meets near Midhurst, West Sussex.

£5 per morning

Contact: Hilary Charlesworth
Tel: 01730 817191
Email: hilary@totallytextiles.co.uk
Advertised Since: Wednesday 14 December 2011

Introduction to Felt Making

 Felt is the oldest form of textile made by humans and can be used for both practical and decorative items. This is an introductory day and all equipment is provided. Individual tuition or small groups. Dates by arrangement. The day will include flat felt and making a felt purse.  All equipment provided.

£60 plus £3 to cover fibres

Contact: Hilary Charlesworth
Tel: 01730 817191
Email: hilary@totallytextiles.co.uk
Advertised Since: Tuesday 31 January 2012

An Introduction to Needle Felting

Learn the basics of needlefelting in the one day course.  Make beautiful decorations and simple figures.  All equipment provided.  

£60

Contact: Hilary Charlesworth
Tel: 01730 817191
Email: hiilary@totallytextiles.co.uk
Advertised Since: Thursday 02 February 2012

Kumihimo

KUMIHIMO - The art of Japanese braid making: An introductory day workshop. "Kumi" means "coming together" and "himo" describes a length of cord......together they refer to the way of making braids. Traditionally, a wooden loom called a Marudai is used, and decorative and functional cords are produced using fine silks. In this introductory workshop, we will use a card loom with wool and cotton yarns to learn the basics of this braiding technique. The decorative braids can then be used to make into jewellery, embellish garments etc. Dates by arrangement. 

£60

Contact: Hilary Charlesworth
Tel: 01730 817191
Email: hilary@totallytextiles.co.uk
Advertised Since: Thursday 02 February 2012

Needle Felt a Teddy Bear

Spend the day needle felting a Teddy Bear.   All equipment provided.

£65 per participant

Tel: 0173 817191
Email: hilary@totallytextiles.co.uk
Advertised Since: Friday 21 June 2019