All the following workshops are suitable for beginners, as well as those with more experience. Using the different tools and techniques, participants will be taught and encouraged to create a range of experimental samples, which will inform both future projects and a small scale project started at the workshop.
All workshops are from 10 a.m until 4.30 p.m and your fee will include your tools and equipment “kit”, and printed handouts.
Light refreshments (incl. gluten-free cakes) are served during the morning and afternoon. Please bring your own “picnic” lunch.
Both Knutsford’s characterful and historic town centre, and Tatton Park are only a short walk away from my home and studio, which is easily reached by road and rail.
“This was truly the perfect creative retreat. What a fun, relaxing day!” Jane H. Surrey.
“I left buzzing with ideas. For me it was the inspiration and instruction I’d needed. Lynne should write a recipe book too!” Suzanne W. Chester.
“I absolutely LOVED it! One of the nicest days ever!” Heather L. Cheshire.
Introduction to needle-felting. £85 Sunday Oct.2nd. 2022
Suited for making both decorative and functional 2 & 3-dimensional objects, for pictorial pieces, jewellery, bags, purses, mats, coasters, and more, Lynne will teach you these dry-felting methods using needles and assorted fleeces. This is an introductory workshop, with the emphasis upon creating an experimental catalogue of samples, with which to take your ideas further, should you so choose. We will also create a small relief “jewellery” object, such as a brooch. Needle-felting lends itself to painterly, graphic and sculptural work, can be further decorated and embellished, and successfully combined with other textile techniques and processes. Suitable for both beginners and those with some experience of the medium. Follow-on workshops can also be scheduled.
All essential equipment is provided and if you wish, felting multi-tools are available to purchase for use beyond the class.
Hooked and prodded rag rug techniques. £100 Sunday Nov. 6th. 2022
Suited for both functional and decorative objects, such as wall hangings, pictorial pieces, cushions, rugs, mats, bags etc. You will learn the traditional techniques, together with exciting ways of embellishing your work and maximising both painterly and textural effects. The initial one-day workshop will be FUN and very experimental and will focus on creating a broad range of samples and ideas for later projects. You will learn about finishing techniques and how to care for work made using this medium. Suitable for both beginners and those with some experience of the medium. Follow-on workshops can also be scheduled.
All essential equipment is provided and if you wish, additional rug hooks and other tools are available to purchase for use beyond the class.
Needle punching for decoration. £100 Sunday Dec. 4th. 2022
Using needle punch tools and a variety of yarns and threads, you will learn how to create both flat and relief surfaces to personalise and decorate a hessian tote bag with colourful imagery. This workshop is suited for beginners and those with some experience. All tools and tote bags will be provided.
Please note that all workshops are subject to booking numbers.