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A vintage technique for shaggy rag rugs

Discover how people recycled their worn clothes to make shaggy mats. The technique is called Progging or Podging in the Black Country, and was done all over the British Isles. Learn the basic rag rug…

Cost: £55
Venue: Westhope College, Westhope, Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 9JL
Next Date: 23/05/2018
Felt scarf making.

Make a fine felted scarf for the Summer months or a special occasion.

Cost: £60 including fleece, excluding silks and threads
Duration: 1 day 10 am - 4 pma
Venue: Kinnersley, Herefordshire
Rag rug making in Worcestershire

There will be time to relax and work on a project using traditional rag rug techniques, walk if you want, eat delicious home cooked food. Take a break from the rat race : small group, relaxed…

Cost: £250 includes accommodation, food and tuition. A £50 deposit…
Duration: Friday evening until Sunday lunch
Venue: Huntlands Farm, Whitbourne, Worcester WR6 5R
Next Date: 26/10/2018
Learn the ancient techniques of classical mosaic.

On my mosaic courses you will discover this ever popular, ancient, therapeutic art form and produce your own mosaic to take home.  I will create a wonderful atmosphere for learning the art and…

Cost: £130 including all materials and lunches
Duration: 2 days
Venue: The Vinery, Wellington
Next Date: 13/06/2018
Learn the basics of machine knitting and create a gorgeous Fair Isle scarf or cushion cover with Marissa.

Course Description Whether you’re an absolute beginner or looking to refresh your skills, this course will give you a firm grounding in the basics of machine knitting. You’ll gain an…

Cost: £190 for one and half days. (Plus £20 Materials)
Venue: Pendre Art - Cardigan, Ceredigion, West Wales - *Local venues…
Next Date: 16/06/2018
Willow Basketmaking for beginners and those with some experience

Over the course of the weekend beginners will learn a variety of techniques using unstripped willow to complete a round basket with a handle. Students with previous experience can contact Jenny to…

Cost: £155.00
Duration: 2 days
Venue: Canon Frome Court, Nr. Ledbury
Next Date: 02/06/2018
Learn 2 traditional techniques

Try two vintage rag rug making techniques: Progging which produces a shaggy effect and Hooking which consists of small loops of fabric strips and is used for pictorial detail. Make a sampler or start…

Cost: £45
Duration: 10 - 4
Venue: The Pedlars Tray at Wyevale Garden Centre, King's Acre Road,…
A 2 hour amble identifying & discussing the herbs we find along the way

We will be identifying the herbs we find on our walk and discussing the principles of using herbs for maintaining our health and well being. The aim is to increase our appreciation of the natural…

Cost: £7 for 2 hour walk
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: Queenswood Country Park, nr Leominster
Assemble your own herbal medicine chest for health and wellbeing.

We will be using the principles of holistic natural medicine for maintaining health and wellbeing and discussing herbal approaches to, and useful herbal preparations to have on hand for, common…

Cost: £95 for one day incl vegetarian lunch
Duration: 1 day
Venue: Castle Orchard, putley HR8 2RH
Next Date: 02/06/2018
Harvesting herbal roots for health and wellbeing

We will be using the principles of using seasonal tonic herbs for maintaining our health and wellbeing. We will use freshly foraged dandelion, elecampnae, marshmallow and horseradish roots and make…

Cost: £195 for two days incl vegetarian lunches
Duration: 2 days
Venue: Castle Orchard, putley HR8 2RH
Next Date: 22/09/2018