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Weaver of natural fibres

Phi Evans

Jenni Stuart-Anderson
Rag Rug Making

Before moving to Herefordshire Jenni Stuart-Anderson worked as a freelance designer and lecturer at a London art college. Since 1987 she has taught rag rug making in England and Wales passing on traditional techniques of Hooking, Progging and Plaiting (Braiding). In her work she combines techniques in traditional or contemporary designs for rugs, hangings and 3 dimensional works which she has exhibited widely. With work in private collections in America,…

Andrew Pearson
Woodcarving and Turning

Andrew has been a woodcarver and turner since his Design degree in the 1980s and he now works from a small studio at his home in Ludlow on the Shropshire/Herefordshire border. Ludlow is well known for its medieval timbered houses and fabulous St Lawrence’s church, and it has been an inspiration and source of countless local commissions for Andrew for many years. Andrew can teach one or two people at a time in the studio, in a relaxed and hands-on…

Victoria Harrison
Living Mosaics - Mosaic art and sculpture

Mosaic Artist I am from the dramatic, untamed beaches of Northumbria. I have always experimented with  sea-worn treasures on a wide variety of surfaces. My interest in mosaic goes back to my childhood when I collected shells, pebbles, curious flotsam and intriguing jetsam. Whilst studying Fine Art specialising in Environmental Sculpture I found myself inspired by the vitality and versatility of “World of Mosaic”. Living Mosaics I run my own…

Sarah Amatt
Suminagashi: Japanese Paper Marbling

Suminagashi, or Japanese paper marbling, is the oldest form of marbling dating back to the 12th century. The process is simple and no prior knowledge or ‘artistic’ skill is needed – just curiosity and the desire to have a go! The workshops I teach are designed to help you acquire the necessary skills to create your own designs at home with an understanding of the materials, tools and process.  There will be demonstrations and plenty of…

Ginn Downes
Ginn's Creative Workshops and School of Sewing

  I have been sewing, creating textile and art pieces all my life and strongly believe that “creativity feeds the soul”. I am passionate that everyone should be given the opportunity to discover their own creative potential, whether it is through sewing, textiles or art. I was trained in Fashion and Textiles and over the past 30 years, I have been fortunate to teach students of a wide age range. After running the Textiles Department at Hereford…

Pearl Taylor
Felt-making with botanical dyeing and eco-printing

Pearl Taylor an artisan felt-maker and botanical printmaker and dyer. Small courses held on a Welsh Borderlands farm – 10 miles from Hay-on-Wye.  Individualised courses my speciality integrating design with purpose made prefelts to take the fear out of balancing colours and shapes. Botanical dyeing can be integrated with felted products or taught as a standalone natural fabric print workshop using hedgerow plants. Do drop me an email to…

Lottie O’Leary
Stone carver

I have been working with stone in one way or another for around 40 years, now mainly taking on carving and lettering commissions.  I run weekend and regular Tuesday morning stone carving classes during the summer months, from my workshop in the village of Knucklas on the Welsh border. I am happy for all ages and abilities to come and have a go, from complete beginners to those with some experience. I provide all the stone and tools and lots of books for…

Rowan McOnegal – Herbal medicine making
Herbal medicine making and the art of natural perfumery

I have always been passionate about plants. I advocate the living tradition of herbal medicine through teaching practical courses, writing and lecturing. I aim to raise awareness of environmental issues, to teach people about the qualities of common, easily found plants to make simple remedies, thus empowering people to look after themselves and to nurture and value their environment – to care for the soil. Having studied herbal medicine at the School…

Nicola Hopwood
Stained Glass Artist

Nicky is an experienced stained glass artist and tutor. She has designed and made windows for public buildings and private houses across the country in a contemporary, organic style. In addition to several years regular teaching at the School of Art & Design, Bristol and Herefordshire College of Art & Design, she has run many lively and intensive short courses. Recent commissions include windows for St Mary’s Church, Newent, Gloucestershire,…