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Jan
27
Sat
2018
Children’s Weaving Workshop (7+) @ The Mix, Wantage
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Children's Weaving Workshop (7+) @ The Mix, Wantage

Come and learn to weave on a loom, all materials provided.

£5 per person, booking essential as places are limited.

Contact Jo: 07768 767787 / joharvey100@gmail.com


Introduction to Spinning @ The Mix, Wantage
Jan 27 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Make an upcycled spindle, learn the principles of spinning fibre into yarn,  have a go at the ‘park and draft’ technique on a drop spindle

and try your hand on a spinning wheel.


Feb
3
Sat
2018
Poppy Day at the Old Chapel @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Poppy Day at the Old Chapel @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

Join us to make poppies for the Wonderwool Wales and British Legion project to make a curtain of poppies. Poppies can be knitted, crocheted or made from fabric.

Contact the OCTC for further details.

Workshop: Make a Tote Bag with Debbie Chubb @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Workshop: Make a Tote Bag with Debbie Chubb @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

Produce a really useful, lined tote bag with handles and fastening to develop your sewing skills. The project includes pockets, zip, turned handles. They make great presents – once you get started you will make loads! Fabrics supplied.

Skill level required: Beginners
Cost: £40

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Feb
8
Thu
2018
Workshop: Know your Sewing Machine with Debbie Chubb @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Workshop: Know your Sewing Machine with Debbie Chubb @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

Learn how to use all the features of your machine so you can be confident in your sewing. Includes: threading correctly, tension setting, use of feet etc.

Skill level required: Beginners

Cost: £16

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Workshop: ‘Vintage’ Apron with Debbie Chubb @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Feb 8 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Workshop: 'Vintage' Apron with Debbie Chubb @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

Make a lovely apron for yourself or as a present. This apron has a v-neck giving it a vintage feel. You will be attaching bias binding to finish the neck and arm edges and, if time allows, we will be adding a pocket.

Skill level required: Beginners

Cost: £32. All materials can be provided for an additional £6.

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Feb
10
Sat
2018
Junk Monkeys – for crafty kids 8+ @ The Mix, Wantage
Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Junk Monkeys - for crafty kids 8+ @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

Using waste to make craft products. Suitable of children 8 years or over. This month we’ll be checking out the possibilities of cardboard tubes – owls, rain sticks, pen pots, printing rolls…

£2 per person

(We are happy for over 14s to stay without their parents.)


 

Feb
13
Tue
2018
Workshop: Beginners’ Smocking with SallyAnn Dunn @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Workshop: Beginners' Smocking with SallyAnn Dunn @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

In 4 sessions students will learn how to smock, basic smocking stitches and how to pleat fabric ready to smock. You will aim to make a small sampler of smocking stitches, this sampler can be used as an insert for a book or to make a lavender sachet or simple pin cushion.

Dates: Tuesday 13th, 20th and 27th February and 6th March – 10am to 12noon

Skill level required: Beginners

Cost: £76

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Workshop: Introduction to Sewing with a machine for Children (8-12 years) @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Workshop: Introduction to Sewing with a machine for Children (8-12 years) @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

Create a unique drawstring bag. You will be shown how to use an electric sewing machine. You will learn short cuts to help speed things along and there may be time for an extra challenge!

Skill level required: Beginners

Cost: £20

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Workshop: Introduction to Sewing with a machine for Teenagers (13-16 years) @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Feb 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Workshop: Introduction to Sewing with a machine for Teenagers (13-16 years) @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

Make a zipped purse. You will be shown how to cut out the fabric, use an iron and an electric sewing machine, as well as incorporating some hand sewing to create your own designs.

Skill level required: Beginners

Cost: £20

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Feb
14
Wed
2018
Half Term Crafts at Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Feb 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Half Term Crafts at Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library

Half Term Crafts at Hungerford Library

Come in your fiesta dress – Suitable for children aged 3-10 years.

Tickets £1 per child – Please contact the library for more information:

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30282

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

Drama Workshop at Newbury Library @ Newbury Library
Feb 14 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Drama Workshop at Newbury Library @ Newbury Library

Drama Workshop at Newbury Library

For 4-7 years

Games, songs and dance with an Outer Space theme!

Parents/carers will need to stay.

Wednesday 14th February, 2.00-2.45pm.

£3 per child – To book, please call 01635 519900, email library@westberks.gov.uk or ask in the library.

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=30251

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

Feb
15
Thu
2018
Basic Sewing Techniques Course @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Basic Sewing Techniques Course @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

This series of 4 classes takes you through a set of machine sewing skills without having to worry about spoiling a project.  You will produce a portfolio of samples for future reference.  Skills covered include: several types of zip insertions, seams, buttonholes, and tips to give your work a professional finish.

Dates: Thursdays from 15th February to 8th March 10am to 12noon

Cost £64 for the full course

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Feb
17
Sat
2018
Make your own pyjama bottoms @ The Mix, Wantage
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Make your own pyjama bottoms @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

Bring along your sewing machine and spend the day making a pair of pyjama bottoms, including:

taking measurements,

reading and adapting a commercial sewing pattern, how to cut fabric,

finishing seams & hems, making a drawstring waistband and buttonholes


Spring Blooms – Wire Flower Workshop @ The Nature Discovery Centre
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Explore working with fabulous enameled copper wire , copper mesh and beads. Artist Flora Gare will help you learn with step by step instructions how to create a Spring Bloom wire sculpture.

All materials and supplies are included in the cost of the workshop, but please bring a small pair of pliers if you have them.

Refreshments throughout the day including lunch and lovely homemade cake are also included. Please let us know if you have any special dietary needs when you book.

This is an informal and fun day suitable for complete beginners or those who want to build on existing skills.

Feb
24
Sat
2018
Crochet – the next stitch! @ The Mix, Wantage
Feb 24 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Crochet - the next stitch! @ The Mix, Wantage

Crochet workshop for improvers, covering:

Using basic stitches to create texture and pattern

Following a written pattern confidently- understanding

abbreviations and terminology

Increasing and decreasing stitch counts


Mar
3
Sat
2018
Old Chapel Fabric Sale @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Old Chapel Fabric Sale @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

Fabulous annual sale of fabric, wool, etc.
Great prices. Don’t miss out!

Workshop: Fun with a Jelly Roll with Jackie Sparks @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Workshop: Fun with a Jelly Roll with Jackie Sparks @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

Perfect for building up your patchwork skills or for someone with a short amount of time. Start with a jelly roll and make a lap quilt or something bigger if you are feeling brave! NB. This project will need completing at home

Skill level: Intermediate

Costs: £48

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Mar
7
Wed
2018
Workshop: Zipped and Piped Cushion with Debbie Chubb @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Workshop: Zipped and Piped Cushion with Debbie Chubb @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

Learn how to make your own bias binding to cover the cord on a piped cushion. You will also learn how to insert a concealed zip.

Skill level required: Intermediate

Cost: £32

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Mar
14
Wed
2018
Make a Reversible Bag @ The Mix, Wantage
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Make a Reversible Bag @ The Mix, Wantage

Bring along your sewing machine and make a reversible bag from fabric sample books!


Mar
15
Thu
2018
Make a Basic Skirt Course with Debbie Chubb @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Mar 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Make a Basic Skirt Course with Debbie Chubb @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

Over the course of 4 sessions, using a standard commercial pattern and your own machine, this class guides you through making a straight or A-line skirt with zip, waistband, hem and optional pockets. Great for anyone with basic skills who wants to start making garments.

Dates: Thursday 15th, 22nd and 29th March and 5th April 10am – 12noon

Skill level required: Beginners

Cost: £64

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Mar
18
Sun
2018
Make an A-line skirt @ The Mix, Wantage
Mar 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Make an A-line skirt @ The Mix, Wantage

Update your summer wardrobe with a flattering A-line skirt.

You will learn how to take measurements, adapt a sewing pattern to your size, insert a zip and finish a waistline with facing. This workshop is suitable for beginners who can set up their sewing machine and sew in a straight line (it doesn’t need

to be perfect!)


Mar
25
Sun
2018
Mosaic workshop @ The Mix, Wantage
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mosaic workshop @ The Mix, Wantage

Bring along some chipped, patterned dinner plates and turn them into a beautiful mosaic wall hanging or tea pot stand.  


 

Apr
4
Wed
2018
comic book workshop @ The Mix, Wantage
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
comic book workshop @ The Mix, Wantage

Spend the day making a comic ready to sell at a comic.com. Run by local artist Jack Hugh Baker. All level of skills and style welcome. Come and learn techniques and secrets behind making comic books!


 

Apr
7
Sat
2018
The Knitted Newbury Map Launch @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Knitted Newbury Map Launch @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

A knit filled day!

10:30 – 11am
FREE Demonstration – Knit a tree

11:30am – 12:30pm
OCTC Talk (suggested donation £2) – Be inspired as Sue Howell guides you through the making of Knitted Newbury.

12:30pm
Unveiling of the Knitted Newbury Map

Workshop: Vintage Cushion with Oxford Border with Jackie Sparks @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Workshop: Vintage Cushion with Oxford Border with Jackie Sparks @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

Create a brand new cushion using upcycled fabrics and embellish with vintage bits and pieces.

Skill level required: Intermediate

Cost: £48

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Apr
10
Tue
2018
Intermediate Smocking Course with SallyAnn Dunn @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Intermediate Smocking Course with SallyAnn Dunn @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

In these 4 sessions students will learn how to smock using more intricate stitches. You will also have the opportunity to smock with different threads and compare the different effects. You will aim to make a piece of smocking which can be incorporated into a cushion or a framed sampler.

Dates: Tuesdays 10th, 17th and 24th April and 1st May 10am-12noon

Skill level required: Intermediate

Cost: £76

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Make a Tailored Jacket Course with Debbie Chubb @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Make a Tailored Jacket Course with Debbie Chubb @ The Old Chapel Textile Centre | Greenham | United Kingdom

The first of the 6 sessions will include making fit adjustments to the pattern you have chosen before cutting out the fabric. There will be help with interlining, setting in the sleeves, revers, pockets, lining etc. Tailored jackets require a little more TLC than most projects but are worth it in the end!

Dates: Tuesday 10th, 17th, 24th April and 1st, 8th, 15th May 10am – 12noon

Skill level required: Advanced

Cost: £132

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