Get creative at Kingshill House with one of our workshops. Descriptions of the classes will be found below the booking form. All workshop prices booked online are subject to a booking fee. Why not download our Summer 2017 brochure or Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to hear about new activities.
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Adventures in Pen and Ink
Saturday 30th September 10:00-16:00 £35
Through some fun exercises, explore effects that can be obtained by using a variety of pens, brushes and permanent and water-soluble inks with tutor Rita Dee.
The workshop is suitable for beginners and those with a little experience in painting or drawing.
A materials list will be provided upon booking. Bring your own lunch.
Knitting Finishing Workshop
Saturday 7th October 2017 10:00 to 14:30 £20
Finishing your knits doesn't need to be a headache. In fact good finishing can make your knits look better than you imagined - and it's not even difficult.
In this popular workshop you and tutor Jacqui Harding will look at how and why to block knitting, how to pick up stitches evenly, buttonholes, the wonders of mattress stitch and more.
Design your own watercolour Christmas card
Saturday 21st October 2017 10:00 to 16:00 £35
Spend a relaxing day creating a watercolour painting which can later be printed at your local print shop (there is one a couple of miles away in Cam) or with one of the online print companies. If you prefer, you can paint individual cards which everyone loves to receive.
Your tutor Sheena Maynard will guide you through the day, with help and demonstrations and advice on how to get the cards printed.
You will need to bring your own watercolour materials, including paints, brushes, watercolour paper and anything else you would like. Also bring some lunch.
Felt Like It Workshop
Saturday 28th October 2017 10:00 to 16:00 £35
Have fun experimenting and make something unique!
During tutor Pauline Chidlaw's popular workshop you will create a piece of wet felt sample then go on to complete a project of your own - for instance a unique cushion cover or handbag of your own design.
All materials are included - as well as plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits! Just bring a packed lunch.
Stained Glass Christmas Decorations SOLD OUT
Saturday 11th November 2017 10:00-16:00 £50 (plus materials)
Fused Glass for the Festive Season.
Tutor Caroline Lambert will bring a myriad of fusing glass and inclusions along with all the tools and equipment needed plus plenty of samples and designs to inspire you!
Caroline will take all your fused glass creations back to her studio for firing and they will be ready for collection from Kingshill House a week or so after the workshop.
Materials approximately £25 to be paid to Caroline on the day. Suitable for both beginners and those with some experience. Bring your own lunch.
Saturday 18th November 10:00-12:00 £15
Complete beginners and improvers are welcome. Suitable for either spindles or spinning wheels, we will look at how to use your tools, how to ply yarn, how to use different fibre preparations & ways to use colour in your spinning.
This will be a relaxed, fun class and you are welcome to join us for lunch afterwards (bring a packed lunch) - also there is another workshop after lunch, Spinning Art Yarns which you may wish to book on to. This is a chance to build on spinning basic yarns and learn new techniques.
If you already have a wheel or a spindle, bring it along. There will be two different spinning wheels available to try out. Jacqui can supply spindles at a cost of £20 on the day (let Kingshill House know in advance and Jacqui can order one for you). Bring along fibre if you have it, or Jacqui can supply some on the day for £5.
Art Yarn Technique Workshop
Saturday 18th November 13:00-16:00 £20
The afternoon workshop will concentrate on spinning art yarns, for people who can spin basic yarns but want to learn new techniques. Any wheel can spin art yarns, but there may be limits to the thickness of your yarn & what you can add in. Tutor Jacqui Harding will bring her specialist art yarn wheel which you are welcome to try on the day.
This will be a relaxed, experimental class, and you should take away some new skills & lots of inspiration! You are welcome to book on to the morning Learn to Spin workshop as well!