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Learning Techniques

 

Learning Techniques will he held in the Royal Dornoch Golf Club, the West Church Hall (Upstairs) and Dornoch Social Club on both Saturday and Sunday.  

 

Places are limited.

 

Please Note: Each of the  'Learning Techniques' gallery below provide an indication of the number of available places.     Before completing a postal application, so that available place detail is kept up-to-date, please telephone telephone (01862 811844) or use the 'Contact Us'  form to reserve a place.

 

Needle Felting - Baby Seal
Needle Felting - Baby Seal
Tutor: Fi Oberon

Location: Royal Dornoch Golf Club

Saturday 9th March 2019

10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Skills: Suitable for beginners.

Cost: £25.00

All materials are supplied and will cost £3.00, payable to the tutor on the day.

Fi Oberon is one of the UK's leading needlefelters and is much in demand for her gorgeous animal sculptures. The author of 'The Natural World of Needle Felting', published by Jacqui Small, Fi is an experienced tutor teaching new skills and techniques while encouraging experimentation and self expression.

This workshop aims to help beginners get started with needle felting.

You will learn how to sculpt using wool fibres and partially felted sheets known as pre-felt. Using specialist needles you will shape your very own cute baby seal, with tips and techniques to form a good grounding to take this fantastic craft to the next level.


Places available: 12 of 12
Needle Felting - Baby Seal£25.00
Needle Felting - Baby Lamb
Needle Felting - Baby Lamb
Tutor: Fi Oberon

Location: Royal Dornoch Golf Club

Saturday 9th March 2019

1.30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Skills: Suitable for beginners and intermediate needle felters.

Cost: £25.00

All materials are supplied and will cost £3.00, payable to the tutor on the day.

Fi Oberon takes inspiration from both the farm where she grew up, and the countryside and seaside in the north of England where she lives. This second learning techniques workshop will build on the skills learnt from the baby seal workshop and also suit needlefelters who have a little experience.

This project introduces you to the basics of sculpting with needle felt and how to construct body shapes from component parts with particular emphasis on using wire for legs. You will also be shown how to add small details and give your creation that all important individual character.


Places available: 11 of 12
Needle Felting - Baby Lamb£25.00
Tapestry Crochet Bowl
Tapestry Crochet Bowl
Tutor: Claire Bentley

Location: Social Club (Bar Room)

Sunday 10th March 2019

10 a.m. to 12 noon

The workshop is suitable for intermediate crocheters who are comfortable with the double crochet stitch.

Cost £25.00

All materials including hooks, yarn, patterns and stitch markers are provided by the tutor at no
additional cost.

Learn how to make a chunky crochet bowl and, depending upon ability, introduce some tapestry crochet techniques to add a contrasting zig zag. Pick up some tips on yarn choices to improve stitch definition and improve your technique when working with two colours.

Claire runs Cookston Crafts, an emporium of hand dye luxury yarns using both professional acid dyes and natural dyes on locally produced yarn. She is also a self confessed crochet addict, creating crochet kits and teaching crochet, knitting and machine sewing from her workshop in Ellon, Aberdeenshire.

Places available: 8 of 8
Tapestry Crochet Bowl£25.00
Felted trinket pot.
Felted trinket pot.
Tutor: Kirsty Wallace

Location: Social Club (Bar Room)

Sunday 10th March 2019

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Skills: Suitable for Beginners.

Cost: £25.00

Felting materials will be supplied but please bring an old towel and apron. We will be using vegetable based soap-flakes and olive oil soap, so please bring rubber gloves if you are sensitive to these.

Kirsty Wallace of Fibre Alchemy has been exploring felt making for the last ten years and particularly enjoys creating three-dimensional work including wacky hats and sculptural vessels inspired by natural forms.
In this workshop you will learn the basic technique of hollow form making by felting and creating a
small trinket pot.

Having learnt this skill you can then explore the craft of felting slippers, hats, bags etc.


Places available 9 of 10
Felted trinket pot.£25.00
Beginners Fair Isle Knitting
Beginners Fair Isle Knitting
Tutor: Janette Budge

Location: West Church Hall

Sunday 10th March 2019

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Skills: Suitable for those who can do basic knit stitch.

Cost £25.00

All yarn and materials are supplied.

Janette Budge joins us from Shetland where she is a member of the Shetland Guild of Spinners, Knitters, Weavers and Dyers, a tutor for the Shetland PeerieMakkers and tutor at Shetland Wool Week. Janette designed the Clickimin Cowl, Shetland Wool Week Annual 2018.

Using circular needles or DPNs Janette will teach you how to knit with two colours in the round to create a headband. Following a simple pattern, you will learn how to read Fair Isle patterns, join in new colours, carry floats, achieve an even tension and learn tips on colour choice and patterns.


Places available: 10 of 10
Beginners Fair Isle Knitting£25.00
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