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February 2018

PHOTOGRAPHY DAY: SWITCH IT TO MANUAL!

February 21st at 10:00 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Take the plunge and set your camera to manual control! Covers the basics of getting the amount of light correct (exposure) and how these controls can be used creatively. Weather permitting, use Higham Hall estate to put some theory into practise. Ideally bring a digital SLR camera that allows manual exposure control (check your camera’s booklet!). Stuart Colgate (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/stuart-colgate) £62 incl. lunch & refreshments

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NEEDLEFELTED ANIMALS OR JEWELLERY

February 25th at 18:30 to February 27th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Using a felting needle is artistic, amazingly therapeutic and within all capabilities. Be guided to create characterful pieces to decorate or adorn. No previous skills required, but those with an artistic eye may discover another way to express their work! Lana Norman (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/lana-norman) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

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March 2018

WALKING STICKS WITH HANDLES OF WOOD & ANTLER

March 2nd at 18:30 to March 4th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Use traditional tools, techniques and methods, learn how to produce 2 different walking sticks to take home. Includes handle and cap shaping, peg joint making (to join the handle to the shank) preparing for polishing, shank dressing and finishing. Also remember, these are works of art that you will have created! NEW TUTOR: Stuart Lawrence (N. Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/stuart-lawrence) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 Materials £30 per stick from Tutor.

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CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY WEEKEND

March 2nd at 18:30 to March 4th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

In tones and shades of neutral colours, this relies very much on texture and 3D effects - one of its most endearing qualities. Combine a variety of hand-embroidered stitches with a selection of mixed-media techniques to create delightful hand-stitched embroidery. All levels welcome from total beginners to more experienced. Stitch a Calico Garden Sampler to frame or work on your own designs. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 Join Angie's EASTER EMBROIDERY EXTRAVAGANZA 30 Mar.

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BOOKBINDING: THE ST CUTHBERT GOSPEL (MODEL BINDING)

March 8th at 18:30 to March 11th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The C7th manuscript copy of St John's Gospel (the oldest European book) was buried alongside St Cuthbert on Lindisfarne around 698AD. Make a larger version of this pocket-sized binding, sew sections together, prepare wood boards, create the design using hemp cord and pieces of leather, sew Coptic headbands, cover in leather and decorate with blind tooling. Doug Mitchell (Northamptonshire www.highamhall.com/doug-mitchell) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223 (Materials at cost c£30)

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RUSKIN LACE

March 9th at 18:30 to March 11th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Drawn thread and cut linen work with geometric designs using needlepoint lace techniques. Suitable for both beginners (starter pack £12 from tutor), and experienced. Karen Quickfall (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/karen-quickfall) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 Precedes another course. Book both, save £25.

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RUSKIN LACE

March 11th at 18:30 to March 13th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Drawn thread and cut linen work with geometric designs using needlepoint lace techniques. Suitable for both beginners (starter pack £12 from tutor), and experienced. Karen Quickfall (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/karen-quickfall) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 Follows another course. Book both, save £25.

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MOSAIC WORKSHOP (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

March 13th at 18:30 to March 16th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Craft a mosaic plaque (e.g.House Name, Number or a suggested design) reflecting your own memories or interests suitable for outside. Plenty of time to be guided to create a personal & unique piece. Sue Stevens (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/sue-stevens) Residential: £339 Non-residential: £243 inc. all materials

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UPHOLSTERY WEEKEND

March 16th at 18:30 to March 18th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Hands-on! Bring chair, stool, ottoman, headboard... build up from scratch or just re-cover, tackle interior paddings with traditional or modern techniques. Simon will make prior contact to advise on materials. Simon Ireland (Professional Upholsterer N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/simon-ireland) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 (Materials at cost)

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PATCHWORK QUILTING: STARLIGHT, STARBRIGHT

March 20th at 18:30 to March 23rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

We will be making a large star block with the option of foundation piecing smaller stars as well. Patterns are all included with the course. You can be sure of a warm and friendly atmosphere. Janette Fairer (S. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/janette-fairer) Residential: £319 Non-residential: £223

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