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September 2021

LACE AS YOU LIKE IT (INCLUDING TANTALISING TORCHON)

September 22nd at 18:30 to September 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*TWIN COURSE* See 20-22 Sep for details. Jan Gardiner (Somerset www.highamhall.com/jan-gardiner) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172 Follows another course.

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UPHOLSTERY WEEKEND

September 24th at 18:30 to September 26th 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 (N. Cumbria www.highamhall.com/simon-ireland) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172 (Materials from Tutor)

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EXQUISITE EMBROIDERY: GOLDWORK

September 30th at 18:30 to October 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Employed for centuries to honour our most important events, Metal Thread renders beautiful results with a variety of textures. Be introduced step by step to couching, passing, rococo, over stretched pearl purl threads, plunge and tie back ends, trellis stitch, beads, sequins, looped chips and burden stitch with metal thread. Goldworker newbies welcome. Helen McCook (Royal School of Needlework ww.highamhall.com/helen-mccook) Residential: £340 Non-residential: £239 (Materials kit purchasable from Tutor) Helen's STUMPWORK follows.

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October 2021

EXQUISITE EMBROIDERY: STUMPWORK

October 3rd at 18:30 to October 6th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Be introduced step by step to this charming art with an original design created by Helen, inspired by C17th Century pieces depicting the allegorical sense of smell. Learn to create 3D hands, faces and body forms, applied fabric and needlelace slips, supporting surface stitch embellishments. Stumpwork newbies welcome. Helen McCook (Royal School of Needlework www.highamhall.com/helen-mccook) Residential: £340 Non-residential: £239 (Materials kit to purchase from Tutor) Helen's GOLDWORK precedes.

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BOOKBINDING: SECRET BELGIAN BINDING

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

Invented in the mid-1980s by a Belgian bookbinder, you could say it was a Western version of the traditional Japanese stab binding techniques. The binder wanted a book that would open flat but with the appearance of the stab sewing. Also known as a 'crisscross binding'. Perhaps the secret is that nobody is certain who invented it. Our first day will be printing the covering paper using a Dendtritic mono print technique. All you will need is good hand skills…

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JEWELLERY MAKING: SILVER CLAY

October 11th at 18:30 to October 14th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Silver Clay can be hand-crafted and fired to make fine hallmarkable silver jewellery. Make three stunning professionally-styled pieces. Those with good experience may work on their own projects. Tracey Spurgin (East Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/tracey-spurgin) Residential: £340 Non-residential: £239 (Materials purchasable from Tutor c£65 subject to silver prices)

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GRAVEN IMAGES: RELIEF CARVING IN STONE

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

*NEW* Learn how to carve into sandstone, slate, limestone: make cuts, deep, steep, curved, straight and shallow, finished surfaces rough chiselled to honed. Working from outline drawings, discover the techniques needed to make an image rise out of a stone surface. All materials and equipment provided. NEW TUTOR: Ros Bryant (Orkney www.highamhall.com/ros-bryant) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172 (STONE LETTER CUTTING follows)

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WOVEN TAPESTRY: PIXELATED IMAGES

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

Embracing the qualities of pixelated images, tapestries will be woven using a grid of squares and a simplified palette of solid colours. Suitable both for beginners and those with some experience. Louise Martin (Orkney www.highamhall.com/louise-martin) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172 (ANIMALS follows)

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WOVEN TAPESTRY: ANIMALS

October 13th at 16:30 to October 15th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A wonderful workshop to try out new ideas and techniques. Weavers have woven images of animals for hundreds of years and this workshop will look at traditional and contemporary tastes. Suitable both for beginners and those with some experience. Louise Martin (Orkney www.highamhall.com/louise-martin)

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A HANDS-ON INTRODUCTION TO STONE LETTER CARVING

October 13th at 18:30 to October 15th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* Learn how to work with dummy and chisel, control straight and curved cuts in all directions, about the anatomy of our familiar letterforms and how to render them in stone. We aim to complete a monogram or short word piece in a choice of stones. All materials and equipment are provided. Suitable both for beginners and those with some experience. NEW TUTOR: Ros Bryant (Orkney www.highamhall.com/ros-bryant) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172 (GRAVEN IMAGES precedes)

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