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September 2019

FURTHER MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION (EVERYTHING INCLUDED)

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

More advanced illumination: make perfect manuscript gesso using a traditional recipe, lay it smoothly and gild with loose leaf gold. Practical tips on mastering technique, creating raised areas of gilding with a high shine. Those who are already able to make and lay gesso are welcome to work on their own projects with help and advice from the tutor. Toni Watts (Lincoln www.highamhall.com/toni-watts) Residential: £245 Non-residential: £178 inc. all materials Toni's INTRO TO ILLUMINATION precedes.

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ENAMELLING LONG WEEKEND

September 27th at 18:30 to October 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Work on copper, silver or steel, making enamelled jewellery, small tiles or panels. Silver and gold foils, stencils, sgraffito, simple cloisonne and other techniques as desired. Absolute newbies or experienced welcome. Dorothy Cockrell (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/dorothy-cockrell) Residential: £423 Non-residential: £294 (Materials depend on project)

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October 2019

BOOKBINDING: THE MIGHTY SPRING-BACK BINDING

October 4th at 18:30 to October 7th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

By popular demand, this amazing example of bookbinding engineering (patented 1799) should be made at least once or even twice, in your lifetime. Spring-back is a trade binding tradition: robust, able to stay flat and open, ideal for guest and remembrance books, lectern Bibles, etc. Make a leather or suede quarter bound model with vellum tips and decorative paper sidings. Doug Mitchell (Northamptonshire www.highamhall.com/doug-mitchell) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 (Materials purchasable from tutor)

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EXQUISITE EMBROIDERY: METAL THREAD SNOWDROP

October 4th at 18:30 to October 7th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

With one of the country’s leading embroiderers, pad using craft felt, couch, passing, twist, rococo pearl, purl and over stretched pearl purl, apply diamanté clips, cutwork and spangles. Helen McCook (Royal School of Needlework www.highamhall.com/helen-mccook) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 (Materials kit purchasable from tutor) Helen’s UFOS/ ROBIN OR NUE follows – book both courses, save £40.

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WOVEN TAPESTRY: LANDSCAPE

October 6th at 18:30 to October 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Creatively and skillfully apply the language of weave to create tapestry landscapes. Perfect for both beginners and those with experience. Louise Martin (Orkney www.highamhall.com/louise-martin) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 HIDDEN TREASURES follows.

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EXQUISITE EMBROIDERY: UFOS/ ROBIN OR NUE

October 7th at 18:30 to October 10th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Tailored to your needs. Perhaps you have a project but don’t know how to proceed or are uncertain how to start or plan it, or a certain stitch technique you struggle with. Helen will bring a number of kits to choose from including an Or Nué Robin if that would suit you better. Helen McCook (Royal School of Needlework www.highamhall.com/helen-mccook) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 (Materials kit purchasable from tutor) Helen’s METAL THREAD SNOWDROP precedes – book both courses, save £40.

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WOVEN TAPESTRY: HIDDEN TREASURES

October 8th at 18:30 to October 10th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Please bring along small objects which remind you of a person or place or hopes or values. These will become the focus of your tapestry, maybe held in the weave, contained in a woven pocket or completely encapsulated. Louise Martin (Orkney www.highamhall.com/louise-martin) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 Follows LANDSCAPE.

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JEWELLERY MAKING: SILVER CLAY

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

Make fine silver jewellery with the ease of working with precious metal clay – an amazing material. Find out secrets to make stunning professionally-styled hallmarkable jewellery, creating three pieces to take away. Those with good experience may work independently on their own projects. Tracey Spurgin (East Yorkshire www.highamhall.com/tracey-spurgin) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 (Materials from tutor c£55 – subject to silver prices) Our JEWELLERY MAKING courses: RINGS, BANGLES AND EARRINGS 12 December; POLYMER CLAY 15 March; ENAMELLING 24 January.

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GET WEAVING!

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

Introduction to weaving exploring the use of colour and texture. Dress a loom. Understand how to read pattern draft. Suitable for both absolute beginners and developing weavers. Jan Beadle (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/jan-beadle) Residential: £328 Non-residential: £229 (Yarns £15 from tutor)

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WOODCARVING: RELIEF AND CREATIVE

October 16th at 18:30 to October 22nd at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Transform a block of wood into a unique picture. Bring ideas or use Sharon’s books for inspiration. Transfer a pattern, use chisels, learn techniques. Beginners and experienced. Sharon Littley (S. Wales www.highamhall.com/sharon-littley) Residential: £558 Non-residential: £377 See also David Harter’s WHITTLING AND CARVING WILDLIFE 27 November.

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