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June 2018

SUMMER QUILTERS’ RETREAT

June 17th at 18:30 to June 23rd at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A miscellany of four projects, a chevron patchwork design backpack bag, a cushion or table centre using machine appliqué techniques,demonstrations showing how to 'slice and dice' nine patch blocks to achieve many different quilt designs, finally a simple fabric covered book. Supporting WOOLFEST 2018 (3 miles away). Jennifer Almond (Leicestershire www.highamhall.com/jennifer-almond) Residential: £552 Non-residential: £373

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DINNER AND DEMO: MAKING HANDMADE PAPER WITH WOOL, SILK, AND OTHER FANTASTIC FIBRES

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

After a hard day's work.... A history of Papermaking and how modern papermakers work with a variety of different plant- and animal-derived fibres to create beautiful and useful handmade Paper. Full Higham Dinner with the Demo following the Lecture. Jonathan Korejko (Lincolnshire www.highamhall.com/jonathan-korejko) Supporting WOOLFEST 2018 (3 miles away). £30 including 4 course dinner (choice of vegetarian or meat to be made on booking) Precedes two DAY COURSES with Jonathan: PAPERMAKING WITH TEXTILES and PAPERMAKING WITH PLANTS AND RECYCLED MATERIALS

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TRY FOR A DAY: PAPERMAKING WITH TEXTILES

June 23rd at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

For textile lovers to expand into new areas. Learn how rags can be recycled to make papers which will be filled with colourful threads, wool, fibres, and textures. Some will be finished pieces of textile artwork in their own right. Your papers will be suitable for further applications like hand/machine embroidery, books, and construction projects. A must for all creatives who thrive on the versatility of textiles. Jonathan Korejko (Lincolnshire www.highamhall.com/jonathan-korejko) Supporting WOOLFEST 2018 (3 miles away). £64 includes lunch,…

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TRY FOR A DAY: PAPERMAKING WITH PLANTS AND RECYCLED MATERIALS

June 24th at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Use plants and recycling techniques, learn how flowers, leaves, string, thread, leather, feathers, coffee, old paper, and even sugar bags can be revitalised and made into unique papers. Recycle words and books so that your handmade paper will have a verbal message, too. Discover ways in which papermaking can re-use and re-invent itself. Jonathan Korejko (Lincolnshire www.highamhall.com/jonathan-korejko) £64 includes lunch, refreshments & materials An antidote to yesterday's WITH TEXTILES. Supporting WOOLFEST 2018 (3 miles away).

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WILDLIFE WOODCARVING

June 29th at 18:30 to July 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Use various tools and techniques to create a finished bird, mammal or fish (Song Thrush, Crested Grebe, Swan, Owl, Otter, Stoat, Squirrel...) with suggestions on how to mount and display. Amaze yourself and develop a new rewarding hobby. For both novice and developing carvers. Ron Dickens (www.highamhall.com/ron-dickens) & David Harter (www.highamhall.com/david-harter) Residential: £251 Non-residential: £184

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July 2018

PATCHWORK PROJECTS DAY A

July 9th at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Two or one day (you choose) - Get started on a bit of crazy patchwork, or work on your own project. Ann can provide a sewing machine, if needed - let us know! Possible projects include bag, cushion, throw, hanging, table runner, cube... Ann Gill (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/ann-gill) £64 includes lunch & refreshments First of 2 consecutive DAYS - attend both, save £10

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PATCHWORK PROJECTS DAY B

July 10th at 09:30 to 16:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Two or one day (you choose) - Get started on a bit of crazy patchwork, or work on your own project. Ann can provide a sewing machine, if needed - let us know! Possible projects include bag, cushion, throw, hanging, table runner, cube... Ann Gill (Co. Durham www.highamhall.com/ann-gill) £64 includes lunch & refreshments Second of 2 consecutive DAYS - attend both, save £10

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TORCH-FIRED ENAMEL BEADS

July 16th at 18:30 to July 20th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Learn to torch-fire beads. Experiment with different effects and colours for exciting necklace and earrings, or just an unusual pendant. Thread beads professionally, use a variety of findings. Inspirational, fun and no experience needed! Janet Notman (Edinburgh www.highamhall.com/janet-notman) Janet is retiring after this, we wish her well and thank her for all her hard work! Residential: £438 Non-residential: £311 inc. First bottle of gas. (Materials c£50)

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BOOKBINDING: DECORATIVE NOTEBOOKS

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

Imaginations run wild as we utilise historical book structures in making special notebooks you could pass on. Work with Vellum, Leather and Card, sew in styles including Coptic and Medieval Longstitch and design your own fastenings. No experience required, just good hand skills. Doug Mitchell (Northamptonshire www.highamhall.com/doug-mitchell) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226 (Materials at cost)

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CALICO GARDENS EMBROIDERY (3 NIGHT)

July 24th at 18:30 to July 27th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Hand stitches in neutral shades with subtle enhancements creating texture and 3D effects. Beginners or experienced welcome, work on either a Calico Garden Sampler to frame or your own project. Angie Burt (Lancashire www.highamhall.com/angie-burt) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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