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An exciting course exploring the properties of ordinary printed paper and turning it into a glorious designer evening bag. By mixing prepared magazine papers together with lining, stitch, wax and a little silk embellishment, you will create a unique accessory that you will be proud to carry on a night out.

WI Member: From £490.00


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An exciting course exploring the properties of ordinary printed paper and turning it into a glorious designer evening bag. By mixing prepared magazine papers together with lining, stitch, wax and a little silk embellishment, you will create a unique accessory that you will be proud to carry on a night out.

WI Member: From £360.00


Non Member: From £400.00



An exciting course exploring the properties of ordinary printed paper and turning it into a designer book complete with hand painted pages. Using easy techniques, this is a wonderful way to use those discarded magazines to produce a stunning, and useful, item or two!

 

WI Member: From £375.00


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Come away for a break before Christmas!  Treat yourself to a relaxing few days with the girls, learn something new and even pick up some inspiration for starting a new hobby next year.  Start your weekend with a cocktail, choose 3 workshops from our exciting offer, enjoy our Saturday night entertainment and go home on Sunday refreshed for the Christmas preparations.

Select three workshops from the following:

Flower Arranging Timeless Flowers with Christine Pearce

In this workshop you will create a lovely Christmas table design using candles and fresh seasonal foliage and flowers. We will also add some Christmas bling to give your design a sparkle

A Christmas Ring in Ribbon Embroidery with Marilyn Pipe

A beautiful seasonal ring in simple stitches, suitable for beginners as well as the more experienced embroiderer.

Lino-Printing Christmas Cards with Abi Burt


Design your own Christmas card and print an edition, using the simple process of Lino-cutting. Lino-printing is a technique of printmaking from the last century, and is the modern continuation of wood-block printing, a beautiful technique which has been used for decades.
 
Participants can take home their lino masterpiece and continue to print as many Christmas cards as they want at home

 

Truffle Topiary Tree with Louise Talbot 

I'm sure we all have childhood festive food memories at Christmas time - for me it has to be a silver tray with a selection of nuts, crystallised ginger, cherries (Southern hemisphere!) and Mother's homemade fudge and truffles.

During this workshop you will make some of my favourite truffles - Port & Prune, White Chocolate & Pistachio, and Rum & Raisin.  I'll also show you how to display them on a very special 'truffle tree'. These all freeze very well so can be a job done for Christmas"

Booking Your Workshops:

Please select your preferred 3 workshops from the choices above, then ring Guest Services on 01865 391 991 to book. Workshops will be allocated on a first come first served basis. All final information, including workshop timings, will be sent out to you two months before the start of the course. 

WI Member: From £375.00


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A special weekend for the ‘new wave’ WIs emerging across the UK. This is not only the perfect getaway with the girls, it is also a unique opportunity to experience a selection of workshops covering all the latest trends in craft, cookery and lifestyle. This includes three workshops with all materials or ingredients, two nights of accommodation, a demonstration on the Friday night, Saturday night entertainment, welcome drinks, breakfast, lunch and three-course dinners.

Please note: No discounts will be applied to this event, except for Friends of Denman.

Select three workshops from the following:

Tai Chi: An Introduction with Alan Baker

Is it really possible to get fit and healthy without the discomfort that usually accompanies exercise? Unlike other forms of exercise, Tai Chi requires students to practice in the most unhurried, gentle and relaxed way possible in order to gain maximum benefits.

Modern Calligraphy with Jane Lappage

You will have seen this on trend script everywhere. The beauty of learning this script is it is easier to master and personalise, making it unique to you. You will be using a fine point nib which is perfect for left handers too. Practising the skills in this script, you will gain your confidence and finish the day by making a small beautiful piece for Christmas, such as a card, place name, gift tag etc. Using fantastic metallic inks with calligraphy, your work will look a million dollars.

Family History Taster Workshop with Jessica Feistein

The full description for this course is not yet available.  It will be added shortly. 

Unique Christmas Cards in Mixed Media with Marilyn Pipe

A fun workshop experimenting with papers, stamps and other materials to create unique Christmas cards which will delight the recipient.

Silver Clay - Make a Fine Silver Pendant with Louise Simmonds

This is a really exciting and creative form of Jewellery making using Silver Clay, which when fired is transformed into Fine silver.  Fine Silver is a precious metal with a Silver content of 99.9% -  a higher purity value than Sterling Silver which is  92.5%. Silver. You will use a mould to make an intricate Silver replica choosing from a range of items  such as decorative charms,  shells and many other found objects. This will then be fired polished and finished ready for you to take home. 

Chocolates for Christmas with Katie Churchard

Chocolate is a beautiful thing. Temping, teasing and beguiling us! It has also become a food we should avoid, but this workshop is all about enjoying chocolate!

Drum for Fun with Heather Summers

A fun workshop of drumming and body beats. Drumming fulfils a very primal need in most of us and is a powerful way of making music with other people. Working in a drum circle, you will start with rhythm games and body beats, and end with polyrhythms and pile ups. This is a workshop for beginners or those with some experience. Heather will provide a selection of hand percussion and drums including djembes, tubano, cajons and darbuka, as well as bins and drumsticks, and percussion instruments from around the world. Feel free to bring along a favourite drum.

 

Booking Your Workshops:

Please select your preferred 3 workshops from the choices above, then ring Guest Services on 01865 391 991 to book. Workshops will be allocated on a first come first served basis. All final information, including workshop timings, will be sent out to you two months before the start of the course.

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This is a relaxing, experimental course making a beautiful folded book cover in lace and strong linen, decorated with simple hand stitching and a little machine work if you choose. The. Choice is yours. The pages will be coloured in a very simple method to compliment your journal, then different techniques will be demonstrated to create interesting items to add to your beautiful book. Students can work at their own pace, with plenty of tuition and fun!

WI Member: From £360.00


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Using photos and samples of ribbon work for inspiration, as well as demonstrations of flowers and foliage, create your own interpretation of your chosen corner of Denman’s beautiful grounds with silk ribbons and embroidery threads. Silk ribbon is very easy to use as it is soft and malleable, while other materials can be too stiff. A background can be lightly sponged on with paint before flower details are added, all flower stitches will be demonstrated then you can “plant” your garden at your own pace. This piece will be framed in a “platinum” type frame ready to take home. Packs of silk ribbons will be available to purchase from the tutor, for £25 including your Frame.

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Using magazine pictures, photos and samples of ribbon work for inspiration, as well as demonstrations of flowers and foliage, create your own Topiary Tree full of beautiful blooms!

A background can be lightly sponged on with paint before flower stitches are added to give a guide to your design.
Silk ribbon is very easy and quick to use as it is soft and malleable, while other materials can be too stiff.

This piece could then be framed or finished as a book cover, cushion etc. at a later date.

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The full description for this course is not yet available.  It will be added shortly.  In the meantime, if you require further information, please contact Denman on 01865 391991.

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 A relaxing course using silk ribbons and embroidery threads to create a stunning garden full of beautiful blooms. The College garden will be an inspiration for the various designs, including roses, daises, irises as well as foliage. A course for beginners and the experienced embroiderer a like.

Using magazine pictures and samples of ribbon work for inspiration, as well as demonstrations of flowers and foliage, create your own interpretation of beautiful blooms. A background can be lightly sponged on with paint before flower details are added,  all flower stitches will be demonstrated then you can “plant” your garden at your own pace. This piece will then be mounted ready to frame at a later date. Silk ribbon is very easy to use as it is soft and malleable, while other materials can be too stiff.

Please bring a sewing kit and various embroidery threads. Also any silk ribbons although packs of silk ribbons will be available to purchase from the tutor.

Notes for Students

Please bring:

  • Sewing kit
  • Embroidery threads
  • Embroidery hoop 4/5”
  • Silk ribbons if you have them
  • A few beads
  • Any inspirational pictures or photos.

Additional costs:

  • Silk Noil for the base material will be available for£1 a piece
  • Packs of dyed silk ribbon will be available for £6 per pack
  • Hoops will also be available to purchase or borrow
  • Threads, paint etc. will be provided

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Imagine walking into a beautiful garden filled with hollyhocks, poppies, delphiniums,and iris, interspersed with rose trees!!! Your unique picture will be created in silk ribbon and threads with lots of demonstrations and time to work at your own pace. Silk ribbon is easy to work with as it is soft and malleable and grows quickly; a perfect course for beginners and the more advanced embroiderer.

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Imagine walking into a beautiful garden filled with hollyhocks, poppies, delphiniums,and iris, interspersed with rose trees!!! Your unique picture will be created in silk ribbon and threads with lots of demonstrations and time to work at your own pace. Silk ribbon is easy to work with as it is soft and malleable and grows quickly; a perfect course for beginners and the more advanced embroiderer.

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The full description for this course is not yet available. It will be added shortly. In the meantime, if you require further information, please contact Denman on 01865 391991.

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Create your own beautiful “Poppy Field” on this relaxing course, using silk ribbons and threads, with time to work at your own pace.
The background will be sponged on with paint to create the scene, and then the ribbon and threads stitches can be added to complete your unique images, mounted and ready to frame!
All stitches will be explained step by step, as well as some extra “flowers” for future projects.

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Using magazine pictures, photos and samples of ribbon work for inspiration, as well as demonstrations of flowers and foliage, create your own Bouquet full of beautiful blooms!
A background can be lightly sponged on with paint before flower stitches are added to give a guide to your design. Your piece can then be mounted ready to take home for framing at a later date.

Silk ribbon is very easy and quick to use as it is soft and malleable, while other materials can be too stiff.
Be warned…..ribbon embroidery can become addictive!

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The art of sewing using silk ribbons combined with threads is relaxing, easy to learn and has rewarding results. It is feasible to complete at least one stunning Christmas tree on this course, which could be framed, used as a book cover or on a cushion at a later date. This course is suitable for beginners as well as the more experienced embroiderer.

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Using magazine pictures and samples of ribbon work for inspiration, as well as demonstrations of flowers and foliage, create your own interpretation of beautiful blooms. A background can be lightly sponged on with paint before flower details are added, and there will be a choice of a bouquet or garland of flowers. This piece can then be mounted, ready to frame at a later date. Silk ribbon is very easy to use as it is soft and malleable, while other materials can be too stiff. Please bring a sewing kit, silk ribbons will be available to purchase from the tutor.

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A relaxing course making a unique picture using silk ribbons and embroidery threads to create a beautiful bluebell wood. Using photos and ribbon embroidery samples for inspiration as well as tutor demonstrations, it will be wonderful to see various scenes come to life using a few simple stitches. There will also be a demonstration on dying silk ribbons in the microwave so any colour ribbon will be available! A course for beginners and the experienced embroiderer alike.

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Using magazine pictures and samples of ribbon work for inspiration, as well as demonstrations of flowers and foliage, to create your own beautiful Christmas designs. All techniques and materials will be demonstrated and students are free to work at their own pace to enjoy creating! The stitches are easy and move quickly so it will be possible to make a few unique cards to give to special people, or you might choose to frame your picture to give as a personal gift. Silk ribbon is very easy to use as it is soft and malleable, while other materials can be too stiff. Be warned…silk.ribbon embroidery can be addictive!

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Imagine a flower border filled with stunning tall Delphiniums in all shades of blue and some pink, interspersed with white and lemon coloured Daises, all created in silk ribbon and thread. Silk ribbon is very soft and malleable, so is easy and quick to work with, forming beautiful flowers with ease! Your unique picture will be mounted ready to be framed at a later date. This course is suitable for beginners.

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On this relaxing course you will be creating beautiful fuchsias, the prima donnas of the garden, all frills and stunning colours! With the aid of pictures and demonstration of all stitches, by the end of the course your lovely flowers will be mounted ready to be framed on your return home. Silk ribbon is soft and malleable, so easy and quick to work with, creating beautiful flowers with ease. This course is suitable for beginners and the more advanced embroiderer.

WI Member: From £300.00


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This relaxing course using Silk Ribbons and threads is a lovely way to spend time stitching stunning flowers, at your own pace. Resulting in a beautiful unique piece of work. Ribbon embroidery grows quickly and is easy as the silk ribbon is very malleable and enjoyable to use.

This course is for beginners as well as the more experienced embroiderer.

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Imagine a stunning garden with a bed of beautiful roses and tall vibrant coloured alliums. On this relaxing course these flowers will be stitched in silk ribbon embroidery to form a wonderful picture that can be framed or used to embellish a cushion at a later date. Silk ribbon is easy to use as it is very malleable and the work grows quickly. All techniques will be demonstrated. This course is suitable for beginners and the more advanced embroiderer..

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A relaxing course creating a unique picture using silk ribbons and embroidery threads to create a stunning group of beautiful snowdrops. Snowdrops are such a wonderful sight to herald in a new year, and are very easy to stitch! A course for beginners and the experienced embroiderer alike.

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The full description for this course is not yet available. It will be added shortly. In the meantime, if you require further information, please contact Denman on 01865 391991.

WI Member: From £445.00


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This experimental fun course is all about how heat, with an iron or hot gun, can transform layered fabrics into exciting textured new materials!

Easy techniques will all be demonstrated and a beautiful little hot bag will be made from one of the newly created fabrics. All unique in every way.

This course is for the complete beginner as well as the more experience stitcher.

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An exciting course exploring the properties of ordinary printed paper and turning it into a glorious designer evening bag. By mixing prepared magazine papers together with lining, stitch, wax and a little silk embellishment, you will create a unique accessory that you will be proud to carry on a night out.

WI Member: From £360.00


Non Member: From £400.00



This exciting course is designed to start an interest in making beautiful, personal cards. There is something very special about receiving a card created just for you and there are simple techniques to personalise and embellish cards that make them totally unique to the creator. There will be unusual embellishments to make with copper and foils to give a little touch of bling!

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This is a chance to explore all the products you may have purchased but have not had time to experiment with! Using various fabrics including felt, denim, calico combined with bondaweb, misty fuse, tyvek, and lutradur, there will be time to discover how various combinations react to heat when using an iron or heat gun and enjoy the amazing results! Each technique will be demonstrated and there will be plenty of time to experiment at your own pace. Please bring: A few textile paints/brushes. Rubber gloves. Apron or old shirt. Black bin bag. Non-stick baking parchment. Scissors. Heat Gun (if you have one). Small pieces of cotton/calico plain or patterned. Sheer nylon fabric if you have some. Additional costs: Lutradurs, tyvek, bondaweb, misty fuse, fusible film and kunin felt will all be in a pack to purchase for £6. Paints/brushes, non-stick parchment will be provided for small charge £2. If you require further information, please contact Denman on 01865 391 991.

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This is a fun experimental course with a chance to use all the pieces of your material stashed away and transform them into beautiful blooms!! By twisting strips of various fabrics and couching them down in random circles with machine stitch onto denim, a riot of stunning "flowers" will be created. This decorated fabric can then be made into a simple bag ready to use with pride! All techniques will be demonstrated and there will be time to work at your own pace.

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The course will start with the a very easy technique to paint your journal pages, taking care to make some different sizes and shapes, ready to fill with different folds, pockets etc. Then the cover can be shaped in different ways but will consist of various materials bonded  together which can then be embellished with stitch, beads, words etc. The choice is yours! The fun part is putting your journal together using lots of imaginative techniques which can be explored at your own pace to make a unique personal journal to proud of.

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Using magazine pictures and/or many photos all techniques and materials will be demonstrated and students are free to work at their own pace to enjoy creating!
Prepared material will be available for £2 a A4 sheet, for your chosen image to be easily transferred ready for your enhancements.
Free machining will be explained and demonstrated for those new to this technique, however ordinary machine stitch can be used instead and hand stitching will also work well. The choice is yours!
Colour can be added with paint and/or water colour pencils, and further embellishment may be added.
At the end of the course this beautiful image can be framed or incorporated into a cushion or book cover.

If you choose to use a sewing machine you can reserve one at Denman but please ring in advance of the course to make sure there are sufficient machines available.

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Silk, chiffon, ribbons, lace and left over yarns are some of the textiles that can be used to make a beautiful scarf. Simply sandwiching one type of material in between two layers of dissolvable fabric and stitching a grid will produce a lovely item. Alternatively several different fabrics can be introduced and enhanced with extra stitch; both methods produce stunning results. During the course design, colour and techniques will be demonstrated with encouragement to “think outside the box”. This course is for all abilities, as basic straight machine stitch can be used and still produce a beautiful finished item. If a student has more machine embroidery skills, advanced embellishment may be added. 

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