Craft School


The WI Craft School in Oxfordshire brings together experts in their field to offer a wide variety of art and craft courses ranging from patchwork, flower arranging, watercolours, silver jewellery and willow work, to stained glass, calligraphy, carving, textiles and sugarcraft – the choice is endless and caters for all abilities and interests. Online booking is now LIVE! Our phone lines are incredibly busy so please bear with us! Skip the queues and book online below!

WI Member: £360.00

Non Member: £400.00


Starts: Wednesday, 20 November 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Friday, 22 November 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 0

(3 other dates available)

Tutor: Victoria Conner

With Christmas just around the corner, now is the perfect time to make a wonderful willow reindeer to stand proud in your garden, and maybe add some lights to it. Along with making the willow... Read More

WI Members: £360.00

Non Member: £400.00


Starts: Monday, 25 November 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Wednesday, 27 November 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 10

Tutor: Natalie Green

On this course, you will make a beautiful Christmas tree topper, which is sure to become a family heirloom! Using a combination of textile techniques, such as needle felting, bead and wirework,... Read More

WI Member: £360.00

Non Member: £400.00


Starts: Monday, 25 November 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Wednesday, 27 November 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 1

(1 other date available)

Tutor: Louise Simmonds

Always wanted to design and make stunning Silver Jewellery? You'll be amazed at what you can produce using this incredible material, with lots of guidance and inspiration to help you and absolutely... Read More

WI Member: £620.00

Non Member: £680.00


Starts: Monday, 25 November 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Friday, 29 November 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 1

Tutor: Marilyn Pipe

This amazing class will offer you the choice of five beautiful items: A Hot Little Bag, a Beautiful Scarf on Soluble Fabric, A small Christmas Ring in Silk Ribbon Embroidery, A Paper Book, A Personal... Read More

WI Member: £360.00

Non Member: £400.00


Starts: Wednesday, 27 November 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Friday, 29 November 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 0

Tutor: Natalie Green

Scandi style is taking the craft world by storm, and it's the perfect look for Christmas. Try your hand at a medley of different projects with a Festive Scandinavian theme, using folk art motifs and... Read More

WI Member: £360.00

Non Member: £400.00


Starts: Wednesday, 27 November 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Friday, 29 November 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 0

(1 other date available)

Tutor: Louise Simmonds

Always wanted to design and make stunning Silver Jewellery? You'll be amazed at what you can produce using this incredible material, with lots of guidance and inspiration to help you and absolutely... Read More

WI Member: £150.00

Non Member: £170.00


Starts: Saturday, 30 November 2019 at 10:00AM
Ends: Saturday, 30 November 2019 at 5:00PM
Available spaces: 1

(1 other date available)

Tutor: Louise Simmonds

Fancy a day designing and making beautiful Silver Christmas presents? You'll be amazed at what you can produce using this incredible material in just one day! You will use Silver Clay to create... Read More

WI Member: £150.00

Non Member: £170.00


Starts: Sunday, 01 December 2019 at 10:00AM
Ends: Sunday, 01 December 2019 at 5:00PM
Available spaces: 8

(1 other date available)

Tutor: Louise Simmonds

Fancy a day designing and making beautiful Silver Christmas presents? You'll be amazed at what you can produce using this incredible material in just one day! You will use Silver Clay to create... Read More

Non Member: £400.00

WI Member: £375.00


Starts: Monday, 02 December 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Wednesday, 04 December 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 7

(1 other date available)

Tutor: Gary Mills

‘Fallen Fairy’, she could easily be one of Beryl Cook’s buxom ladies straight from one of her paintings. This fairy may have eaten a few too many mince pies in the past, but she can still add... Read More

WI Member: £360.00

Non Member: £400.00


Starts: Monday, 02 December 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Wednesday, 04 December 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 1

Tutor: Sally Boehme

Come to Denman and its lovely grounds for a restful break from all the hectic festive preparations and indulge yourself by creating your own beaded Christmas decorations. Using tiny seed beads and... Read More

WI Member: £360.00

Non Member: £400.00


Starts: Monday, 02 December 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Wednesday, 04 December 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 0

Tutor: Karen Jones

You will learn how to safely cut the stained glass, grind it, apply the copper foil and then solder it all together. Working from template designs, you will choose your glass and make a range of... Read More

WI Member: £360.00

Non Member: £400.00


Starts: Wednesday, 04 December 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Friday, 06 December 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 3

Tutor: Sally Boehme

Christmas is the time and excuse to seriously pile on the bling!  Come to Denman and enjoy a lovely break from all the hectic preparations and solve your Christmas present problems all at the same... Read More

WI Member: £530.00

Non Member: £580.00


Starts: Monday, 09 December 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Thursday, 12 December 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 5

(1 other date available)

Tutor: Morag Flower and Pauline Vice

Decorate a real egg shell in Fabergé style. Work with fine braids, sumptuous materials, crystal stones and beautiful decal prints whilst learning a variety of craft techniques. Suitable for all... Read More

WI Member: £360.00

Non Member: £400.00


Starts: Monday, 09 December 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Wednesday, 11 December 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 3

(1 other date available)

Tutor: Charles Ash

A 2 day workshop where you can really hone your skills and make your own usable stool. learning jointing techniques and the art of assembling a unique free form piece. you will do everything from... Read More

WI Member: £360.00

Non Member: £400.00


Starts: Wednesday, 11 December 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Friday, 13 December 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 5

Tutor: Shirley Eccles

Enjoy creating your own unique glass decorations and gifts in this seasonal workshop. This is an opportunity to experiment with glass fusing techniques. There are many possibilities and whether you... Read More

WI Member: £360.00

Non Member: £400.00


Starts: Wednesday, 11 December 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Friday, 13 December 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 9

Tutor: Elizabeth Hunt

This Pre Christmas-course will encourage students to find out more about the history of pearls and to experience the wide variety of shapes, colour and types of pearl as they create, making them... Read More

WI Member: £360.00

Non Member: £400.00


Starts: Wednesday, 11 December 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Friday, 13 December 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 6

(3 other dates available)

Tutor: Victoria Conner

With Christmas just around the corner, now is the perfect time to make a wonderful willow reindeer to stand proud in your garden, and maybe add some lights to it. Along with making the willow... Read More

WI Member: £360.00

Non Member: £400.00


Starts: Friday, 13 December 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Sunday, 15 December 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 5

Tutor: Christine Green

If you have already experienced Christine's Happy Scrappy approach to patchwork and would like to do some more and maybe tackle something bigger and more ambitious than a cushion cover, this is for... Read More

WI Member: £360.00

Non Member: £400.00


Starts: Monday, 06 January 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Wednesday, 08 January 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 12

(3 other dates available)

Tutor: Susan Burns

As a knitter you may wish to add to your knitting skills by learning how to knit with wire. If you can cast on, knit, purl and cast off then you will be able to knit with wire. It doesn’t matter if... Read More

WI Member: £400.00

Non Member: £440.00


Starts: Monday, 06 January 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Wednesday, 08 January 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 0

(2 other dates available)

Tutor: May Martin

Do you only neaten edges on your overlocker? Do you spend many hours re-threading? Unlock the mysteries that cause the frustrations generated by this wonderful but infuriating piece of equipment!... Read More

WI Member: £360.00

Non Member: £400.00


Starts: Monday, 06 January 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Wednesday, 08 January 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 7

Tutor: Natalie Green

Scandi style is taking the craft world by storm! Try your hand at a medley of different projects with a Scandinavian theme. Using folk art motifs and clean, simple Scandinavian colours, you will make... Read More

WI Member: £360.00

Non Member: £400.00


Starts: Wednesday, 08 January 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Friday, 10 January 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 9

Tutor: Jane Lappage

MODERN CALLIGRAPHY. Whether you are a beginner or returning to improve what you have already learnt, these two days will give you all you need to confidently personalise your own style of this... Read More

WI Member: £400.00

Non Member: £440.00


Starts: Wednesday, 08 January 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Friday, 10 January 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 0

(1 other date available)

Tutor: May Martin

This is a course for everyone with a sewing machine wishing to navigate successfully through the many functions. Using the correct foot, needle, thread and tension setting can make an enormous... Read More

WI Member: £360.00

Non Member: £400.00


Starts: Wednesday, 08 January 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Friday, 10 January 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 0

Tutor: Jonathan Newey

This is a course for beginners and people with some experience that will show you how to sketch winter landscapes with pen and watercolour wash. This is a course that will introduce you to sketching... Read More

WI Member: £360.00

Non Member: £400.00


Starts: Wednesday, 08 January 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Friday, 10 January 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 12

Tutor: Jan Cadman

Recycling at its best! Have fun using your leftover fabrics to make stunning flowers to personalise your clothes or to give as a gift. Nothing gets wasted and the results are unique.