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: £620.00

Non Member: £680.00


Starts: Monday, 23 September 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Friday, 27 September 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 9

Tutor: Pat Trott

Japanese Temari Balls. In Japan Temari balls are given to celebrate important events such as births, birthdays, anniversaries and weddings. They are decorative baubles made with a soft wadding core,... Read More

WI Member: £330.00

Non Member: £370.00


Starts: Monday, 23 September 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Wednesday, 25 September 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 2

Tutor: Kathie Barrs

Create a landscape picture using the ancient craft of wet felt making: taking inspiration from an image, lay down woolen and silk fibres to give depths of colour and texture before wetting and... Read More

WI Member: £360.00

Non Member: £400.00


Starts: Wednesday, 25 September 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Friday, 27 September 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 1

(1 other date available)

Tutor: Marilyn Pipe

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... Read More

WI Member: £270.00

Non Member: £300.00


Starts: Thursday, 26 September 2019 at 12:00PM
Ends: Friday, 27 September 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 2

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: £400.00

Non Member: £440.00


Starts: Thursday, 26 September 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Saturday, 28 September 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 4

(1 other date available)

Tutor: Melanie Blaikie

Love bold shapes and bright colours? Then polymer clay (or Fimo) is for you! From basic beads up to brightly coloured, exquisite ‘millefiore’ designs, polymer clay is perfect for creating unique... Read More

WI Member: £125.00

Non Member: £145.00


Starts: Saturday, 28 September 2019 at 10:00AM
Ends: Saturday, 28 September 2019 at 5:00PM
Available spaces: 0

Tutor: Jan Blight

Freeform crochet is exactly what it says it is, crochet that has no regular form. The crocheted fabric is formed by working a number of 'scrumbles', which are then joined together. Scrumbles consist... Read More

WI Member: £125.00

Non Member: £145.00


Starts: Monday, 30 September 2019 at 10:00AM
Ends: Monday, 30 September 2019 at 5:00PM
Available spaces: 7

Tutor: Christine Green

Christine has put paper cutting right in the middle of the crafting map following her appearance on BBC4's 'Make! Craft Britain'. This day school will introduce you to a variety of cut out items and... Read More

WI Member: £330.00

Non Member: £370.00


Starts: Monday, 30 September 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Wednesday, 02 October 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 6

Tutor: Christine Green

Paper cutting is the craft of the moment and with this course you can master the basics of this highly rewarding, low cost and creative craft. With the help of some resource sheets you will master... Read More

WI Member: £530.00

Non Member: £580.00


Starts: Monday, 30 September 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Thursday, 03 October 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 8

(2 other dates available)

Tutor: Morag Flower

Discover the world of egg craft where you will be introduced to a variety of craft techniques through a set design, then go on to develop your own ideas. A fascinating craft made easy. You will go... Read More

WI Member: £620.00

Non Member: £680.00


Starts: Monday, 30 September 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Friday, 04 October 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 2

(1 other date available)

Tutor: Julie Walsby

Experiment with colour and learn many interesting stitches using a design inspired by 17th and 18th century tree of life bed hangings. Insects and animals were frequently an important part of these... Read More

WI Member: £400.00

Non Member: £440.00


Starts: Monday, 30 September 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Wednesday, 02 October 2019 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: £530.00

Non Member: £580.00


Starts: Monday, 30 September 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Thursday, 03 October 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 0

(3 other dates available)

Tutor: Pauline Payne

Start this course by making a silver band ring, and with a simple approach to design, progress by choosing to make items such as pendants, earrings, cufflinks, brooches and bangles. The course is... Read More

WI Member: £360.00

Non Member: £400.00


Starts: Wednesday, 02 October 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Friday, 04 October 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 3

(1 other date available)

Tutor: Norah Kennedy

Enjoy two days of basketmaking as you submerge yourself in the craft of weaving a willow basket. We will start with a small round basket suitable for fruit. The second basket will be slightly larger... Read More

WI Member: £400.00

Non Member: £440.00


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

(1 other date 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: £230.00

Non Member: £260.00


Starts: Thursday, 03 October 2019 at 12:00PM
Ends: Friday, 04 October 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 0

(1 other date available)

Tutor: Melanie Blaikie

If you love rings, join one of the UK’s foremost teachers for an adventure in silver. You’ll learn how to design and create three real silver rings - that fit! Expect to make a stone set ring, a... Read More

WI Member: £360.00

Non Member: £400.00


Starts: Wednesday, 09 October 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Friday, 11 October 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 0

(3 other dates available)

Tutor: Natalie Green

Try your hand at a medley of different craft projects with a contemporary twist. You will make a number of small projects to give you lots of lovely ideas for your WI craft sessions, to decorate your... Read More

WI Member: £360.00

Non Member: £400.00


Starts: Wednesday, 09 October 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Friday, 11 October 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 0

(1 other date available)

Tutor: Louise Simmonds

This is a really exciting and creative form of jewellery making using silver clay which can be shaped like clay but, when fired, is transformed into stunning fine silver jewellery. You'll also learn... Read More

WI Member: £360.00

Non Member: £400.00


Starts: Friday, 11 October 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Sunday, 13 October 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 8

(1 other date available)

Tutor: Sue Pearl

Eco print dyeing is a fascinating way of printing onto fabric. Using flowers and leaves from your own gardens and the surrounding countryside in a direct contact printing method that allows the flora... Read More

WI Member: £620.00

Non Member: £680.00


Starts: Monday, 14 October 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Friday, 18 October 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 1

Tutor: Claire Muir

If you have been on Claire’s Summer School for Beginners or her Thread and Texture course and would like to learn more then this is the course for you. We will be creating a college using different... Read More

WI Member: £360.00

Non Member: £400.00


Starts: Monday, 14 October 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Wednesday, 16 October 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 6

Tutor: Bob Neill

Create a variety of original and unique Christmas presents for your friends and family    A fun course for anyone looking for something different to make to put in that Christmas Stocking, or to... Read More

WI Member: £360.00

Non Member: £400.00


Starts: Wednesday, 16 October 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Friday, 18 October 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 10

(1 other date available)

Tutor: David Nicholls

Celtic designs are based on much earlier interlacing designs originating thousands of years ago in China, but the Celts took these for their own and modified them to form the designs that we... Read More

WI Members: £150.00

Non Member: £170.00


Starts: Saturday, 19 October 2019 at 10:00AM
Ends: Saturday, 19 October 2019 at 5:00PM
Available spaces: 7

Tutor: David Nicholls

Calligraphy simply means beautiful writing, and during the day workshop we will study calligraphy made with a broad edged pen and based on a tenth century manuscript. This for complete beginners and... Read More

WI Member: £360.00

Non Member: £400.00


Starts: Monday, 21 October 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Thursday, 24 October 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 0

Tutor: Joanna Pout

President Emmanuel Macron has announced that the Bayeux Tapestry will be loaned to Britain for public display - the first time the tapestry has left France for 950 years.  In this project we will be... Read More

WI Member: £360.00

Non Member: £400.00


Starts: Monday, 21 October 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Wednesday, 23 October 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 13

Tutor: Sarah Rakestraw

Join Sarah Rakestraw and Sue Hinde from Golden Hinde for this passing thread course. Passing thread is one of the mainstay threads used with Goldwork. In this beginner to masterclass course we will... Read More

WI Member: £400.00

Non Member: £440.00


Starts: Monday, 21 October 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Wednesday, 23 October 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 0

(1 other date available)

Tutor: Melanie Blaikie

Gathering inspiration from the beautiful Denman gardens we’ll use leaves, flowers, seeds and natural materials to create patterns, textures and unique designs in real silver. Explore techniques... Read More