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, 22 January 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Friday, 24 January 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 0

(2 other dates 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: £230.00

Non Member: £260.00


Starts: Thursday, 23 January 2020 at 12:00PM
Ends: Friday, 24 January 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 10

(1 other date available)

Tutor: Karen Jones

The perfect opportunity for the indoor gardener – make your own terrarium from scratch.You will learn how to cut the glass into hexagons, then assemble it into a beautiful dodecahedron 3-d... Read More

WI Members: £360.00

Non Member: £400.00


Starts: Friday, 24 January 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Sunday, 26 January 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 5

(2 other dates available)

Tutor: Claire Muir

This course is for people who would love to learn how to free machine embroider. If you have had a go at it and been put off, or you have never tried it but would like to learn, then this is the... Read More

WI Member: £360.00

Non Member: £400.00


Starts: Friday, 24 January 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Sunday, 26 January 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 9

Tutor: Trish Zachariah and Paula Bray

Create a celebration of bugs, butterflies and bumblebees.Trish and Paula will teach you this very fresh and delicate technique, using micron pens, opalescent paints and embroidery. You will create a... Read More

WI Member: £330.00

Non Member: £370.00


Starts: Friday, 24 January 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Sunday, 26 January 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 7

Tutor: Karen Jones

In this course you will learn how to cut stained glass to a template pattern, and then glue it into place onto a glass tile. You will fill in the remainder of your mosaic with small glass pieces,... Read More

WI Member: £150.00

Non Member: £170.00


Starts: Monday, 27 January 2020 at 10:00AM
Ends: Monday, 27 January 2020 at 5:00PM
Available spaces: 6

Tutor: Jonathan Newey

This is a one day workshop that will show you how to paint winter landscapes with watercolour paint. Using photos supplied you will be shown how to paint winter skies, trees and landscapes using a... Read More

WI Member: £360.00

Non Member: £400.00


Starts: Monday, 27 January 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Wednesday, 29 January 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 7

(1 other date available)

Tutor: David Nicholls

Here is a wonderful opportunity to learn about this fascinating craft at Denman College, set in delightful grounds in the village of Marcham in Oxfordshire. Calligraphy is defined in the dictionary... Read More

WI Member: £150.00

Non Member: £170.00


Starts: Thursday, 30 January 2020 at 10:00AM
Ends: Thursday, 30 January 2020 at 5:00PM
Available spaces: 10

Tutor: David Nicholls

These beautiful and complex interlacing designs, seen in such manuscripts as the Book of Kells, are remarkably easy to draw if you are armed with a simple and effective technique! You will be amazed... Read More

WI Member: £490.00

Non Member: £540.00


Starts: Thursday, 30 January 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Sunday, 02 February 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 6

Tutor: Pat Lumsdale

Learn the basics of patchwork & quilting - Cathedral Window, strip patchwork, curved blocks and the Quilt as you go method of construction. A patchwork course for complete beginners. You will... Read More

WI Member: £400.00

Non Member: £440.00


Starts: Friday, 31 January 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Sunday, 02 February 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 0

Tutor: Shirley Eccles

This workshop will give you an introduction to glass fusing and slumping techniques and you will aspire to complete four projects during your visit to Denman. You will learn about different glass... Read More

WI Member: £360.00

Non Member: £400.00


Starts: Friday, 31 January 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Sunday, 02 February 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 4

(1 other date available)

Tutor: Jane Lappage

MODERN CALLIGRAPHY. 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... Read More

WI Member: £490.00

Non Member: £540.00


Starts: Monday, 03 February 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Thursday, 06 February 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 9

Tutor: Joanna Pout

Work with the vibrant colours of tropical sea life as we create in Stumpwork, an underwater wonderland, incorporating some of the extraordinary creatures that inhabit the warm waters of the... Read More

WI Member: £360.00

Non Member: £400.00


Starts: Wednesday, 05 February 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Friday, 07 February 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 0

(2 other dates available)

Tutor: Anna Conti

Make your own panel or mirror, even bring an exisitng project with you. Learn or improve traditional stained glass techniques. Beginners will make a simple, 8 to 10 piece panel and improvers will... Read More

WI Member: £150.00

Non Member: £170.00


Starts: Friday, 07 February 2020 at 10:00AM
Ends: Friday, 07 February 2020 at 5:00PM
Available spaces: 9

(1 other date available)

Tutor: Christine Pearce

Have you ever wondered how to create the lovely handtied bouquets in a bubble of water you see in the florists? Well it isn’t rocket science and during this dayschool I will show you how to use... Read More

WI Member: £360.00

Non Member: £400.00


Starts: Friday, 07 February 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Sunday, 09 February 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 10

Tutor: Marilyn Pipe

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... Read More

WI Member: £360.00

Non Member: £400.00


Starts: Friday, 07 February 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Sunday, 09 February 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 7

Tutor: Christine Pearce

This course is for total beginners to flower arranging and those who need a refresher on the basics of floral art and design. Do you just ‘plonk’ a bunch of flowers in a vase when you get them?... Read More

WI Member: £360.00

Non Member: £400.00


Starts: Monday, 10 February 2020 at 10:00AM
Ends: Wednesday, 12 February 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 11

Tutor: Claire Muir

Come and make a beautiful machine-embroidered handbag mirror out of organza and silk and making a matching silk case for it. You will machine embroider on top of layers of organza and cut around the... Read More

WI Member: £620.00

Non Member: £680.00


Starts: Monday, 10 February 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Friday, 14 February 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 7

Tutor: Pat Trott

Beading is therapeutic, relaxing and very addictive. Many wonderful jewellery items can be made using needle, thread and beads. There are many different stitches and this course offers you the... Read More

WI Member: £490.00

Non Member: £540.00


Starts: Monday, 10 February 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Thursday, 13 February 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 6

Tutor: Richard Box

Are you terrified of drawing but have a secret longing to learn how to do it? Then enrol on this course where Richard will guide you through certain processes slowly, gently and step by step. If you... Read More

WI Member: £360.00

Non Member: £400.00


Starts: Monday, 10 February 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Wednesday, 12 February 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 9

(1 other date available)

Tutor: Susan Burns

Join me on this beginner’s sock workshop. You need to be a keen knitter willing to have a go. Knitting your own socks is very much in vogue. This workshop allows you to use straight needles of a... Read More

WI Member: £360.00

Non Member: £400.00


Starts: Wednesday, 12 February 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Friday, 14 February 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 10

Tutor: Andrea Lechner

A Memory Quilt is a wonderful way of remembering a treasured family member or friend. With globalisation has come the reality of friends and family members living all over the world. A Memory Quilt... Read More

WI Member: £230.00

Non Member: £260.00


Starts: Thursday, 13 February 2020 at 12:00PM
Ends: Friday, 14 February 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 0

(3 other dates available)

Tutor: Melanie Blaikie

If you love rings, join me for more adventures in silver clay. You’ll learn how to size, design and create three real silver rings – a simple band ring, a stone set ring and one of your own... Read More

WI Member: £360.00

Non Member: £400.00


Starts: Friday, 14 February 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Sunday, 16 February 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 5

(1 other date available)

Tutor: Patricia Robson

If you've been thinking of starting a new project or finishing one that`s been put to one side then this is the course for you. The whole emphasis will be to ensure you have an enjoyable and relaxing... Read More

WI Member: £360.00

Non Member: £400.00


Starts: Friday, 14 February 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Sunday, 16 February 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 11

(2 other dates available)

Tutor: Liz Morris

Preserve your stories and memories using archival safe papers and adhesives to make a Scrapbook or Memory Album for you to cherish for many years. By creating beautiful pages illustrated with your... Read More

WI Member: £360.00

Non Member: £400.00


Starts: Friday, 14 February 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Sunday, 16 February 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 9

Tutor: Jean Turton

In the dark days of late winter we look forward to the first signs of Spring. The lighter days bring promise of first flowers, such as Plum blossom, the birds start to sing, the new shoots bring... Read More