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Introduction to Crochet Course

Sunday 8, 15, 22 and 29 September | 11.30am – 1.30pm

This course consists of four weekly fun and sociable classes to help complete beginners get to grips with crochet through mini-projects. All materials are provided, including take-home how-to guides. Refreshments included.

Recommended age: 14+

Book | £88 or £80 for Friends

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Next Steps Crochet
Sunday 13 October | 11.30 – 2.30pm

Already know how to chain stitch, double stitch and treble stitch? In this session, you will learn new techniques to get started on more advanced projects. All materials provided, including take home how-to guides. Refreshments included.

Book | £33 or £30 for Friends

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Talk: Art and Design in the Chilterns
Sunday 20 October | 2pm

The Chilterns has played host to many artists and craftsmen. Hear Decorative Arts Historian Graham Twemlow talk on some of the 20th century artists who either made the Chilterns their home or found inspiration here. Works by artists such as, Paul & John Nash, John Piper, Eric Gill, Clare Leighton, E. McKnight Kauffer and the textile designer Marion Dorn will be discussed, and their contribution to the applied arts in its many forms. Talk will start at 2.15pm.

Book l £7 or £5 for Friends

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Ceramic Tiles Weekend Workshop

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November | 10am – 1pm

Join us for a weekend ceramics workshop creating Penn tiles – a traditional craft originating from Penn & Tylers Green in the 14th century. At the height of the industry, tiles were ordered from Penn to decorate parts of the Tower of London, Windsor Castle and Westminster palace. Over the weekend you will create moulds, form your tiles, decorate and glaze your creations using traditional techniques.

For 15+

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Indian Hand Embroidery Workshop
Saturday 16 November | 2 – 4pm

Master the embroidery technique of shisha – the art of attaching small mirrors to your project and add pretty embroidery around them. All materials provided. Handout will be available and embellishments for sale separately.

Book l £10 or £9 for Friends

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Bitesize Introduction to Crochet

Sunday 17 November | 11.30am – 2.30pm

This class aimed at complete beginners, will get you started on your own crochet projects. This class will be Christmas-themed! All materials provided, including take-home how-to guides. 

Refreshments included.

Book | £33 or £30 for Friends   

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Festive Foliage

Sunday 1 December | 11.30am – 2.30pm

Create your own festive wreath or tree decoration with Julie Hopton of Nature’s Jules. All materials are provided. Dress warmly as some time will be spent outdoors.
Recommended age: 14+

Book l £22

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