Workshop Dates

Workshops

Summer/Autumn 2017

You can now book 2017 workshops online! Click on the link below:

https://craftclasses.suffolkalpaca.co.uk/public/

Any booking difficulties, please email admin@craftclasses.suffolkalpaca.co.uk

Workshops are held either at: 

 2 Rectory Cottages, Gt Waldingfield, CO10 0TL                                                                                                           (book online using the link above or email craftclasseswithclare@hotmail.co.uk or ring 01787 371654)

or  Bridge Farm Barns , Monks Eleigh, IP7 7AY                                                                                                                                                        (book online using the link above or email info@oliven.co.uk or ring 01449 741530) 


3D Felting with Alpaca Fleece

Thursday 20th July or Saturday 9th September

Great Waldingfield

10.30 - 3.30 £39 including materials

Come and meet our three beautiful alpacas and find out how incredibly soft their fleece is. Then learn how to prepare the fleece and felt it into something amazing - a pot, a vase, a small purse or even a phone case.


Eco-Dyeing (sorry both these workshops are full)

An amazing new way of dyeing using only flowers and leaves.

Friday 28th July or Saturday 7th October
Gt Waldingfield
10.30 - 3.30  £39 including some silk material

By laying out flowers and leaves onto silk or wool, bundling them up tightly round a piece of dowel and then steaming or boiling, fascinating results can be achieved. I will provide small samples pieces of silk for you to use and a variety of fresh and  dried flowers and leaves. You are welcome to bring your own flowers and leaves as well or see what you can forage from our garden as this is a very experimental process.

If you would like to try dyeing on felted wool, make some pieces of white or light coloured felt no bigger than 30 cms square and bring them with you.

Also if you have any white or cream silk you would like to try, please bring that too.


Nuno Felting with Alpaca 

Wednesday August 16th (sorry workshop full) or Saturday October 28th

Gt Waldingfield

10.30 - 3.30 £39

Alpaca fleece lends itself very well to nuno felting as the fibres migrate through any materials very well. Use either cotton scrim or silk to create a deliciously soft and delicate scarf.



Felting with Merino Wool (suitable for children over 8 or for a parent and child together.)

Thursday August 31st
OliVen, Bridge Farm Barns
10.30 - 3.30 £35
10.30 - 12.45 £20 (£15) or 1.15 - 3.30 £20 (£15)

Come and learn all about wet felting. In the morning you will have the chance to make a piece of flat felt - a picture or an abstract and in the afternoon try out 3D felting to make a bowl, glasses case or pen pot.  Ideal for children to do either of these as a half day session at £15 each.



Nuno Felted Waistcoat  - 2 day workshop

Bridge Farm Barns

Thursday 28th AND Friday 29th September

10.30 - 3.30  £60 for the two days.

This is a great opportunity to try nuno felting a garment. Either a circular one or a rectangular one (pictured below in the middle). Most of these are using natural colours, but you can make them as brightly coloured as you like! Come prepared for some hard work, but with exciting results.

Best suited to those who have felted before.

NB If you have back, shoulder or hand problems, please check with me in advance as to whether this is a suitable workshop for you.

Materials will need to be purchased.


Seamless Weaving without a Loom

Thursday 19th October
10.30 - 3.30 £39 or a 1.15 - 3.30 £20

Weaving is so relaxing - use recycled cardboard to create amazing seamless cushions, bags, pencil or phone cases or even design your own wallhanging. An ideal way to use up your stash of interesting yarns. I will also provide some handspun alpaca for this workshop. Or come and expand your technique into more complex patterns or even weft-crossing!


Weaving at the Woolpatch, Long Melford

Another chance to learn the art of seamless weaving or to expand your patterns and shapes.

No dates booked for this at present.

Come along and learn how to warp up a cardboard loom and begin to weave! Start small and quickly build up your skills.  If you have already attended a weaving session, move onto creating small seamless bags or cushions with a flap.Or you could try some more exciting patterns!

http://www.thewoolpatch.com/classes.htm to book.

3D Felting -bags, bowls, hats, slippers

no dates booked for this at present 

Bridge Farm Barns

10.30 - 3.30 £35

Here's where it gets even more exciting - learn how to make a seamless 3D item using a resist. The felt starts out flat and then is shaped using your hands - the possibilities are endless!

Materials will need to be purchased in advance - please ask when booking.


Arm Knitting 

no dates booked for this at present

 Gt Waldingfield

10.30 - 1.00 £25

This is exactly what it says - knitting using your arms instead of needles. You don't even need to be able to knit in order to do this. And you can make a beautifully warm scarf in less than an hour!