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'Sheep to Craft' courses

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High Lea Hall, High Lea Park, New Mills, High Peak, Derbyshire SK22 3BW

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Learn how to make a range of items from High Peak Fleece!

Suitable for beginners and those with some experience.

About the Course

These five days will be run by the renowned textile artist Carol Wilson.


Each day will work as a 'stand alone' for £65 per day or you can attend as many dayw as you like - if you book three or more, it is £60 per day. 'Friends of High Peak Community Arts' get 10% discount. (Become a Friend by donating £2 or more per month). Proceeds all go towards our targeted project work in arts and health or with young people.


1) Cushions

Saturday 21st April : Starting with washed Peak District fleece, we will card and dye it in preparation for felting on the following day. There will be opportunities to card using hand carders and drum carders.

Sunday 22nd April : Felt your own unique cushion, using the wet felting technique and resist templates. Choose from a variety of natural coloured wool for the base and add a design using wool dyed on Saturday.


2) Needle Felting

Saturday 19th May: Learn how to embellish and sculpt with wool, using special barbed needles. Create flowers, an animal or embellish your cushion (if on previous workshops). The price includes a starter kit to take home.


3) Dye to Drop Spindle

Saturday 23rd June: Card Peak District wool using hand carders and drum carders. Dye carded and uncarded wool.

Sunday 24th June: Have a go at spinning your dyed wool, using a drop spindle. Use this ancient and simple tool to create some experimental yarns. Create singles and ply them. Take home a skein of wool and a drop spindle.

What's included in the price?

All materials, plus a starter kit to take home on the needle felting day, and a drop spindle on the spinning day.
Tea, coffee, juice and biscuits are available, and a vegetarian lunch is provided - rolls, hummus, salad, cheese, quiche etc. If you have special requirements, e.g gluten free / vegan, please get in touch.


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High Lea Hall, High Lea Park, New Mills, High Peak, Derbyshire SK22 3BW

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