Courses and Workshops

FRIDAY 1 NOVEMBER 

Textures of the Sea Experiment with wool-viscose felt to create interesting textures similar to those found in nature. Use hand or machine sewing. With Paula Simpson. 10am-1pm. £15. Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, IlminsterTA19 0AN. 01460 54973. www.themeetinghouse.org.uk.  

 

SAT 1 & SUNDAY 2 NOVEMBER 

‘Mixed media and Creative Watercolour Christmas Cards’ at The School of Art and Wellbeing. This is a 2 day courses with Tutor Louise Banks. Please look on the website for the course details www.artandwellbeing.net or phone 01404 45699. 

 

SUNDAY 2 NOVEMBER 

Craft Workshop ‘Paint a Medieval Illuminated Letter’ Suitable for beginners16 Illuminated letters are beautiful miniature works of art used by calligraphers for 2000 years.  Materials can be purchased from the tutor at a small cost. Tutor:  Gina Youens. 10am – 12:30 For details or to book phone Jane 01404 831207, or visit www.axminsterheritage.org Axminster Heritage, The Bradshaw Meeting Room, Silver Street, Axminster EX13 5AH 

Craft Workshop ‘Creative Machine Patchwork’ Using a selection of fabrics and ribbons, (bring your own or supplied for a small cost) create a piece of patchwork for a table runner, cushion, Christmas stocking. Bring a sewing machine and basic tools  £16 Tutor: Jan Dimond. 1:00-5:00pm To book phone Jane 01404 831207, or visit www.axminsterheritage.org Axminster Heritage, The Bradshaw Meeting Room, Silver Street, Axminster EX13 5AH 

Natural Herbal Products Workshop Taught by Dee Dade. Arrive at 9.45am for morning tea. The course will start at 10.00am and finish at approx. 4pm. £80 inc all refreshments and lunch. The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, DT20EQ. T: 01300 320684. Visit www.kingcombe.org to book online. 

Combe St Nicholas Art Group ,held in the village hall  contact iandavidwhitehead3@gmail.com 

 

MON 4 TO MON 25 NOVEMBER 

Scottish Dancing for Beginners Chard Scottish Country Dancing Club is offering a course on Monday evenings covering the steps and formations used in Scottish Country Dancing. Time 6.15 – 9.00 p.m.  No need to come with a partner but bring light shoes.  Why not try Scottish Dancing with this friendly club.  Free for first evening thereafter £1.50 per evening.  For more information contact David on 01460 65981 or email aclandfamily@btinernet.com or visit www.chardscottishdancing.org, or just turn up at Chardstock Community Hall EX13 7BJ 

 

TUESDAY 5 NOVEMBER 

Willow Workshop Hares £75 Studi0ne, Broadwindsor Craft Centre, Dorset jojo.sadler@hotmail.co.uk josadlerforgednwillow.bigcartel.com 07531417209. 

WEDNESDAY 6 NOVEMBER  

An Introduction to Portraits Learn how to capture a likeness and hone your observational skills. Suitable for those with some prior experience. Tutor Juliet Farnese. Wednesdays 2pm – 4pm. £66 for 6 workshops.  Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East St, Ilminster TA19 0AN. 01460 54973. Until 11 December. 

Porcelain Christmas Decorations workshop £20  10.30 to noon Explore textures and create three decorations which will be kiln fired. Martinstown Village store and café to book please email creativeclayforall@yahoo.co.uk 

 

THURSDAY 7 NOVEMBER 

From Wolf Hall to Poldark: Historical Dance Class meets 19.30-21.30, St George’s Church Dorchester DT1 1LB. Taught by friendly specialist. No experience or partner needed. Wear light loose clothes & flexible footwear. £6.00 per stand-alone session, just turn up (every first Thursday, check before first time). Info Ann Hinchliffe 01935 472771 thedancingmaster@outlook.com   

 

FRIDAY 8 NOVEMBER 

Beginners’ Sewing Machine Workshop Get to know your sewing machine; learn about threading, stitches and basic maintenance. With Paula Simpson. Fridays 10am – 1pm. £15 per session. Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East St, Ilminster TA19 0AN. 01460 54973. 

Coptic bookbinding workshop with artisan bookmaker David Squirrell, £45, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Elmfield House, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LX, 01404 45006 www.thelmahulbert.com 

By The Loom – Axminster Heritage Spinning and Weaving Group.  Come along and learn new skills or use old ones with a friendly and supportive group.  £3 Everyone welcome; beginners and the more experienced. 10.30 – 3.00 pmMore info or to book: 01404 831207 or visit www.axminsterheritage.org 10.30 – 3.00 pm at Dalwood Pavilion EX13 7EU 

Willow Stick Platters Design and make your own willow stick platter or Catalonian tension tray. This is a perfect course for those starting out with willow work or for those with some experience wishing to learn a new technique. Taught by Windrush Willow. Arrive at 9.45am for morning tea. The course will start at 10.00am and finish at 4pm. £89 inc all refreshments and lunch.The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, DT20EQ. T: 01300 320684. Visit www.kingcombe.org to book online. 

Dillington HouseIlminster, Dating Old Family Photos with Jane Ferentzi-Sheppard. It will be a practical session with lots of hints and tips on dating the photos, bring along your own. Cost £56 includes tea and coffee, three course lunch and afternoon tea. For more information and to register contact Dillington House on 01460 258613   email:  dillington@somerset.gov.uk    www.dillington.com 

 

SATURDAY 9 NOVEMBER 

Family Clay Christmas decoration workshop  £12  10.30 – Noon Martinstown Village Store and café to book please email creativeclayforall@yahoo.co.uk 

Rope Weave Round Baskets Design and make your own rope weave round basket. This is a perfect course for those starting out with willow work or for those with some experience wishing to learn a new technique. Taught by Windrush Willow. Arrive at 9.15am for morning tea. The course will start at 9.30am and finish at 4.30pm. £89 inc all refreshments and lunch. The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, DT20EQ. T: 01300 320684. Visit www.kingcombe.org to book online. 

 

SUNDAY 10 NOVEMBER 

Family clay Christmas decoration workshop £12  10 – 12 Noon Drop in session at Puddletown community café at Puddletown Village Hall Decorations will be fired and returned to the next café session on 1st December http://www.creativeclayforall.co.uk 

Willow Balls and Hearts Design and make your own willow weave balls and hearts to decorate your home with. Taught by Windrush Willow. Arrive at 9.45am for morning tea. The course will start at 10.00am and finish at 4pm. £89 inc all refreshments and lunch. The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, DT20EQ. T: 01300 320684. Visit www.kingcombe.org to book online. 

From Wolf Hall to Poldark: Historical Dance Class meets 13.30-16.00, Royal British Legion Hall, Victoria Grove, Bridport DT6 3AD.Taught by friendly specialist. No experience or partner needed. Wear light loose clothes & flexible footwear. £6.00 per stand-alone session, just turn up (every second Sunday, check before first time). Info Ann Hinchliffe 01935 472771 thedancingmaster@outlook.com 

 

MONDAY 11 NOVEMBER 

Porcelain paper clay hand building session £26  10 – 1 pm Dorset’s Crafty Barn, Milton Abbas As part of the regular pottery class you have the opportunity to explore a unique type of clay ideal to make jewellery and decorations. To book please email creativeclayforall@yahoo.co.uk 

 

WEDNESDAY 13 NOVEMBER 

Upholstery Class in Dalwood Village Hall with tutor John Cooper.  9.30am to 3.30pm, £15 per day.  As places are limited, please book in advance by phone on 01404 831207. 

 

THURSDAY 14 NOVEMBER 

Book Binding Workshop, 9:30am – 4:30pm, Make a book in a day.  Artisan book-binder, David Squirrell, will explain the medieval technique of German Longstitch and show you how to make an exquisite hard-backed book Cost: £90.00 includes all materials, morning coffee, lunch with wine and afternoon tea , Furleigh Wine Estate 01308 488991 www.furleighestate.co.uk 

 

SATURDAY 16 NOVEMBER 

Making Shadow Boxes Create a fascinating work of art in which you can display keepsakes, found objects or your own art work. With Claire Jeanes. 10am – 1pm. £16 (plus £2 for materials). Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, IlminsterTA19 0AN. 01460 54973. www.themeetinghouse.org.uk.  

Adult workshopcreate a lino printed tote bag, £45, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Elmfield House, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LX, 01404 45006 www.thelmahulbert.com 

 

SUNDAY 17 NOVEMBER 

Bookbinding at ink & page 29a West Allington, Bridport DT6 5BJ. Books for Gifting. Simple five hole sewn books using prints and fine papers. 11am- 4pm £85 contact kim&inkandpage.co.uk Tel: 07425163459. 

Dances With Shakespeare: Historical Dance Class meets 13.30-16.00, Barrington Village Hall  TA19 0JE. nfo Ann Hinchliffe 01935 472771 thedancingmaster@outlook.com 

 

THURSDAY 21 NOVEMBER 

Bread Making for Beginners 10am – 3pm £95. Learn how to make bread with Daniel De Beers. Magdalen Farm Maximum 6 people – Booking essential – visit www.magdalenfarm.org.uk/events, or for more information please email lisa@magdalenfarm.org.uk. 

SATURDAY 23 NOVEMBER 

Nuno felting workshop, create a nuno felted scarf, belt or headband, £20, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Elmfield House, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LX, 01404 45006 www.thelmahulbert.com 

 

TUESDAY 26 NOVEMBER 

Willow Workshop Christmas Swags £45 Studi0ne, Broadwindsor Craft Centre, Dorset jojo.sadler@hotmail.co.uk josadlerforgednwillow.bigcartel.com 07531417209. 

 

WEDNESDAY 27 NOVEMBER 

Upholstery Class in Dalwood Village Hall with tutor John Cooper.  9.30am to 3.30pm, £15 per day.  As places are limited, please book in advance by phone on 01404 831207. 

 

THURSDAY 28 NOVEMBER 

From Wolf Hall to Poldark: Historical Dance Class meets 19.30-21.00, Castle Cary Market House BA7 7AH Taught by friendly specialist. No experience or partner needed. Wear light loose clothes & flexible footwear. £6.00 per stand-alone session, just turn up (every fourth Thursday, check before first time). Info Ann Hinchliffe 01935 472771 thedancingmaster@outlook.com 

 

FRIDAY 29 NOVEMBER 

Moonstruck Hare Create a winter landscape, using natural fabrics which will be embellished with textured hand stitching. With Paula Simpson. 10am-4pm. £30.  Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East St, Ilminster TA19 0AN. 01460 54973. 

By The Loom – Axminster Heritage Spinning and Weaving Group. £3 Everyone welcome; beginners and the more experienced. 10.30 – 3.00 pm More info or to book: 01404 831207 or visit www.axminsterheritage.org The Bradshaw Meeting Room, Axminster Heritage, Silver Street, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5AH 

 

SATURDAY 30 NOVEMBER 

‘Make a festive swag and Victorian fruits for Christmas’ £16 Tutor:  Gina Youens. 10:00 am – 12:30 The Bradshaw Meeting Room, Silver Street, Axminster EX13 5AH To book and for details please phone Jane on 01404 831207 

Christmas Cards, Gift Tags or Pictures in Cut Paper Collage Taught by Penny Brown. Arrive at 9.45am for morning tea. Start at 10am finish at 4pm with afternoon tea. £80 inc all refreshments and lunch. The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, DT20EQ. T: 01300 320684. Visit www.kingcombe.org to book online. 

 

SAT 30 NOV & SUN 1 DECEMBER 

Colour Mixing Course at The School of Art and Wellbeing – This is a 2 day course with Tutor Mary Ann Mackenzie. A 2 day intensive course. Please look on the website for the course details www.artandwellbeing.net or phone 01404 45699.