Monthly Makers Meetup
Jan
19
10:00 AM10:00

Monthly Makers Meetup

a monthly get together at Aviva’s studio in Aylsham that offers you the chance to get some help with your weave or stitch project and share ideas and inspirations with others. Studio fee includes refreshments. Some materials available to purchase.

morning session 10-1pm £25

afternoon session 2-5pm £25

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Monthly Makers Meetup
Feb
16
10:00 AM10:00

Monthly Makers Meetup

a monthly get together at Aviva’s studio in Aylsham that offers you the chance to get some help with your weave or stitch project and share ideas and inspirations with others. Studio fee includes refreshments. Some materials available to purchase.

morning session 10-1pm £25

afternoon session 2-5pm £25

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Monthly Makers Meetup
Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

Monthly Makers Meetup

a monthly get together at Aviva’s studio in Aylsham that offers you the chance to get some help with your weave or stitch project and share ideas and inspirations with others. Studio fee includes refreshments. Some materials available to purchase.

morning session 10-1pm £25

afternoon session 2-5pm £25

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STRIPS & STORIES CROCHET WORKSHOP
Apr
25
10:00 AM10:00

STRIPS & STORIES CROCHET WORKSHOP

Learn a variety of crochet techniques in a course of four workshops to create your own heirloom sampler blanket using Colours of Norfolk™ natural dyed British wool. Sue Maton of The Mercerie is an experienced crochet designer and teacher, well known for her ‘homage to the (granny) square’ workshops. Aviva Leigh is an artisan dyer who works with plant dyes and historic recipes to create rich, natural colour inspired by Norfolk’s rich textile heritage.

In the first workshop you will work with Sue and Aviva to create your own colour palette for your project, selecting from a variety of plant dyed yarns. Each workshop will be based around learning different techniques to create the sampler strips and you will learn how to bring them all together and finish off your project in the last workshop.

There are only six places on this exclusive course, which will be held in Aviva’s studio in Aylsham.

DATES 2019 all workshops 10-1pm

THURSDAY 25 APRIL
THURSDAY 23 MAY
THURSDAY 27 JUNE
THURSDAY 18 JULY

£225 course fee, payable when booking includes the 4 workshops plus 10x 50g balls of wool - 1 of each colour - to get you started.

You will need approx 10-14 more balls of yarn to complete your project - this can be purchased all at once or as required over the next couple of workshops.

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Mindful making & slow stitch workshop
Nov
11
10:00 AM10:00

Mindful making & slow stitch workshop

Incorporating simple mindfulness practices, we’ll explore mindful making and slow stitch to create a cosy log cabin-inspired cushion to take home with you. Aviva will guide you in the basics of ‘log cabin’ design to get you started, then it’s over to you. Create your freestyle patchwork piece from a wide selection of plant dyed cloth and threads, exploring natural colours and textures.

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STRIPS, STRIPES & SATINS
Oct
13
2:00 PM14:00

STRIPS, STRIPES & SATINS

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I have been very busy working on my research project for the Geoffrey Squires Bursary from the CTA, recreating some of the amazing colours and weaves from the 18th century Norwich Pattern books. I will be presenting the work at a talk held at the Castle museum on Saturday 13 October. Tickets available here.

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NATURAL DYE 3 DAY MASTERCLASS
Aug
25
to Aug 27

NATURAL DYE 3 DAY MASTERCLASS

Spend a long weekend in the heart of Norwich’s ancient textile district learning how to get the most out of natural dyes.

In this 3 day masterclass you will explore the possibilities of working with natural dyes, working with extracts, plant materials and learning how to use mordants and modifiers to get a wide range of colours. You will also learn how to make different types of indigo vats.

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