Walford Mill Crafts, Knobcrook Road, off Stone Lane, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1NL
01202 841400  info@walfordmillcrafts.co.uk

Education

 

Adult Workshops

Here at Walford Mill Crafts we deliver a comprehensive workshop programme using local and nationally recognised makers. Please see below for information on all forthcoming workshops at Walford Mill Crafts.

Please note some classes require you to purchase extra materials or to bring materials and/or equipment with you. Please contact the tutor for details of materials and equipment needed for each class.

Booking is essential for all workshops and is done direct with the tutor.

Walford Mill reserves the right to cancel, postpone or alter published arrangements at their discretion.

Note: new classes are being added all the time and may appear part way through the list, a careful browse is recommended!

Saturday 10th August 2019 - Shibori and Indigo with - Tiggy Rawling

Shibori is Japanese for creating patterns by resist dyeing.  The methods used include stitching, binding and clamping.  Complex patterns can be achieved as well as pleasingly simple ones.

The morning will be spent preparing cloth and making the indigo vat.  After lunch the vat will be ready for dipping and dyeing.  Just watch and be amazed as the cloth changes into magical blue.

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts
Date: Saturday 10th August 2019
Time: 10am to 4pm
Cost: £45 per person

For more information and to book please contact: FULLY BOOKED
tiggy.rawling@btconnect.com
tel. 01202 691422
mob. 07549 248027

Saturday 7th September 2019 - Silver Clay Inspired by Nature - with Grainne Reynolds

Come and make your own solid silver jewellery from silver clay, inspired by nature this fun and informal workshop is suitable for beginners and those with some experience.

In this class we will be using natural forms such as shells, leaves, seed pods and flowers to make moulds and to texture the silver clay. Each student will have the opportunity to make between 1-4 pieces dependant on if they choose to work big or small.

You will learn…

  • How to make reusable moulds and create texture mats using leaves, seed pods, fossils, shells and feathers etc
  • How to use the moulds and textures with silver clay to create a pendant, charms or earrings.
  • How to refine and tidy your piece for a good finish.
  • How to fire, polish and patinate your jewellery to highlight detail and make your design pop!

 

Venue: Walford Mill, Wimborne
Date: Saturday 7th September 2019
Time: 10am-4.30pm
Cost: £75 per person (plus a material fee of £25 payable on the day)

To book visit: https://www.timestotreasure.co.uk/events/inspired-by-nature-silver-clay


 

Saturday 14th September 2019 - Shibori and Indigo - with Tiggy Rawling

Shibori is Japanese for creating patterns by resist dyeing.  The methods used include stitching, binding and clamping.  Complex patterns can be achieved as well as pleasingly simple ones.

The morning will be spent preparing cloth and making the indigo vat.  After lunch the vat will be ready for dipping and dyeing.  Just watch and be amazed as the cloth changes into magical blue.

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts
Date: Saturday 14th September 2019
Time: 10am to 4pm
Cost: £45 per person

For more information and to book please contact:
tiggy.rawling@btconnect.com
tel. 01202 691422
mob. 07549 248027

Friday 20th September Willow Workshops: Fruit Basket - with Nina Stockings

Make and take home your own hand made fruit bowl.  During thr course you will learn 4 different weaves and use natural coloured willow, making your basket truly individual.  Enjoy a day of craft with refreshments provided and a delicious lunch at the Millstream Bistro included.

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts
Date: Friday 20th September 2019
Time: 10am to 4pm
Cost: £75 per person (small classes of up to 5)

For more information or to book a workshop please call Nina on 07491 130423 or email: yanina.s.ys@gmail.com

 

Saturday 21st September 2019 - Bring Your Own Day - with Jen Goodwin

Jen’s classes are held at Walford Mill Crafts in Wimborne, Dorset, please be aware that the class room is accessed via 3 flights of stairs. Places are limited to ensure everyone gets individual attention. Booking is essential for all classes and a materials charge is payable on the day.

Bring Your own days:

  • Expert advice on hand, any techniques covered
  • Bring along any project that needs a kickstart
  • Bring along inspiration for new projects that needs a starting point

 

September 21st, November 16th

Booking is essential. Classes run on the Saturdays listed above from 10am – 4pm. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available all day. Lunch break is 1pm-2pm, please remember to bring along a packed lunch or book a table at the Millstream Bistro. Sessions cost £40 plus any materials used.

Booking: http://www.jengoodwinembroidery.com/learn/

 

Sunday 22nd September 2019 - Introduction to Reduction Lino Cutting - with Robin Mackenzie

This one-day workshop is perfect for beginners looking to learn a new technique.

You will be taught the principles of designing for print, how to separate your design into two colours, methods for cutting lino, and how to print a two colour reduction print on Robin's 1854 Albion press.

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts
Date: Sunday 22nd September 2019
Time: 10.30am to 4pm
Cost: £70 per person

All materials are provided for each class. Please contact Robin on 07979 812083 or email robin@robinmackenzie.co.uk to book

 

Saturday 28th September 2019 - Introduction to Silver Clay - with Claire Marshall

Come and explore the magical world of Silver Clay.

On this one day introductory course you will learn how to handle, roll, texture, cut, fire and finish your own designs.

By the end of the day you will have two or three pieces of (hallmark quality 999) Silver Jewellery ready to wear on your way home, along with plenty of new skills.

Small class sizes in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

This course is perfect for beginners or those wishing to refresh their skills.

Plenty of tea coffee and delicious biscuits available throughout the day.

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts
Date: Saturday 28th September 2019
Time: 10am to 4pm
Cost: £70 per person ( including 7g of Silver Clay )

For more information and to book a place on this workshop please contact: claire@northskyjewellery.co.uk


 

Saturday 5th October 2019 - A Touch of Gold - Silver Clay  - with Grainne Reynolds 

A wonderful opportunity to design and make your own beautiful solid silver pendant or earrings with silver clay and incorporate accents of 24ct gold.

In this workshop you will learn ...

  • How to handle, roll, texture and cut the silver clay
  • How to refine, fire and polish your pieces
  • How to add accents of 24ct gold to your design using the ancient   Korean method of applying gold ( Keum boo).
  • How to attach silver findings to hang your pieces.
 

This is a fun and informal workshop which is suitable  for those with some experience of using silver clay who would like to further develop their skills and knowledge. Beginners are also welcome to join and will be guided through each step of the process.

A selection of sterling silver ear wires and chains will also be available for purchase at extra cost.

Venue: Walford Mill, Wimborne
Date: Saturday 5th October 2019
Time: 10am-4.30pm
Cost: £75 per person (plus a material fee of £25 payable on the day)

To book visit: https://www.timestotreasure.co.uk/events/a-touch-of-gold-2

 

 

Saturday 12th October - Harbour Workshop - with Michelle

A fun day creating your very own whimsical harbour from reclaimed materials. Make your very own harbour to take home from driftwood and reclaimed materials. You are very welcome to bring any driftwood, rusty and found things to work with. Step-by-step tuition to guarantee great results no experience necessary. You are welcome to bring your own lunch or eat at the wonderful Bistro by the river.

The fee for the day is £80 including all your materials. By special arrangement I can cater for private events such as Hen parties, birthday parties and corporate events.

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts
Date: Saturday 12th October 2019
Time: 11am to 4.30pm
Cost: £80 per person including all materials

To book please email, message or telephone, spaces do tend to book up quickly so please book early to avoid disappointment.

driftwoodmich@googlemail.com
Michelle (07843) 259594

 

Friday 18th October 2019 - Willow Workshops: Bee Skep - with Nina Stockings

Make your own medieval Bee Skep, suitable for bumble bees to nest in.   Bumble bees are excellent pollinators for your garden and live in small colonies of about 30.   During the course you will weave your bee skep using traditional methods, applying different weaves and colours, making your skep truly individual.   Enjoy a day of craft with refreshments provided and a delicious lunch at the Millstream Bistro included. 

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts
Date: Friday 18th October 2019 (FULLY BOOKED)
Time: 10am to 4pm
Cost: £75 per person

For more information or to book a workshop please call Nina on 07491 130423 or email: yanina.s.ys@gmail.com

 

Saturday 19th October 2019 - Mosaicing a robin  or an  angel - with Natalie Guy

A beautiful way of trying something new and making a heirloom / keepsake for Christmas / to remember that special person or for that special person. 

A No experience is required. A fun day of cutting, sticking and creating your very own mosaic using beautiful materials, learning new skills, in a small friendly group.

The day starts with designing your robin or angel, ( templates provided), selecting materials, learning how to cut tiles / basic flow' of mosaicing, tips and techniques, 1-2-1 guidance as needed, laying of pattern, 'laying down the design', mosaicing your design  and   grouting demonstration, grouting your work in time allows.

Tea / coffee and cake will be provided, please bring your own lunch. 

Venue: Walford Mill
Date: Friday 19th October 2019
Time: 10am-4pm
Cost: £45 + extra materials ( basic materials included, however you might like to add that something sparkly, or more expensive tiles on the day)

Only 8 places available

For more information and to book: email ngmosaics@gmail.com and I will send a paypal invoice / 07940 093218

Contact Nat via my website: www.createandbloom.co.uk

 

Sunday 20th October 2019 - Introduction to Wood Engraving - with Robin Mackenzie

This one-day workshop is perfect for beginners looking to learn a new technique.

You will be taught the principles of designing for wood engraving, methods of engraving into a block of end grain wood, and how to print from your finished block, using Robin's 1854 Albion press.

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts
Date: Sunday 22nd September 2019
Time: 10.30am to 4pm
Cost: £70 per person

All materials are provided for each class. Please contact Robin on 07979 812083 or email robin@robinmackenzie.co.uk to book

 
 
Saturday 26th October - Mindful Art Masterclasses - with Holly Gatrell

 

CANCELLED
Feeling creatively blocked or needing new inspiration? Holly Gatrell’s  Artfulness:Mindful Art masterclasses are grounding for mind, body and spirit using creative and Mindfulness practices that help to increase flow and refocus creativity tapping into your intuition. Monthly classes available.

Venue: Walford Mill Craft Centre
Date: Saturday 26th October 2019
Time: 10.30am to 4pm
Cost: CANCELLED

Basic materials provided.

Contact Holly to book:

07729638084 or 01725553041 or

Hollygatrell@googlemail.com

 

Sunday 27th October 2019 - Mosaicing a Mosaic Mandala - with Natalie Guy

A one day workshop will be a chance to create your own mosaic mandala using beautiful materials, learning new skills and experiencing being 'in the flow' of creativity, enjoying the process of making and having something wonderful to take home! 

Mosaic mandalas are a lot of fun to create, let your imagination run wild and with guidance you will create something truly original. A beautiful way of being mindful and creative, having fun and learning a new skill.

Tea / coffee and cake will be provided, please bring your own lunch. 

Venue: Walford Mill
Date: Sunday 27th October 2019
Time: 10am-4pm
Cost: £45 + extra materials ( basic materials included, however you might like to add that something sparkly, or more expensive tiles on the day)

Only 8 places available

For more information and to book: email ngmosaics@gmail.com and I will send a paypal invoice / 07940 093218

Contact Nat via my website: www.createandbloom.co.uk

 
 

Saturday 2nd November - Introduction to papercutting - with Zara Saganic

In this introduction to paper cutting, I will take you through the process of designing and safely creating your own paper cut. I will have array of resources from nature that you can use to create your own unique design. You will learn about how to use negative space to create an image and the ability to identify negative space will help you with any other drawing-based activities that you undertake in your own time.

My aim is that you produce a finished piece to take away and that it will equip you with the skills to create your own paper cuts independently.

Venue: Walford Mill
Date: Saturday 2nd November 2019
Time: 10.30am-4pm
Cost: £50 per student, all materials will be provided, mounted piece of work to take away at the end of the session

For more information and to book: email Littlezart@yahoo.co.uk

Website: Littlezart.co.uk

 

Saturday 9th November - Silver Clay Sparkly Gemstone Ring workshop - with Grainne Reynolds

In this wonderful one day workshop you will learn how to make your very own  beautiful textured silver ring using magical silver clay.

You will learn…

  • How to size and form a seamless ring band from silver clay.
  • How to add texture to your ring band.
  • How to create and add decorative elements and a sparkly cubic zirconia gem stones.
  • How to finish, polish and patinate your ring.


You will go home wearing your very own silver ring.

Previous experience of using silver clay is helpful but not essential as youwill be guided through each step.

Material fee of approx £25 is payable directly to the tutor on the day.  I will also have a selection of lab created cubic zirconia which can be bought on the day to add some sparkle to your designs.

Venue: Walford Mill
Date: Saturday 9th November
Time: 10am-4.30pm
Cost: £75 ( plus a material fee approx £25)

To book visit: https://www.timestotreasure.co.uk/events/silver-clay-sparkly-gemstone-rings

 

Friday 15th November - Willow Workshops: Bird Feeders - with Nina Stockings

Make two attractive willow bird feeders, one to fill with fat balls and another to fill with suet.    These make great additions to your garden or thoughful handmade gifts.   Our wild birds rely on this extra feed during cold and wet winters and will be regular visitors to your feeders.    Enjoy a morning or afternoon of craft with cake and hot drink. 

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts
Date: Friday 15th November 2019 (FULLY BOOKED)
Time: 10am to 12.30pm OR 1.30pm to 4pm
Cost: £30 per 2.5hr class per person (small classes of up to 6)

For more information or to book a workshop please call Nina on 07491 130423 or email: yanina.s.ys@gmail.com

 

Saturday 16th November 2019 - Bring Your Own Day - with Jen Goodwin

Jen’s classes are held at Walford Mill Crafts in Wimborne, Dorset, please be aware that the class room is accessed via 3 flights of stairs. Places are limited to ensure everyone gets individual attention. Booking is essential for all classes and a materials charge is payable on the day.

Bring Your own days:

  • Expert advice on hand, any techniques covered
  • Bring along any project that needs a kickstart
  • Bring along inspiration for new projects that needs a starting point

 

September 21st, November 16th

Booking is essential. Classes run on the Saturdays listed above from 10am – 4pm. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available all day. Lunch break is 1pm-2pm, please remember to bring along a packed lunch or book a table at the Millstream Bistro. Sessions cost £40 plus any materials used.

Booking: http://www.jengoodwinembroidery.com/learn/

 

 

Saturday 23rd November - Drawing and Painting Classes "Inspired by Nature" - with Julie Herring

Get closer to nature, by ‘Drawing from observation’ with tuition and guidance by Artist/Tutor, Julie Herring

Friendly, adult classes, suitable for beginners and improvers. Enjoy the Mill, riverbank and natural surroundings. Indoor or outdoor sketching. New classes for 2019 and 2020.

Venue: Walford Mill
Date: Saturday 23rd November 2019
Time: 10.30am-3.30pm
Cost: £45 per student

Booking essential. Please call or email Julie for bookings and further information.

Julie Herring, Artist/Tutor
tel: 07720 353454
e: info@earth-art.org.uk www.earth-art.org.uk

 

Sunday 24th November 2019 - Needle-Felted Animal Pictures - with Linda Courtney

Creating an animal picture on fabric using wool fibres and needle-felting techniques.

All materials are provided and the equipment necessary will be available for you to use during the session.

There will be plenty of reference pictures but feel free to bring along a photo of a favourite animal or pet.

With an all day session the aim is to provide a relaxed environment where you can work at your own pace but if you are a fast worker then there will be other mini projects to try!

Tea/Coffee and Cake provided but please bring along a packed lunch.

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts
Date: Sunday 24th November 2019
Time: 10am to 4pm
Cost: £45 per person (includes materials)

Booking is essential - email lindacourtneyslee@yahoo.co.uk or phone 01202 691145

 

Saturday 30th November 2019 - Introduction to Silver Clay - with Claire Marshall

Come and explore the magical world of Silver Clay.

On this one day introductory course you will learn how to handle, roll, texture, cut, fire and finish your own designs.

By the end of the day you will have two or three pieces of (hallmark quality 999) Silver Jewellery ready to wear on your way home, along with plenty of new skills.

Small class sizes in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

This course is perfect for beginners or those wishing to refresh their skills.

Plenty of tea coffee and delicious biscuits available throughout the day.

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts
Date: Saturday 28th September 2019
Time: 10am to 4pm
Cost: £70 per person ( including 7g of Silver Clay )

FULLY BOOKED

For more information and to book a place on this workshop please contact: claire@northskyjewellery.co.uk


Saturday 7th December - Drawing and Painting Classes "Inspired by Nature" - with Julie Herring

Get closer to nature, by ‘Drawing from observation’ with tuition and guidance by Artist/Tutor, Julie Herring

Friendly, adult classes, suitable for beginners and improvers. Enjoy the Mill, riverbank and natural surroundings. Indoor or outdoor sketching. New classes for 2019 and 2020.

Venue: Walford Mill
Date: Saturday 7th December 2019
Time: 10.30am-3.30pm
Cost: £45 per student

Booking essential. Please call or email Julie for bookings and further information.

Julie Herring, Artist/Tutor
tel: 07720 353454
e: info@earth-art.org.uk www.earth-art.org.uk

 

Wednesday 11th December - Willow Workshops: Luxury Christmas wreaths  - with Nina Stockings

Get creative and design a fabulous luxury festive wreath using a fresh willow round template.  Build your wreath using  juniper, fir, holly, ivy, red dogwood, dried oranges and limes, cinnamon sticks, star anise, cones, satin and velvet ribbon and much more. Your wreath will be bursting with colour and will smell wonderful. 

Festive refreshments included

 

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts
Date: Wednesday 11th December 2019
Time: 10.30am to 1.30pm
Cost: £45 per class per person - materials included

FULLY BOOKED

For more information or to book a workshop please call Nina on 07491 130423 or email: yanina.s.ys@gmail.com

Friday 13th December - Willow Workshops: Luxury Christmas wreaths - with Nina Stockings

Get creative and design a fabulous luxury festive wreath using a fresh willow round template. Build your wreath using juniper, fir, holly, ivy, red dogwood, dried oranges and limes, cinnamon sticks, star anise, cones, satin and velvet ribbon and much more. Your wreath will be bursting with colour and will smell wonderful.

Festive refreshments included

 

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts
Date: Friday 13th December 2019
Time: 10.30am to 1.30pm
Cost: £45 per class per person - materials included

FULLY BOOKED

For more information or to book a workshop please call Nina on 07491 130423 or email: yanina.s.ys@gmail.com