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

Education

 

Adult Workshops: Oct-Dec

October, November, December 2021

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

List of classes for the full year 

Sat 2nd Oct - Willow Weaving - Bike Basket - Nina Stockings

Make your own individualised bike basket, add coloured willow and rope to your own design. You will learn several different weaving techniques to create a professional finish. Choose between buffalo hide and non-leather straps to complete your basket and make it ready to attach to your bike handlebars. Enjoy a day of craft with refreshments provided

Time 10am - 4pm
Cost £75

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

Sat 9th Oct - Drawing and Painting Classes 'Inspired by Nature' - 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.

Subjects over the various Autumn/Winter drawing classes with Julie will be Autumn flowers, leaves, foliage, shells and a selection of items from the tutor’s own natural collection. Seasonal classes (including the option of designing a Christmas card design on Sat 27 November)

Indoor or outdoor sketching. Please bring sketchbooks (A4 cartridge paper) and graphite pencils and/or watercolours. Other materials provided. Art Material packs available to purchase, on request.

Enjoy the Mill, riverbank and natural surroundings for inspiration.

Venue: Walford Mill
Date: Saturday … 2021
Time: 10.30am-3.30pm
Cost: £45 per day (or 2 or more days booked in advance for £40 per session)

Booking essential. Limited spaces. 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

Sat 16th Oct/Sun 17th Oct  - Ash Split Basket Making - Jack Fazey

Ash Splint Basketry has its roots in the indiginous cultures of North America.

Due to the way Ash trees grow, pounding the logs delaminates them, enabling the harvesting of thin strips of wood. These are then worked further before being woven into baskets.

This two day course will see you go from 'Log to Basket'. Beginning with an Ash log, the weekend starts by pounding the ash by hand and then processing the splints yourself into the necessary pieces required. You'll then get the chance to split the splints further, as well learn knife techniques to prepare the ash for weaving.

Next begins the basket, you'll learn about basic weave, and the importance of tension. You’ll also get to understand so much more about the properties of Ash; its durability, its flexibility, strengths and weaknesses.

Learning these skills will give you the foundations needed to not only weave baskets yourself, but also how to produce materials yourself, adapt future baskets to your own designs, and a guaranteed  appreciation of the mighty Ash Tree.

Booking and more info at - www.fazeywoodcraft.uk/workshops

 

Sat 16th Oct - family Creative Willow Workshop

A family Creative Willow Workshop will take place at Walford Mill on Saturday, October 16, led by artists, Heidi Steller & Clare Small. Participants will make structures inspired by river stories and creatures, to float on the River Allen as part of Timeless Stream performance. Suitable for adults/young people/families (under 12s to be accompanied)

Tickets for the Willow Workshop from Museum of East Dorset & Information Centre, 29 High Street, Wimborne, 01202 886116

Full information is available on Wimborne Community Theatre’s website. www.wimbornecommunitytheatre.co.uk

Sun 24th Oct - Introduction to Wood Engraving - 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
Time: 10.30am - 4pm
Cost: £70 (All materials are provided for each class)

Please contact Robin on 07979 812083 or email robin@robinmackenzie.co.uk to book

Fri 29th Oct - Drawing Class - Victoria Manser

More details shortly

Contact: Victoria Manser Art

 

Sun 31st Oct - Willow Weaving - Trio Bird Feeders - Nina Stockings

Come along and make three attractive willow bird feeders. One to fill with fat balls, one for seeds and a hanging bird table. These make great additions to your garden or thoughtful handmade gifts.

You will learn how the willow is cut and processed and learn some of the key willow weaving techniques.

Venue: Walford Mill Craft Centre
Time: 10am-4pm
Cost: £65.00 includes refreshments

Please bring your own lunch

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

 

Sat 6th Nov - Silver Clay - Grainne Reynolds

See: https://www.timestotreasure.co.uk/classes

grainne@timestotreasure.co.uk
Tel 07808078418

 

Sun 7th Nov - Silver Clay - Grainne Reynolds

See: https://www.timestotreasure.co.uk/classes

grainne@timestotreasure.co.uk
Tel 07808078418

 

Fri 12th Nov - Silver Clay - Grainne Reynolds

See: https://www.timestotreasure.co.uk/classes

grainne@timestotreasure.co.uk
Tel 07808078418

 

Sat/Sun 13th/14h Nov - Linocut - Robin Mackenzie and Jen Vincent

This two day course is suitable for beginners or those wishing to refine their skills in linocut printmaking.

Over the two days you will learn how to design monochrome and colour prints, get to grips with cutting and printing techniques and leave with skills to continue making prints at home.

Saturday and Sunday, 13 - 14 November 2021

£140 per person including all materials

Please contact Robin on 07979 812083 or email robin@robinmackenzie.co.uk to book

 

Sat 20th Nov - Silver Clay - Grainne Reynolds

See: https://www.timestotreasure.co.uk/classes

grainne@timestotreasure.co.uk
Tel 07808078418

 

Sun 21st Nov - Macrame Workshop - Aisling Mullan

Macrame Workshop - You will be provided with all the materials and shown the techniques to make your very own  large Macrame plant hangers and if we have time another small piece.

This workshop includes: venue, refreshments, materials, tools and you will leave with your very own macrame plant hanger and other macrame goods!

Time: 11.30am

Duration: 2-3 hours approx.

Cost: £42

To book: contact Aisling Mullan at Knot and Grain

 

Fri 26th Nov - Willow Weaving - Round Shopping Basket - Nina Stockings

Round Shopping Basket with Wrapped handle.

Make this stunning traditional round shopping basket with a handle wrapped in smooth tactile stripped willow.

Create a contemporary look with the use of different weaves and colours.

Refreshments provided please bring your own lunch.

Time: 10am-4pm.
Cost £70.00

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

 

Sat 27th Nov - Drawing and Painting Classes 'Inspired by Nature' - 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.

Subjects over the various Autumn/Winter drawing classes with Julie will be Autumn flowers, leaves, foliage, shells and a selection of items from the tutor’s own natural collection. Seasonal classes (including the option of designing a Christmas card design on Sat 27 November)

Indoor or outdoor sketching. Please bring sketchbooks (A4 cartridge paper) and graphite pencils and/or watercolours. Other materials provided. Art Material packs available to purchase, on request.

Enjoy the Mill, riverbank and natural surroundings for inspiration.

Venue: Walford Mill
Date: Saturday … 2021
Time: 10.30am-3.30pm
Cost: £45 per day (or 2 or more days booked in advance for £40 per session)

Booking essential. Limited spaces. 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

Sun 28th Nov - Christmas Cards - Robin Mackenzie

More details shortly

 

Sat 4th Dec - Willow Weaving Xmas Obelisk - Nina Stockings

Enjoy a day of festive fun, make a fabulous 5-ft-tall Xmas obelisk and a selection of willow decorations, you can choose from hoops, stars, reindeer and trees. Included in the course fee is a pack of prepared willow to make a further 10-12 decorations at home. You will learn some basic weaving techniques and use a variety of natural and dyed willows. Festive refreshments provided and a delicious lunch at the onsite cafe included in the course fee; Cost £90

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts, Knobcrook Lane off Stone Lane, Wimborne, BH21 1NL

Time: 9.300am – 4.30pm.

To book: https://cademy.co.uk/green-spiral-willow

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

 

Fri 10th Dec - Silver Clay - Grainne Reynolds

See: https://www.timestotreasure.co.uk/classes

grainne@timestotreasure.co.uk
Tel 07808078418

 

Sat 11th Dec - Silver Clay - Grainne Reynolds

See: https://www.timestotreasure.co.uk/classes

grainne@timestotreasure.co.uk
Tel 07808078418

 

Sun 12th Dec - Willow Weaving - Nina Stockings

Come along and join in the festive spirit. In this workshop you will be making a luxury Xmas wreath, start by making a large  round base from freshly harvested willow you can then build your wreath using a combination of different greenery, dried oranges, lime, grapefruit, apple, star anise, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, fir cones, juniper, holly, ivy and much more. Your wreath will smell and look fabulous. Festive snacks and a glass of mulled wine  included.

To book: https://cademy.co.uk/green-spiral-willow

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