January Newsletter

Textile and Craft Programme 2018

Better late than never, the Textile and Craft Programme 2018 is finally ready. There are printed copies available and within the next day or two you will be able to download a copy by visiting the homepage of our website.You will find many exciting new workshops and some very talented and inspiring tutors, new to The Old Bank.
Most of my own events are different and I have repeated my monthly course Textile Art and Machine Embroidery #1 due to popularity and extended it.The idea of these sessions is to experience as many different materials and techniques with machine embroidery as possible without massive outlay. The work produced on the first course was truly impressive. I only have two places remaining on Textile Art and Machine Embroidery #2 (5 sessions). You could do this one before #1 as they don’t run in order of difficulty.

Bev Caleno
Textile Art and Machine Embroidery #2
“Art Quilts”(5 Sessions)

£150 (plus £5 materials per session)

Starts Friday 23rd February

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More Tuffetts

I was busy making a new Tuffett over the holidays – in silk this time – and was really pleased with the result. If you think you might enjoy making one of these lovely little footstools, I still have a couple of spaces available on the next 2 day course:

Bev Caleno
Tuffett Making Weekend
Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th February 

£199 including Tuffett Kit worth £117
and homemade lunch both days

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A completely new workshop

is this amazing cord bag designed by Amanda Walker. Learn how to coil and stich cord into different shapes and sizes. Start small with a bowl and then make a very usable bag with webbing handles.

Amanda Walker
Cord Bag and Bowl

Sunday 25th March
All Materials Included

Including homemade lunch and refreshments

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We’re really looking forward to Susan Boddy’s two Beginners Watercolours dates in March. I have had some private tuition with Susan and was very impressed with her style of teaching and her talent. These events will be excellent for anyone wanting to start on their watercolour journey. Incidentally I’ll be taking my new paints and brushes away with me on our upcoming trip and hoping to improve my technique and find some watery inspiration.

Susan Boddy
Beginners Watercolour 1 & 2
Saturday 3rd March
& Saturday 17th March

£65 each including
homemade lunch

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A quick note for all of you who were lucky enough to receive Old Bank Studios vouchers in your stocking. To use them simply choose the event you fancy, book it online (using ‘Pay Offline’) or email me and we will reserve your place. You can then send your voucher as a deposit of full payment.

Wishing you all the very best New Year. A big thank you for all your support and looking forward to catching up with you all in 2018.
We will be away in January, but keeping an eye on things from afar, our son will be holding the fort and house sitting.
What about Banksy? I hear you cry. He will be hoildaying with his grandparents and catching up with his Schnoodle cousin.

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