Articles featuring Anglia Leisure Learning

  • Anglia Leisure Learning for Short Residential Weekend and One Day Leisure Courses in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies

    Anglia Leisure Learning for Short Residential Weekend and One Day Leisure Courses in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies

    Listed on January 25, 2017 by Anglia Leisure Learning in Blogs!, Crafts & Textiles

    We are currently firming up on the schedule of weekend leisure courses for 2017, which will include many leading tutors who have worked with us for years, along with a variety of new tutors to bring a range of different course topics.

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  • Jazzy Jewellery

    Listed on November 11, 2016 by Anglia Leisure Learning in Featured Courses

    Using the artistic possibilities of bead-weaving, knitting and crochet, here is a course that offers you four different projects (with lots of variations) where you will be able to create pieces for necklaces, pendants, earrings and bracelets. *            here is crochet, but not as you know it! *            create four different projects in a weekend *            knit with...

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  • Mountmellick – an Irish ‘White of White’ embroidery technique

    Mountmellick – an Irish ‘White of White’ embroidery technique

    Listed on November 11, 2016 by Anglia Leisure Learning in Featured Courses

    A two-day residential course to develop your hand-stitchery skills in a quality hotel at Bristol. Your course starts with Friday dinner at 7 pm and runs through to Sunday afternoon tea, but you can check in from 3 pm and take advantage of the hotel’s facilities before you meet your fellow students. Fees include...

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  • Drawing with the sewing machine needle

    Drawing with the sewing machine needle

    Listed on November 11, 2016 by Anglia Leisure Learning in Featured Courses

    A two-day residential course to develop your hand-stitchery skills in a quality hotel at Bristol. Your course starts with Friday dinner at 7 pm and runs through to Sunday afternoon tea, but you can check in from 3 pm and take advantage of the hotel’s facilities before you meet your fellow students. Fees include...

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  • Pastels all levels

    Listed on November 4, 2016 by Anglia Leisure Learning in Featured Courses

    If you have always wanted to draw and paint, but are not sure where to begin, or if you have started with pastels and want to go further, this is the course  for you. *            Apply the purity of pastels to your drawing *            Explore their richness and freshness *            Discover the best colour blending techniques *            Ideal for...

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  • Pattern Ref Book

    Listed on November 4, 2016 by Anglia Leisure Learning in Featured Courses

    Here is a weekend for anyone with a love of pattern and who enjoys creating their own using a range of pens, pencils and crayons, paper and paste to embellish basic shapes and to inspire stitch. During this course you will use a variety of coloured papers, to cut and tear simple shapes with added stitch...

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  • Silken Soutache Braid textile weekend course

    Listed on October 28, 2016 by Anglia Leisure Learning in Featured Courses

    Discover the sensational sewn craft of Soutache which integrates silken braid, cabouchons, beads and other decorations to create stunning wearable embellished pieces.

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  • Shadowlands

    Listed on October 28, 2016 by Anglia Leisure Learning in Featured Courses

    Drawing inspiration from ideas surrounding the landscape (gardens, plants) or abstract interpretations (Sonia Delaunay’s Orphism art, Cubism) using found materials as a resource, you will explore direct approaches for creating colour and movement in cloth. A whole range of techniques will be covered such as transfer printing with plants and stencils, simple resists methods, stitch and...

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  • Soutache

    Listed on October 28, 2016 by Anglia Leisure Learning in Featured Courses

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  • Weekend textile course making Cockades

    Listed on October 21, 2016 by Anglia Leisure Learning in Featured Courses

    On this weekend course you will create your very own beautiful cockades. Made out of grosgrain or petersham ribbon or other narrow fabric, this nearly forgotten art form is a delightful way to produce distinctive adornments.

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  • Hand quilting

    Listed on October 21, 2016 by Anglia Leisure Learning in Featured Courses

    Here is your opportunity to develop your hand quilting expertise with one of the best tutors in the field.  On this weekend you will discover all the essential steps to produce beautiful hand quilting, including how to mark out a cushion-sized pattern using one of Barbara’s exclusive designs. Barbara will show you the correct way...

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  • Bangle Weaving

    Listed on October 21, 2016 by Anglia Leisure Learning in Featured Courses

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  • Developing your Hand Quilting Skills and Beyond, with Barbara Chainey

    Developing your Hand Quilting Skills and Beyond, with Barbara Chainey

    Listed on October 21, 2016 by Anglia Leisure Learning in Featured Courses

    Discover the secrets of hand quilting in a weekend just north of London Here is your opportunity to develop your hand quilting expertise with one of the best tutors in the field.  On this weekend you will discover all the essential steps to produce beautiful hand quilting, including how to mark out...

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  • Mixed Media Textile Weekend

    Listed on October 14, 2016 by Anglia Leisure Learning in Featured Courses

    Here is a weekend course where you will have the opportunity to try out a wide range of different textile techniques, having fun with a variety of related products.

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  • Creative Textiles

    Listed on October 14, 2016 by Anglia Leisure Learning in Featured Courses

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  • Drawing for the Terrified

    Listed on October 14, 2016 by Anglia Leisure Learning in Featured Courses

    Are you terrified of drawing but have a secret longing to learn how to do it? Then this is the course for you. *         Secretly longing to draw? *         Not sure where to start? *         Discover how to truly SEE objects *         Monochrome and colour techniques Your tutor, Richard Box, will guide you through certain processes slowly, gently and step...

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  • Bead Weaving

    Listed on October 14, 2016 by Anglia Leisure Learning in Featured Courses

    Over this weekend you will discover how to create beaded bezels for cabochons, as well as bead-weaving and bead embroidery techniques to create a bracelet, brooch or pendant encrusted with a host of wonderful beads and crystals. Starting with an overview of bead embroidery, Sally will show you how to consider various aspects of design,...

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  • Bobbin Lace Making

    Bobbin Lace Making

    Listed on October 14, 2016 by Anglia Leisure Learning in Featured Courses

    A weekend residential course making beautiful lace in the heart of the Midlands. Course feels include accommodation, teak and coffee making facilities, flat screen TV, all meals and refreshments, tuition, use of workroom and on-site facilities such as free wife. Hillscourt is close to the M5 and M42 motoways and near to Longbridge train...

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  • Enamelling on Silver Clay

    Listed on September 17, 2016 by Anglia Leisure Learning in Featured Courses

    Silver clay is magical stuff. It is a mixture of tiny particles of pure silver mixed with a binder. *            work with silver clay and enamel *            create your own original jewellery *            embellish your work to make it unique to you *            ideal day course for all, whatever your skill level The clay binder enables you to mould the...

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  • Batik

    Listed on September 17, 2016 by Anglia Leisure Learning in Featured Courses

    On this relaxing one day course, you will discover how to design and create a beautiful hard-backed book with your own piece of batik on the cover. *            create a unique piece of batik *            learn formal book binding *            use your batik as a cover for your book *            suitable for beginners and more experienced crafters You will begin...

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  • Impressionist Collage and Stitch Textile course

    Impressionist Collage and Stitch Textile course

    Listed on September 16, 2016 by Anglia Leisure Learning in Featured Courses

    A weekend residential course on machine and hand embroidery in a three star hotel in Hertfordshire. Set in 55 rolling acres of countryside, Theobalds Park is just a few minutes from the M25 and 20 minutes by fast train from London Liverpool Street. Course fees single occupancy en suite bedroom with TV, free wifi...

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  • Developing New Ideas from Old Textiles

    Developing New Ideas from Old Textiles

    Listed on September 9, 2016 by Anglia Leisure Learning in Featured Courses

    The Hilton Bristol is by the junction of the M4 and M5 and close to Bristol Parkway Station. Discover how to take raw materials and textiles, and by applying a range of experimental techniques, explore the qualities and characters of fabric and paper to express your individual designs. Here is a truly unconventional...

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  • Blackwork Embroidery

    Listed on August 16, 2016 by Anglia Leisure Learning in Featured Courses

    Blackwork is a form of counted thread embroidery. It is worked on evenly woven fabric, using very simple straight and diagonal stitches to develop many spectacular patterns, often with a geometric theme. Despite the name, it is sometimes sewn in blue, green or red and highlighted in gold. This traditional hand embroidery is both attractive to...

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  • Quilting, corded and stuffed work

    Listed on August 5, 2016 by Anglia Leisure Learning in Featured Courses

    A weekend course with Sylvia Critcher to show you how to produce Trapunto, a 3-D quilting technique. Corded and stuffed quilting looks complicated, but it is very easy to do. This course is all hand work, and is suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced stitchers and quilters.

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  • Creating a pattern reference book

    Listed on July 29, 2016 by Anglia Leisure Learning in Featured Courses

    *            Create your own pattern reference book *            Mark making, layering, collage and much more *            Explore pattern as a precursor to stitch *            Ideal for anyone who wants to develop their techniques Here is a weekend for anyone with a love of pattern and who enjoys creating their own using a range of pens, pencils and crayons, paper...

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  • Getting to Grips with Patchwork Weekend

    Listed on July 29, 2016 by Anglia Leisure Learning in Featured Courses

    Whether you are new to patchwork or have many years’ experience, here is an opportunity to expand your sewing skills and discover a wide range of techniques

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  • Bead Needle Weaving

    Bead Needle Weaving

    Listed on July 29, 2016 by Anglia Leisure Learning in Featured Courses

    Set in 55 rolling acres of countryside, Theobalds Park is just a few minutes from the M25 and 20 minutes by fast train from London Liverpool Street. Course fees single occupancy en suite bedroom with TV, free wifi and tea/coffee making facilities. Your course starts with supper on Friday evening and a brief...

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  • 9 Steps to Begin Beautiful Patchwork – Your Free Guide

    Listed on June 7, 2016 by Anglia Leisure Learning in Blogs!

    Considering starting patchwork? Or want to expand your knowledge of this great hobby? Then fill in the form below and download a copy of the booklet 9 Steps to Begin Beautiful Patchwork to discover just what you can achieve. Liza Thanks for signing up! FREE GUIDE : 9 Steps to begin beautiful patchwork Sign up […]

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  • Bangle Weaving

    Listed on May 20, 2016 by Anglia Leisure Learning in Featured Courses

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  • Bobbin Lace Making

    Listed on May 20, 2016 by Anglia Leisure Learning in Featured Courses

    Alison Winn’s bobbin lace making courses are ideal whether you are a beginner or experienced lace maker.

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