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  • Making Stringed Musical Instruments

    Listed on February 27, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    A workshop offering the opportunity to construct a stringed musical instrument of your choice with advice and guidance from the tutor. Projects may include guitars, lutes, mandolines, dulcimers and ukuleles. The choice of materials and construction methods will be discussed and advice will be given to complete any unfinished instruments. Please note that costs may...

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  • Discovery Day Wine Tasting

    Listed on February 27, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    This one day course, with 15 great quality wines, explores how your wine preferences are influenced by your taste buds! Discover why you prefer certain styles and how wine and food work best together. We also cover how to spot common wine faults, how glass shapes change the way wines taste, plus tips for ordering...

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  • Tai Ji Quan

    Listed on February 26, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    Tai Ji Quan and Qigong (Tai Chi & Chi Kung) stimulate the mind, balance energy levels and strengthen the immune system. Through practice and exercise, you will feel encouraged by improved vitality and feelings of well being. The work can be adapted to individual fitness and health needs.

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  • Knitting for the Home – Design and Knit a Cushion Cover Front

    Listed on February 26, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    Knitted textiles lend themselves fantastically to the home interior. Jane will teach you the basics of design and guide you through an array of techniques, such as fairisle, intarsia and beading, to help you design and start knitting your own cushion cover front. Aimed at knitters with a good understanding of the craft, participants need...

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  • Lace and Organza Bags with Machine Embroidery

    Listed on February 26, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    Explore the possibilities of combining water soluble fabric with machine embroidery, sheer fabrics, fancy threads and sequins, to create a sparkly lace and organza bag.

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  • Magnificent Mountmellick

    Listed on February 26, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    Developed in Ireland during the 19th century, Mountmellick embroidery is a white-on-white hand embroidery technique used in the past for household and bed linen. Worked on cotton sateen fabric in thick matte threads. The designs are usually floral, using raised, padded and knotted stitches. Very textured with a knitted fringe.

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  • Paint and Print in Watercolour

    Listed on February 26, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    This course will embrace all levels in an experimental workshop aimed at stretching ideas by creating contemporary watercolours with printing techniques and collage on a variety of papers.

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  • Exciting Techniques in Gouache

    Listed on February 8, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    What can be more emotive than wild seas crashing onto rough, rugged rocks! Really let your colours flow on this exciting weekend of watercolour wonderment. Let your senses run riot and try out some different techniques with this stimulating subject.

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  • Ukulele for Beginners

    Listed on February 6, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    One of the fastest growing musical pastimes is playing the ukulele. This course is aimed at those who do not read music and have never played an instrument before. A ukulele is needed, of course, but those without one can contact the tutor by email to arrange the acquisition of an inexpensive, entry level instrument.

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  • Digital Photography – Taking Back Control of Your Photos

    Listed on February 6, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    This course aims to take you beyond simple snapshots, offering you the opportunity to capture pictures that have more personal meaning and individuality. You will be encouraged to explore many of the camera's controls in a logical sequence that is easy to remember and repeat.

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  • Still Life in Oils

    Listed on February 6, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    This is a lovely weekend course where you will explore the wonderful genre of the still life. With plenty of demonstrations and guidance, you will be able to choose from a range of excellent items to construct and paint your own original still-life arrangements.

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  • An Introduction to Stained Glass

    Listed on February 5, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    This is a practical course suitable for beginners and those who wish to improve their skills. Learn to make a stained glass panel using traditional tools and materials. Students work on their own project with individual guidance from the tutor. Prepared designs are available from the tutor or bring your own.

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  • Eastern Influences

    Listed on February 5, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    Design and make a small project such as a wall hanging, cushion or bag, taking inspiration from Japan or Japanese textiles. A variety of machine and hand stitched techniques will be demonstrated and discussed for you to choose from to begin work on your chosen project.

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  • Honiton Lace

    Listed on February 5, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    This course covers basic techniques for lacemakers who are new to this classic English lace. For experienced Honiton lace makers it is an opportunity to expand skills and understanding of this lace and gain inspiration and guidance on interpretation and design development. Whatever your level, enjoy the magic of lace making!

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  • Wild Seas – Crashing Waves in Watercolour

    Listed on February 5, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    What can be more emotive than wild seas crashing onto rough, rugged rocks! Really let your colours flow on this exciting weekend of watercolour wonderment. Let your senses run riot and try out some different techniques with this stimulating subject.

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  • Villains in History through their Handwriting

    Listed on January 30, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    Using graphology, the study of personality through handwriting, we will explore villains and their motivation and will also look at the contrast in the writing of those who are decent and fair. It should be a revealing course that can be followed up by a course to delve deeper into this fascinating subject.

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  • A Winter Scene in Acrylic

    Listed on January 30, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    A one day course that will show you how to paint winter landscapes with acrylic paint. Techniques covered will include using thick and thin paint, colour mixing, working from dark to light and glazing. The course will include winter landscapes in an impressionistic style from photographs supplied by the tutor.

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  • Chain Maille Chains

    Listed on January 29, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    Discover the age-old art of chain maille for jewellery in this busy and exciting workshop and learn all the techniques, tips and tricks to continue designing and making jewellery beyond the course.

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  • Belgian and other European Laces

    Listed on January 29, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    For experienced learners and those new to lace making who are able to work the basic stitches and want to learn the mysteries of the European laces. These include Brugge Bloemwerk, Flanders, Binche Parijse, Valenciennes, Chantilly, Idrija and Tonder. Many are taught with the aid of colour-coded diagrams.

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  • Painting Portraits with a Palette Knife

    Listed on January 29, 2016 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    Explore exciting ways to implement palette knife techniques when painting portraits. During this 'hands on' workshop course, you will learn how to depict features of the human face with application of colours in either oils or acrylic. Demonstrations and guidance from a professional artist make this course suitable for all artistic ability levels.

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  • Honiton Lace

    Listed on June 10, 2015 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    This course covers basic techniques for lacemakers who are new to this classic English lace. For experienced Honiton lace makers it is an opportunity to expand skills and understanding of this lace and gain inspiration and guidance on interpretation and design development. Whatever your level, enjoy the magic of lace making!

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  • Jacobean and Crewel Work

    Listed on June 10, 2015 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    Through demonstrations and practical participation, working on traditional linen twill fabric and using crewel wools, we will cover a wide range of stitches, including line stitches, filling stitches and detached stitches. We will use Trellis work and shading with the wools to create the traditional rich patterns that are associated with Jacobean and crewel work.

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  • Silk Scarf Painting

    Listed on June 10, 2015 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    This is a beginners course for those who want to learn simple but effective painting techniques on fabric. Monika will teach you how to create ideas for scarf designs and how to apply them to silk or other similar materials.

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  • One Day Wine Course

    Listed on June 10, 2015 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    This one day course provides a solid grounding on all aspects of enjoying wine, from how to taste wine and evaluate the quality, to tips for food and wine matching, to how wines age and when they are best to drink. You'll taste 15 great quality wines from around the world including whites, reds, 'fizz'...

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  • Making Stringed Musical Instruments

    Listed on May 14, 2015 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    A workshop offering the opportunity to construct a stringed musical instrument of your choice with advice and guidance from the tutor. Projects may include guitars, lutes, mandolines, dulcimers and ukuleles. The choice of materials and construction methods will be discussed and advice will be given to complete any unfinished instruments. Please note that costs may...

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  • Taking Textiles Further

    Listed on April 29, 2015 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    These workshops are for those who have completed City & Guilds courses in textile related subjects to diploma level (or equivalent), who are committed to further develop their own personal creativity within a design-led context. Learners are encouraged to work independently to explore experimental approaches and contextual issues.

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  • Floristry: Christmas Workshop

    Listed on November 29, 2014 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    Prepare all your Christmas decorations, including a door wreath ready for the festivities. New ideas and inspiration for new and repeat learners and an opportunity to cover a wide range of skills in a relaxed workshop environment.

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  • Christmas Cards in Coloured Pencil

    Listed on November 22, 2014 by Missenden Abbey in Featured Courses

    Join Jill Winch at Missenden Abbey and learn how to produce your own Christmas card with coloured pencils. Jill will also give advice on having it printed in order to send to friends and family.

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  • A New Learner Offer from Missenden Abbey

    A New Learner Offer from Missenden Abbey

    Listed on November 1, 2014 by Missenden Abbey in Blogs!, Offers

    Why not take advantage of the New Learner Offer from Missenden Abbey? If this is your first time at Missenden Abbey, receive a £25 discount off the price of your first Friday-Sunday course from the Weekend Courses 2014-15 brochure.

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  • Early Bird Offer at Missenden Abbey

    Early Bird Offer at Missenden Abbey

    Listed on August 9, 2014 by Missenden Abbey in Offers

    Book on or before 30 September 2014 and receive a £30 discount for the courses indicated with the early bird symbol in the course profiles. Please quote reference EB30 when enrolling.

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