Craft classes at Highbank with Tonia Todman

Doing something familiar or unknown that is creative, working with natural materials that are fascinatingly adaptable, achieving something your thought was beyond you, making something that is truly unique and practical – all this broadly and beautifully describes craft and our continuing passion with it.Classes are both full day and half days. Unless we let you know otherwise, all working materials are provided for the class.

Candlewicking embroidery.

This fascinating embroidery is one of the prettiest and easiest known. Learn its intriguing history and traditions, the knotted stitches and the art of pattern drawing. All materials supplied for the class.Let us know what day suits you and we’ll do our best to arrange it. This is an ideal hands-on class for a group.

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Decoupage with a Difference.

Use cut out paper and fabric images to cover objects and furniture using simple methods based on complex traditional processes. You’ll easily achieve unique and stylish results which can create a totally individual look. Bring your object or small piece of furniture to transform! Learn more about this when you book.

Let us know what day suits you and we’ll do our best to arrange it. This is an ideal hands-on class for a group.

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Felting, Traditional wet felting and Needle felting.

A timeless craft, and a favourite with many. Ideal for the beginner as I firmly believe there is no such thing as bad felting! You will come away with the basics of wet felting with natural fibres, a knowledge of some decorative techniques and you will have discovered the fascination of needle felting – with its enormous creative possibilities.Let us know what day suits you and we’ll do our best to arrange it. This is an ideal hands-on class for a group.

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Using fresh flowers creatively.

You’ll be shown how to arrange flowers in many different ways, how to prolong the lives of fresh flowers and foliage, how to make a fresh herb posy that is essentially edible and which makes a delightful hostess gift.Let us know what day suits you and we’ll do our best to arrange it. This is an ideal hands-on class for a group.

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