We thought you may be interested in the following workshops at Whistlewood, the 10acre Community Owned Woodland on the edge of Melbourne, South Derbyshire.
Watercolour Fun – 10 June – Marianne King and Katherine Parrish Whether you are a complete novice or seasoned watercolour painter, come to our Watercolour fun morning at Whistlewood common. Here Marianne King is joined by Katherine Parrish, both experienced teachers of Arts and Crafts alike. They will give you the opportunity to experiment with techniques and colour mixing with some beautiful views and flora to paint, with advice, instruction and hints and tips from our two experienced practitioners. Paper and paint will be provided, but bring your favourite watercolours if you would prefer.
Price: £30 including refreshments and Soup 10.00 am to 2pm
Wild Weaving - 17 June - Marianne King Use natural materials to make a weaving frame and transform waste yarn and fabric into a picture inspired by the scenery and natural habitat of Whistlewood Common. Learn tapestry weaving techniques as well as the difference between twill and tweed or try your hand at making a bag on a box. Frames and weaving tools are included as well as yarn and fabric scraps. If you want to experiment, bring your own surplus bits of lace, ribbon or fabric off cuts, but no need to buy anything for the workshop! Course tutor: Marianne King
Price: £30 including refreshments and lunch. 10.00 am to 2pm
The theme of this year's Melbourne Festival celebrates the town's market gardeners and organisers are thrilled that they have been awarded a £10,000 Heritage Lottery Fund grant to research the history of the industry. The funds will also be used to highlight what the three surviving Market Gardeners are doing to ensure the industry survives in the present day. In the 19th and early 20th Century Melbourne had nearly 150 market gardeners, the industry declined dramatically in the 20th Century but three local families the Heaths, Jacksons and Sharps are still going strong and their produce is sold from their farms, at local farmers markets and to wholesalers. [ 407 more words ]