Teaching at West Dean College

I’m very excited to share that on the weekend of 4th – 6th March I’ll be teaching my first weekend course at West Dean College. 

Located just up the road from me, near the city of Chichester, West Dean or to use it’s full name, West Dean College of Arts and Conservation is part of The Edward James Foundation. A registered charity comprising of West Dean Gardens, West Dean Estate and West Dean Tapestry Studio.

The college is renowned for being a centre of excellence and through its tireless work aims “To inspire creativity, champion traditional art and craft practices and advance the care of heritage objects.”

In addition to full time degrees and diplomas in subjects such as horology, fine art, tapestry weaving and building conservation, the college offers a number of short courses covering a broad range of disciplines. Held over a weekend, from Friday night to Sunday lunchtime these short courses enable students to fully immerse themselves in a creative subject. And, because students stay overnight in the college’s own accomodation there’s plenty of time to learn while experiencing the history and magic of this unique building where both art and craft skills are nurtured and honoured.

As you know from my Knit Stars Beaded Colourwork Masterclass I love anything bead focused but this class is diferent as it’s aimed at those at the start of their bead-knitting journey. That means all you need is a good knowledge of knit and purl plus of course, lots of enthusiasm. We’ll be working from charts but don’t worry if you haven’t used charts before, I’ll cover that along with lots of other techniques and tips. In fact I’ll have you beading like a pro before you know it. 

Visit the West Dean College website for lots more information and to book your place. I really hope to see you there. 

J x

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