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Glaramara 2018

Thursday, 8 February 2018  |  Tom

We’re very pleased to announce that we will once again be running the popular Glaramara courses in 2018.

For full details and information on how to book visit 2018 Glaramara.

Taking place in August, this is a weekday residential course aimed at fibre-artists who are familiar with the basics of their field, but are looking to expand their repertoire under the guidance of world-class tutors. The event will take place at the wonderful Glaramara Centre in the heart of the Lake District, with plenty of inspiration from the imposing natural landscape you’ll be working in.

Sue Pearl: Felted Bags
Bags with flaps, bags with straps, bags with pockets, bags with dangly bits, small bags, big bags, flat bags and bags with gussets.

This course will take in many aspects of felt bag making. Using a three-dimensional approach to bag making we will explore making flat bags and bags with gussets to give a more rounded effect and with greater capacity. The course will focus on the elements listed with each student deciding on which aspects to concentrate on. Some elements of bag making are common to many styles such as handles and fastenings, these combined with the individual students designs will give varied and interesting outcomes.

Ruth Gough: Hand-spinning
Beyond the basics with twist, texture, design, and gears.

Explore a wide range of spinning techniques with Ruth, who over the past 35 years has taught students all over the world.  The course will start by exploring just how all the controls you already know, ratios, treadling and drives, can be used to help advanced your style into new territory. From here you can then start to explore a wide variety of techniques that can be incoporated into your own definitive styled yarns.


The courses will begin on Monday 27th and finish Friday 31st August.


Ensuite Single room: £567 per person
Ensuite Double or Twin, 2 person occupancy £570 per person
Ensuite Double or Twin, single occupancy: £619 per person
*Ensuite Double or Twin, 2 person occupancy. 1 course participant and 1 non-participant: £570 per course participant & £619 per non participant.

*  We welcome partners or friends who may like to come along but would prefer spending their days walking and exploring. In most cases this is not a problem., however priority for space will always be given to those wishing to attend courses.

The price includes tuition and materials, full-board accommodation and light refreshments throughout the day.

For full details and information on how to book visit 2018 Glaramara.

Call us: 01226 742926 or Click to Chat