Courses, Parties, Exhibitions

Thursday Morning Tapestry Workshop 10 am - 12.30 (see below for more details about this regular workshop

Introduction to Textiles A six week course (2 hour sessions) including such techniques as: flat felt, felt purses, needle felt, dyeing, Japanese braiding and Locker hooking. If you would like to host this course please contact



Saturday 9th March  A day of Kumihimo and Locker Hooking at Whitchurch Silk Mill, Hampshire.  For more details and to book:   01256 892065

Tuesday 26th March  Needle felt an Easter bunny.  2pm - 5pm at the Fernhurst Centre, Fernhurst near Haslemere, Surrey.  For more details and to book: 01428 641931

Saturday 11th May  Tapestry Weaving for beginners and improvers.  A one day course at Cranleigh Arts Centre, Cranleigh, Surrey.  For more information, and to book: 01483 278001

First week in June  A textile extravaganze on the beautiful island of Sark - five different textile techniques and a further week of other arts and crafts.   Monday 3rd June: A complete Introduction to Felt Making.  Wednesday 5th June: Kumihimo (Japanese braid making) and Australian Locker Hooking.   Also wrapped coil pots (date to be announced).  Tickets available from 1st April.  01481 832 345

Saturday 20th July  An introduction to Tapestry Weaving at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Hampshire. For more information and to book:  01794 369321

Saturday 19th October  Introduction to Tapestry Weaving at The Gilliangladrag Fluff-a-torium, Dorking, Surrey.  For more information and to book: 01306 898 144

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November  Milland Contemporary Crafts Exhibition and Sale.  10am - 4pm each day with refreshments served, including light lunches for donations to Samaritans.  £1 entry.  Milland Hall, Milland near Petersfield, Hants.  GU30 7NA






Locker Hooking

Learn the basics to produce colourful wall hangings, mats etc. for more details contact 01730 817191 or email

Tapestry Weaving Mornings

An informal tapestry weaving group for weavers of all abilities. 10am - 12.30 on Thursday mornings near Midhurst, West Sussex. £5 per session. For more details call 01730 817191 or email

Talks and Demonstrations

I offer talks and demonstrations to Guilds and other organisations on various textile disciplines. For more details call Hilary Charlesworth 01730 817191 or email

Kumihimo Japanese Braid Making Workshop

In this introductory workshop, we will use a card loom with wool and cotton yarns to learn the basics of this braiding technique. For more details contact Hilary Charlesworth 01730 817191 or email

Make a Felt Hat

Make a felt hat using Merino fibres. A one day course near Midhurst, West Sussex. For more details contact or phone: 01730 817191

Stress Free Warping

Learn how to warp up a four shaft loom in a day, using your own table loom (not rigid heddle) or one that I provide. Bring a camera and notebook. For further details contact Hilary on 01730 817191 or email

Needle Felt a Teddy Bear

Spend a day making needlefelted Teddy Bears (and other figures) All equipment provided. For more details contact 01730 817191 or

Painting with Wool Woven Tapestry Workshop

Create beautiful wall hangings using a simple frame loom and a variety of yarns. Learn all the traditional techniques as well as some 3D effects. All equipment and yarns provided with a small charge for the loom which you can keep. For details contact Hilary Charlesworth 01730 817191 or email

An Introduction to Spinning

This one day workshop is suitable for beginners. Carding, Sorting Fleece, Spinning and Plying. Bring your own wheel or borrow one of mine. For more details contact Hilary 01730 817191 or email:

Felt Purse Workshop

Make a seamless purse in this one day workshop. For more details contact Hilary Charlesworth on 01730 817191 or email

Playing with Fibres - an introduction to Felt making

This one day course is an introduction to the process of felt making using water, friction and heat. Produce colourful piece of fabric which can have both practical and decorative uses. For more details contact Hilary Charlesworth 01730 817191 or

Needle Felting

An introduction to this dry felting technique to produce 3D shapes and embellishments. For more information contact Hilary Charlesworth 01730 817191 or email