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Oct
3
Tue
Knitting for Beginners (workshop) @ EJ Crafts
Oct 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Emma of EJ Crafts if a professional knitter. Indeed, her shop has a large range of knitting supplies amongst its other products.

If you have always wondered about taking up knitting this would be a fun way to get started with this fascinating hobby. Equipment provided or bring your own.


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Oct
4
Wed
Starting Crochet (workshop) @ EJ Crafts
Oct 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

This workshop, led by Katie, will be a fun way of getting started in this fascinating hobby you’d always meant to try.  All materials are provided (but you may bring your own).


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Westbury Art & Natter Group – Open Afternoon @ Methodist Church
Oct 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come along to an open meeting of this friendly group. Take a look at some of the work they have produced. And of course, have a natter.

Sep
22
Sat
Quilting Demonstration @ Westbury Library
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Drop into Westbury Library to see a demonstration of quilting from the Westbury Quilters downstairs in the library.  There will be demonstrations of different quilting techniques, and you can also try some simple things yourself.

Sep
27
Thu
Pottery Workshop @ White Horse Pottery
Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

 

If you’ve ever wanted to have a go at throwing a pot or hand building one, this afternoon workshop is just for you.

Owner, Trevor Pictor will be on hand to lend his expertise and offer help and encouragement.

There are only eight places available so you will be guaranteed quality tuition.  All pieces made will be fired which means you will have a physical memory of the day too.

More info about Trevor and the pottery can be found on their website


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Oct
3
Wed
Origami with a master… @ The Laverton
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

An entertaining evening in which Tony O’Hare, widely published Origami expert, will introduce you to the fascinating world of paper folding.

He will tell you something of the history of the art with live demonstrations of some “black belt creations” on the big screen. He will then take you some basic folds for you to try yourself

Tony will also bring some more advanced models for you to look at as well as selection of his designs for sale and his books and publications from the British Origami Association.

 
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A little about Tony:

I  have been doing origami for over 40 years now! I first discovered this magical art  at school, making paper aeroplanes and throwing them round the play ground. The Rupert Annual around then always contained an origami fold or two, and I recall trying to fold some of these – not very well at the time! When I was about 9 or 10, Robert Harbin had a TV programme on Anglia TV, and brought out his Teach Yourself Origami (Origami 1). I borrowed a copy of the book from a school friend, and later on my parents got me more books as they came out. I became a member of the British Origami Society around 1975 and have been folding paper ever since!

I am currently serving as Public Relations Officer on the British Origami Society’s Council.

Creating my own origami designs is one of the great joys of this art. I started creating my own origami models when I was a teenager, and many of my early works have been included in the BOS booklet: “Tony O’Hare – Selected Works 1983-82”. This includes some of my favourite ever creations: The Welsh Dragon, as I was living in Neath, South Wales at the time of creation 1976; Frog – simple and cute, and my infamous “Nude” – which appeared on page 3 of the BOS magazine. Evidence of a mis-spent youth? The booklet was put together when I had moved to Bristol by Dan Mason, who was one of the “Bristol 4” creative folders in the late 70s and 80s. He sadly died in his early thirties, and there is a dedication to him in the re-print of the booklet. Gone but not forgotten, mate.

Over the years I have created over 150 of my own origami designs (and still going strong) & have had my work published in books, magazines & other publications.

Oct
6
Sat
History of Quilting @ Westbury Library
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Come along to a talk on the history of quilting by a member of the Westbury Quilters.  This talk will accompany an exhibition of some of the latest pieces of work by the group in the meeting room upstairs at Westbury Library.

Please note that the upper rooms in this old library are regrettably on accessible by stairs.