3rd Birthday news fro Make it in Wales

Happy 3rd Birthday Make it in Wales!
Its been three years since we launched! We've grown a lot since 2015 but we've made sure one thing stayed the same: the quality of our craft. This month's blog piece has us reflecting on the foundations upon which MiiW was built: to offer a variety of high quality craft courses in beautiful west Wales. So have a read about what we do and why we do it; what materials we choose, tutors we employ, courses we run...
Discover exactly what makes, Make it in Wales.

We hope you enjoy this special issue.

With love,
& the MiiW angels x
More to a MiiW than meets the eye...
Workshops are in full swing! We've hosted four over the past month: UpholsteryCarve a Silver RingQuilting & Quirky Bird. Learn a bit more about each course in our special blog piece that gives an insight into the work that goes on behind the scenes at MiiW: Sourcing locally woven fabrics, handmade Ash wood stools, scouring the globe for top class tutors (ok, maybe not the whole globe...) 
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Paper cutting
April 18th at The Old Vicarage, Moylegrove
One day workshop £135

Learn the art of paper cutting from Erica and come away with a unique work of art framed by her partner George. You will also leave with a tool kit which will allow you to continue with your new love of paper cutting at home.
Book here
Coptic bookbinding
March 30th at The Coach House, St Dogmaels
One day workshop £95

Learn to bind a beautiful hardback book using artists quality, acid free cartridge with Carole. The functional hardback covers will be decorated with a choice of hand-printed paper, the binding forms a decorative spine that enables the book to lie open flat on the table.
Book here
Carve a silver ring
April 27th at Peppers, Fishguard
Two hour workshop £50 – £55

A two hour workshop carving a silver ring from jewellers wax to be cast into solid silver. Create your dream ring and learn from jeweller Maggie as she guides you through wax carving techniques for lost wax casting.
Book here
Machine knitting
April 28th & 29th at Pendre Art, Cardigan
Two day workshop £190

Learn the basics of machine knitting and create a gorgeous Fair Isle scarf or cushion cover with Marissa. The workshop covers basic skills, such as casting on and off, knitting fair isle using the punch cards and hems using manual techniques.
Book here
Woven wall hanging
April 10th at The Courtyard, Newcastle Emlyn
One day workshop £115

Spend the day making your own frame loom and weaving a beautiful woollen wall hanging from local wool and yarn. Learn techniques such as rya knots, tabby weaving, soumak stitch and pom pom making with tutor Helen.
Book here
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Coptic binding book course

One Day Coptic Binding Course
30th March

Just weeks away now from my next book binding, one day course.

We will be making a coptic bound book suitable for sketching, drawing, journaling or scrapbooking, with hard covers, bound with pretty handprinted papers and finished with decorative coptic binding.
No previous experience required
This  adaptable technique can later be used to bind more unusual objects into a book form
Date(s) - 30/03/2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Booking  and more details can be found on the Make it in Wales Website at www.makeitinwales.co.uk

Tunnel Books workshop

Tunnel Book Workshop Saturday 17th November Artists books come in diverse range of types and formats.They can be inte...