Ruthin Craft Centre
The Centre for the Applied Arts

Talks, Events & Workshops

We provide a host of talks, events & workshops to accompany our gallery exhibitions. Click through the arrows to view What’s on.


Adult Willow Workshops with Juliette Hamilton

Friday 9 February and Saturday 10 February 2018 10.30am – 4.30pm £75.00 each, includes light lunch

Workshop 1: Willow Hare (Friday 9 February)
Workshop 2: Dragon Fly obelisks and Butterfly Sticks (Saturday 10 February)

We are pleased to welcome back willow artist Juliette Hamilton who by popular demand will be showing you how to make either a large Hare on the Friday or in preparation for the arrival of spring (and time to start preparing the garden) a Dragonfly obelisk with Butterfly sticks.

Juliette will talk you through the preparation of the willow and then take you step by step through the construction of the sculpture.

Be prepared for a physical day of working and to go home with a very impressive sculpture! A pair of secateurs and an apron would be good to bring.

Suitable for all levels, some experience of working with willow would be of an advantage.


Adult Tapestry Workshop with Jilly Edwards

Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 March 2018 10.30am – 4.30pm £80 a day or book 2 days for £120. Light lunch included

Workshop 1: ‘Let’s start at the beginning’ (Saturday 17 March)
Workshop 2: ‘And now…?’ (Sunday 18 March)

We are pleased to welcome Jilly Edwards the artist behind ‘Joy: The Colour Yellow’ exhibition who will be offering 2x one day workshops. Enjoy just one day or a full weekend of textiles.

Workshop 1 will concentrate on teaching you all the basic things you need to know for woven tapestry from learning to warp a frame loom and weave the shapes you use, creating a sampler that you can always refer back to when you get home.

Workshop 2 is a continuation of day one or for students who have already done a basic course. You will discuss different warp thickness and how to warp them onto frames, changes in thickness of yarns and different yarns used to create textures as well as looking at designing from collecting, drawing, cartoon making. You will then have the tools and knowledge to start a tapestry – taking the terror out of designing to create the beginnings of your own masterpiece.

Booking Information

To book your place please call 01824 704774

Come and learn at Ruthin Craft Centre with wonderful, knowledgeable tutors in a relaxed learning atmosphere.
With lunches available from Café R with courtyard terrace and plenty of free on-site parking – it really is a wonderful environment to meet like-minded people and study. Courses are non-residential however excellent accommodation abounds in Ruthin and nearby. View the Visit Wales website for details.

Unless otherwise stated, all talks, events and workshops must be
booked in advance. Fees are required to be paid in full at the time
 of booking. Cancellation of a place by a course member does not
 automatically qualify for a refund. Some courses may be altered
or cancelled if there are insufficient enrolments.