This weekend will be split into three areas; leather work, painting and embroidery. In each area you will be learning new skills or extending skills that you already have with the help of the leaders. With their guidance, you will be creating something that you will be able to take home with as a memento from the weekend.
David Turner has been making custom made leatherwork for just over 50 years. Challenges are many and varied. Putting something back has meant of late, David has undertaken an increasing number of teaching assignments to help encourage others to develop their skills with this craft.
Ann Skinner is a qualified mathematics teacher who completed City & Guilds examinations in embroidery during the 1980′s. she has since taught embroidery to physically handicapped adults and has taught occasional classes for her local branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild. She has also completed a number of commissions, mainly for gold work embroidery.
Jenny Key has found Purley Chase to be a special part of her life since she was a child. On leaving school Jenny trained as a dress designer, pattern cutter and worked as such until she went to New Zealand for seven years. On her return she trained as Primary School Teacher, studying Art as her main subject, using watercolour and oils. After teaching for 29 years she has been able to renew her love of Art in retirement. she runs the village Art Group and specialises in Watercolour and Pastel.