IWA National Festival Launches Craft Workshops in Watford

Issue date: 18th June 2013

From painting traditional roses and castles or making your own fenders, knitting or decorative rope work, IWA's National Festival  has launched a mix of heritage and modern day crafts for visitors to try this year.

The creative workshops, which will run throughout the festival, have been designed to appeal to those who wish to learn more about the traditional crafts of the inland waterways or update their skills with new modern crafts such as big knitting.

Activities range from button and side fender making, traditional canal boat painting, willow weaving, rope splicing and new crafts. All the workshops are professionally tutored, so booking a place in advance is advised to avoid disappointment.

Craft Workshops can be booked now and the courses on offer are:
Beginner’s Introduction to Hand Painted Lettering (Tutor: Dave Moore)
Scumbling and Decorative Finishes (Tutor: Dave Moore)
Painting Traditional Rose and Castles (Tutor: Julie Tonkin)
Big Knitting (Tutor: Ingrid Wagner)
Willow Weaving (Tutor: tbc)
Button Fenders (Tutor: Dave Walker)
Side fenders (Tutor: Dave Walker and Bob Myall)
Rope Maintenance & Splicing (Tutor: Colin Grundy)

And new for 2013:
Ocean Plait Mat (Tutor: Bob Myall)

Find out more about IWA National Festival Craft Workshops.

To book a place please call 01494 783 453 ext 603 and ask for festival workshops.