Welcome to the  Hobbies page  at WI Denman

COULD be the place to learn a new hobby or take up an old one. Go with friends or make new ones there?


Silver ClayJewellery for ImproversAn exciting creative course building on your knowledge of silver clay.  You learn many new techniques including filigree work andfusing dichroic glass on to your designs, makingstunningsilver pieces bejewelled with shimmering iridescent gems.   Tutor:  Louise Simmonds     (to whom you pay the cost of materials)                        £435 

A Tour of Britain’s Culinary TreatsCook a delightful selection of regional British food to include Cullen Skink, Irish stew,Faggots, Welsh cakes, Cornish pasties, Eccles cakes, Chelsea buns, soda breadand Scottish shortbread.Tutor: Jill Brand £495

Research your Family Tree and Visit the National ArchivesA full introduction tore searching your own family history, taking a professional approach to help you create a family tree that is accurate and reliable.   A visit to the National Archives is included.Tutor:  Jessica Feinstein    £455

History andHeritage:  Houses of the RothschildsThe Rothschild family continues to have an extraordinary presence in Buckinghamshire.   Their houses and estates dominatethe countryside.   We willvisit the most famous of their mansions -  Waddesdon Manor  - as well as the little known Ascott House.   We will also visit the amazing natural history museumin Tring. Tutor:  John Vigar    £475

Patchwork:  Quick Strip Reversible QuiltWorking on the sewing machine, you will produce blocks of patchwork that are made in the ‘quilt as you go’ method of construction. These will be sewn together and bound to produce a reversible lap quiltor hanging.Tutor:   Pat Lumsdale      £435

Rambles in theChilterns and CotswoldsOn the first day we follow quiet paths through the Chilterns Area ofOutstanding Natural Beauty from ChristmasCommon to Nettlebed via the tiny village of Pishill.   We will have a picnic tea at Nuffield Place.   On the second day we explore theStowell Estate deep in the heart of the Cotswolds and walk via Fossebridge to Chedworth Roman Villa.Tutor:   John Harris and Christine Booth     £475

Watercolours forBeginnersThis is a complete menu for watercolour beginners.  Understanding the use of colour and how to mix it, composing pictures both still life and landscape and how to incorporate perspective.   A lot of emphasis is placed on individual attention. Tutor:   Michele Floyd          £435

Watch this space for more information of the WI Denman , Marcham, Abingdon, OX13 6NW

Denman, formally Denman College is a residential adult education college centred on Marcham Park at Marcham in the English county of Oxfordshire.  founded in 1948 by the National Federation of Women's Institutes, Denman offers day schools and residential courses in cookery, craft and lifestyle


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