Saturday, 10 December 2016

Take It Further: Design and Cut Your Own Lino-cut Christmas Card


All of the books below are available from the Norfolk Library Service.

Susan Yeates Learning Linocut : A Comprehensive Guide to the Art of Relief Printing Through Linocut

G. W. Paterson Making a Colour Linocut

Nick Morley Linocut for Artists and Designers


For inspiration try this Pinterest page

Other Resources

You can get all of your linocutting equipment and supplies either from Jarrolds Stationers or from the art suppplies shop on St. Benedict's Street.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Take It Further: Introduction to Felt-Making


Shirley Ascher & Jane Bateman Beginner's Guide to Feltmaking (available through the Library Service)

Victoria Brown Felt Crafts (available through the Library Service)

Moy Mackay Art in Felt and Stitch (available through the Library Service)


For inspiration, check out the International Feltmakers Association:

Other Resources

If you're looking for wool tops and fibres to felt with, check out the following shops:

Norfolk Yarn shop in Norwich and online: - pop in-store to compare the fibres, for example, see how Corriedale wool has a coarser texture compared to soft Merino

World of Wool online shop: - I have shopped online with these for years. They often have good deals; 

Wingham Wool Work online shop:

Handweavers Studio online shop:

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Take It Further: Japanese-Style Watercolour Miniatures


Takumasa Ono The Simple Art of Sumi-e: Japanese Ink Painting (Available through the Norfolk Library Service)

Reiko Chiba Japanese Ink Painting

Yolanda Mayhall The Sumi-e Dream Book


Tricia's own website has some more examples of Japanese watercolours

Other Resources

If you ever go to Paris a visit to Monet's House in Giverny will reveal a room covered, from floor to ceiling, with his collection of Japanese prints.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Take It Further: Simple Clothes Repairs


All of the books listed below are available through the Norfolk Library Service.

Katie Ebben Make Do and Mend

Jan Saunders Maresh Sewing for Dummies

Denise Wilde Mend and Make Fabulous

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Take Your Learning Further: Make and Play Ancient Board Games


All of the books listed below are available through the Norfolk Library Service.

Robert Charles Bell Board and Table Games from many Civilizations

H. Murray A History of Board Games Other than Chess

David Parlett The Oxford History of Board Games

A history of ancient board games

Take It Further - An Introduction to William Shakespeare's Poetry


All of the titles below are available through the Norfolk Library Service

Don Patterson Reading Shakespeare's Sonnets: A New Commentary

Paul Hammond Shakespeare's Sonnets: An Original-Spelling Text

Patrick Cheney The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare's Poetry

Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen William Shakespeare: Sonnets and Other Poems

Provides some basic background on Shakespeare's works
A more in-depth analysis of the sonnets

Other Resources

The Maddermarket Theatre is organsing a series of Shakespeare-related events in April and May. Go to to find out more.

'The Tempest' is showing at the Great Yarmouth Hippodrome as part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival. Go to to find out more.

The BBC is showing a series of of programmes celebrating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. Go to to find out more.

Friday, 19 February 2016

Take It Further - Introduction to Rag Rugging


Emma Tennant Rag Rugs of England and America (Available through the Norfolk Library Service)

Bobbie Irwin Twist and Twine: 18 Ideas for Rag Rugs and Home Decor (Available through the Norfolk Library Service)

Ann Davies How to Make Hand-Hooked Rag Rugs (Available through the Norfolk Library Service)

Pinterest is always an excellent place to go for anything craft-related. This page has links to some great ideas for rag rugging.
There are lots of videos on YouTube about rag rugging. This one is clear and simple and repeats lots of what was taught in the class.
An article on the history of rag rugging.
An excellent blog on rag rugs in Norfolk museums and the techniques used to create them.

Other Resources

There are currently some rag rugs on display at Cromer Museum, Time and Tide Museum in Great Yarmouth and the Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse.