Courses

Ann, our courses co-ordinator provides us with an excellent and varied programme of Saturday/weekend courses throughout the year. We are lucky that a number of our excellent tutors are also members of the group. Ann bring in other tutors for courses our member tutors are not experts in.

Our course fees for a 2 day courses are as follows:

MemberNon-member
Tutor a (local) NCLG member (2 days)£45Members fee + £5 surcharge
Karen Quickfall’s course (2 days)£45Members fee + £5 surcharge
Claire Bonito’s course (2 days)£60Members fee +£10 surcharge
UFO’s (1 day)£15Members only
Members Ann Maybrey course subsidy

The family of Ann Maybrey very generously donated money to the group in Ann’s memory, this money was to be used on the things Ann enjoyed doing with her NCLG friends (speakers, courses and educational trips) and included a contribution to a celebration buffet the group were having.  Since 2009 we have been subsidizing speakers, courses and educational trips out of this money, each year by small amounts.  From September 2022 until further notice each NCLG member doing a 2 day course will be able to use a £10 Ann Maybrey subsidy once each academic year.  So if you do Claire’s course you can use your £10 subsidy against the course and just pay a £50 fee (the same as this year), if you don’t do Claire’s course but do Karen’s course you can use your £10 subsidy against the course and pay £35 for your course and so on.  Susan and Ann Driscoll will maintain a list of who has used a subsidy each academic year, the list will reset each August.

Ann brought a small teddy bear to courses and Bear was always responsible for any mistakes so there is an added benefit of using an Ann Maybrey subsidy towards your course fees… any mistakes will be Bear’s (not yours)!

All places on courses are for the full course, we will only consider part places such as one day only if there are still spaces once all those wanting a full weekend place have a place. The maximum number of students on all our courses is 14.

If you you have COVID/COVID symptoms when a course is due to take place or if anyone in your household has COVID/COVID symptoms when a course is due to take place for the protection of all attendees we ask that you don’t attend a course, we will refund your full fee for the course.

DateCourseBeginners
24 & 25 September 2022Milanese etc with Claire Bonito, Claire’s YouTube channel, it looks like this course will be fully subscribed, Ann is still taking names of anyone else who is interested in attending. Deposits due by 9 July 2022 to secure place for the first 14 on the list, if deposits are not paid by this date places will be offered to others further down the list. Balances due by 10 September 2022.
22 & 23 October 2022Christmas beading (Peyote pods and Snow children) with Susan Roberts. it looks like this course will be fully subscribed, Ann is still taking names of anyone else who is interested in attending. Deposits due 10 September 2022 to secure your place for the first 14 on the list, if deposits are not paid by this date places will be offered to others further down the list. Balances due by 7 October 2022.Beaded pods is open to all regardless of whether they have done beading before, the 3D snowman option is only available to those who have beaded and read beading patterns before.
5 November 2022UFOs with Sally Wylde – not open for bookings yet (UFOs are Un Finished Objects)
20 & 21 November 2022Ruskin lace with Karen Quickfall – not open for bookings yet.Karen will accept a maximum of 3 beginners to Ruskin lace, Ruskin is a needle lace
28 & 29 January 2023Bedfordshire lace with Denise Vickery – not open for bookings yet
18 & 19 February 2023Russian lace with Ingrid Le Count – not open for booking yet
22 & 23 April 2023Torchon starts and finishes with Susan Roberts – not open for bookings yet (more details to follow shortlySusan will accept a maximum of 3 beginners to bobbin lacemaking on this course with bespoke beginner options depending on previous bobbin lace experience

To book a course members should first contact Ann (details in Pillow Talk) to see if there are still places available, when a course is confirmed those with places will be asked to pay their deposits to secure their place, if deposits are not received by the deposit deadline places will be offered to those on the reserve list in the order they were added to the list. Non NCLG members interested in attending: please fill in the form on the Contact us page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

If paying by cheque please use one cheque per course. Deposit on all courses is £15, this secures your place, full fees are as above. If paying by transfer direct to the bank account please e-mail Susan and Ann to confirm you have done this, Susan will confirm safe receipt by e-mail once she’s checked the group bank account.

Payments/balances are due the NCLG meeting before a course takes place unless otherwise stated.