Tours & Courses

Total beginners and those with previous stencilling experience should benefit from any class. Also, the classes may be useful for those that are already teaching paint related workshops and want to add some extra skills to their repertoire. We will start with the basic stencil skills then build. Once the techniques have been demonstrated the students will work and experiment to their own level. Bring a note book, tape measure and an overall/apron. Refreshments, lunch (vegetarian) and materials are provided on full day classes. Please advise us if you have any allergies or dietary requirements. Refreshments and materials are provided on half day classes. We offer a price reduction of £5.00 per class per person when two or more classes are booked at the same time (does not apply to House Tours).

We are a short train ride or a longer bus ride from the city of Newcastle Upon Tyne and the historic market towns of Hexham and Corbridge. There is accommodation to suit various budgets in those places. There is also B&B accommodation in Stocksfield village but you will need to walk or drive from this. We have a car park for visitors to the Stencil Library. Newcastle upon Tyne, is 17 miles away and has an airport, train, bus and coach station.

All of the rooms in Stocksfield Hall are decorated with stencils. The house has been featured on television and in many books and magazines. The tour visits most of the rooms and the decoration of the different surfaces is explained and discussion is encouraged. After light refreshments a demonstration of basic stencil techniques is given. Tours last about 2.5-3 hours.

DATES 2019: May 15 7pm, June 26 7pm PRICE £12.00 per person.

A variation on our standard ‘Tour of the Stencilled Home’. You get the full guided house tour around The Stencilled Home, Northumbrian Afternoon Tea, and instead of the demo, everyone gets to ‘Make and Take’ a stencilled cushion cover (they take little room in luggage). Ideal for a treat to yourself or a group of friends. Allow 3-4 hours.

DATES: By mutual arrangement ask us for availability. PRICE: £38.00 per person.

The classes and tours take place in a private home, there are uneven floors and stairs. The house can be cold, even in summer wear layers!

Classes are limited to a maximum of 6 students (4 on Chinoiserie and Fabric due to the size of the projects) and House Tours to a maximum of 12 persons, House Tours with Cushion Making a maximum of 8 persons (minimum 4). We can also host private classes or tours on other dates by request.

All classes and tours must be booked in advance; full payment is required with your booking and confirmation will be sent upon receipt. Cheques made payable to The Stencil Library at the address below. Credit card payments are accepted by phone or PayPal. In the event of customer cancellation, no money will be refunded unless 14 days notice is given or we can fill your place on the class. We will endeavour not to cancel a class unless unavoidable, but reserve the right to do so.

Upcoming Tours & Courses

New 2020 dates coming soon!

STENCIL TECHNIQUES with tour – day class 9:45am – 5pm – £80.00

This class gives a good base to develop stencilling skills along with plenty of inspiration for using them. The day involves practical work, demonstrations and a visit to 12 of the stencilled rooms at Stocksfield Hall. Students will learn to cut a stencil and experiment with different media and surfaces including fabric. Participants gain confidence and skills to tackle larger scale projects such as walls, floors and soft furnishings. Students should leave with their completed samples and a starter kit worth around £40.00 which includes brushes.

STENCIL TECHNIQUES FOR FABRIC – half day 9am-1pm – £72.00

This class gives you the knowledge, experience and technique to successfully stencil fabrics for home decoration and clothing. Using an elaborate, Moroccan style, square stencil and matching borders we will decorate a length of fabric. During the class you will learn how to apply colour, repeat the patterns, how to measure for symmetry and connect corners in your project. The stencil set is yours to take home, along with your project, and is suitable for walls, floors and furniture decoration not just fabric.

If you are attending both days of the weekend class you. We will give a £10.00 on the combined price.

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