Simon and Jules Moore have lived at Mumbleys Farmhouse since 2001 and Jules lectures on the following courses:
Jeff has kept bees for over 30 years; after a career in Environmental Health and IT Consultancy he decided two years ago to devote his time to full time Beekeeping. Jeff was a founding trustee of the development charity “Bees Abroad”, and spends some time each summer attending agricultural shows to raise funds for the charity. He has experience of Bees and Beekeeping in many different countries, and is a life member of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. So if you want to know something about bees, Jeff is the person to ask!
Jeff lectures on the following courses:
Graham White's "Mr Fruit Complete Fruit Tree Care" offers a broad service to private, corporate and local authority customers. This includes help with planting, pruning, planning and diagnosis, personal tuition, public workshops and talks and advice with fruity community events. He is particularly experienced with sensitive renovation of older trees and passionate about biodiversity and championing the rare Frampton Magnum plum. Mr Fruit works with current Public Liability insurance, written protocols and H&S documentation, and has scientific and technical training.
Graham lectures on the following course:
I have worked for most of my life with textiles in one way or another, and now work mainly in handmade felt, to which I was introduced about 15 years ago. Living in the South West I am surrounded by natural beauty, and my inspiration is drawn mostly from the world around me, the stunning sea- and landscapes of Devon and Cornwall, the hedgerows and the wild flowers, the colours, sights and sounds of the countryside. It is due to my work ethic and the environmental aspect of my work that I was recently commissioned to produce several pieces of site specific artwork for a new eco-hotel in North Cornwall.
I now have work in private collections in Britain, India, Australia, Canada and the USA. Having a background in Fashion, as well as now producing decorative artwork, I also create wearable, practical and functional items including shawls, jackets, scarves, jewellery, cushions, bags, cards etc. I delight in sharing my skills with others, lecturing in Textiles & Fashion at North Devon College and regularly teaching other textile-related workshops and courses at all levels at various venues around the country.
Jill lectures on the following course:
I have been recycling textiles into rugs and teaching rag rug making since 1986. Using traditional rag rug techniques of hooking, progging and plaiting, I believe in re-using, sourcing locally and treading lightly on the planet.
My early work was informed by mythology, lore and ethnic art. Recent work has focused more on texture, colour and twentieth century art movements, with Nature as a continuous inspiration.
Whilst bringing rag rug making into the twenty-first century, I honour the generations of ordinary people who used their cast-off clothing to make rugs out of necessity. I love helping people to explore their creativity through such an accessible medium and offer courses locally and around the country.
I work to commission, exhibit and sell rugs, kits, rug making tools and equipment. I am a member of the Worcestershire Guild of Designer/Craftsmen, the Creative Breaks Association and Wool-gatherers.
Jenni lectures on the following course: