Join Gini, winner of Kirsty’s HandmaJoin Gini, winner of Kirsty’s Handmade Christmas, and learn how to make the traditional craft of Dorset buttons with a twist. Create a beautiful autumn tree and hear all about the history of this 400-year old craft.
Learn how to needle felt this busy little Gardening Mouse using pipe cleaners, super-fast felting wool and felting needles. Steffi Stern, craft enthusiast and four times author will teach you techniques and tricks how to wrap wool around wire, build bulk and sculpt with wool whilst adding colours and features. Steffi’s style is supportive, encouraging and fun filled. Take your cute little mouse home together with an Eco wool felting mat, felting needles and full colour step-by-step instructions. The finished size is about 10cm tall.
Sew squares and strips into a delectable flowery design. Create a 12″ panel ideal as for a cushion/bag or quilt block. Stitch the pieces then, add a final flourish later by hand or machine. Fun fact filled class with positive potential for future play.
Learn how to create fabulous prints on cotton, using Indian printing blocks and textile paints. Practice multiple block printing techniques and leave the class with a set of hand printed bags. This class is suitable for all abilities.
A fun introduction to the wonderful world of mosaics. You will learn how to mosaic a set of three slate garden stakes, which when finished can go outside in your garden. You can choose from a wide variety of pre-cut colourful tiles, mirror and crockery.
Please note: Your mosaic stakes will be taken away at the end of the class to be grouted and finished. They will be returned to you by post; workshop price includes grouting and P&P.
Learn the art of cyanotypes, one of the oldest forms of photography. You will be taking inspiration from one of the pioneers of the technique, Anna Atkins, and creating summer themed plant inspired designs. Cyanotypes can be made on paper and fabric making it a versatile technique.
Join Mark, from Silvar Design, as he guides you along with this fabulous decorative Pinflair project. This Cotton Candies Faberge Style ornament features a fine thread spun on to a 76mm (3in) egg for a satin effect, leaving you the pleasure of decorating with luxurious sequin and pearl braid, satin ribbons and pastel ribbon roses.
Join Helen in this class to create this super pretty macramé key chain. Helen will show you basic macramé knots to enable you to leave the session with a cute macramé accessory to brighten up your keys, bag or suitcase.
Adorning an artfully curled vintage fork, you will combine beautiful beads and sparkling crystals to make a shimmering suncatcher. The huge selection includes semi-precious, glass and hand-painted beads, vintage crystal drops and delightful charms to create your design. Working step-by-step together you will be using simple jewellery techniques.
Hand-stitch a coaster with the Sashiko “Linked Seven treasures” (Shippo Tsunagi) design to make a cotton coaster to brighten up any coffee table. Full kit includes fabric, cotton thread and needle.