Make & Take: Decopatch

Decopatch returns with our ever popular Make and Takes.  For Spring we have some seasonal shapes and some ever popular objects , cost per session is from £3.50 – £5.00, just turn up and take a seat on the day, allow 30 minutes for this session as a guide, see you there !

Cost: £3.50- £5.00

No advanced booking, please book on stand at the show.

Make and Take: the craft of cross stitch or rag wreath making.

Come and join us at one of our spring theme make & take sessions, where you can participate in the craft of cross stitch or rag wreath making.

In our cross stitch sessions you can make a card, with the choice of 3 designs. Or make a rag wreath using scraps of left over fabric on a 2 ring frame. Whichever one you want to try your hand at, all materials needed to complete the project are provided. 

These sessions are great for beginners or those who want to be reintroduced into a relaxing and mindful craft.

Book at stand B32

Make and Take: Explore two different methods to create jewellery or keyring’s. Create a sewing themed wooden pin badge or using a silicone mould to form a solid UV Resin shapes.

Using UV Resin, which cures in 2-4 mins under UV Light, explore two different methods to create jewellery or keyring’s. Create a sewing themed wooden pin badge or using a silicone mould to form a solid UV Resin shapes. Quick, easy and fun, your item will be ready to use in minuets.

Book at stand A32

Make and Take: make yourself a cute keyring/bag charm.

Come sit down, relax make yourself a cute keyring/bag charm. You will get the opportunity to play with Dee’s amazing handmade water colour paints to paint a little wooden design. Finish your design off with Dee’s UV/LED Glaze that will be included in your mini craft kit. 

No specific time slots, pop around when you are free, if there is a space available at the table you can grab a seat and craft away. (Booklet and video tutorial included in your mini kit)

Suitable for beginners and up.

Duration: 30-45min

Cost: £10.95

Book on stand A33

Make and Take: Learn how to design and carve themed (Nature or your choice) relief lino prints in a friendly and supportive environment.

Learn how to design an image to use and print as a block repeat pattern or relief print.

Themed images will be available to use for inspiration, or to trace onto lino. If you have your own idea about a specific design you would like to attempt to carve then please bring it with you (the Essdee MasterCut lino blocks are 10cm x 10cm) and I will show you how to carve and print it.

You will then learn how to transfer this image onto lino, to safely cut it out, and then hand print it as a relief/pattern onto blank greetings cards ready to take home at the end of the session!

Suitable for 16+ or with parental supervision from 11+

Duration: 45 minutes

Cost: £12 

Book on stand D16

Make & Take: make two cute Easter Wire Bunnies.

Join Nicki from Daisy’s 60 Minute Crafts to make two cute Easter Wire Bunnies using wire art techniques. You can find her on exhibition stand D14 and you’ll make and take two bunnies’ home to decorate your home for Easter or add a topper to a cake or display in your Easter plants. They can be used for an Easter Egg hunt too!

Book on stand E16

Make & Take: Make an Easter Bunny or Bracelet.

Please come to our stand to make an Easter Bunny Keyring or bracelet.

Cost: £6.50

These can be booked at stand E16.

EASTER BLOCK PRINTING WORKSHOP with Anna Weatherley-Hastings, The India Block Print Co. – 11.15

During this 90-minute workshop you will explore Easter and spring designs from The Indian Block Print Co. Using their hand carved printing blocks to block print some Easter cards and tags, plus a fun Easter tea towel. 

Advisory Note:

This workshop is suitable for children over the age of 12 with parental supervision.

Meet the Tutor

Anna Weatherley-Hastings

Anna has been part of The Indian Block Print Co. from the beginning. With over 10 years experience running block printing workshops she will share her in depth knowledge and tips with all things Block Printing. 

Zips In Three Ways With Mercedes Ferrari-Plumridge- Sunday 13.45

90-minute workshop – cost £24.00

[Max 10 people]

Join Mercedes and learn the tips and techniques for three different methods of zip insertion. Starting with the centred zip you will then move on to the lapped zip and then finish with the invisible zip. All three methods will be useful additions to your garment and home-ware sewing.

Advisory Note:

Suitable for over 16’s only. Experience using a sewing machine would be useful.

Meet the Tutor

Mercedes Ferrari-Plumridge

Mercedes was a contestant on series 5 of the Great British Sewing Bee (2019). She lives just outside Brighton with her husband Graham and their two cats, Maggie and Erica. Having worked in IT for over 20 years and serving as a reservist for 13, Mercedes has a passion for all things technical and wants to know the ins and outs and whys of everything.  Mercedes enjoys utilising fabrics from all sources in her sewing projects while using traditional and developing new techniques.