CALLIGRAPHY AND BOTANTICALS GREETING CARDS – The Modern Calligraphy Company – Sunday 10.15

Botanical illustrations bring an autumnal vibe to these calligraphic card designs. Using a pointed nib allows you to blend coloured inks to create different shades within your lettering. It doesn’t matter if your handwriting is terrible or you’re not artistic, we break everything down into easy-to-follow steps so that you will be able to create your own beautiful greeting card.

BRUSH PEN CALLIGRAPHY CARDS (WITH GEL PEN DETAILS) with Emily Goodwin or Emma Cox, The Modern Calligraphy Co – Sunday 14.45pm

60-minute workshop – cost £18.00

[Max 20 people]

Brush pen calligraphy is popular for its accessible, easy-to-use nature. This fantastic workshop introduces you to brush pens, teaching basic strokes and letter formation. Learn to add details with highlights and shadows while working on a beautiful template to create your own greeting card. You’ll never need to buy a store-bought card again.

Advisory Note:

This workshop is suitable for adults and children over 12 years, but they must be accompanied by an adult. 

Meet the Tutors

The Modern Calligraphy Co

The Modern Calligraphy Co, run by world-renowned calligraphic artist Kirsten Burke and Managing Director Jill Hembling, has been running for 25 years, spreading their passion for Modern Calligraphy across the UK. Dedicated to making calligraphy accessible to everyone, they run workshops all over the country, including from their HQ on the South Coast. 

MODERN CALLIGRAPHY NIB ART QUOTES with Emily Goodwin or Emma Cox, The Modern Calligraphy Co Sunday 11.45am

60-minute workshop – cost £18.00

[Max 20 people]

Experience the soothing art of calligraphy with this introductory session where you will learn the basics of using a pointed nib, and delight in creating words and phrases using shimmering metallic inks. Take home the stunning, inspirational quote that you will complete, perfect for framing or gifting. Join this class and let your creativity shine!

Advisory Note:

This workshop is suitable for adults and children over 12 years, but they must be accompanied by an adult. 

Meet the Tutors

The Modern Calligraphy Co

The Modern Calligraphy Co, run by world-renowned calligraphic artist Kirsten Burke and Managing Director Jill Hembling, has been running for 25 years, spreading their passion for Modern Calligraphy across the UK. Dedicated to making calligraphy accessible to everyone, they run workshops all over the country, including from their HQ on the South Coast. 

NIB CALLIGRAPHY AND BOTANTICAL GREETING CARDS with Emily Goodwin or Emma Cox, The Modern Calligraphy Co Sunday 10.15am

60-minute workshop – cost £18.00

[Max 20 people]

Join this autumn-themed Calligraphy Card Making Class and learn to create enchanting seasonal designs. Combine lettering techniques with delicate drawings, to craft pretty cards using a pointed nib and inks. Beginner friendly.

Advisory Note: This workshop is suitable for adults and children over 12 years, but they must be accompanied by an adult

Meet the Tutors

The Modern Calligraphy Co

The Modern Calligraphy Co, run by world-renowned calligraphic artist Kirsten Burke and Managing Director Jill Hembling, has been running for 25 years, spreading their passion for Modern Calligraphy across the UK. Dedicated to making calligraphy accessible to everyone, they run workshops all over the country, including from their HQ on the South Coast. 

BEAUTIFUL FABRIC BOXES with Pat Lumsdale – Sunday 12.45pm

3-hour workshop – cost £39.00

[Max 16 people]

Join Pat in this lovely extended workshop to create a beautiful small padded box made from card, wadding and pretty fabric.

This is mostly a no-sew make, using double-sided tape and glue, with a few hand stitches to finish off. The outside of the box is covered using a lovely craft cotton and the lining a gorgeous Liberty Lawn.

Finished box size is 5 inches square, making it ideal for jewellery and other precious items.

Once you have learnt how to construct this box, you will be able to scale it up at home to make boxes of any size.

Advisory Note:

Not suitable for children, accuracy is needed to make the box work; Arthritic hands may also find it a challenge.

Meet the Tutor

Pat Lumsdale

Pat has been teaching Patchwork, Quilting and Craft courses for more years than she cares to remember! Most of those years were spend working for and teaching at the WI’s residential college until it closed down in 2020.

She now teaches by zoom, face to face workshops and residential retreats around the country.

2D NEEDLE FELTED RUNNING HARE WITH CORNFLOWERS with Liberty Goodswen – Sunday 10.15am

2-hour workshop – cost £36.00

[Max 16 people]

In this workshop you will needle felt a 2D Hare racing through the corn. The first stage is building up and sculpting the shape with core wool and then you will bring colour to the Hare as well as adding ears, texture and character!

The beautiful blue cornflowers and wheat come next using carefully selected different types of wool and fibres.

Liberty will show you when to use different gauge needles and how to achieve a fine finish to your felting. You will have the eco felting mat, needles and spare wool to take home.

Advisory Note:

Suitable for beginners and beyond, over the age of 15 years.

Meet the Tutor

Liberty Goodswen

Liberty is an award-winning needle Felter -– you may have seen her win on the Channel 4 programme, ‘Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas’ with her Donkey Wreath and also spotted her tree full of felted animals again in 2023! Liberty has been a professional Felter for over 13 years both in Italy and England with lots of teaching experience and a gallery in Somerset, which has come to be known as Liberty’s Felterie. Over the years she has experimented and developed various techniques, which she loves to share so that others can really enjoy and progress their felting. Much of her work is based on birds and animals with an emphasis on giving them their own characters.

WILDFLOWER FABRIC COLLAGE with Yvonne Pratt – Sunday 12.15pm

90-minute workshop – cost £25.00

[Max 12 people]

Learn how to machine embroider a wildflower fabric collage.

Yvonne will share tips and techniques on how to create your very own fabric art collage. Learn how to create your piece using, a ready hand painted base to work on, hand dyed fabrics, hand printed fabrics, voile netting fabric, ribbon and simplistic embroidery stitches, then lastly adding embellishments to pull the scenic fabric collage together.

During the workshop you will learn how to build your collage, then using the sewing machine to machine embroider your fabrics and wildflower design onto the prepared base. 

The workshop kit provided includes a handbook with full instructions to create your wildflower fabric collage, hand-painted base, fabrics, threads, ribbon, handmade buttons, needles and thimble.

Advisory Note:

This workshop is great for beginners or intermediate level sewers over the age of 16

Meet the Tutor

Yvonne Pratt

Yvonne is a contemporary textile artist based in Norfolk, England. Having always been a creative person with a love for drawing and using texture to create art, it was not until later in life through taking on a BA(Hon) degree in Textiles Design and then, a Masters in contemporary craft practice that textiles became a passion.

Having had the privileged of working within education most of her adult life this has allowed Yvonne’s skills to be transferred to working as a freelance workshop teacher turning her hand to both hand and free-motion embroidery.

Yvonne is a truly passionate and highly motivated maker who loves to pass, on her knowledge and skills in hand crafted textiles   

POPPY PETALS with Anita O’Neill, Eau Brink Studio – Sunday 10.15am

90-minute workshop – cost £25.00

[Max 12 people]

Join Anita for this ‘Poppy Petals’ workshop and discover the art of poppy-inspired machine embroidery.

Learn to transfer your designs onto fabric and prepare them for free motion embroidery.

Guided by Anita you’ll create stunning 3D elements using organza fabrics and master free-motion machine stitching techniques.

Advisory Note:

Perfect for both seasoned embroiderers and beginners, over the age of 16.

Meet the Tutor

Anita O’Neill

Anita is a textile artist and tutor based in West Norfolk, specializing in mixed media textile art and free motion embroidery. Anita loves sharing her passion through teaching and exhibiting at UK textile events and in her local county of Norfolk.

FREE MOTION CUSHION COVER with Kerrie Padmore, Living in Loveliness – Sunday 14.00pm

2-hour workshop – cost £36.00

[Max 12 people]

Join Kerrie Padmore from Living in Loveliness and immerse yourself in the art of raw edge appliqué and free motion embroidery. Create a gorgeous floral design, with beautiful fabric remnants, play with fun techniques, and enjoy learning new skills.

You will leave the workshop with a stunning cushion cover, ready to fit a 40cm (16in) cushion pad. Please note – the cushion pad is not provided in this class.

This hands-on session is perfect for those looking to enhance their sewing skills and create a beautiful cushion.

Advisory Note:

This workshop is not suitable for children under 16 years. Some prior use of a sewing machine would be beneficial.

Meet the Tutor

Kerrie Padmore

Since launching ‘Living In Loveliness’ 11 years ago, Kerrie’s passion for teaching and super-cute fabrics has blossomed and grown. With sewing classes and sewing retreats from beginners to the more advanced sewers, plus her fabulous range of sewing patterns.

Kerrie’s passion lies in bringing people together in workshops through their shared joy of sewing, and she looks forward to welcoming you to her wonderful world of ‘Living in Loveliness’ at the Farnborough Creative Craft and Stitching Show.

COLOURFUL WATER BRUSH CALLIGRAPHY ARTWORKS with Emily Goodwin or Emma Cox, The Modern Calligraphy Co – Sunday 13.15pm

60-minute workshop – cost £18.00

[Max 20 people]

Join this fantastic workshop to explore creating calligraphy with water brushes. With basic strokes transforming into beautiful letters, you will discover eye-catching colour blending techniques with coloured inks, and create your own artwork to hang on your wall or gift to someone special using unique art template cards.

Advisory Note:

This workshop is suitable for adults and children over 12 years, but they must be accompanied by an adult. 

Meet the Tutors

The Modern Calligraphy Co The Modern Calligraphy Co, run by world-renowned calligraphic artist Kirsten Burke and Managing Director Jill Hembling, has been running for 25 years, spreading their passion for Modern Calligraphy across the UK. Dedicated to making calligraphy accessible to everyone, they run workshops all over the country, including from their HQ on the South Coast