Make & Take: Inion Arts

Join us for 3 captivating Make and Take sessions at The Creative Craft Show! 


🌺✨ Dive into the art of crafting with our resin dip poppy workshop, inspired by the iconic Royal British Legion Remembrance Poppy. 🌸 In just an hour, you’ll create a stunning poppy that you can cherish forever.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through each step, sharing valuable tips and techniques to achieve beautiful results. From the wire to carefully dipping and shaping the petals, you’ll witness the transformation of simple materials into a symbolic and meaningful piece of art.

No prior experience is required! This session is perfect for both beginners and seasoned crafters looking to try their hand at resin dip crafting. All materials and tools will be provided, ensuring a hassle-free experience.

Date: Daily

Time: 10:30

Duration: 1 hour

Cost: £15 per person

Our previous make and take sessions have received excellent feedback, with participants expressing their joy in learning a new craft and creating something truly special. Limited spots are available, so book yours soon to secure your place!



🌼✨ Join our immersive Resin Dip Taster Session and unlock your creativity with this mesmerizing technique. Perfect for beginners who want to dip their toes into the world of resin crafting 🌼✨

Date: Daily

Time: 11:45

Duration: 1 hour

Cost: £15 per person

Immerse yourself in a hands-on experience where you’ll learn to shape wire, dip it into a stunning pool of resin, and assemble your very own flower masterpiece. No previous experience required – our expert instructors will guide you every step of the way.

Discover if resin dipping is your new creative passion. Limited spots available, so secure yours now!



Get ready for Christmas with our extremely popular Holly Resin Dip Session.  Always a sell-out this hour-long immersive session is perfect for those who have never used resin dip before.

Discover if resin dipping is your new creative passion as you delve into this hands-on workshop. Guided by our expert instructors, you’ll learn the art of shaping wire and transforming it into a beautiful bunch of holly. With each dip into the mesmerizing pool of resin, you’ll witness your creation come to life, leaf by leaf.

This Holly session is perfect for individuals who have never tried resin dip before and are eager to explore its artistic possibilities. No prior experience is necessary—all skill levels are welcome!

Key Features:

Engaging and interactive hour-long session

Learn the fundamentals of resin dipping

Craft a bunch of holly using the resin dipping technique

Ideal for beginners seeking to explore a new craft

Expert guidance from experienced instructors

All materials and tools provided

Take home your finished bunch of holly as a unique keepsake

Join us for this remarkable Holly Resin Dip Session for only £15. Immerse yourself in the world of resin artistry and gain invaluable insights into this exciting craft.

Date: Daily

Time: 1:15

Duration: 1 hour

Cost: £15 per person

Don’t miss this opportunity to uncover the magic of resin dipping and ignite your creativity. Secure your spot now and experience the joy of crafting with resin.


WHEN ROBINS APPEAR with Michelle Goodfield, Thimble Wood – 14.00

Stitch an adorable robin Christmas decoration with Michelle Goodfield from Thimble Wood. Join Michelle and learn her tips and tricks for hand stitching wool blend felt. The felt pieces will be ready cut for you so you can get straight on to the fun bit of sewing your robin together.

All materials needed to complete the decoration will be supplied including the wool blend felt, wooden branch and hanging cord. The finished robin is about 7.5cm and with branch and string it hangs 18cm.

Advisory Note:

Suitable for ages 14 and over, all abilities welcome

Meet the Tutor

Michelle Goodfield

A lifelong crafter, Michelle has been lucky enough to work in the craft industry for 30 years, initially designing Rubber Stamps, then writing articles on card making. This led to a career in craft publishing, writing 12 craft books and hundreds of magazine articles. It was always Michelle’s dream to start her own business

and so Thimble Wood was born four years ago where Michelle gets to design the things that she likes to make; small projects, something a bit different, sometimes quirky, often cute (even though they weren’t really intend to be) and always great fun to make. Michelle loves to make up her own techniques and find the easiest way to do things!


Ready to step into our time machine – which takes you back over 2000 years? This journey takes you through the incredible artisan technique of Batik, commonly used in the Far East. You will explore various tools and methods for building up multiple layers of hot wax and dyes on to cotton fabric.

The applied wax resists dyes and therefore allows the artisan to colour selectively by soaking the cloth in one colour, removing the wax with boiling water, and repeating if multiple colours are desired.

In this workshop you will:

• Stretch the cotton fabric on a wooden frame.

• Prepare the design on paper.

• Transfer the design on the fabric

• Choose two colours for the design and start applying wax for first colour.

* Dip the fabric in first dye.

• Dry the fabric and apply wax for second colour and dip it in dye-bath (if time allows).

• At home, you will remove the wax by washing it in boiling water or ironing between layers of paper.

Advisory Note:

Not suitable for children under 16 years

Meet the Tutor

Shree (Shraddha) Desai

Shree is a Textile Designer and Textile Art Workshop leader who is dedicated and passionate about teaching and connecting to the creative world. Shree’s background includes a Master’s degree in Textile Design from the National Institute of Design in India. Most recently, she has been conducting Textile art workshops around the UK and is inspired by teaching both children and adults and delivering excellent customer-focused workshops.

FABULOUS FREE-MOTION STITCHING with Kerrie Padmore, Living in Loveliness – 10.00

Join Kerrie from Living In Loveliness to learn the art of basic raw edge applique and stippling quilting during this fabulous free motion workshop.
Free motion can completely transform the most basic project and make any project from a simple zipper make up bag to a beautiful quilt looking absolutely stunning.

You will leave the workshop with two samples: 
your stippling practice-piece and your floral or Christmas Inspired free motion panel. You will be using Bosal Arcadia Batting to add a beautiful finish to your project allowing you to turn these panels into a wall hanging, cushion front or table centre – the choice is yours.

Advisory Note:

Suitable for over 16’s, beginners and experienced sewers.

Meet the Tutor

Kerrie Padmore, Living in Loveliness

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


This fun project will give you a cute little bag, perfect for gifting at Christmas. Afterwards you can reuse it for your lunch or anything else you like. It’s made from two fat quarters and can be embellished as desired; there will also be enough fabric to add patch pockets too. Finished bag measures 8” x 8” x 3”, with handles.

Techniques covered include the following:

Lining a project

Turning through

Adding patch pockets

Top stitching

Turning handles

A great project for beginners or those wanting to learn some new techniques.

Just bring along yourself, all materials provided.

Advisory Note:

Not suitable for children under 16 years.

Meet the Tutor

Mark Francis

Mark’s practical sewing experiences began quite late in life, but his relationship with sewing began when he was a small child. However, needlework was not something that little boys were encouraged to do in the 1980’s.

Many years passed until he found the confidence to finally learn to use a sewing machine, and he discovered his passion for making clothes and costumes. Then, a few years ago, Mark’s husband entered him for the Great British Sewing Bee and life hasn’t been the same since! 

Mark now works across the sewing industry, teaching, presenting talks and developing his growing range of sewing patterns.

MINI SHOULDER TRAVEL BAG with Clive Bruder – 14.00

Clive from @wesewtoo and @boyssewtoo shows you how to create a little mini shoulder travel bag with a secure zip fastening. It’s perfect for all your holiday essentials, such as wallet, sun cream, water bottle and phone, now you’re ready to hit the beach!

Advisory Note:

Not suitable to children under 16 years. Experience using a sewing machine preferable.

Meet the Tutor

Clive Bruder

Clive started sewing when he was around 10 years old. With the help of his Mum he made some curtains for their home on an old hand cranked Singer sewing machine that was gifted to them by a relative. Ever since Clive has been hooked on sewing.

He went on to college to study textile design, followed by The University College for the Creative Arts in Epsom, to achieve a Fashion BA Honours Degree.

Over the past few years with the support of family and friends Clive was encouraged to start his own business Bruderful Design. Unfortunately like many, his business was badly impacted by COVID, but despite the pandemic he’s been extremely lucky with new exciting opportunities. This included a regular guest slot on Sewing Street TV, the launch of @WeSewToo and along with his husband Mark he has attended many sewing shows and together with Mark’s successful brand, they have released lots of sewing patterns too.

Clive says, “Nothing makes me happier than being at my sewing machine and being creative.” 


Free-Machine Embroidery will be used to trap fibres and fabrics between layers of water-soluble stabiliser, to create a winter landscape with a beautiful festive tree in the foreground. 

With useful tips and instructions given in the session, wash out the stabiliser at home and stitch together around the vessel.

All materials including a vessel to work around and LED Fairy lights will be included.

Advisory Note:

Suitable for over 16’s, beginners and experienced sewers.

Meet the Tutor

Ruth Parkinson-Johns

Ruth is a Mixed Media Textile Artist who works with an experimental approach in printing, dyeing, hand and machine embroidery. Her inspiration is found in nature, imagination and memory. Ruth enjoys sharing her passion for textiles with others through teaching here at the NEC Birmingham and on special request from various Textile/Art groups etc.

A WINTER’S LAKE ­– FREE MOTION EMBROIDERY with Anita O’Neill, Eau Brink Studio – 12.00

Join Anita for a captivating workshop, “A Winter’s Lake,” where you will learn the art of free-motion embroidery on pre-printed fabric. Under the expert guidance of Anita, you’ll explore how to skilfully stitch into the picturesque scene, enhancing and highlighting different areas of the piece. With the needle as your brush, you’ll effectively “colour in” the fabric, creating a stunning and unique masterpiece inspired by the beauty of winter landscapes. No prior embroidery experience is required – come and immerse yourself in this creative and relaxing journey!

Advisory Note:

Suitable for over 16’s only. No previous machine embroidery necessary, although experience on a sewing machine would be useful.

Meet the Tutor

Anita O’Neill

Sewing has been an integral part of Anita’s life since she was young. Growing up with a mother who was a skilled tailor, Anita didn’t particularly enjoy the structural aspects of sewing, but she eagerly lent a hand in embellishing wherever she was allowed.

Receiving her first sewing machine at 16, Anita went on to achieve Level I and II certification in Creative Studies and design, working with renowned artist Ruth Issett.

In October 2013, Anita established her own studio in Norfolk, where she could teach mixed media textiles and invite other tutors to share their expertise in the area. Today, Eau Brink Studio continues to thrive, offering a diverse range of workshops throughout the year to cater to all disciplines within the textile world.

As an exhibiting artist and proud member of the West Norfolk Artists Association, Anita’s work can be enjoyed at numerous local venues throughout the year.


Learn how to machine embroider a winter wildflower fabric collage. Yvonne will share her tips and techniques on how to create your very own fabric art collage. Learn how to create a fabric art collage piece using, hand dyed fabrics, printed fabrics, viole netting fabric, ribbon and simplistic embroidery stitches, then lastly adding embellishments to pull the scenic fabric collage together.

Booklet and all materials are included: Workshop booklet with template, prepared fabric base, hand dyed fabrics, printed fabrics, viole netting fabric, ribbon, cotton, yarn embroidery needle and handmade embellishments

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 creator based in Suffolk, England.

Having always been a creative person with a love for drawing and using texture to create art, it was not until much later in life through taking on a degrees BA(Hon) in Textile Design and then a Masters in Contemporary Craft Practice textiles became a passion.

Having had the privileged of working within education most of her adult life this has allowed her skills to be transferred to working as a freelance workshop teacher turning her hand to 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.


Based on Helen’s latest book: Dressmaking. The Easy Guide, you will learn how to measure yourself accurately and choose the best-sized block. You will learn how to trace off a block accurately. Helen will then demonstrate how to alter a toile, before demonstrating how to transfer simple pattern alterations to the pattern.

This workshop is for anyone who wants to learn how to draft dress patterns for themselves. The size chart goes from a UK 6 – 44. 

All materials and equipment provided for use in the class.

Advisory Note: All ages and abilities are welcome.

Meet the Tutor

Helen Rhiannon

Helen Rhiannon is a dressmaking expert and bestselling Author. Helen has gained extensive knowledge over the last 18 years from designing and creating bespoke clothing and bridal wear. Helen has also taught sewing and dressmaking for many years, which led her to publish her new book, ‘Dressmaking The Easy Guide’.  Helen is also a regular Guest Presenter on Sewing Street TV.

Through her new book, Helen will hand hold you through the basics of dressmaking and the skills you will learn to be able to create your own beautifully fitted dress. You will be able to choose the exact size that fits and flatters you from a bespoke sizing chart, which ranges from a UK 6 – 44.