Batiking a Tea Towelfrom £35.00
Fiona will show you the art of ‘Batik’, which is painting with wax on to fabric, to create beautiful individual works of art.
Using a Tjanting tool to manipulate your wax, you will be creating a design on a cotton tea – towel. Once the wax has set, you will using highly pigmented dyes to paint your designs.
All materials and templates are included, plus beverages and light snacks.
Crafting With The Magpies – Saturday 20th July 2019 10am – 5.30pm£65.00
Crafting with the Magpies is a brand new event for 2019 and it involves 5 crafts in one day. WOW!! Yes, we are that excited we needed to put it in captial letters. These crafts have been specifically chosen to work within a hour time frame each. You need absolutely NO crafting experience at all to join in. All materials are provided and each craft has a specialist tutor to help and guide you through each session.
On arrival at 10.00am at The Flour Mill Studio (there is a flight of steps to climb to access the studio), you’ll be greeted with a prosecco and a good lump of cake. We’ll start with a brief introduction and plan of the day.
At 10.30am we’ll start our first craft, you will be working in groups of 6 per table, but you will do your craft individually. You will have a 15 minute introduction and demo of each craft and then 45 minutes to complete your item. After an hour at each table, the gong will sound and it’s time to move to the next craft!
We will break at half 12 for a well deserved light lunch provided by a lovely local cafe (cake is 100% involved).
At 1.30pm we will continue with two more craft sessions until 3.30pm when we will stop for a glass of prosecco or a nice brew (and of course more cake).
4.00pm will be the start of our final craft and at the stroke of 5.00pm the final gong will sound and it’s time to relax, with a good cup of tea of course. You will be very welcome to chat to our tutors about the crafts from the day and ask any questions. We use this time to have a look at all the lovely work completed throughout the day.
The 5 crafts we have chosen for this event are:
Shibori dyed cotton cushion cover
Mini hoop embroidery
3d sculptured paper picture
Simple book binding – Notebook
Air dry clay trinket tray
If all of this excitement isn’t enough we have one more surprise! Every event attendee will receive a branded Two Little Magpies badge and cotton bag, just perfect for taking your finished crafts home in.
The light lunch will consist of fresh sandwiches and salad plus savoury and sweet nibbles. Please let us know of any dietry requirements as we are inclusive to all and will cater for all and any needs.
Gift Cardfrom £5.00
Unsure what to get for that someone special? Then why not treat them to a gift card and let them choose themselves!!
Available in various amounts these can be redeemed online or in our physical store and can be used against courses and workshops.
This is a downloadable product and no physical item will be shipped. You will need to print this voucher from a home printer or alternatively email the voucher to the recipient. All vouchers have an idependent code supplied and this will be enough to redeem the voucher in store or online.
Mini Cross Stitch Bee Broochfrom £32.00
Our mini cross stitch bee workshop is absolutely perfect for complete beginners.
In this class we will go over the very basics of cross stitching, including how to split embroidery floss, read a counted pattern and then stitching our way through a simple design.
Cross stitch is worked on a ‘even weave’ which means the fabric is woven to make sure that there are the same number of threads per inch in both the warp and the weft (i.e. vertically and horizontally). This leaves perfect little squares in your fabric, into which we stitch little ‘crosses’. It is a fabulous introduction to hand embroidery without the worry of designing your own pattern.
You will be able to finish your little bee in one session and we will mount it up in our tiny wooden hoops to become a brooch or hanging decoration.
You’ll come home with your finished project and a lovely goody bag which includes some spare Aida fabric, a needle, a few mini patterns and a generous amount of embroidery floss.
Beverages and light snacks plus all materials are included.
Reduction Lino Printingfrom £35.00
On this 2 hr course our lovely tutor Fiona will teach you the art of lino cutting and printing in layers.
Fiona will start the session by looking at plenty of samples of images printed using lino cutting techniques.
Fiona will go on to help you plan a design and then how to transfer it to the lino. With this method you cut and print your single piece of lino at least three times to create a multi layered piece of work.
Lastly, Fiona will show you a couple of methods of burnishing and printing your final linocut. You’ll go home with your lovely linocut, some sample prints. There is no excuse for not displaying your fab piece of art at home straight away!
This course is suitable for complete beginners to lino cutting or those wishing to brush up their skills. As lino cutting involves using sharp gauging tools we recommended attendees are 12 and over (under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult).
This is a 2 hr course and will include hot and cold beverages and lots of lovely biscuits. Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow time to get a brew and get settled, you don’t need to bring anything other than your lovely self. Directions and further information (if needed) will be emailed directly to you two weeks before the course date.