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.
Copper Etchingfrom £38.00
On this 3 hour class, students will be introduced to the basic techniques for etching designs onto copper. Students will experiment using permanent markers and permanent ink stamping pads to create textures, patterns, and images on metal.
Students will have the opportunity to make a framed picture and a couple of pieces of jewellery such as a pendant, key chain, earrings, or bracelet.
No previous jewellery experience is necessary and this class is suitable for complete beginners including sensible children.
All materials and use of tools are included in the price of the workshop. We will be using an acid to etch our metal pieces. It is not a highly corrosive material but it will stain, please wear old clothes. Safety goggles, gloves and aprons will be provided.
Hot and cold beverages and light snacks are included.
Make a Lampshade with Sarah Sewellfrom £35.00
In this 2 hour workshop, Sarah Sewell of Wildgoose Designs will teach you how to make a fabric-covered 30cm drum lampshade. Your lampshade can be made for a table lamp or pendant fitting (ceiling). Suitable for beginners & absolutely no crafting experience necessary!
A selection of fabric is included in the price but you may wish to bring your own fabric to cover your lampshade (Please note – this needs to measure at least 100cm x 30cm. Medium weight cotton fabric works best for this – please no stretchy or very thick/upholstery fabric)
There will also be a selection of retro cotton fabrics available to purchase (£5 per lampshade) if you prefer.
Extra kits will also be available to purchase at a discount price of £12 per kit (fabric not included).
Mono printing is a form of printing that only produces one original image, unlike other printing forms where you can get multiple prints from one original.
There are many techniques for Monoprinting that create beautiful results. Working with thick printing inks and a lovely selection of handmade papers, you will produce a number of original prints to take home with you.
Our wonderful tutor Fiona will be on hand to gently guide you in this craft. All materials are included plus beverages and light snacks.
Paper Marblingfrom £26.00
On this workshop, our lovely tutor Lucy will teach you the art of marbling paper.
After a brief history of paper marbling and its uses. Lucy will introduce you to the tradition method of marbling which uses carragheenan size to float pigments on water. Students will get to try this and a number of modern techniques to create lots of sample patterned papers.
You will then have the time to experiment with these different marbling techniques and create some of your own fantastic pieces of marbled art.
You will leave with all your lovely samples, a handout explaining how to continue your journey and all the recipes we use to create the different marble baths.
This fabulously fun course is 3 hours long 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 (but we do recommend wearing old clothes for this one, some inks will stain). Directions and further information (if needed) will be emailed directly to you two weeks before the course date.
Pickled Bums – A Lovely Jar Full.from £15.00
Coming to you straight from the 80’s and 90’s……..PICKLED BUMS!
I have very fond memories of seeing these at church craft fairs as a child. We are bringing them back to perk up (snort) 2018.
In this 2 hour session you’ll get to make a pile of bums to stuff in a nicely decorated and labelled bum jar. They are NOT edible. We’ve had lots of folk thinking they are. Sadly not. But they ARE great as a cheeky secret Santa gift or to keep as a conversation starter with the Inlaws. These sessions will be 2 hours long, loaded with chocolate, mince pies and cheeky beverages (please feel free to bring a Christmas tipple if you wish to the evening sessions).
There is a small amount of sewing involved making these bums, but don’t worry! It is suitable for a complete beginner and for ages 6 +, so we have put on an afternoon session for those who wish to bring younger bum makers along.
This is a really fun, light hearted craft and if you are game for a giggle and a relaxed afternoon or evening, please come along. It may take away the stresses and worries of Christmas, if only for a few hours. Plus, you get to add blusher to a tiny bum crack and stuff it in a jar, what more could you want?!
8 places are available on each class and we have PLENTY of jars and materials. So feel free to make as many sets of pickled bums as you wish.