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.
Crafting With The Magpies – Saturday 18th May 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 session until 3.30pm where 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:
Copper etched keyring, brooch or necklace
Monoprinted mounted picture
Needle felted cactus in a pot
Papercut card or mini picture
Resin jewellery (necklace, brooch, ring, earrings or keyring)
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.
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.