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.
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.
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.
Resin Jewellery & Keepsakesfrom £32.00
On this 2 hour course we will teach you all about epoxy resin. The 1 to 1 epoxy resin we use is low odour, non-toxic and doesn’t contain dangerous solvents.
During the workshop you will make a number of pieces of jewellery or keepsakes using our huge collection of molds.
Resin is so versatile – you can colour it with powders and inks, add glitter or shimmers, embed things in it – the only limit is your imagination!
The resin pieces will take 24 hours to cure (set). So your pieces will be finished by us and posted out to you a week after the course.