Free-Machine Embroidery with Sarah Sewellfrom £38.00
Free-machine embroidery has been described by Kirsty Allsopp as ‘the crack cocaine of the crafting world!’ and we have to agree – it is VERY addictive!
Sarah’s workshop will introduce you to this fascinating art form – it can be described as drawing with your sewing machine. This workshop is suitable for absolute beginners (no previous sewing experience required) but is also great as an introduction to a different sewing technique for more accomplished machinists or as a refresher for those that have tried free-machine embroidery before.
You will learn how to set up a sewing machine ready for free-machine embroidery and can have fun practising doodling and ‘writing’ onto fabric. Once you have mastered the basics, you will design and create your own framed textile picture using free-machine embroidery & appliqué techniques.
There will be a selection of fabrics available for you to use in your appliqué design, but you are very welcome to bring your own fabric if you prefer.
At the end of the workshop you will be able to set up a sewing machine for free-machine embroidery and have the knowledge to create your own textile art at home.
Information regarding suitable fabrics and threads etc and where to buy them will also be given to you.
You don’t need to bring anything with you as all tools and materials/equipment will be provided. However, please do feel free to bring your own fabric scraps & photos or pictures to provide inspiration for your framed picture.
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).
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.
Silk Painting for Cards & Small Picturesfrom £32.00
This 2 hour course is designed for complete beginners to the art of silk painting, it’s also perfect for those with experience who are feeling a little rusty.
We will start by looking at some lovely samples of resist and free form silk painting. Then we will learn how to stretch silk on a frame, how to design an image and then transfer the design to the silk using the traditional “gutta resist” technique.
Once our gutta is dry we will have LOTS of fun painting with our huge selection of colours, we will discuss mixing colours and painting techniques. We’ll also have a go at texturing our work with salt.
You will go home with a range of lovely sample pieces (perfect for card making!) a piece of spare silk and mini frame.
All equipment and full instructions are provided plus beverages and light snacks. This class is suitable for all ages.