Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting small stuffed creatures. It is derived from the Japanese words ‘AMI’ meaning crocheted or knitted and ‘NUIGURUMI’ meaning stuffed doll.
A basic ability in crochet is required for this workshop, it is not suitable for those who have never picked a crochet needle before. The key skills we will be covering will be crocheting in spiral rounds, creating a magic ring and making invisible decreases.
You will be able to keep your crochet hook and all materials needed to finish your creation at home if it takes you a bit longer to complete. We’ll also included the full pattern so you can make a friend for your creation.
Crafting With The Magpies – Saturday 20th July 2019 10am – 5.30pm
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.
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.