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Silk Painting for Cards & Small Pictures
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.
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.
On this relaxed course you will learn how to create a basic salt dough recipe, we will then we will form our dough into a lovely Christmas wreath and a set of cute gift tags.
Super popular in the 90’s this craft is making a retro comeback and is really good fun for all ages.
Please bare in mind your pieces will need to be fired at home, but we will have a selection of already fired gift tags to paint on the night. We will also show a special gold leafing technique to make your work really sparkle just in time for Christmas.
All materials included plus beverages and light snacks.
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.