Apr Wed 17th 7pm – 9pm
Apr Wed 17th 7pm – 9pm
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Paper quilling lets you coil and shape colourful strips of paper into beautiful works of art. This art form looks complicated and fiddly but we PROMISE you it is not as hard as it looks, and we consider it completely suitable for an absolute beginner.
Quilled projects are light, delicate and look very intricate. They give a strong sense that someone has put a lot of time in making them. We will provide a large selection of templates to choose from and a lovely box frame to mount your finished work. You will also leave the workshop with a quilling tool and a fine glue applicator to continue your new craft at home.
All materials are supplied plus beverages and light snacks.
Felt is a textile that is produced by matting and knotting natural fibres together. This can be done using a wet or dry method. Needle felting is the dry method of creating 3D felt objects, or further embellishing flat pieces of work. Using special barbed needles and carded wool (from local sheep) you will learn the techniques behind creating a lovely bee brooch and then have a chance to make a little project of your own choice.
We will start by learning about the tools and equipment used in needle felting. We will have lots of samples of wool and fibre to help us learn about texture and form. Each attendee will make a small sample to practise using the needles before we start on a felted bee. You will be shown how to felt different shapes and how to join those shapes together. We will add our bee wings using felt or acetate, little eye embellishments and finally add a little brooch back or an invisible thread to complete our bees.
You will leave the course having learnt a new craft skill. If you fancy, you can also buy a felt kit and wool directly from us to continue at home.
This course is suitable for complete beginners to needle felting or those wishing to brush up their skills. As needle felting involves pushing very sharp needles into felt we recommended attendees are 12 and over (under 16 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.
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.
This two hour workshop is an introduction to shaping and layering paper to create wonderful pieces of art.
You may benefit from attending our beginners workshop for paper cutting, but it is not essential. You will still be able to fully participate in this workshop as we have templates and designs for all levels of experience. You do NOT need any drawing skills to enjoy this workshop as all projects are based on templates. We are happy to show those who wish, how to create a template from your own drawing at home.
We start by looking at the different methods used to create layers with paper and an introduction to our basic tools. We will complete a warm up cutting exercise to hone our cutting skills for the session, which includes shaping a basic mini beetle. You will then choose from a huge selection of templates and be guided through cutting your own 3D project.
You will go home with a completed framed project, plus a set of templates to continue at home with the skills you have learnt during our session. You will get to keep your cutting mat, scalpel and a packet of spare blades.
Tea, biscuits and all materials are provided for the session. Suitable for 10 years and over.