Sep 11th Weds 1pm – 3pm, Nov 6th Weds 1pm – 3pm
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.
Sep 11th Weds 1pm – 3pm, Nov 6th Weds 1pm – 3pm
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This workshop is for the relaxing art of hand quilting, it is suitable for ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS. Even if you have never threaded a needle in your life, you will leave the workshop with the start of mini quilt and new sewing skills under your belt. We do not use a machine for any part of this mini quilt so it can be finished at home with very little equipment.
We will be introducing you to the traditional patchwork technique of English paper piecing or EPP. English Paper Piecing is shaping fabric around a paper template and hand stitching the shapes together to create a quilt or wall-hanging. It is very relaxing and an easy method of patchwork and a lovely introduction to the world of quilting.
During the 3 hour workshops we will teach you the techniques & skills to create hexagons, how to cut and use paper pieces to make accurate shapes and how to glue or hand baste them together.
We will then make 7 hexagons to hand sew together to make a lovely flower shape. We will show you how to edge and bind your work to make a mini wall hanging or cushion front.
This could be the start of a very addictive craft for you that can lead to an heirloom family quilt. It is an economical and fun way to use up fabric scraps and is super portable.
Fri 20th November 2020 6.30pm – 9.30pm – Workshop will be making a Christmas decoration rather than a mini quilt.
All material included. Fabric, thread and paper templates, plus all the additional fabric and batting to complete your work at home.
Our Crafting with the Magpies events are our most popular workshop of the year. It involves a super busy day of 5 crafts in one day and a lovely fresh buffet lunch. WOW!! Yes, we are that excited we needed to put it in capital 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 9.30am at The Flour Mill Studio (there is a flight of steps to climb to access the studio), you’ll be greeted with a tea or Prosecco and a good lump of cake. We’ll start with a brief introduction and plan of the day.
At 10.15am we’ll start our first craft, you will be working in groups of 6 – 8 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 3.45pm when we will stop for a glass of Prosecco or a nice brew (and of course more cake).
4.30pm will be the start of our final craft and at the stroke of 5.30pm 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:
TO BE ANNOUNCED
If all of this excitement isn’t enough we have one more surprise! Every event attendee will receive a branded Two Little Magpies badge, cotton bag and notebook, 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 dietary requirements as we are inclusive to all and will cater for all and any needs.
Under 16’s are very welcome as long as they are accompanied by a fully paid adult. Unfortunately we cannot take under 8’s for these events.
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Available in various amounts these can be redeemed online or in our physical store and can be used against courses and workshops.
This is a downloadable product and no physical item will be shipped. You will need to print this voucher from a home printer or alternatively email the voucher to the recipient. All vouchers have an idependent code supplied and this will be enough to redeem the voucher in store or online.
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 bouquet of flowers.
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 cooked at home, but we will send you home with a nifty little baking tray and all instructions needed to finish your bouquet.
All materials included plus beverages and light snacks.