Steam Punk Bird House
Steampunk is a sub genre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic design inspired by 19th-century industrial steam powered machinery. Steampunk works are often set in an alternative of the 19th century British Victorian era in a future during which steam power has maintained mainstream usage, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power.
During these fun filled 2 hours we will have a plain bird house each that we will decorate…. there is a treasure trove of items for you to pick through. You can be as simplistic or as bonkers as you like. If you have items that you want to involve, feel free to bring them with you.
All materials are provided plus beverages and biscuits galore.
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Free-Machine Embroidery with Sarah Sewellfrom £38.00
2020 dates now available.
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.
Paper Cutting for Beginnersfrom £32.00
During this 2 hour course, you will learn the beautiful and detailed art of paper cutting.
This session is suitable for absolute beginners and for ages 12 and up.
You will learn to handle your craft knife with ease and how to follow paper cutting templates. You will start with two quick warm up template to learn how much pressure to use on your paper and how to handle curves and angles while cutting.
Next you will start a template from your pack to finish during the session.
You will leave with a new found confidence in paper craft, a huge pack of templates for cutting at home, a specialist craft and spare blades and an A4 cutting mat.
Beverages and light snacks are included plus all materials.
Wall Hanging – Loom Weavingfrom £32.00
On this relaxed two hour workshop we will earn how to weave using a small wooden frame lap loom. You will learn how to warp your own loom, then finish and create your own woven wall-hanging or decorative fabric. The project will have a focus on texture, pattern and colour and all materials will be included.
We will take you through the process of preparing and choosing your yarn and how to use various fibres and techniques to get you started and then our large stash of yarn and fabric are yours to enjoy.
We use a simple lap loom that is perfect for both children from the age of 6 and adults to engage with this traditional craft and learn to make something new and unique with your own two hands. Once you have the basics down, you will be able to pick and choose your textures and colours at your own pace and taste. You will leave the workshop with a lovely wall hanging, but don’t panic! If you don’t finish your piece in two hours you can finish it at home. The lap loom you have been using is all yours to keep and take home with you.
This is a very child friendly workshop, but we do ask that under 14’s are 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.
Wet Felted Pot Sunday 2nd August 2020 1pm – 3pm£36.00
In this fun 2 hour workshops we will be wet felting a cute little pot using the resist felting technique.
We will start by learning the basics of wet felting, this will include the terms used for different stages of felting and and introduction to the tools needed. We use household items for our felting, so this is a craft that could easily be continued at home. Then we will choose a variety of colours from our large wool stash to create a little pot.
We will also show you how to embellish your pot with hand stitches or bead work.
This course is suitable for complete beginners, it does require manual work with your hands. We do however take plenty of breaks and have two tutors on hand to help, so please don’t be put off if you have problems with mobility.