Patchwork / English paper piecing
This is a half-day workshop with Kate Marsden of Made By Mrs M where you will learn how to prepare your fabrics and stitch them together to make a traditional hexagon quilt top.
"Always keep your eyes open. Keep watching. Because whatever you see can inspire you"
Make your own hand cut paper map
A paper cutting workshop with a difference: Kip Perdue of Kartegraphik will draw you chosen map in advance and you'll go home with a beautifully cut special picture ready to frame and give away as a personalised present or keep for yourself. You can do this as a beginner but we recommend that you take the basic paper cut class first.
"Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul - and you answer"
Make a handpainted lampshade
This is a full-day workshop with Kate Marsden of Made By Mrs M where you will have the opportunity to experiment with fabric paints in the morning and create a unique lampshade for your home in the afternoon.
"Don't compare your beginning to someone else's middle"
Metallic printing on fabric
Create fabulous metallic fabric prints with with Anna Jackson of Black Cactus London. Using textile foiling you will learn to apply your own original designs in lush metallic colours to pieces of fabric. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced maker, you will receive hands on attention to quickly get you printing and having fun!
"Creativity takes courage"
Introduction to paper cutting
Try out this unique and unusual medium for expressing yourself, even as a complete beginner: Kip Perdue of Kartegraphik will teach you how to draw with a blade. You will learn introductory paper cutting techniques allowing you to make one of a selection of designs. This workshop is designed as a taster for anyone interested in paper cutting crafts: no previous art training, drawing or knowledge of paper craft is necessary.
"Making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity"
Metallic leather jewellery
Create your own unique leather jewellery with with Anna Jackson of Black Cactus London. Using simple techniques with Anna's own collection of hand printed metallic leather you'll learn how to make your own original jewellery pieces to wear or give.
"I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious"
Create a set of tealight holders with decoupage
In this workshop you will learn the basics of decoupage on glass with Gabriela Szulman. Using tissue papers from the wide selection available at the studio, you'll create your own set of four tea-light holders to take home. This is a great introduction to an unusual technique that will allow you to upcycle and personalise other glass items such as coasters and plates in an easy and affordable way.
"Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye"
Make your own lampshade
Get creative and learn how to make your own lampshade in this fun and easy workshop with Kate Marsden of Made By Mrs M. You can choose from Kate's awesome Mid Century inspired fabrics or bring your own. The shade will measure 20cm in diameter so it’s perfect for a small lamp or ceiling pendant. When you book the workshop, you will be asked to select your preferred fabric, to suit your home.
"The creative adult is the child who survived"
Ursula K. Le Guin
Decoupage a mirror frame or a jewellery box
In this decoupage workshop you will learn to transform and embellish either a mirror frame or a jewellery box with Gabriela Szulman, who uses this technique widely in her own work. You will use patterned papers from Gabriela’s extensive studio collection, and get to grips with all the tricks involved in applying layers of paper to a flat surface. No experience is necessary to make the most of this versatile upcycling technique.
"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have"
Linocut printing on fabric
Create your own original lino cut fabric napkins with with Anna Jackson of Black Cactus London. Learn how easy it is to create your own designs using lino cut printing techniques, all without the need for a special equipment or space. You will cut your own lino block design and print a set of four original cloth napkins for your home or to give.
"Everything you can imagine is real"
Metallic paper art
Create your own work of art with with Anna Jackson of Black Cactus London. Using simple techniques with metallic foils you'll make your own original design on paper suitable for framing for your home. This is a relaxed afternoon of art-making suitable for both beginners and advanced creative people, where Anna will share some of the fun techniques that she uses to create her own work.