Bookable Workshops
Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts

Bookable Workshops

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Designed with our visitors in mind, our programme of workshops gives you the chance to develop & hone established or new skills. Workshops start from as little as £10, you’ll be learning in small groups & a friendly environment. Our experts will be on hand to share their skill & develop yours though a fantastic value workshop.

All materials are provided, you will be shown all of the skills required to complete the project but due to the length of each workshop, some projects may need to be completed at home.

Creative Den 1 Workshops

HAND PRINTED BY ME!

Leah Higgins from Urban Studio North

Hand print both sides of a heavy-weight cotton tote bag using vibrant textile inks – your choice from a lush range of colours, a funky selection of text and a cool assortment of shapes! 

90-minute workshop – £18.00 / Each Day / 9.45am – 11.15am / 16 places

 

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LAMINATED FABRIC PATCHWORK COSMETIC BAG

Sarah Patterson from the Sewing-Sanctuary

In this workshop you will learn: How to use and deal with laminated fabric; the difference between this and oilcloth; how to apply bias binding, insert a zip fastener and create a sugar bag bottom. All materials provided. NOTE: This workshop is suitable for those competent at using a sewing machine.

90-minute workshop – £20.00 / Each Day / 11.45am – 1.15pm / 10 places

 

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LAMINATED FABRIC MAKE-UP BAG

Sarah Patterson from the Sewing-Sanctuary

In this workshop you will learn: How to use and deal with laminated fabric; the difference between this and oilcloth; how to insert a zip fastener and create a sugar bag bottom. NOTE: This workshop is suitable for those competent at using a sewing machine.

60-minute workshop – £15.00 / Each Day / 3.00pm – 4.00pm / 10 places

 

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NEEDLE FELTED SNOWMAN (Thursday only)

Steffi Stern from the Makerss

Join Steffi to make your very characterful snowman. You will learn how to sculpt with wool using a felting needle and add details. The snowman is easy to make and as you will experience needle felting, maybe for the first time, they soon turn into little characters. You will take away your personalised snowman together with the tools and instructions. This workshop is suitable for total beginners. The finished snowman stands about 12-15cm tall.

60-minute workshop – £12.00 / Thursday 31st / 1.45pm – 2.45pm / 20 places

 

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NEEDLE FELTED ROBIN BAUBLE (Friday only)

Steffi Stern from the Makerss

Join Steffi to make a beautiful robin bauble decoration. You will learn how to sculpt with wool using a felting needle and add details. The robin is easy to make and is an all time favourite during the festive season. You will take away your robin bauble together with the tools and instructions. This workshop is suitable for total beginners. The finished bauble is about 6cm in diameter. 

60-minute workshop – £12.00 / Friday 1st / 1.45pm – 2.45pm / 20 places

 

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NEEDLE FELTED TOMTE (Saturday only)

Steffi Stern from the Makerss

Join Steffi to make a Nordic traditional Christmas decoration: a tomte. You will learn how to sculpt with wool by using a felting needle and add details. The tomte is easy to make and a fun project as you are personalising this bearded decoration. You will take away your tomte together with the tools and instructions. This workshop is suitable for total beginners. The finished tomte is about 20-25cm tall.

60-minute workshop – £12.00 / Saturday 2nd / 1.45pm – 2.45pm / 20 places

 

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NEEDLE FELTED WINTER LANDSCAPE (Sunday only)

Steffi Stern from the Makerss

Join Steffi to make a beautiful Winter Landscape. You will learn how to paint with wool using a felting needle, mix wool and how to add details to give the landscape perspective. This is an easy project and allows for your own personal touches. The finished picture makes for a nice decoration (framed or not) or as a motif on a card. You will take away your picture together with the tools and instructions. This workshop is suitable for total beginners. 

60-minute workshop – £12.00 / Sunday 3rd / 1.45pm – 2.45pm / 20 places

 

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Creative Den 2 Workshops

MAKE HEDGEHOG HETTY AND BABY LULU IN STAINED GLASS (Thursday only)

Tracey Quinn

In this workshop you will explore the possibilities of working with stained glass using the Tiffany style technique. With pre-cut glass pieces you will create these cute hedgehog designs, learning how to tape around glass with copper foil, solder the pieces together and silver to enhance it’s appearance. Hetty and Lulu stand approximately 16cm tall, including the base. Children between 12 – 16yrs are welcome to participate, as long as they are accompanied by a paying adult who is fully responsible for their Health & Safety and supervision.

90-minute workshop – £26.00 / Thursday 31st / 9.45am – 11.15am / 20 places

 

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MAKE BOBBIN ROBIN IN STAINED GLASS (Friday only)

Tracey Quinn

Using the Tiffany style technique we will create a cute Christmas Robin. Foiling, soldering the pre-cut glass pieces you will create these cute Bobbin Robin designs with no experience necessary! Learning how to tape glass with copper foil, the technique of soldering the pieces together and silvering to enhance its appearance. Bobbin Robin stands approx. 16cm tall including base. Children between 12 – 16yrs are welcome to participate, as long as they are accompanied by a paying adult who is fully responsible for their Health & Safety and supervision.

90-minute workshop – £22.00 / Friday 1st / 9.45am – 11.15am / 20 places

 

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MAKE THIS TURTLE DOVE CHRISTMAS LANTERN IN STAINED GLASS (Saturday only)

Tracey Quinn

In this workshop you will explore the possibilities of working with stained glass using the Tiffany style technique. With pre-cut glass pieces you will create a 3D design, learning how to tape around glass with copper foil, solder the pieces together and silver to enhance it’s appearance. The Turtle Dove design has been pre-fired into the glass using a kiln. Turtle Dove Christmas Lantern stands approximately 25cm tall, including the hanger and a FREE 2m length of LED lights (batteries included). Children between 12 – 16yrs are welcome to participate, as long as they are accompanied by a paying adult who is fully responsible for their Health & Safety and supervision.

90-minute workshop – £30.00 / Saturday 2nd / 9.45am – 11.15am / 20 places

 

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MAKE THIS VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS BUNTING IN STAINED GLASS (Sunday only)

Tracey Quinn

Using the Tiffany style technique you will create a length of Christmas bunting. Pre-firing the glass in a kiln has created the colourful Victoriana design that you will use to complete ten bunting shapes. During the class you will learn how to tape the glass with copper foil, solder the pieces together and silver them to enhance their appearance. The Victorian Christmas Bunting has a length of 0.8m. Children between 12 – 16yrs are welcome to participate, as long as they are accompanied by a paying adult who is fully responsible for their Health & Safety and supervision.

90-minute workshop – £26.00 / Sunday 3rd / 9.45am – 11.15am / 20 places

 

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NORDIC TOMTE GNOME WITH TEALIGHT

Annette Smyth

Create your own Tomte gnome in this fun fabric-sculpting workshop where you will learn techniques to help you recycle jars and fabric at home. This traditional Nordic Christmas decoration makes a great gift for family and friends!

90-minute workshop – £20.00 / Each Day / 11.30am – 1.00pm / 20 places

 

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SILVER CLAY – SOS SEA TURTLE TASTER WORKSHOP

Tracey Spurgin

Aimed at the absolute beginner. Join Jewellery Maker TV Guest designer Tracey Spurgin as she guides you step-by-step through this adorable project to make a stunning pendant in fine silver. Note: Jump ring and chain not included. 

90-minute workshop – £22.00 / Each Day / 1.15pm – 2.45pm / 20 places

 

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WIRED CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATION

Sally Boehme

Using pretty glass beads and leaves twisted on enamelled copper wire topped with a glass star bead, create a lovely decoration for your home this Christmas! Finished tree is 8-9cm tall. Choice of three colourways: Blue and silver, red and silver, or green and purple.

60-minute workshop – £12.00 / Each Day / 3.00pm – 4.00pm / 16 places

 

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The Creation Station

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Art Creative Den

Calligraphy Made Easy

with Maisie Minett from The Modern Calligraphy Co.

This fun and inspirational workshop will take you through using either dip pen or brush pens. You’ll learn how to control the pressure to create the contrasting thick and thin strokes that make modern calligraphy so striking. Looking at letter-forms and colour blending, this is the perfect introduction to modern calligraphy! You will have your beautiful completed templates to take home with you, as well as your worksheets to continue your practice at home.

60-minute workshop – £10.00 / Friday & Saturday / 10.30am – 11.30pm / 20 places

 

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Calligraphy Made Easy

with Maisie Minett from The Modern Calligraphy Co.

This fun and inspirational workshop will take you through using either dip pen or brush pens. You’ll learn how to control the pressure to create the contrasting thick and thin strokes that make modern calligraphy so striking. Looking at letter-forms and colour blending, this is the perfect introduction to modern calligraphy! You will have your beautiful completed templates to take home with you, as well as your worksheets to continue your practice at home.

60-minute workshop – £10.00 / Friday & Saturday / 12.00pm – 13.00pm / 20 places

 

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Calligraphy Made Easy

with Maisie Minett from The Modern Calligraphy Co.

This fun and inspirational workshop will take you through using either dip pen or brush pens. You’ll learn how to control the pressure to create the contrasting thick and thin strokes that make modern calligraphy so striking. Looking at letter-forms and colour blending, this is the perfect introduction to modern calligraphy! You will have your beautiful completed templates to take home with you, as well as your worksheets to continue your practice at home.

60-minute workshop – £10.00 / Friday & Saturday / 14.00pm – 15.00pm / 20 places

 

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Calligraphy Made Easy

with Maisie Minett from The Modern Calligraphy Co.

This fun and inspirational workshop will take you through using either dip pen or brush pens. You’ll learn how to control the pressure to create the contrasting thick and thin strokes that make modern calligraphy so striking. Looking at letter-forms and colour blending, this is the perfect introduction to modern calligraphy! You will have your beautiful completed templates to take home with you, as well as your worksheets to continue your practice at home.

60-minute workshop – £10.00 / Friday & Saturday / 15.30pm – 16.30pm / 20 places

 

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