Bookable Workshops
The Creative Craft Show

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.

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Creative Den 1

MOON GAZING HARE – SILVER CLAY TASTER WORKSHOP

With 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 – £20.00 / Every Day – 12:15pm – 1:45pm / 16 places

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USING FAIR ISLE CONFIDENTLY TO BE CREATIVE AND HAVE FUN

With Monica Russel

Fair Isle patterns are great for colour work. In this workshop you will learn how to change yarn colours confidently, read charts and choose colours to blend or contrast to add interest to your project. You will be given ideas of how to add Fair Isle designs to existing patterns to make them unique. We will discuss suitable projects for you to make using colour work.

60-minute workshop – £10.00 / Each Day – 3:15pm – 4:15pm / 16 places

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CREATE STAINED GLASS SEAGULL SIMON (Friday)

With Tracey Quinn

In this workshop you will explore the possibilities of working with stained glass using a Tiffany style technique.  By means of pre-cut glass pieces, you will create a beautiful seagull design, learning how to tape around glass using copper foil.  Then, soldering the pieces together with silver coloured metals to enhance its appearance. Seagull Simon comes with a wooden display stand with rope & seashell. Tracey will also explain the design & production process of her glass work.

90-minute workshop – £20.00 / Friday 28th – 10:15am – 11:45am / 20 places

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NEEDLE FELTED PASTEL BIRD ON A STICK (Friday)

With Steffi Stern, The Makerss

Learn how to sculpt a life-sized bird in wool and add details using a felting needle. Take your finished bird home together with the tools and written instructions. This workshop is suitable for total beginners as well as for those who have already had a go. The finished bird is approximately 10cm long.

60-minute workshop – £10.00 / Friday 28th – 2:00pm – 3:00pm / 20 places

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MAKE HEDGEHOG HETTY AND BABY LULU IN STAINED GLASS (Saturday)

With Tracey Quinn

In this workshop you will explore the possibilities of working with stained glass using a Tiffany style technique.  By means of pre-cut glass pieces, you will create the Hedgehog Hetty & Baby LuLu design, learning how to tape around glass using copper foil.  Then, soldering the pieces together with silver coloured metals to enhance its appearance. Hedgehog Hetty & Baby LuLu comes with their own wooden display stand for you to accessorise with specially made felt leaves. Hetty and Lulu stand approximately 16cm tall, including the base. Tracey will also explain the design & production process of her glass work.

90-minute workshop – £25.00 / Saturday 29th – 10:15am – 11:45am / 20 places

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NEEDLE FELTED MINI LANDSCAPE (Saturday)

With Steffi Stern, The Makerss

Learn how to design and create a mini landscape using a ‘palette’ of wool and ‘paint’ it using a felting needle. Take your finished needle felted artwork away together with the tools and written instructions. This workshop is suitable for crafty beginners as well as for those who have already had a go before ­– a fun and easy skill to learn. Each picture measures 10 x15cm.

60-minute workshop – £10.00 / Saturday 29th – 2:00pm – 3:00pm / 20 places

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CREATE A BEAUTIFUL JAPANESE QUILTERS SAMPLER IN STAINED GLASS (Sunday)

With Tracey Quinn

In this workshop you will explore the possibilities of working with stained glass using a Tiffany style technique.  By means of pre-cut glass pieces, you will create the beautiful Japanese Quilters Sampler, learning how to tape around glass using copper foil.  Then, soldering the pieces together with silver coloured metals to enhance its appearance. The Japanese Quilters Sampler comes with a wooden display stand. The main patterned design has been enameled fused onto glass and there is a choice of either a soft green or baroque blue design surround.  This glass workshop session is a Limited Edition of the design.  Tracey will also explain the design & production process of her glass work. Your finished sampler will measure approximately 9 x 15cm.

90-minute workshop – £25.00 / Sunday 30th – 10:15am – 11:45am / 20 places

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NEEDLE FELT A CUTE FLUFFY BARN OWL (Sunday)

With Steffi Stern, The Makerss

Learn how to make a 3D sculpted shape with wool; ‘paint’ with wool to add shading and add other shapes onto it. Take your finished owl home together with the tools and written instructions. Suitable for total beginners as well as those who already have some experience. The finished Owl stands about 12cm tall.

60-minute workshop – £10.00 / Sunday 30th – 2:00pm – 3:00pm / 20 places

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Creative Den 2

INTRODUCTION TO GEEKSHIKO

With Jay Raven

Where sashiko meets the modern age. Learn about the historic Japanese skill of slow stitching and why it came into being then, create your own piece of artwork using the technique, but with a modern twist. No experience needed. Although there may not be time to complete the whole design during this workshop you will be equipped with all the skills and threads you need to finish the piece at home.

60-minute workshop – £10.00 / Each Day – 10.15am – 11.15am / 16 places

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WET FELT A 3D VESSEL

With Bex Raven

Create a felted vessel using wet felting techniques. Starting from the wool fibres you will learn to manipulate them to form a freestanding vessel. If time permits you may be able to also decorate with threads. No previous felting experience needed. You will take away with you the materials to be able to recreate the technique at home with your own wool fibres.

60-minute workshop – £10.00 / Each Day – 12.45pm – 13.45pm / 16 places

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SUMMER TWINKLE EARRINGS

With Sally Boehme

Using needle, thread, lead crystal and glass beads, create a pair of pretty, delicate earrings, perfect for summer. Selection of bead colours available.

60-minute workshop – £10.00 / Each Day – 2.00pm – 3.00pm / 16 places

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CRISS CROSS CUSHION

With Jennie Rayment

Fold and roll, nip and tuck! Explore a simple way to create a manipulated marvel with tactile inserts. Easy to stitch and quick to make. Take home a completed panel ideal for a cushion, bag or use in a quilt.

60-minute workshop – £10.00 / Each Day – 3.15pm – 4.15pm / 16 places

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LAZY DAISY POLYMER CLAY PENDANT (Friday)

Ange Smith, British Polymer Clay Guild

Join Ange Smith to create this summery Lazy Daisy pendant. Your finished piece will be baked ready for you to take home and you will be provided with the beads and instructions to create a daisy chain of beads to add the finishing touch.

60-minute workshop – £10.00 / Friday 28th – 11.30am – 12.30pm / 16 places

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Cheeky Frog (Saturday)

Karen Walker, British Polymer Clay Guild

Join Karen Walker for this one-hour workshop where you will be creating a cheeky frog using polymer clay (suitable for beginners).

60-minute workshop – £10.00 / Saturday 29th – 11.30am – 12.30pm / 16 places

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MAKE A THIMBLE COTTAGE IN POLYMER CLAY (Sunday)

Lisa Walker, British Polymer Clay Guild

Lisa walker will guide you through the making of a thimble cottage. Your finished piece will be baked ready for you to take home. Suitable for all skill levels.

60-minute workshop – £10.00 / Sunday 30th – 11.30am – 12.30pm / 16 places

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Crafty Beggars Workshops

Alice in Wonderland Book Bunting

With Lisa-Marie Olson from Tigerlily Makes

Join Lisa Marie Olson author of Felt Wonderland and explore how to reuse pages and imagery from old damaged books.  Breathe new life into used books and turn them into magical pieces of decorative bunting. Perfect for summer themed weddings, garden parties or to decorate the beach hut! Makers will get a choice, between Alice in Wonderland or Harry Potter.

90-minute workshop – £15.00 / Friday & Sunday – 10:30am – 12:00pm / 15 places

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Single Stack Pin Cushion (Friday)

With Lisa-Marie Olson from Tigerlily Makes

Join Lisa Marie Olson author of Felt Wonderland and learn how to make a single pin cushion to store your pins.  No experience necessary as full tuition will be given throughout. Sewers and non-sewers welcome.  You will learn how to fit pom pom-pom trim, apply die cut embellishments, stuff and finish your pin cushion.  Please note that this workshop is for a single cushion, the picture illustrates how multiple projects can be assembled.

90-minute workshop – £15.00 / Friday – 12:30pm – 2:00pm / 15 places

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Fascinator Comb (Friday)

With Rachel Warrillow from Warrillow Studio

Dip your toe into the wonderful world of millinery in this workshop to create a gorgeous little fascinator comb. Using lace, beads and an amazing material called sinamay, Rachel will guide you through each element of this fascinator, with the end result a design that is your own, unique creation.

90-minute workshop – £15.00 / Friday – 2:30pm – 4:00pm / 15 places

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Summer Bloom in a Tin (Saturday)

With Lisa-Marie Olson from Tigerlily Makes

Come and join Lisa Marie Olson author of Felt Wonderland on this 90 minute workshop and create your own blooming masterpiece in a tin. Absolutely no experience is necessary for this workshop as full guidance and tuition will be given throughout. Perfect as a themed table centre piece for a summer garden party, gathering, wedding or gift

90-minute workshop – £15.00 / Saturday – 10:30am – 12:00pm / 15 places

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Fabric Flower Crowns (Saturday)

With Rachel Warrillow from Warrillow Studio

Join this workshop to make your very own, handmade flower crown for the summer season! This crown is made from a variety of fabric flowers. You will be shown how to design and make your very own crown, wiring up the flowers to secure to the headband, and you will come away with your own, unique design.

90-minute workshop – £15.00 / Saturday – 12:30pm – 14:00pm / 15 places

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Fascinator Comb (Saturday)

With Rachel Warrillow from Warrillow Studio

Dip your toe into the wonderful world of millinery in this workshop to create a gorgeous little fascinator comb. Using lace, beads and an amazing material called sinamay, Rachel will guide you through each element of this fascinator, with the end result a design that is your own, unique creation.

90-minute workshop – £15.00 / Saturday – 2:30pm – 4:00pm / 15 places

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Alice in Wonderland Book Bunting (Sunday)

With Lisa-Marie Olson from Tigerlily Makes

Join Lisa Marie Olson author of Felt Wonderland and explore how to reuse pages and imagery from old damaged books.  Breathe new life into used books and turn them into magical pieces of decorative bunting. Perfect for summer themed weddings, garden parties or to decorate the beach hut! Makers will get a choice, between Alice in Wonderland or Harry Potter.

90-minute workshop – £15.00 / Sunday – 10:30am – 12:00pm / 15 places

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Mulberry Paper Flower Crowns (Sunday)

With Rachel Warrillow from Warrillow Studio

Get ready for the festival season with your very own, handmade flower crown. Made with a variety of eco-friendly paper flowers, you can have a crown for the summer that is as individual as you are!

90-minute workshop – £15.00 / Sunday – 12:30pm – 14:00pm / 15 places

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Hair Pins (Sunday)

With Rachel Warrillow from Warrillow Studio

Come and make these sparkling, beaded hair pins in this one-hour workshop. Using seed beads with either pearl or crystal centres, these make wonderful hair decorations for parties, proms and weddings. You will learn to create this simple, but so effective design, mounted onto a pin, and you will be able to create a set of three hair pins.

60-minute workshop – £10.00 / Sunday – 2:30pm – 15:30pm / 15 places

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Team Search Press

HOBBY BAG

With Debbie Shore

This stylish bag is so useful for storage or giftware, learn how to square a base, add lining and create a drawstring panel.
All materials provided.

60-minute workshop – £15.00 / Each Day – 10.30am – 11.30am / 10 places

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LEARN ABOUT SEWING MACHINES

With Debbie Shore

Learn the basics of using a sewing machine, from how to thread, choose stitches, adjust tensions and tricks for sewing in a straight line! Don’t worry about remembering everything you learn as you’ll go home with a signed copy of Debbie Shore’s Sewing Room Secrets book, which is full of tuition for the beginner machine sewer. Fabric and thread included.

60-minute workshop – £20.00 / Each Day – 12.00pm – 1.00pm / 10 places

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BUTTERFLY COASTER AND PLACEMAT

With Helen Rhiannon

Learn to sew the fabulous butterfly placemat or coaster from the very popular, Sew Perfect Pets, by Helen Rhiannon. This project will help to make any dinner table look beautiful!

60-minute workshop – £10.00 / Each Day – 3.00pm – 4.00pm / 10 places

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BUTTERFLY COASTER AND PLACEMAT (extra slot)

With Helen Rhiannon

Learn to sew the fabulous butterfly placemat or coaster from the very popular, Sew Perfect Pets, by Helen Rhiannon. This project will help to make any dinner table look beautiful!

60-minute workshop – £10.00 / Friday – 1.30pm – 2.30pm / 10 places

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Origami Shopper

With Jenniffer Taylor (from The Great British Sewing Bee)

‘Girl with a Sewing machine’ Author and Upcycling advocate Jenniffer Taylor, will guide you through making your own Origami Shopper. A Japanese inspired lined bag with a hidden pocket, using sustainable interlining and Shibori fabric. All materials provided

60-minute workshop – £15.00 / Saturday & Sunday – 1.30pm – 2.30pm / 10 places

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Mindful Craft

TOPIARY TREE DESIGN

With Helen Brewer

In this workshop Helen will show you how to create this stunning Topiary Tree design using just a dotting tool. This design is suitable for beginners and those with no previous painting experience. Follow step by step instructions to create a hanging plaque with 3 Topiary Trees.

60-minute workshop – £10.00 / Each Day – 10.30am – 11.30am / 12 places

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BEAUTIFUL DAISY DESIGN

With Helen Brewer

In this workshop Helen will introduce you to the comma stroke. Suitable for those who have some experience of Folk It, Helen will work with you to practice the comma stroke, which is the basis of the round brush series of Folk It. You will use this one stroke painting technique to create this beautiful daisy design. Intermediate.

60-minute workshop – £10.00 / Each Day – 12.30pm – 1.30pm / 12 places

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PRETTY WREATH DESIGN

With Helen Brewer

In this workshop you will learn how to create this pretty wreath design using just a dotting tool. This design is suitable for beginners and those with no previous painting experience. You will follow step by step instructions to create a greeting card with the wreath design.

60-minute workshop – £10.00 / Each Day – 2.30pm – 3.30pm / 12 places

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Slow Stitch Cafe

SLOW STITCH CAFE WITH TILLY ROSE

With Tilly Rose

Textile artist, Tilly Rose, invites you to join her in her exclusive vintage-styled cafe (plenty of seating available), have a natter and enjoy the delights of a little creative ‘me time’ with a ‘Take a Moment’ inspiration kit. This is not a workshop, you will be able to work on your textile collage at your own pace using your own ideas. All abilities welcome.

All Day from 10am (drop in any time) – £20.00 / Each Day / 50 places. Please note this is a quiet area for mindful slow stitching.

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