Bookable Workshops
Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts

Bookable Workshops

Book now to secure your place. Remaining tickets will be available for sale from the Organisers’ Office at the show.

Designed with our visitors in mind, our programme of workshops gives you the chance to develop and hone established or new skills.

Workshops start from as little as £8, you’ll be learning in small groups and a friendly environment.

Our experts will be on hand to share their skill and develop yours though a fantastic value workshop.

Creative Den Workshops

11.00AM PAPERMAKING WITH PLANTS AND FLOWERS

with Jonathan Korejko

90-minute workshop – cost £15.00
Using petals, textures, fragrance, seeds and colours, you’ll make wonderful handmade papers for use in future projects. Don’t miss this opportunity to create amazing pieces that reflect the beauty and contents of all things that grow.

 

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11.00AM PAPERMAKING WITH TEXTILES

with Jonathan Korejko

90-minute workshop – cost £15.00
Are you a Fibre Fanatic? Learn how to make beautiful papers with rag pulp and colourful threads, fibres, textures, and snippets. Your papers will be suitable for hand/machine embroidery, book making, and construction activities. This is the perfect workshop for those who love the versatility of textiles.

 

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12.45PM NATURE’S CHARM IN SILVER CLAY

with Tracey Spurgin

90-minute workshop – cost £15.00
Join Jewellery Maker TV Guest Designer Tracey Spurgin as she guides you through the skills and techniques to make a beautiful pendant in Silver Clay.

 

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2.30PM CUT FEATHER-CUT SPRING DUCK

60-minute workshop – cost £8.00
You will learn from experts how to cut, shape and feather this cute little duck using top of the range Wrendale gift wrap and mount him on a die cut card.

 

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Stitching Den Workshops

10.30AM VINTAGE STYLE EMBROIDERY HEART SACHETS

with Helen McKenna

60-minute workshop – cost £8.00
Under the expert guidance of textile artist Helen McKenna, create your own vintage style hanging lavender sachet, using beautiful wool felt and a few basic embroidery stitches.

 

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11.45AM HOW TO SEW LITTLE FELT ANIMALS

with Sue Quinn

90-minute workshop – cost £15.00
In this class award-winning artist Sue Quinn, of ‘Bears by Sue Quinn’, will show you how to make this adorable hand-stitched pure wool felt brooch with glass eyes and whiskers – an introduction to the skills required for her book ‘How to sew little felt animals’.

 

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11.45PM ENGLISH PAPER PIECING

with CarolAnn J Allan

90-minute workshop – cost £15.00
With recycled and new fabrics, experience the slow (and very addictive) hand stitched method of miniature hexagons to produce your own special needlecase to treasure.

 

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1.30PM INTRODUCTION TO SILK PAINTING

with Shirley Wells

60-minute workshop – cost £8.00
This is an exciting ‘have a go’ opportunity to discover silk painting, an addictive and magical technique that requires no ability to draw or paint to create your own masterpiece.

 

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2.45PM MINDFUL STITCHING

with Bex Raven

60-minute workshop – cost £8.00
Inspired by historic Japanese techniques, learn the art of peaceful hand-stitching combining colour, composition and most importantly, calm!

 

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