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 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 INDIAN BLOCK PRINTED TOTE BAG

with BlockCraft

60-minute workshop – cost £8.00

In this workshop you will learn the traditional art of Indian Block Printing, using hand carved Indian wooden printing blocks to print a cotton Tote Bag with a selection of bright and colourful fabric paints, a mixture of seed heads, leaves and flower designs. Suitable for all abilities, whether you have printed before or not, it’s super fun and an easy way to be creative!

 

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Stitching Workshops

10.45AM FUN NEEDLE FELTED EASTER BROOCHES

with Val Hughes

60-minute workshop – cost £8.00
Make a fun and cheerful Easter themed brooch using the dry feltmaking technique. Choose to make a chirpy chick, a pink and white bunny or a pretty lamb.

 

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12.00PM ORIENTAL LEAF DESIGNS

with Pat Archibald

60-minute workshop – cost £8.00
Work with Pat’s new templates to create a beautiful ginkgo leaf appliqué design. This project is very easy to construct and you will add a magical touch of glitter and gilding using fabric foils. Pat will also demonstrate how to add the finishing touch of a wavy border.

 

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1.15PM MACHINE EMBROIDERED SEASCAPES

with Wendy Dolan

60-minute workshop – cost £8.00

Learn how to ‘draw’ with your sewing machine. You will be shown how to use a basic domestic sewing machine and practice stitching techniques.

Then, working on a simple painted background, you will design and create a small, individual seascape picture, with freehand machine embroidery and applied fabrics.

Be inspired to have a go on your own machine at home. No experience necessary.

 

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2.30PM TUCK INTO MANIPULATED MAGIC

with Jennie Rayment

60-minute workshop – cost £8.00

Fold, roll and sew a selection of squares into interesting and intriguing shapes. From a pre-cut calico kit, create an attractive 12” panel for a cushion cover/quilt block or small bag. Ideal for all abilities, come and have fun fiddling with fabric.

 

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