Upcoming Events and Workshops
CORONOVIRUS - HOW IT AFFECTS THE WAY WE RUN OUR CLASSES
We will resume our workshops in September. In line with government guidance we ask you to wear face covering when you enter the workshop and to wash your hands. We will provide hand sanitiser which we encourage you to use during the course of the workshop, Equipment and surfaces will be wiped down between classes and the spaced aired frequently and weather permitting the doors left open. Our small class sizes mean we can maintain 1M + social distancing. Due to these restrictions we have had to limit our class sizes. If you would like to book a workshop for a family group or a group in your bubble do get in touch to discuss options.
If you are interested in organising a private group class, for work or for fun, please get in touch with possible dates and times or call 07973289907
UPHOLSTERY SATURDAY WORKSHOP WITH SHEILA NASH
one space available this Wednesday 21st October then all upholstery workshops postponed till the spring. If you would like to go on a mail list for future workshops please email us
TRADITIONAL SOFT LAMPSHADE MAKING - GATHERED AND PLEATED
TWO FULL DAYS SATURDAYS - enquire about future dates or come with your bubble group for a bespoke workshop
£190 PLUS £12 FOR MATERIALS
Traditional gathered lampshades are having a revival. This two part workshop will show you all the skills needed to make your own traditional gathered or pleated lampshade. We will supply you with a 10 or 12 inch French drum lampshade frame which you will bind with bias binding to attach your lining and top cover. We ask you to bring 1 metre of fabric of your choice to cover the lampshade. Pins, snips and thimbles will be supplied along with tea, coffee and cake. Bring a packed lunch or there are cafes and a deli next door. Please ensure you can make both dates as we cannot offer refunds. To book contact us here
A SERIES OF HOMEWARE SEWING WITH ANNABELLE DAVIS
FRIDAYS 10am - 12.30pm £35
A series of sewing workshops where Annabelle, who is a professional homeware seamstress, will guide you through basic sewing skills to expert advice on making the perfect cushion with piping, hidden zips, appliqué and other sewing and textile methods like slow stitching, embroidery and crochet. Join us for all six sessions or dip in as your schedule allows. Just let us know which would suit you best so we can allocate space accordingly. To book contact us here
TRADITIONAL CANE WEAVING WITH JUDIT SZABO
get in touch to book a date £45 per session
An opportunity to learn this traditional craft of cane weaving. If you have a chair or stool bring it along - if not a frame will be provided which you can take away. This ancient craft was first introduced to England in the 17th century, There are less than 50 professional cane weavers in the country. We will experiment with the versatility and adaptation of cane weaving in the future. To booki contact us here
MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WITH LUCY BERRIDGE beginners
bespoke group orders only dates to be agreed.
Come and join Lucy for the day learning calligraphy. The workshop is perfect for beginners or those who want to refresh their skills. The morning will be spent learning about pen holders, nibs, inks and paper types and you'll begin practicing basic nib strokes which will leat to letter formation moving on to joined up words. After lunch you will work on a written quoter phrase, which will allow you to use your newly acquired skills and give you fresh ideas practice with.
Lucy will introduce you to working with white and gold inks on coloured papers chichis an exciting way to see your work transform.You will practice on tags, cards and envelopes - perfect for getting prepared for Christmas. You will come away with your practice sheets, course notes, nib, penholder and black ink. (you will get to practice on the day with the white and gold ink)
Lucy has been practicing calligraphy for many years but its in the last 5 years that she has been using it commercially and her practice has taken over her job as a stylist and art director. - click here
Cancellation policy for workshops
Your place is guaranteed when you have paid for the course in full. There are no refunds so please ensure you can make the workshop before booking. If for some reason you cannot make the workshop please pass your space to a friend. If you don't show we are not obliged to refund you. If you have paid for 6 weekly sessions up front these are for consecutive sessions unless you give us prior warning when booking or at least 48 hours if you are unable to attend and we will then roll it over. Workshops that cover more than one session have to be paid in full, there is not a rate for part of the session as you would be taking the place of someone who can attend the whole of the course. Children’s after-school workshops are paid half termly in advance and missed sessions cannot be rolled over. We reserve the right to cancel or postpone workshops, if circumstances outside our control occur.