Learn to craft handmade toys, dolls, puppets and teddy bears at creative workshops around the UK. These can be unique and beautiful collectors' items or child's play things... or even both, like a traditional rocking horse!
- Next course on 3rd November 2018
This is a really fun course for beginners to create your own special child's toy. We will be exploring ways of making soft toys and puppets, both by using both wet and dry methods of felt making. You will be shown ways of making birds and animals ,and of ways of sculpting them using needle felting.
I will be covering a range of ideas and techniques for making a variety of soft toys in time...
**Half Term Special Offer**
Gnomes are all the rage for this season, and our “No Sew Gnomes” are no exception!
Join us for some crafting fun, and go home with a cute Gnome to place on a shelf, give as a gift. These cute little guys (or girls) are fun to make, and take no experience.
The photo doesn’t do these cuties justice, all materials are provided!
Grab some friends or come meet some new...
This one-day course will teach you everything you know to make your very first teddy bear.
Laying out your pattern
Sewing the pieces together
Creating your bears face- eyes nose smile
They are run by Sally Thomas and award-winning international teddy bear artist and former proprietor of Bear with Me, a teddy bear shop in Northamptonshire.
These day courses, from 9-4 will be held at my home....
Carve a Half Size Laminated rocking horse with instruction from Michael Wem.
Make this appealing Half-Size Traditional Style Rocking Horse carved in Plywood and designed by Anthony Dew.
Finished size approx. 36” long x 21” high x 8” wide (900 x 540 x 195mm)
These courses are aimed at those wishing to make a laminated mini Rocking Horse. Michael will show you how, using traditional hand tools and the latest electric carving tools which are...
You will design and make your own automaton or puppet over four sessions. Firstly you will learn simple metal crafts; marking, drilling, shaping and joining by various means including soldering, tapping and nuts and bolts. You will be shown example mechanisms, experiment with motors and a variety of mechanical tricks that will enable you to actually make your idea and have something to be proud of the take home.
I have been teaching adults for...
These courses are aimed at those wishing to make a traditional wooden carved Rocking Horse. We will show you the traditional approach to Rocking Horse carving using hand tools.
Previous carving experience is not necessary - all skill levels are accommodated and each student will successfully complete the carving of a Rocking Horse's head during the Course!
Three days individual tuition.
Carve-a-Head courses run 10am till 4pm on the first two days, 10am to 3pm...
Create a handmade doll for yourself or a child. You will be making a Waldorf doll in a choice of patterns and skin colours, using natural materials including organic stuffing wool. We will shape the head with tubular bandage and binding string, sew on the face fabric with no wrinkles, embroider the simple features and sew the hair into a crocheted cap.
You will be well supported in a small group led by an experienced...
Come along and join us for a lovely afternoon of needle felting.
If you’ve ever fancied trying your hand at needle felting and not sure how to get started, this is perfect for you.
You will learn new skills and become confident in a friendly relaxed, atmosphere.
We will be concentrating on themes for each workshop....including Autumn, Halloween and a festive theme ready for Christmas.
Suitable for beginners.
Come and join us in making your...
Create your own 4-legged friend to take home! A tactile 1-day workshop exploring 3D needle felting techniques. Von will introduce you to the basic methods of dry felting natural wool fibre. By forming simple shapes and joining them together you will begin to build your soft animal structure. Different shades can be mixed or overlapped to produce markings. The addition of ears and eyes, a tail and nose will complete your canine companion and bring...