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!
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...
On our learn to make Amigurumi toys workshop you will learn how to create a magic circle, how to form the toy and how to change colours.
Participants should already be able to do basic crochet stitches.
This workshop does not include materials, but they will be available to purchase on the day if you wish to do so.
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...
An adult needle felting workshop aimed at people who have needle felted before and are looking to learn a few new techniques (you don't have to be an expert, just have picked up a felting needle before and be able to make basic shapes).
Tutor Natalie Harris (Brooks) is a fine artist using needle felting and the creator of Roly Poly Ponies.
A basic pattern will be given, and an explanation of how to thread...
We will be using the day to explore the colours and textures of Japan. We will offer a choice of creating a Japanese inspired felted picture or a miniature kimono doll.
We will use needle felting techniques and a variety of fibres to create our own unique pieces of Japanese art. We can explore the meaning of colours on the kimonos worn and the significance of the flowers used in art.
suitable for all ability...
I'm a qualified Art teacher and have worked with children in secondary and primary schools for over 17yrs and led adult workshops for the past six years. You may have had some sewing experience in the past, or recently and are looking for a unique challenge in a small group of up to five people. Please bring your own sewing machine. Unless you intend to hand-stitch because you prefer to. Special wax crayons for fabrics...
From parents to grandparents, entertainers to teachers, come and enjoy our puppet making workshops, even those who find arts and crafts hard. Our puppets can be your answer to helping you in working with children. With a little bit of help, whatever your skill level, you can make a professional puppet and then take it home. A puppet you can be proud of! If you need help choosing a theme or an idea just ask...
Come on this fabulous 1 day doll making workshop and take home a beautiful handmade doll.
You will learn hand sewing, attaching body parts, making clothes and attaching hair.
All materials used are vegan freindly.
No previous experience required as full tuition will be provided on the day.
50% deposit required on booking, the remainder payable on the day.
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...