The ottoman, a large footstool can also double up as a coffee table. Students on the course will learn traditional and modern upholstery skills, including slip stitching and making the buttons. Paint techniques are also taught using Reloved vintage paints.
Designed for beginners, but also suitable for those requiring a refresher weekend, this course will give you a good understanding of the design constraints and methods used in traditional stained glass construction. The aim of the course is that you should be able to commence small projects on an individual basis at home having completed the two days. If you wish to book a date later in the year please do contact us as we...
Create a fun and sustainable willow plant support - the perfect addition to your garden this Spring.
During this one-day course you will discover the techniques used to weave and create a willow plant support.
Using a jig to support construction you will learn how to stake up, organise and bind stakes securely prior to starting the weave. You will learn two weaving techniques: a three-rod wale for the base of the structure, then a...
Paper cutting is THE craft of the moment! It is everywhere; shop displays, book covers and even crockery. It has a long and rich history all over the world, from Mexico to China, from Matisse to Rob Ryan. Join us for this 1-day workshop and master the basics of this highly rewarding, low cost craft.
Be inspired by Polish paper cuts, Haitian metal cut outs and wooden fret work; examples of these and more will...
The course runs in our studio near to our shop in Bridge St, Andover. We start with tea & coffee and a chat through projects that you have planned.
Topics covered include:
- Annie Sloan Chalk Paint uses
- Application techniques
- Colour blending
- Wax use & application
- Finishes including crackled effect, distressing, two tone and washes
Stephanie is your tutor for the day, she has a relaxed and...
Come and join me and learn how to paint this fabulous, characterful highland cow using pastel blocks, chalks and pencils in this comprehensive two day workshop.
1st & 2nd April 2019
1. Studying your subject and choosing the right colours
2. Transferring images on to your paper
3. Underpainting and values
4. Detailing eyes and other facial features
5. Skin/Fur detailing and how to achieve a realistic look
6. Finishing touches
I’ll cover different types...
Gaynor Goffe is one of the UK's foremost calligraphers and teachers in the country; she has produced many Calligraphy books, and is able to turn her hand to any style of lettering including her own beautiful typeface (Hamada) as well as the currently popular modern scripts. She is teaching in Greystoke, Cumbria on Thu 23 & Fri 24th May 2019. Her last course here was attended by both beginners and experience calligraphers alike, each working...
Come and enjoy a 1 day specialist hand embroidery workshop with Sara Dennis, our Royal School of Needlework trained tutor. We will sew a silver tup using goldwork techniques on boiled wool. The course will cover the basics of goldwork technique, working with Japanese thread, purl, chipping and kid. It will be taught hands on, demonstration and instruction. At the end of the session you will be familiar with the application of working with metalic...
We’re excited to host Siobhan from The Little Lakeland Soap Company at Swallows & Artisans. Siobhan combines 100% pure essential oils and quality natural ingredients into beautifully luxurious soaps, candles, bath salts, lip balms and more.
In this one day workshop you will learn about the different scent blends, the properties of each oil and why they were chosen. First watch a demonstration and then, with help and guidance from Siobhan, you will create your...