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Image for A Snip of Decoupage - Beginners' workshop
Next course on 22nd January 2017
Learn tips on composition, knife skills, old and new finishes, how to source images, how to go big, Nova and Lorsten’s no frills transfer technique, Cheap and Chalky paint effects, no tears napkins, super-simple image editing. Small groups only.
Image for Applique and Embroidered Seascapes- Julie Brand at Tigley Textiles in Worcester
Next course on 22nd January 2017
This is a hand embroidery, slow stitching workshop for all those people who need to escape from their everyday chaotic life for a day and completely lose themselves in this addictive hobby. If you prefer to use a sewing machine, please bring one. All designs and materials will be provided with plenty of examples of stitched seascapes. You will be encouraged to create your own one off piece so feel free to bring any photos...
Image for Ceramic Tealight Holder 2 part Workshop
Next course on 22nd January 2017
Come along and create a beautiful ceramic tealight holder. This is a wonderfully relaxing workshop, bring along a friend or two. Alison will take you through the steps of rolling out, texturing and stamping, cutting out your tealight holder and preparing it ready for firing in the kiln. A week later you will return to decorate your tealight holder with ceramic glazes which will then be fired and be ready to collect (or posted) in...
Image for Chalk Paint Furniture Painting Workshop - Greater London/Surrey
Next course on 22nd January 2017
The Crafty Nest is an authorised stockist and workshop of Autentico Chalk Paint. This course is dedicated to furniture painting. It is a hands-on 5 hour chalk paint workshop where you learn all the ins and outs of mastering furniture painting with chalk paint The course includes aging, distressing, crackle, advanced wax techniques, stencilling, transfer methods and our own 5 page document on techniques. Learn everything from Chic, Shabby Chic to Rustic using real Chalk...
Image for Clean cakes - a new approach
Next course on 22nd January 2017
Come and join professionally trained pastry chef, Henrietta Inman, for a delicious day of whole, natural and nourishing baking. Henrietta’s Clean Cakes form her new patisserie – a vast array inspiring cakes, tart, brownies, biscuits, energy-boosting bars, wholesome tea breads and loaf cakes, muffins, sumptuous desserts, and decadent petit fours. But why are they ‘clean’? Instead of using the ingredients so often associated with baking, namely processed plain white flour, refined cane sugar and processed...
Image for Glass fusing workshop - one day
Next course on 22nd January 2017
Glass fusing workshops in Loughborough and Market Bosworth. Come and learn the wonderful art of glass fusing. We will show you how to cut glass and design and make your own bowl and plaque or candle holder. Please note there are two venues for this course: Saturday 14th January at our Loughborough Studio (address as above). Sunday 22nd January at our Bosworth Studio, 41 Stanley Road, Market Bosworth. Looking for something different or a party...
Image for Hand Spinning for Beginners (Full day 9:30 am - 4:30 pm)
Next course on 22nd January 2017
Hands-on practical one-day spinning course in the Lake District National Park. Covers all aspects, including fibre selection and preparation. By the end of the day you will have working knowledge of the all the techniques necessary to go away and start spinning your own yarn. Saturday, Sunday and Mid-week dates (9:30 am – 4:30 pm). Includes all course materials, equipment and comprehensive course notes. Small groups - high levels of one-to-one tuition. Follow up support...
Image for Pods & Pouches - Feltmaking
Next course on 22nd January 2017
Would you like to learn the magic of feltmaking from the artist's own creative space? Abigail regularly opens her home-studio near Chatsworth Road in Hackney, London for HALF DAY and FULL DAY workshop sessions. PODS & POUCHES (FULL DAY) In Pods & Pouches students will learn more about the ancient craft of creating felt from unspun wool fibres, and how to turn that into hollow 3D forms like pods and pouches. Abigail will cover wet...
Image for StickMaking Classes/ Courses with Stuart Lawrence Northyorkshire
Next course on 22nd January 2017
Everyone who attends learns how to straighten a stick, make a "proper" traditional peg joint to fix the handle to the shank and use simple tools to work the handle and shank to a finished stage. No power tools are used by students - all sawing and drilling is done before the class. There is a choice of different handle types in wood and antler to use. All materials and tools are provided on the...
Image for  Candle Making Workshop - Half day course  - Edinburgh
Next course on 23rd January 2017
Held in the lovely rural village of Temple just 15 miles south of Edinburgh, our half day candle making workshop will give you the basic skills to create a scented container candle made from 100% natural soy wax choosing from a selection of fine fragrance oils. Workshop Content Overview of the different types of wax and wicks. Different fragrance options (essential oils v fragrance oils) you will be able to choose your own scent from...