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Image for Beginners Felting
Next course on 30th April 2017
Needle felting is a fabulous craft that allows you to create flat designs and amazing 3D items that look almost life like. On our 1 day course you will learn the basics of needle felting and how to make 3 dimensional objects. You will create your own 3d animal to take home All Equipment and materials are provided as well as notes, Lunch and afternoon tea.
Image for Carve A Soapstone Pendant - 1 Day Jewellery Course
Next course on 30th April 2017
Soapstone is a soft, tactile stone, that can be carved and worked to create beautiful forms. Used through history for sculptures, jewels, dishes and more, this class will introduce working with the stone to create a unique finished and polished pendant or paperweight. Starting from a rough stone – students will learn to plot out a design, and then how to bring it to life using files, rasps, drills and other simple tools. This is...
Image for Chalk Paint Furniture Painting Workshop - Greater London/Surrey
Next course on 30th April 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 Felted Poppies and Daffodils
Next course on 30th April 2017
"Felted Poppies and Daffodils" workshop (Complete beginner or experienced felt maker workshop) £55 (materials included) Sunday 30th April 11am- 5pm. This is a very easy and enjoyable workshop for absolute beginners as well as experienced felt makers. Come around and learn the Art and Craft of Felt Making . Enjoy the therapeutic experience of handling natural fibres and explore the wet felting process in the relaxed atmosphere of Magic Wool Studio. At this exciting workshop...
Image for Full day of Wet Felting  (abstract or landscape)
Next course on 30th April 2017
The full day workshop will be as the half day but in the afternoon I will teach you how to embellish your creation using a wide range of wools, trimmings and lots of lovely bits and pieces. This can be a picture to hang or can be made into something else entirely! Small groups ensures lots of support and encouragement with a friendly atmosphere. £60.00 You do not need any prior experience in felting to...
Image for Improvers Hand Spinning - Next Steps in Hand Spinning - at All in a Spin
Next course on 30th April 2017
'Next steps in hand spinning ...' - now that you have mastered the basics of spinning you will soon want to be able to produce a wider variety of yarns. On this one day course with Dunja Roberts you will discover new techniques for spinning yarns from fine to super-bulky using a wide variety of natural, luxury and manufactured fibres. Come for a day of inspirational teaching, encouragement and fun and discover just what a...
Image for Lampshade Making workshop with The Felted Daffodil
Next course on 30th April 2017
Feeling crafty and creative? Why not join us and learn how to make a gorgeous drum lampshade in this 2-hour workshop. Using fabric of your choice, you can make either a 20cm or 30cm diameter shade, and you'll be able to hang it as a ceiling pendant or place it on a lamp-stand. You'll love it so much - you'll want to make one for every room in your home! Suitable for complete beginners, and...
Image for Learning to Spin: One Day Workshop
Next course on 30th April 2017
Come and learn to spin your own hank of yarn. We will teach you the basics of preparing fleece, how to card, draft, spin and ply yarn. You will have the opportunity to spin on a variety of different wheels using different fibres. We will explain the different techniques and processes which will equip you to make and take home your first skein of handmade yarn. You are welcome to bring your own wheel if...
Image for Make a leather handled tote bag: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Cycle Cafe near Penrith and Ullswater
Next course on 30th April 2017
Click through above to see our website and browse our full 2017 course programme. Make your own Leather Handled Tote Bag - a large, spacious bag with leather handles and an open top with a magnetic snap closure. Participants will need to bring half a metre of both an outer fabric (heavy weight, curtain fabric is good or perhaps heavy linen) and a lining fabric (quilt weight cotton or cotton lawn) If the outer fabric...
Image for Marine Scenes, Oil Painting with Roger Dellar, Old Bank Studios
Next course on 30th April 2017
Learn to paint with oils at this one day workshop. This is the second day available, but each workshop can stand alone. Join Roger Dellar for this studio based workshop and discover his process and techniques for creating an oil painting from start to finish. Roger will be with us for two days, each structured as an individual workshop, but which can be combined to increase the intensity of the experience and the continuity of...