Christmas Mistletoe sprig - Purr & Wag It, Tabletop Workshops

Large bunch, learn how to make a sprig then make more at home!
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Description

Taking place at Heather's home studio in Camberwell.
Weekend dates 2-5 pm Weekday dates 6.30-9.30pm.
This workshop needs a minimum of 3 people to run.

If you can't make my dates gather a group of 3-6 friends/colleagues and contact me for a private workshop. If you're in London I may be able to come to you.

No previous experience is necessary, join me for a relaxing workshop making a sprig of my covetable Everlasting Mistletoe.

What you'll do:
a) Prepare your branches using wire and wool
b) Cut leaf shapes with the templates provided
c) Attach the leaves and berries
d) Tie a piece of ribbon

Fuelled on an ample supply of refreshments and home-baked cake, I'll show you how to bind the wire, cut the leaf shapes and add the leaves and berries using stitch. Finish your sprig off with a hanger and red ribbon bow.
Most people get all their leaves and berries stitched on but if you prefer to work at a steadier speed you'll be able to take away sufficient materials for you to finish off your sprig at home.

Please note this in-person class is longer than the live online version as you will cut your leaves at the workshop rather than in your own time beforehand.

NB: the last of the pictures shows a massive bunch and not a sprig. You'll need to buy extra materials and cement what you've learned in your own home if you too want such a generous display. Of course, you'd be very welcome to come back to Purr & Wag It HQ for a further Tabletop Workshop to make some more with me after eating a bit more cake!

How many?
Maximum 6* at a time - these workshops are designed to provide everybody with plenty of time for one on one attention as well as being flexible to the participants' needs.

* Assumes we are free of covid restrictions

Where?
The workshops run from Heather's home studio. It takes place on the ground floor of the house with flat access and a downstairs toilet. However, Stories Mews is an unmade up road. If you are a wheelchair user please contact me so I can arrange to help.

For whom?
I have been making felt with people of all ages with many differing abilities for many years now. It’s a simple process (once you know how) but elements of felt making are quite vigorous and very hands-on. If you have arthritis in your hands you may find parts of the process challenging. That being said it’s not stopped anybody before and I am very happy to help you with vigorous parts of the process.

Allergies to cats or indeed wool? Please note I have 3 cats (they’ll be elsewhere in the house during the workshops). I do have antihistamines but my workshops may not be for you.

A bit about me:
I am a graduate of Goldsmiths College, University of London. I am an experienced felt maker who for over a decade has worked in educational and community settings. In addition to my community undertakings, I also run Purr & Wag It, fine art felted portraits. Tabletop W Heather holds an enhanced DBS certificate for children and vulnerable adults.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Everything - all materials, equipment and instruction sheet.

Not forgetting tea, coffee etc and homemade cake of the week.

NB: Extra materials can be purchased at the end of the workshop by those wishing to make sufficient sprigs for a large bunch of mistletoe.

Maker

Heather Fiona Martin at Purr & Wag It, Tabletop Workshops

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Venue

5 Stories Mews
Stories Road
London
London
SE5 8JJ

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel
  • UK Holiday

Duration

3 hours (flexible times to suit)

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Reviews

In-person
ruby bender - - #36473

I had such fun making my own felted mistletoe and will keep it as a festive decoration for years to come!!

The kit was super straight forward and very well instructed. Heather is a great teacher and has clearly thought out the process to make it a fun and engaging.

Highly recommend for some festive fun with a beautiful decoration to take home after.

In-person
Marian - - #36313

Lovely way to spend an afternoon. My Mistletoe turned out well and Heather's instructions were very straightforward to make sure we were all on course to produce the best Mistletoe we could. Lovely way to be sociable without too much pressure as everyone concentrates on their crafting with tea and coffee and brownies. Would definitely recommend.

In-person
Thais - - #36274

The Mistletoe making course was a great Christmas activity for anyone who loves arts and crafts.

There was very clear step by step explanations that allowed participants to work at their own pace which made a lovely and calm workspace. I particularly love the feeling of watching what you are making develop and transform into something new as you go through the different stages and start to bring it together - some wires into a stick, into a branch and eventually into a plant.

I would definitely recommend taking this course as not only was it fun but there is something very rewarding and special about making your own Christmas decorations.

In-person
Penny Sychrava - - #36228

I really enjoyed making the mistletoe and am really pleased with the end result. I found the process of making very therapeutic and calming and the instructions were clear and paced right for all in the group. I was really pleased with what I managed to achieve and think it looks professional. The whole afternoon was fun and had the right Christmas spirit. I would definitely do it again.

Live online
Charlotte J - - #31965

Myself and two colleagues did this workshop as part of a team Christmas socialnevent and we all loved it.
Heather was great at explaining the steps to create the mistletoe and we were all impressed with the end result. Thanks Heather

Live online
Jenny M - - #31902

Great afternoon doing something different. Very pleased with the end product. Heather kindly allowed us to organise as a mini work Christmas social event and it worked really well. Thanks Heather!

Live online
Lesley Whitby - - #31829

What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. I’m delighted with my everlasting Mistletoe. The workshop was carefully planned with clear and very friendly instruction. All materials arrived in the post beautifully wrapped and email communication prior to the workshop was great.
Many thanks Heather.

Live online
Diane Stafford - - #31804

This was a very enjoyable workshop and I have made a beautiful sprig of mistletoe that will come out every year. It's a bit fiddly to make but Heather is a very patient and thoughtful teacher and the mistletoe is really exquisite. Definitely recommended if you are reasonably crafty and want to make something special.

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