Christmas Mistletoe sprig - Purr & Wag It, Tabletop Workshops
Weekend dates 2-5 pm Weekday dates 6.30-9.30pm. This workshop needs a minimum of four people to run. If you can't make my dates gather a group of 4-6 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.
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.
3 hours (flexible times to suit)
Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts
Heather Fiona Martin is a graduate of Goldsmiths College, University of London. She is an experienced felt maker who for over a decade has worked in educational and community settings. In addition to her community work she runs Purr & Wag It, fine art felted portraits. Heather holds an enhanced DBS certificate for children and vulnerable adults.
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