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Create fabulous & festive wire birds in Derbyshire

Little festive birds.

Duration: One day

Price: £65

Book with: Liz Wellby
at Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker

The Slipper Studio

About the Course

Apologies in advance for mentioning anything that is even vaguely festive, but makers do need to plan ahead and create lovely festive opportunities for you.

To get your festive to do list firmly on track, join Liz Wellby at her Derbyshire studio in November and learn how to make beautiful birds using vintage papers and wire to decorate your home this Christmas. If you can part with them, they will make lovely gifts.

There’s every chance that your little flock of birds might keep you company throughout the winter months, as you just won’t want to them pack them away with all your other Christmas decorations.

There will be mince pies, candles, a cheerful hearth and jollity, in the manner of Hygge.

Liz will host the workshop at her home studio. The venue is beautifully presented with handcrafted workbenches and a wood burner, with views down into the village.

About the tutor
Liz Wellby is a versatile and experienced artist, teacher and maker, with a particular interest in sculpture and printmaking. Following the completion of a Fine Arts degree at Loughborough University and subsequent post graduate studies, she returned to Derbyshire, where for over 25 years she and worked. Liz now lives on the edge of the Peak District, working from her home studio, kept company by her husband and a cat called Bert.

It is possible to arrange this workshop on different dates in November and December; for 3 people or more the cost is £65 per person or £75 per person if 2 people wish to book.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

The workshop will run from 10 - 4pm, with places limited to just 5. All materials* and equipment will be provided, with refreshments served throughout the day. Please bring your lunch.

*You may wish to bring a couple of old hard backed books or children’s annuals to up cycle.

Slippers are optional.

Please use the contact form if you have any questions or wish to book your place.

Want to review this course?

Enjoyed the day hugely - and even liked my little birds! I don't see myself as someone with craft skills, so that was an unexpected bonus! Great tuition from Liz, and loved the studio. Just need to upgrade the chocolate quotient on those biscuits......

- - #26370

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Really pleased you enjoyed your day and thanks for taking time to review your visit.

Hope your cats are leaving your wee flock of birds alone.

Don’t think my teeth could cope with a thicker chocolate biscuit!

It was lovely to work with you and your sisters, so hurry back.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

Lovely day in a beautiful setting with tea and biscuits on tap. Liz is a great teacher with lots of enthusiasm and ideas to make sure everyone goes home happy.

- - #26278

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Lovely to hear from you and thanks for your review.

I hope your little flock of birds are making a festive impact on your home.

Hope to see you back at The Slipper Studio in the New Year.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

A really satisfying day, good company, really supportive instruction. Loved it.

- - #26263

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Thanks for taking time to review your day; it was a pleasure working with you.

Is your lovely heron to become a gift or will you keep it at home?

Have a safe journey back to Scotland.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

I had a very relaxing and enjoyable day creating birds, thanks Liz!

- - #26262

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Thanks for your feedback and lovely to have worked with you.

Hope your little chaps are settling into their new home.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

Had a very enjoyable day and learnt a lot of new skills. Found Liz very knowledgeable and patient and together with her husband very hospitable. The studio was in a beautiful setting and was immaculate. I would definitely recommend doing one of her courses.

- - #24507

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Jenny,

So pleased that you enjoyed your day - hope you have your little birds in pride of place.

Thank you for taking time to review your day at The Slipper Studio.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly
  • Weekends

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