Enchanted Forest Journal - Online Fabric Sculpting Workshop by Curiously Contrary

Enchanted Forest Journal - Online Fabric Sculpting Workshop by Curiously Contrary


Learn how to a create magical design on a journal cover using fabric sculpting techniques.

My journal workshop is one of the most popular workshops I run and it is perfect for those who are new to fabric sculpting. It can be completed using any of the fabric hardeners that are available, i.e. Powertex, Paverpol

In this workshop, you will be taught all of the basics of fabric sculpting on a two dimensional project. You will learn what kinds of fabrics work best, how to create quick textures and which embellishments you can use.

I will also share my colouring technique for applying colours that will really enhance all your textures and add depth through shading. This will help you create a truly magical looking journal.

This online workshop is presented as a series of video tutorials which you will have unlimited access to through my online school. You can access the workshop at any time and as often as you like. The workshop also includes additional information resources and a tips, tricks, and troubleshooting section.

PLEASE NOTE: This listing is for the online workshop only. If you also required the materials to complete the workshop, please see my other listing which includes both the online workshop and the accompanying project kit.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch with me directly by sending a message using the 'message the maker' option to the right.

I also have a number of other online workshops available which will teach you how to create other projects such as gnomes, garden flowers, hares, etc. You can see the full range of my workshops by clicking on the 'More from this maker' button at the bottom of the page.

What's included in the price?

Unlimited access to this online workshop to complete the project at your own speed and at a time that suits you. You can access the workshop as many times as you wish and re-watch all or any part of the workshop again.

As well as step by step video tutorials showing you how to create your project, my online workshops also contain additional information videos, images of other designs for ideas and inspiration, as well as a 'tips, tricks and troubleshooting' section to help you with your fabric sculpting journey.

You will receive expert tuition from artist and creative tutor, Abigail Lagden.

You will also be invited to join Abigail's exclusive Facebook group which provides additional support and a place where you can share your results.

What you will need

Internet access to view the workshop in my online School of Creativity. (Please note the video tutorials cannot be downloaded to work from offline)

As mentioned above, I have another listing which also includes the project kit containg the materials you will need to create your journal.

However, if you prefer to source your own materials, you will need the following to complete the project as shown (further detail is available in the materials section of the workshop):
• A5 hard-backed, spiral bound journal/notebook
• Clingfilm
• Embossed paper
• Cotton jersey/t-shirt fabric
• Stockinette/dish cloth
• Muslin scrim
• Embellishments - Toadstools, fairy door, owl, butterfly, leaves & flowers
• Fabric Hardener (Paverpol, Powertex & Sculptin are all suitable)
• A plastic plate or other container to pour your hardener into
• Gloves
• A flat synthetic bristled brush
• Clear outdoor varnish
• Powdered pigments


Abigail Lagden at Curiously Contrary

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This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Limited mobility
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel
  • Wheelchair users


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Emma Lou - - #36409

Absolutely fantastic!
Never done anything like this before! Was meant to be for a friend as a birthday gift but I can’t part with this notebook! As I have half left of the products I have bought a notebook and making another to give to friend instead.
Definitely worth every penny! Online videos show you everything you need to do!
Thank you Abigail- I will definitely be showing these notebooks off and recommend doing this online workshop 😊

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jacqui - - #30745

Loved the course, always been interested in textile work, this has sparked my enthusiasm and re-ignited my creativity.

Thank you.

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pam dixon - - #30133

I really enjoyed this course instructions clear and well thought out I have done a number of these successfully on my own the resources that I purchased were of the top quality and any queries I may have had were quickly and efficiently answered

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Kim - - #30134

Thoroughly recommend buying a course. Abigail explains things clearly, I had never tried this before but it’s great fun! Will be buying more in the future! Thank you so much Abigail 😄

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