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Festive dried fruit & jesmonite workshop

This course has past its finish date but this page will remain available until 6th December 2019.
Festive dried fruit & jesmonite workshop

Duration: half day

Price: £68

Book with: Kate & Ellie
at Resin8

Unit B4, Withytree Farm
Broadway Road
Winchcombe, Cheltenham
GL54 5NT

About the Course

Love decorating your home for the festive period and want to do something a bit different this year? This 3.5 hour Festive Dried Fruit and Jesmonite workshop is for just for you! It’s perfect for beginners and those looking to learn a new skill and... you can take your work home with you at the end of the class.

Bring your home to life with a show-stopping deliciously-scented garland or hanging decorations, all made by you from scratch. Fill your home with that wonderful yuletide feel or give as precious gifts to your closest friends.

Join us at our Cotswold studio to design and create unique hanging fruit decorations complete with your own handmade ornaments, cast from the ultimate homeware and interior design material - Jesmonite.

Due to the nature of threading and constructing the garlands, this class is more suited for those able to hold and work with small objects such as craft needles.  

What will we do on the day?
During the workshop each attendee will create three unique hanging Jesmonite decorations which can then be incorporated into the design of either one long garland or three shorter hanging decorations. 
- Learn how to measure and mix Jesmonite to cast your unique decorations
- Add colour pigment to create striking colours as well as fluid marble effects in your Jesmonite decorations
- Embed a range of glitters to add a Christmas sparkle to your decorations
- Learn to thread and position dried fruits and cinnamon sticks to design and construct your festive garland
- Fill your home with a wonderful aroma with the option of adding some festive fragrance oil to your pieces

Tell me more about Jesmonite...
Jesmonite is a non-toxic, versatile & tactile material which is hugely popular in interior design and as a contemporary opaque crafting medium. Created by combining plaster with acrylic, breath-taking results are formed by introducing natural materials such as glass, slate, metal shavings and stone as well as dyes, textures and polishes.

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?

All materials - Jesmonite, pigments, glitters, raffia and dried fruits
3.5 hours of small-group tuition
Plenty of tea, coffee and biscuity refreshments
All the pieces you create on the day are yours to take home and cherish forever

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Course Start Dates

Friday 22nd November 2019

  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teen friendly

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