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Garden Flower Stake - Online Fabric Sculpting Workshop

Flower Stake Fabric Sculpting Workshop by Curiously Contrary

About the Course

In this workshop you will learn how to create a stunning flower stake for your garden/outdoor space, using fabrics and fabric sculpting techniques.

You will learn how to build base structures for your projects using wire before using fabric sculpting techniques to create your flower. This project can be completed using any of the fabric hardeners that are available, i.e. Powertex, Paverpol, Sculptin.

I will then teach you my own colouring technique which will allow you to really enhance the detail and textures using colours and shading.

Project kits are also available which contain the materials you will need to create your flower. These can be purchased directly from your tutor/Curiously Contrary.

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.

Once you have purchased this workshop, you will be contacted with details of how to access the workshop and also with further information about how to purchase kits if required.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch with me directly using the Ask a Question button at the top of the page.

You are welcome to use your Craftcourses gift vouchers on any of my online workshops and courses.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Unlimited access to this online workshop, meaning you can complete the workshop at a time and pace to suit you. You can access the workshop as many times as you wish and re-watch all or any part of the workshop again.

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

You will also be invited to join my 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)

Kits are available to purchase separately which include everything you need to complete the project (as outlined below) and will be posted out to you (UK customers only). There are two versions of the kit - a basic kit for those who already have the fabric hardener, pigments, etc (£5) and a full kit that provides those as well (£28).
Kits are purchased directly from Curiously Contrary, although CraftCourses gift vouchers can still be used against them - please get in touch via the 'Ask a Question' button if you need more information.

** Please note neither kit includes a stake for your flower to attach to as it is impractical and costly for posting. The workshop includes suggestions for suitable stakes.

You will need the following materials to complete the project as shown:
• 6cm polystyrene ball
• Five lengths of 1.6mm wire (approx. 40cm each)
• Strips of muslin fabric (approx 8cm x 50cm)
• Elasticated cotton lace
• Wooden button (30mm)
• Fabric Hardener - brown (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
• A stake/flower support


Abigail Lagden at Curiously Contrary

This course is taught online

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Suitable for

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

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I really enjoyed this course. Instructions straight forward and clear, good to follow. It was helpful working at my own pace.many thanks

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I did this course on line and it was great that I could keep going back to it the instructions were clear and well thought out materials provided all good quality and when I needed more of the materials I was able to purchase them easily and they were good quality

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