Garden Flower Stake - Online Fabric Sculpting Workshop by Curiously Contrary

Flower Stake Fabric Sculpting Workshop by Curiously Contrary


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.

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 by sending a message using the 'Chat with 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, 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.

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 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)

As mentioned above, a kit is available to purchase separately (UK customers only) which includes everything you need to complete the project (as outlined below). This kit costs £28 plus £3.60 p&p.
** Please note the kit does not include a stake for your flower to attach to as it is impractical and costly for posting. The workshop includes suggestions for suitable stakes.

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):
• 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

Suitable for

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


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E. Beck - - #30151

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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pam dixon - - #30135

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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