Garden Gnome - Online Fabric Sculpting Workshop by Curiously Contrary
Learn how to create a characterful little gnome for your home or garden using fabric sculpting techniques. In this online workshop you will learn how to build base structures for your projects, before using fabric sculpting techniques to 'dress' your gnome. This project can be completed using any of the fabric hardeners that are available, i.e. Powertex, Paverpol, Sculptin. I will then demonstrate my 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 in my online school 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 '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 goblets, 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 £30 plus £3.60 p&p. 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): • 10cm polystyrene egg • Kitchen foil • Masking tape • Fabrics and cotton lace • Wool/cotton yarn (for the beard) • Wooden buttons • Small piece of air drying clay for nose • 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
Join artist and creative tutor, Abigail Lagden, to discover the delights of fabric sculpting. This rather fun and messy craft involves working with fabrics and a fabric hardener to create pieces which are full of intriguing texture and depth. Abigail has a fascination of all things magical and mythical and this certainly creeps out in most of her pieces, bringing a sense of fantasy and fun which also spills into her workshops.
- Wheelchair users
- Limited mobility
- Tutor can travel
- Suitable for beginners
This course is taught online