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Garden Gnome - Online Fabric Sculpting Workshop

Garden Gnome by Curiously Contrary

About the Course

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.

Project kits are available to buy separately, which contain the materials you will need to create your gnome.

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 using the Ask a Question button at the top of the page.

You are welcome to use your Craftcourses gift vouchers against 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 shown (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 and a full kit for those that are new to this craft, that provides everything you need to build your gnome.

You will need the following materials 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


Abigail Lagden at Curiously Contrary

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Suitable for

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

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