Hand painted fabric butterfly automaton workshop in Warrington



Create your very own butterfly automaton in this one day workshop. Artist Mary-Ann will help you to explore a whole range of different medium as you explore her specialist techniques to create your own hand painted fabric butterfly on a vintage wooden cotton reel base. You will learn the art of fabric painting, stiffening, sewing and wirework. You will even get to use a miniature drill as you explore Mary-Ann’s unique approach to creating butterflies that fly! Your finished butterfly will be approximately 13cm tall x 8cm wing span x 7cm long in size. Although no previous experience is required it is recommended that you are used to being creative and comfortable with working in detail, particularly with a paintbrush and with needle and thread.

What's included in the price?

All tools and materials will be provided but you may like to bring along your own scissors and sewing kit.


1 day

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts



Concordia's World

with Craft Courses since 2023

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Mary-Ann often lives in a very weird but beautiful place that only exists in her head that she calls Concordia’s World. Her fantasy world creations are enchanting, highly detailed sculptures of the creatures that reside there. Many of them fly with the aid of mechanical movement (automata and balance sculptures). She hopes they will bring a little magic with them into this world to help others smile and perhaps encourage them to rediscover and escape into their own childhood imaginations. Mary-Ann is a self taught mixed-media artist and tutor who has only become an artist in recent years. Her first major textile sculpture resulted in a feature on BBC Radio Solent morning show. She has recorded and appeared live on Susan Weeks Stitchery Stories podcast and regularly holds workshops to share the skills and techniques she has developed with others.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Public transport
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Total Eclipse of the Art, 6 Bruche Heath Gardens, Padgate, WARRINGTON, Cheshire, WA1 3TP