Learn the skills required to make your own mosaics, and complete a decorative panel which could be a trivet, house number or framed artwork!
You'll choose from a range of MDF bases to build your mosaic on, and plan your design, either drawing your own or using one of the available templates for inspiration, then choose from a wide variety of glass tiles and learn to cut, shape and arrange them to include in your piece.
You'll be given a demonstration on grouting, and you can choose to either take some materials to grout your finished work at home, or to leave the piece to be grouted by Wendy, and collect at a later date (or pieces can be posted to you for an additional charge).
Suitable for complete beginners, you will be guided through every step by Wendy, owner of The Little Craftery, and life-long crafter.
The workshop runs for approximately 4 hours. Enjoy a chat with like minded people and learn some new skills!
If you have any questions in advance of booking please select 'Ask a Question' to get in touch with the course organiser.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
All materials are included, as are teas, coffees and biscuits. There is an option to make a framed piece for a small extra charge for the frame, and if you want your piece grouted and posted back to you there is a small postage charge.
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Mosaic making is the second course I have thoroughly enjoyed with Wendy at The Little Craftery and I’m eager to try more! Wendy ensures everyone is happy and relaxed and comfortable with everything they need to do. Nothing is too much trouble and Wendy has thought of everything for you, from finished pieces and patterns for inspiration to drinks and biscuits. I wholeheartedly recommend any of Wendy’s courses - you won’t be disappointed!
Great mosaic workshop, superb, highly recommend!!! Here’s the deets, if you’re into info:
Wendy is a great teacher. Very patient, kind and she set up a lovely atmosphere and crafting environment with everything laid out for us. It included all the tools and materials, with a very wide array of colours and different shapes and styles of mosaic tiles and gems. We were given choices for the mount type and shape, including glazed frames. Wendy also offered a great range of images and ideas to help us in our designs. The safety explanations were also very clear and the equipment was provided to ensure we did the cutting and pasting safely.
I have never attempted any form of glass or tile work before and am quite limited in ability. With Wendy’s clear explanations, demonstrations and patience with questions, even I managed to produce a reasonable mosaic. What is also very helpful and inspiring is that Wendy created a beautiful mosaic alongside us. Everyone there made a great mosaic - I was really impressed with them! We had the choice of finishing off the grouting ourselves, or have Wendy do them. I think we all opted for the latter. I collected mine a couple of days later and found it beautifully and carefully packed - and the grouting and framing was great. Also, worth noting is that Wendy was very generous with the tea and coffee and chocolate biscuits.
I am very lucky to live 10 minutes walk from The Little Craftery. It is a great location, on a lane called Field Row, which opens off Montague Street (pedestrianised), up beside Superdrug and more or less opposite Marks and Spencer. The sea front is also very close as are many coffee and eating places. There are car parks around including a multi-storey one above M&S which is accessed from the sea front.
Highly recommend this workshop - and her others! I have also found the same exceptional quality and enjoyment from the felting, macramé bracelets, eco soy candle-making. I also want to do her others. The quality of tuition and excellent written instructions mean I feel confident to have a go at them myself afterwards.
I have done the mosaic workshop twice now and will definitely do more. I absolutely love it. Wendy is lovely and helpful and makes you feel at home. Mosaic making is very therapeutic and and it's so exciting to see the finishing piece. I would definitely recommend it.