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OOAK Keepsake “Memory-lopes” Heirloom Envelopes Workshop

Duration: 2 hours

Price: £15

Run by: Denise Hart Rodriguez
at Alice Down the Rabbit Hole


From Loft To Loved
4 North End
County Durham
TS21 3BS

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About the Course

Embark on an artistic journey creating handmade heirloom “memory-lopes”.

This workshop focuses on the beauty and simplicity of the classic envelope, altering it into a treasure that encompasses an antique style. The idea of documenting your life and memories into an envelope focuses on the concept of deconstructed journaling, where you utilize envelopes to house and store your ephemera, thoughts, memories, photos... for years to come.

Envelopes are little parcels which tell stories. Secrets are kept in them, memories are made. This whole concept of deconstructed journaling takes us to the roots of how people used to communicate with each other before the advent of modern technology, through documents and envelopes.

An envelope is a vessel where you can document your life and your memories, just like a journal or diary. It allows you to document your life in an interactive and creative style. You can have a lot of envelopes in a bundle and it's more interactive opening the envelopes, taking out the ephemera, touching it. If it can't fit into the envelope, you paperclip it on. It looks more "authentic" than just a book that you open and write in.

The workshop includes a variety of envelopes and a huge selection of decorative elements. Make each envelope into a work of art, a one-of-a-kind heirloom treasure to keep in your family for years to come, or to give to a special person. Add a message and seal the envelope to be opened at a specific time in the future (for example for a new baby to open when they are 18). Collect several envelopes together and tie them with a ribbon, or put them in a decorative box, just like in the olden times.

The possibilities are only limited by your imagination!

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

* Everything you need is included in the workshop.
Just bring yourself and your imagination!

The 1st November workshop runs from 6 - 8pm

The 7th December workshop runs from 2 - 4pm

With coffee, tea and biscuits (hubbie might even make some scones!)

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Child friendly
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teen friendly