During this 6 week course we will be looking at the different techniques of dry needle felting. You will create your very own piece of art using a combination of the finest sheep and merino wools. We will be covering both 3D (lifelike sculpture) and 2D (pictures) techniques . If you have a subject in mind that you would like to recreate please bring your ideas along. Limited to 6 places
You can book individual...
Suitable for adults and children from 8 years. Create 3 fused glass key rings or 3 fused glass handbag charms with glass artist Matt Sorrell.
Make them look like these or use your own design using a wide choice of coloured glass.
Make the key rings 1.5ins square £28pp 10.30 – 12 noon or handbag charms 1.5 x 3 inches £32pp 1.00pm – 2.30pm. 6 places at each session. Your keyrings or charms will be...
Using a variety of coloured glass this class is suitable for adults & children over 8 years. Make 4 each or make 4 together! Use your own design or one of ours.
Your coasters will be fused in our big kiln & ready for collection in about a week or they can be posted for a small extra charge.
You can book online, in person at the Alford Craft Market Shop, or by phone on...
8 places. In this 4 hour class you will have the opportunity to unleash your
creative, artistic side and produce a beautiful landscape or seascape
picture using needle felting techniques. There will be a whole host of
wool fibre, yarns and other goodies for you to build up your picture.
Alison will also bring reference pictures if needed and your box frame, or
you can simply work from your imagination.
For the taster workshop we will be exploring how a mindful approach to drawing & a gentle curiosity can free up our creativity in unexpected ways. It is ideal for people who would like to create, but don’t know how to start, or for experienced artists who would like to experiment playfully with a new approach. The workshop will also include some short mindful meditation practices & discussion about our experiences.
This taster will be...
An opportunity to experiment producing your own dyed embroidery threads in a range of shades & colours. Please bring a plastic apron & a tray to transport your threads home.
The samples produced will need to soak until the next day, so there will be lots of rinsing to do at home the following day for each participant. The threads will then take time to dry, before storing as a skein or wrapping onto cotton...
Come and see the craft of hand spinning with Tracy Edwards 10 places. You will be shown how to process the fleece into a yarn. Includes fleece washing, hand carding and combing. We will use a mechanical hand carder and will introduce the spinning wheel. You will be able to have a go on all of the equipment used in the demonstrations.
Making 4 items of jewellery and working with silver plated materials you will learn new skills of beading, manipulating wire and creating an instantly ‘ready to wear’ finish. Make for yourself or for a Mother's Day present (31.3.2019)
You will design & cut your own stencil & learn how to apply the design to a cushion cover using fabric paints. Every attendee will go home with a stencilled cushion cover and a completed stencil that can be reused.
Ideal for absolute beginners or as a refresher. Book the course of 3 for £50pp or £18pp per session.
Over 3 weeks you will learn the basics of crochet, including terminology and reading a crochet pattern. You will use different stitches to make a case for crochet hooks, a scarf, a granny square and some bunting. 4 places.
8 places. Hand cut bird shapes & a wide selection of vintage fine china will be available to choose from. You will learn how to cut & shape china, add detail with glazed ceramic and glass & take away grout & instructions to complete your swallows.
You can book onlin, in person at the Alford Craft Market Shop, or by phone on 01507 463341 (daytime only)
6 places. Make a useful & decorative bag, Bring your own favourite fabrics and buttons from your stash. Sandy will show you the sewing & appliqué techniques. Suitable for adults and children from 10 years. Children must have some knowledge of sewing.
In this workshop we will be wet felting, using resists and Bergschaf fibres to create a unique and stunning clutch bag. We can adapt the design for each student, to be as complex or as simple as necessary, making this workshop suitable for all abilities. All materials will be provided. Please bring a pvc apron as we will be working with lots of water! 6 places.
Karen - "The studio in Alford is small so...
6 places. All materials, fastener and thread provided. Learn embroidery stitches and techniques & take home your brooch after the class to keep or give as a present for Mother's Day. Lots of colours to choose from – suitable for beginners & intermediates.
Start at any time! Monthly quilting club with quilter Sue Frecklington on the first Wednesday of each month. Make a pieced quilt with expert help from Sue. Bring your own materials. You can bring your own machine or use one of ours. Please bring a packed lunch. Proceeds in aid of Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood (AHC)
6 places. This workshop is suitable for those who would like to get into painting with oils. It is great fun and during the workshop you will paint in oils and receive structured practical tuition. The class aims to familiarise you with oil painting techniques. Please wear old clothes and bring a packed lunch. If you have attended before please do come again, it will be great to see you – always a different picture!
Suitable for all levels. During this workshop you will be taken through how to paint in a free and loose way. Letting colour merge and interesting things happen are essential to create visually stimulating watercolours. Please bring watercolour paints, brushes, watercolour paper and a sketchpad with you. We will paint 2 pictures during the day. If you have attended before please come again – always different pictures!