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Contact Name: Brian Cousins

Telephone: 01245 233459

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Art & Craft Days
The Butterfly Art & Craft Studio
Flacks Green, Terling

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Art & Craft Days's Courses

Essex - Next course on 31st July 2018
Lana will teach you how to arm knit a beautiful cosy chunky throw with just your arms and no needles using super sized yarn and in just a few hours you will have your throw ready to take home. These classes are suitable for everyone whether you have previous experience or are new to arm knitting. Approximate size is 115cmx135cm / 45″x53” Once you have mastered the art of this jumbo knitting you will be...
Essex - Next course on 26th September 2018
Spend a day at our Butterfly Art & Craft Studio and learn how to paint a small piece of furniture using Autentico Chalk paints. Our tutor specialises in up-cycling character furniture giving it a professional lovingly restored finish. You’ll need to bring a small piece of furniture. We recommend no larger than 50cm x 50cm x 50 cm, don’t worry if you haven’t got anything suitable as we have pieces available from £5.00. Wear some...
Essex - Next course on 10th November 2018
Spend a morning at “The Butterfly Studio” with talented felting artist Lana Walton and learn how to make a fun and festive needle felted Christmas Decoration. These beautiful Christmas decorations will add warmth and cheer to your home decor. They will also make the perfect gifts for loved ones. Lana will offer a variety of designs and you will have the opportunity to personalise your decoration. This workshop is suitable for beginners or for those...
Essex - Next course on 1st December 2018
Spend a morning creating a beautiful Willow Christmas Heart Wreath 10am - 12.30pm Learn how to weave this simple heart using English willow. Students will learn how to form the shape and tie willow knots to secure it. Students will have the opportunity to embellish and decorate their heart with a variety of dried orange slices, cinnamon sticks, ribbons etc.
Essex - Next course on 26th November 2018
Come & join Deb for a fun day at The Butterfly Studio where you will learn how to make a willow door wreath and swag for Christmas. All natural materials using the traditional method of willow weaving for the base of the wreath adding a selection of seasonal materials which may include some or all of the following subject to availability, cones, oranges cinnamon sticks and a variety foliage to create a beautiful Christmas wreath....
Essex - Next course on 28th September 2018
Weave a small but very useful gathering frame basket. So named because of it’s use of preformed circular frames which students will spend the morning lashing together to form a handle and top rim: then bending and inserting ribs into these lashings to make a 3D vessel. Weaving with fine natural coloured Willows and soft Rushes playing with texture, colour and contrasting stripes will be the focus of the afternoon. Basketmaker Karen Lawrence will teach...
Essex - Next course on 16th October 2018
This is a structured workshop designed to encourage the textile artist to think outside the box and work with material combinations they may not have previously considered. Participants will create a highly ornate panel with the use of water soluble fabrics combined with appliquéd space dyed velvets and decorative cords. As we just have a day we will be using the hot plate to dry out your creations so they then could be beaded at...
Essex - Next course on 15th September 2018
Discover the art of handmade books. During this workshop participants will learn how to create by hand a hard covered book with an exposed spine using French Link Stitch. Participants will be guided through the necessary tools, materials and core techniques including folding, sewing and gluing. On completion of the workshop participants will leave with their handmade books together with step-by-step instructions to help them make more at home using minimal equipment. This is an...
Essex - Next course on 15th October 2018
As a complete change this mixed media workshop will be based around acrylic paints and inks. There will be a little preparation before we start putting paint on canvas but, because of the adaptability of acrylics, we don’t need to worry about that too much. We will be putting a certain amount of detail into our main subject, the poppy, but it will still be quite a loose picture. There will also be various acrylic...
Essex - Next course on 1st October 2018
This Taster Day will give you the opportunity to explore this traditional craft. Carole will teach you the traditional stained glass techniques to make a 20cm square panel or a 29cm square mirror to take home. This is a practical course and you learn the basic construction processes of cutting glass, putting a panel together, using the Tiffany Copper foiling technique developed in the Tiffany Studios in the 1890’s. No previous experience is necessary. There...
Essex - Next course on 14th September 2018
Veronica will show you how to create this beautiful handmade note book, journal, photo album or memory book. Quilted with lots of handmade embellishment’s, lace, ribbons and vintage buttons and lots more. Shabby chic / vintage look. Perfect to keep for yourself or a gift to someone special. Journal measurement approx 8″ x 8″ Suitable for all abilities
Essex - Next course on 17th December 2018
Tutor - Carole Gray On this course you will learn to make copper foiled Christmas decorations. Make a set of three Christmas decorations – an angel, a bell and a tree. All the tools and materials required for the course will be supplied. If you are pregnant, you should consult your GP before enrolling on this course as working with solder can be harmful to the developing baby. Carole Gray is a designer and maker...
Essex - Next course on 19th November 2018
On this course you will learn to make a Stained Glass Copper Foiled Holly centrepiece to display on your table. The piece measures approx 20cm across. This is a practical course and you learn the basic construction processes of cutting glass and putting the centrepiece together using the Tiffany Copper foiling technique developed in the Tiffany Studios in the 1890’s. Please note that the candle is not supplied.
Essex - Next course on 16th November 2018
On this course you will learn to make hanging copper foiled glass stars to hang in your home. You will have time to make three stars varying in size from 11cm-19cm. This is a practical course and will include glass cutting, copper foiling and soldering. No previous experience is necessary. If you are pregnant, you should consult your GP before enrolling on this course as working with solder can be harmful to the developing baby....
Essex - Next course on 27th July 2018
Come and create a wonderful pheasant for your garden in the beautiful setting of The Butterfly Studio. Learn the art of willow weaving on this fun day with Deb Hart. Deb will teach you how to create a bird base in English willow and guide you through the process of sculpting your own unique pheasant. Suitable for all abilities.
Essex - Next course on 20th October 2018
Join Wendy for this one day hand embroidery and appliqué workshop. You will be using netting and organza and Wendy will also be introducing students to some gold thread work. This beautiful piece of work by Wendy “Williams Leaves” was inspired by the work of William Morris. Students will be shown different techniques and stitches to complete the design. The leaves have two layers of different coloured organza laid between a piece of net and...