Workshops 2022

Our workshops are held in the charming village of Preston under Scar, in the newly decorated Village Hall, postcode DL8 4AJ. Please ask for directions if you have not been before as the hall is tucked away from the main street.  

 

All workshops are £55 per person for a full days tuition, tea, coffee, biscuits and a simple lunch.  Occasionally there is an extra materials charge when we use particularly expensive materials.

 

What to bring with you:-

All materials and equipment are provided on the day.  Please bring a hand towel, a pair of sharp scissors, and a needle and selection of sewing threads for the workshops which have a small amount of sewing. You may also wish to bring a notebook and pen and a camera or smartphone for making notes.  

 

If you would like to book a place or have any questions please email me on louisecurnin@gmail.com or call me on 0791 999 7057

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Yarn Painting  Saturday Feb 12th 2022

Using a technique popular in Eastern European feltmaking we will use stylised shapes which we will translate into brightly coloured folk style yarn paintings. This workshop does not require any drawing skills and is suitable for complete beginners.  A great way to brighten up the grey days. 

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Bangle  Saturday March 19th 2022

 

Join us for a day of bangle making.  A simple wet felting workshop, ideal for beginners. Spend the morning making a plain or multicoloured bangle. Enjoy a simple lunch then spend the afternoon either beading and embroidering your bangle or keep it simple and make another. The choice is yours

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Creative Nuno  Saturday May 14th 2022

 

We will be using the luxurious fibres and fabrics of fine merino and pure silk to make a beautifully patterned light summery decorative scarf using mostly massage for the wet felted technique.  

Additional materials charge £5. Please also bring a large towel (beach towel size)

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Pebbles  Saturday June 11th  2022

 

If you are dreaming of the beach but can’t get there, join this workshop to make a set of beach pebbles.  Using exotic fibres such as soy, flax and ramie fibres we use a variety of greys and add the exotics to create the patterns found in natural beach pebbles.  

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Leaf Neck Scarf Saturday Sept 24th 2022

 

Embrace the season of autumn with this stylish Falling Leaf neck scarf. Make your own wet felted prefelts, turn them into falling leaves, then create your neck scarf.  A small amount of simple sewing is required.  Please also bring a large towel (beach towel size)

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Poppy Brooch.  Saturday  Oct 15th 2022

 

Use wet felting techniques we will create a beautiful poppy flower, then with a little simple sewing or beading you can customise your flower and add a brooch fastening to make a beautiful remembrance poppy brooch.  £5 of this workshop fee will be donated to the Royal British Legion Poppy appeal. 

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Christmas tree  Saturday Nov 26th

 

Join us to get into the festive spirit and wet felt a simple decorative Christmas tree. Create a cutting pattern and the tree that can be placed over a battery light for a lovely winter decoration for the table or mantelpiece.  A simple festive lunch is included.