Felting and Free-motion machine embroidery – Cost – £70, Concessions £60

Felting and Free Motion Machine Embroidery Workshop. Creating Watercolours in Wool!
Crafts in the Valley offers this textile workshop at the Creative with Nature studio gallery in Todmorden, West Yorkshire.

Full Day Workshop starts at 10.30am and finish at approximately 4.30pm.

In this workshop you will have the opportunity to experiment with a range of textiles skills including wet felting, needle felting, hand stitched embroidery and free motion machine embroidery. By the end of the day you will have created a beautiful piece of felted artwork.

Firstly you will choose from a selection of beautiful, brightly dyed Merino wool, Alpaca or wool from British sheep, which are naturally coloured and just as lovely. All wool fibres are purchased from the wonderful Wingham Wool Works.

A flat piece of felt will be made using the simple wet felting process of manipulating and matting fibres together using soapy water and a bit of elbow grease!

In the afternoon, extra detail will be added to the felt using needle felting and machine embroidery. Most workshop participants opt to create a beautiful piece of felted art, some prefer to turn their felt into a more functional item. The choice is yours! Lots of inspiration and top quality materials will be available for you to work with.

Beginners Fused Glass Workshop- £70 per person, £65 concessions. (Price increase from July 2018 – £75 per person, £70 concessions).

Beginners Fused Glass Workshop in the Creative with Nature studio gallery in Todmorden, West Yorkshire.

Workshops start at 10.30 am and finish at 4.30 pm.
This workshop is ideal for those who fancy a relaxing and peaceful day of creativity. It is a brilliant workshop which allows participants to be introduced to the wonderful world of Glass Fusing. The techniques used are easy to pick up and you will create a range of beautiful glass items that can be treasured or given away as special gifts.

During the workshop you will make a set of dichroic glass jewellery combining a pendant with matching earrings or ring. You will hand-decoupage a jewellery box to keep your beautiful sparkly jewels in! On the workshop you will learn how to score and cut glass to make a hanging star and you will also create a coaster and a slump dish. All this in one day with time for a delicious lunch and cheeky glass of wine at a local café!

How to book.

To book a workshop, please send me a message with the workshop date and how many places you’d like to book through the CONTACT PAGE or to craftsinthevalley@gmail.com.  Alternatively if you’d like to discuss anything, just give me a call on 07779041237.  I will reply with an email booking confirmation which will explain how to pay the deposit and gives details about the class you have opted for.  You will be asked to provide details about any dietary needs, your price choice and a contact number.

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Workshop Information

These workshops are offered to individuals and private groups and are designed for art and craft lovers, beginners or experienced crafters, and for those who simply want to enjoy a creative day out. The workshops have proved popular with mothers and daughters and family and friends who wish to spend some quality time together.  The groups are always friendly and welcoming, participants often come on their own and enjoy socialising with new people.

The workshops are mostly run from the light and airy Creative with Nature gallery in Todmorden, the neighbouring town to Hebden Bridge in the Calder Valley. The gallery is an exciting and inspiring venue with changing exhibitions and willow weaving work created by local artists and craftspeople.

What’s included in the price?

Workshops include morning pastries with cups of tea and fresh coffee. Lunch is served at Kava cafe, where you can choose from a delicious selection of soups, salads, bakes and pasta dishes, served with a soft drink or a cheeky glass of wine! Tea and coffee are served throughout the day with sweet treats and cake in the afternoon. After a day of Creative Escapism with Crafts in the Valley you will feel relaxed, inspired and a little bit spoilt!

Concessions are available to everyone on a “pay as you can afford” basis.  Just let me know when you book if you would like to opt for the concessions price.

No extra costs during the workshop. Fused Glass items need to be collected once fired. Items can be posted, postage and packaging costs £8