Learn a host of new skills at our summer craft workshops

Posted by Cato Cooper on

If you want to learn a new skill this summer why not try your hand at crafty sessions taking place at a shop in the town this summer (June and July, 2017).

A series of needle felting, lampshade making and Autentico chalk painting workshops will be running here, each hosted by an expert.

As many items in the shop are handmade, it makes our visitors feel inspired to give crafting a go themselves and they can do so at one of our numerous summer workshops, which are hosted by myself and other experts who have shops here with us.

They are a great opportunity for you to learn a new skill and it is always a great feeling to have something in your house that you’ve made yourself. Activities like these are also very relaxing and in a busy world like ours it’s great to be able to clear your mind and just focus on your hands and making something.

Autentico chalk painting workshops, where you can learn the basics of using the paints and waxes, take place on Thursday, June 15, Tuesday, June 27 and Wednesday, July 19 from 7.30pm. Another will follow on September 7.

Materials needed such as paints, brushes, boards to paint, waxes, an apron and gloves will be provided in the workshop price as well as refreshments and a picture frame to paint and take home.

Pip Brewer, who owns the Toodlepip shop is hosting a lampshade making workshop on Monday, June 19 and Monday, July 17 from 7pm until 9pm. You will learn how to make your own 30cm lampshade that can be hung from the ceiling or used on a lampstand. All you need to bring with you is a minimum of half a metre of their chosen fabric. Another workshop will take place on September 25.

Needle felting workshops, where you can learn how to make a 3D creation of your choice using fibres and wools from rare breed sheep and Alpacas, will be hosted by expert, Naomi Stannard from The Crafty Shepherd on Thursday, June 22 and Wednesday, July 12 from 6.30pm until 9.30pm. Another will follow on September 14.

The workshops are suitable for beginners and will cost £40 per person. Payment is required up-front before the workshop takes place. To secure your space, please call us on 01823 660076.

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