Make a Wire Angel or Christmas Fairy workshop

13 Oct

This is a Mixed Media workshop using wire, various adhesives and fabric techniques to create a sculpture on a body base which will then be dressed using scraps of vintage material and trimmings. Glass beads, old music paper and gold masking tape will be used to make wings, halos and crowns. The main body will stand to be approx 20cm.

During this workshop you will create your own Angel or Fairy for the top of your Christmas Tree that will make you smile year after year. Your vision of prettiness will be hand-finished with scraps of delicate vintage fabrics, lace, beads and other vintage delights.


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Suitable : for beginners

Place: limited to 16 places

Cost: £15

You will need to bring: Any treasured or special fabrics or trimmings that you would like to include in the making of your angel or fairy


Tickets are available here.


This will be our last time running this workshop so don’t delay!

There are just a few of the wonderful creations from a past workshop:


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Not just 1 workshop but 2 workshops for you!

10 Oct

On Tuesday the 18th October we will be running 2 workshops so you will be spoilt for choice!






Come along and learn how to crochet some festive Christmas snowflakes – a perfect addition to any Christmas tree. Worked in three rounds, these snowflakes are addictive to make once you’ve got the hang of them!  This workshop is not suitable for complete beginners as a basic knowledge of slip stitch, chain stitch and double crochet are required to follow the pattern.

We’ll provide you with a crochet hook, yarn and instruction and, of course, tea and cake.



Suitable for: those with basic crochet skills

Cost: £12

Places: limited to only 12 places

You’ll need to bring: just yourselves – we’ll provide a crochet hook, yarn and pattern


Tickets are available from here.


If you don’t fancy crocheting then come along and join us to learn how to sew these adorable felt robins?






Learn to hand sew a cheeky felt robin hanging Christmas decoration in this fun creative class. Your finished robin will be unique, and perfect to give as a gift or to keep for yourself. No previous sewing experience is required, just a love of Christmas and craft.

All materials included, as well as an opportunity for tea and cake!



Suitable for: all abilities

Cost: £12

Places: limited to only 6 places

You’ll need to bring: just yourself – we’ll provide the rest


Tickets are available here



Lino Printing Workshop – Christmas Cards & Tags

27 Sep

We had a fantastic evening last week at our needlefelting workshop and are looking forward to our next one ‘Lino Printing Christmas Cards and Tags’ . Tickets are available here




Personalise this Christmas with your own range of Christmas Cards and Gift Tags. With Annalees Lim from Makers & Creators learn how to transfer your own designs onto 2 lino blocks with tools to create simple one colour prints on plain cards and gift tags. Bring some ideas with you or we have some inspiration here to help you with developing your design.










Suitable : for all abilities, perfect for beginners

Place: limited to 16 places

Cost: £14

You will need to bring: nothing as everything is included in the price of the workshop.


Tickets are available here

Needlefelting Christmas Decorations Workshop

11 Sep

Come and learn some dry needle felting techniques with us and create between two and six needle felted Christmas decorations complete with hanging ribbon to hang on your Christmas tree. Choose from 3D shapes like Robins, Snowmen, Christmas puddings or Baubles. We will also show you how to needle felt using cookie cutters to make 2D Christmas decorations such as Gingerbread man, Star, Christmas Tree and stockings.

You will be given a pack which includes needles & case, sponge, core wool plus wool in a variety of colours which is yours to take away so you will be able to make more at home.







Below are some photos of our previous needlefelting workshops:


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There will be additional packs of materials to purchase if you want to make more at home.



Suitable for: all abilities. Beginner and experienced felters

Cost: £16

Places: limited to only 16 places

You will need to bring: just yourselves and some ribbon for the hanging part of the decorations.


Get your tickets here


Our Homemade Christmas is back!

11 Sep

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Our Homemade Christmas Workshop Specials are Back!


All details can be found here or on our facebook page


Looking forward to seeing you there and don’t forget to bring your friends!





A little peek…..

12 May

A little peek at what you’ll be making if you book a space on our workshop learning how to make a Snap Clasp Purse……….


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It only involves 3 small lines of stitching on a sewing machine. Do get in touch if you would like to do this workshop but don’t have a sewing machine that you can bring as we may have one spare.


Only 6 place left, you can book a space here



A New Beginning

1 May

We are back for a new beginning of Make in Horsham. We are now organised by a small team of volunteers who are excited to be running workshops again. We only have limited spaces at each workshops and tickets have already started selling so if you are interested, don’t delay!


Our first workshop is Making Lampshades which will be on Tuesday 24th May 2016.

Tickets are available here

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Come and learn how to create your own bespoke shade in this workshop. Bring fabric of your choice and we will show you how to transform it into a professionally finished rolled edge 30cm drum lampshade in just 2 hours. This is a workshop that is ideal for beginners and is perfect for ‘upcycling’ some vintage/ retro fabric. The workshop price includes all materials, except for the outer fabric.
You can also purchase limited number of extra kits from us for £10 each on the night. Please bring cash.

Suitable for: All abilities
Cost: £20
Places: only 16 places available
You will need to bring:
Fabric of your choice (min size 970mm x 255mm) all other materials are included in the price.



Our second one is on Making snap clasp purses on Tuesday 21st June 2016

Tickets are here


Come and learn how to create your own small coin purse in this workshop. Using an 8cm curved metal frame with a clip clasp you will learn how to attach it to your sewn fabric purse. The workshop price includes all materials, however please bring along some fabric if you would like to.
Perfect if you are familiar with sewing and fancy trying a new project and they make great presents. Different frames and other materials will be for sale if you are inspired to make more after the workshop, please bring cash.

Suitable for: Those who can sew.
Cost: £15
Places: only 12 places available
You will need to bring:
Your sewing machine in good working order.



Our third is Redwork Embroidery and extremely good value for money at £12 per person for a 2hr workshop

Tuesday 28th June 2016

Tickets are here

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Learn the basics of hand sewing through Redwork embroidery which uses simple stitches to create a picture in red thread on white fabric.

No previous sewing experience required. All materials provided.

Suitable for: All abilities
Cost: £12
Places: only 12 places available
You will need to bring: –


Then the last for the summer is our Book Binding workshop on Tuesday 12th July 2016

Tickets are here


Learn how to create your own hardback books and journals with hand stitching using recycled paper and card with Annalees Lim from Makers and Creators. Using found and collected maps and papers this workshop is a fun and creative insight into the wonderful world of bookbinding. The book will be roughly 1.5cm deep, 12cm high and 16.5cm wide.
This workshop will take you through the different stages of making a handbound book with book cover, including folding, making end papers, hand stitching, spine lining, covering and casing in. Your finished book can be used as a sketchbook, notebook or journal and can make a perfect personalised gift. You will be provided with full instructions and details and once you have made one during the workshop they you will be able to create more at home and even make larger ones for photo albums and much more.

Suitable : for all abilities
Place: limited to 15 places
Cost: £16
You will need to bring:
Everything is included in the price of the workshop. You can bring some special found papers to make your book extra special if you’d like.



All these workshops are being held at a new hall in Rehoboth Church on New Street , Horsham RH13 5DU which has a private car park at the back and is within walking distance of the town centre.

If these go well then we will hopefully be organising a Homemade Christmas programme of workshops which have been popular in the past.

Look forward to seeing you at one of our workshops soon.