Archive | December, 2012

November and December Update

23 Dec

The last 2 months have been primarily taken up with our Homemade Christmas program of workshops, 9 workshops to be precise. A total of 126 places were filled by 78 people resulting in a lot of Homemade Christmasses in Horsham this year with a lot of new crafts being learnt. Here are a few glimpses of the workshops.

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Block Printing Cards

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Christmas Cake Pops

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Crochet snowflakes

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Sewing Felt Decorations

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Making Wire Angels

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Needle felting  Christmas Decorations

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Wreath making

The last workshop, Making a Wreath, saw us using our new home, the Main Hall at the back of Brighton Road Baptist Church which will mean that we can extend the range of workshops we can offer you in 2013.

Sadly December saw the last of the Craft at The Crown evenings, still not sure why it didn’t work but I suppose it was just one of those things? Some people have expressed an interest in a morning craft get together so if you are interested then please get in touch to register your interest and we’ll see what we can arrange.

We’re now busy planning all the workshops for January, February and March which will be unveiled soon. The first workshop after the Christmas break will be on 28th January and will be our big charity event for making Pillowcase dresses – more information to come soon.

Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and happy crafting!



Getting into the festive spirit with Wreath Making

11 Dec

The Christmas wreath workshop on Monday night turned out to be a very successful evening and also probably one of the messiest workshops we’ve had so far! It was a workshop in a new craft to us, Floristry, and in our new venue The Brighton Road Baptist Church. Everyone got into the Christmas spirit, I spotted some Christmas tree earings and glitter antlers that someone was wearing! A big thank you to Kay and Karen who brought along lots of home baked biscuits, cupcakes and yule log for us to enjoy with warmed apple juice with spices. Another huge thank you must go to Kate who spent the whole day gathering plenty of wonderful foliage for everyone to make their wreaths from.

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The last, but by no means least, thank you must of course go to Alice from Blossom Flowers for sharing her knowledge with us. Alice led a very professional workshop and led us through it stage by stage giving everyone the benefit of her expertise. Do visit her gorgeous shop next to Waitrose in Piries Place should you need anything in future in the floristry department – it’s well worth a visit.

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New Crochet for beginners sessions in January

10 Dec
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Following on from our past successful workshops run by Michelle from Owl & Slipper she will be running a series of beginner crochet sessions for us at MAKE after christmas.  These would be on Monday evenings on 28th January, 11th and 25th February. So who would like to join us? She will be doing small classes with only around 5 people so that everyone gets top quality tuition. Also please do let us know what you would like to learn how to make during these sessions. We love to hear feedback!

Its looking a lot like Christmas…..

3 Dec

Last Monday saw the last Make event at the Park Barn and was the largest to date. As we had 2 workshops going on at the same time we had a total of 32 people! Jay Kendall from Knitwit Originals came from Lewes to show a keen group how to needle felt some Christmas decorations………

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Then some wonderful angels, fairies and ‘frangels’ were made during the Wire Angel workshop complete with some undergarments!

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Our new venue for workshops

2 Dec

Last Monday saw the last of our workshops at The Park Barn as next week we will be moving all our events to the Brighton Road Baptist Church – Main Hall. We will be in the main hall which is just inside the back door to the left. There is a private car park just outside the back entrance, which is off New Street. As well as the hall we are hiring the main kitchen which means that we can extend the workshops in the New Year to include chocolate making and soap making!

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Brighton Road Baptist Church, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 5BD

Look forward to seeing you all at an event here soon.