Archive | February, 2013

Latest update on new mini workshops

25 Feb

Now that we have slightly changed the way our evenings work we thought it would be a good idea to update you regularly. Last year we had one large workshop each month on a Monday evening followed by a craft café evening towards the end of each month, plus some Wednesday evenings for Craft at The Crown. We are still having all our events on the first and third Monday evenings of each month (slightly different in some months due to bank holidays) however we now have several smaller workshops running side by side with our craft café on each evening. As we now have a lovely new larger venue and with the informal nature of Make this has worked well for the last two sessions.

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quilts and patchwork for Make

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At tonight’s event we have the second session in a four part course on Making a Patchwork Quilt plus another 2 part workshop in Beginners Crochet starting. Both are fully booked. However we also have a workshop in ‘Natural Soap Making’, details are here, with Beverley of Just Bev Soaps. We do have a few spaces left for this so email us on makehorsham@yahoo.co.uk if you’d like one. Fantastic value at £15 as you will make about 8-10 bars of soap in the workshop!

Craft café will also be going on, at only £4, so if you fancy some company whilst you knit or do another craft then come and join us for tea, cake and some crafting chatter.

 

Our ‘thank you’ card from Big Knit 2012

19 Feb

Look what we got in the post last week ………..a lovely personalised Thank You card from Innocent and Big Knit 2012.

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Collectively we knitted 200+ last Autumn in aid of Age UK. I love the bit…’ Questions were raised about you potentially being a knitting machine due to the sheer volume and quality of hats you sent in (the Octopus was genius).’ – that will be our lovely Irma Westerdijk then! Well done everyone!

Does anyone fancy joining us this year? We’ll start in July/ August and if you want to start now then here are the details and patterns from last year.

 

Dressing Girls Around The World

10 Feb

Wow, our first event of 2013 certainly went with a bang! What a great way to start the year by helping others. 26 of us gathered on the last Monday evening of January for a community sewing evening, all with a common aim, to make a dress for a little girl somewhere in the world who had never worn one before. This event had obviously inspired a lot of people in Horsham, many of us had young children and some had daughters so it had struck a chord. The majority of people hadn’t even touched a sewing machine before, despite this in 2 hours we ended up with 24 dresses and to date we have over 30 dresses to send to Louise of Sew Scrumptious for Dress a Girl around the world charity.

All pillowcase dresses

Everyone pitched in, from bringing home baked cookies to putting on a big pot of tea. New friends were made and time was spent with old friends. Lots of laughter and learning new skills going on, a normal evening for our Make workshops!

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A huge thank you to the lovely Victoria of Cuddle Monster Crafts who suggested this project in the first place and then came to show us how to make them.

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Everyone had such a good time most people asked when the next one would be! I know lots of people couldn’t make this evening either so Watch this space as we’ll organise another evening making these pillowcase dresses in March or April .

More Make and Makers & Creators workshops for children

8 Feb

Here are the details of the remaining four workshops for children for the Spring covering March and April. All are at a special introductory price of £10 for a 2hr workshop so definately worth a try at that fantastic price!

Here is the PDF file with all the details together  Workshops 2013

and here is the booking form for the spring workshops  Workshop Booking Form 2013

 

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New Felting Workshop – wet and needle felting techniques

8 Feb

Monday 4th March 2013            

MAKING A SMALL BOWL AND DECORATIVE EASTER EGGS: WET FELTING AND NEEDLE FELTING WORKSHOP

with Jay Kendall of Knitwit Originals

7.00-9.30pm (2 ½ hrs) at Brighton Road Baptist Church, Horsham

 

Jay Kendall of Knitwit Originals is back with us by popular demand after the successful Christmas Decorations workshop in November. This time she is going to show us how to make a small vessel or bowl (approx. 6” wide by 5” high) using the wet felting technique. You will use merino wool fibres and some silk fibres all from a range of pastel colours. Wet felting is a wonderfully tactile art which allows you to build shapes. Jay will then show us how to needle felt some small easter eggs from the same fibres and how to needle felt a simple decorative pattern on them to place inside the bowl. The bowls would also make a lovely gift filled with sweets or even buttons. For more details on what needle felting is please see our previous post here.

 

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Details:

Suitable for: All abilities

Cost: £15

Places: limited to 10 people

You will need to bring:

–         an apron,

–         2 medium sized towels,

–         bamboo place mat or sushi mat (if possible)

 

Email us on makehorsham@yahoo.co.uk if you are interested and we can send you the booking form.

 

Launching our Make workshops for children with Makers & Creators

7 Feb

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I am thrilled to announce a collaboration between Make and Makers and Creators offering crafty workshops for children in Horsham. I am so excited about this as I have wanted to do some childrens workshops since I started Make last year and have now found the perfect partner in Annalees! We will be doing a wide variety of workshops for both boys and girls between 8 and 12 yrs old working on skills such as sewing, book binding, fabric printing and much more. The above leaflet will now be popping up in places around Horsham!

23rd January 2013 -  I am thrilled to announce a collaboration between Make and Makers and Creators offering crafty workshops for children in Horsham. I am so excited about this as I have wanted to do some childrens workshops since I started Make last year and have now found the perfect partner in Annalees! We will be doing a wide variety of workshops for both boys and girls between 8 and 12 yrs old working on skills such as sewing, book binding, fabric printing and much more. Our Spring 2013 programme will be up soon covering half term, easter holidays plus some Saturdays and Sunday afternoons in between. Do email us at makehorsham@yahoo.co.uk to register your interest.copy

 

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Above  is the information for two workshops for part of the Spring 2013 programme, covering half term.

Email us at makehorsham@yahoo.co.uk for a booking form.

 

Happy 1st Birthday!

6 Feb

Happy birthday to us, Make is One today! What a year it’s been! If you haven’t made it along to one of our evenings yet do give it a try, we’re very friendly and we don’t bite…… take a look at our Testimonials page on the blog for proof!

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