Archive | August, 2013

Pumpkin Flower Arrangement Workshops

24 Aug

Monday 21st October  2013

FLORISTRY WORKSHOP:  PUMPKIN FLOWER ARRANGEMENT WORKSHOP

with Alice  from Blossom Flowers

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

 

 

Learn how to make a funky pumpkin arrangement for your Halloween party!  You will learn how to create a gorgeous russet tone flower arrangement in a mini pumpkin.

Come and learn the basics of flower arranging with professional florist Alice from Blossom Flowers.  We’ll be using autumnal flowers and foliage in reads and oranges, including berries. You will be provided with full step-by-step instruction and once you have made one during the workshop then you will be able to create more at home.

Everything is included in the price of the workshop, we just ask if you can bring a few bits of basic equipment. This is a perfect workshop for total beginners as the places are limited to only 15 people.

 

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Details:

Suitable : for all abilities

Place: limited to 15 places

Cost:  £17

You will need to bring:

–           An apron and a pair of secateurs if you have some

 

Please email us at makehorsham@yahoo.co.uk if you are interested and we can send you the booking form.

 

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Book Binding Workshop

24 Aug

Monday  21st October  OR  Monday 4th November 2013

BOOK BINDING FOR BEGINNERS WORKSHOP

with Annalees Lim  from Makers and Creators

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

 

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Learn how to create your own hardback books and journals with hand stitching using recycled paper, maps 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 the perfect personalised gift for Christmas. 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.

 

Details:

Suitable : for all abilities

Place: limited to 10 places, on each workshop

Cost:  £18

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.

 

Please email us at makehorsham@yahoo.co.uk if you are interested and we can send you the booking form.

 

Improvers Crochet: Flower Coaster/ Flower Garlands

23 Aug

Mondays 7th October and 21st October 2013                     

IMPROVERS CROCHET: FLOWER COASTER/ FLOWER GARLANDS

with Michelle Cresswell of Owl & Slipper

7.30-9.30pm (2 hrs) at Brighton Road Baptist Church, Horsham

 

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This is a workshop for the more experienced crocheter in two parts. Michelle Cresswell from Owl & Slipper will be showing you how to make beautiful, colourful flower coasters ( diameter  9cm). During the first session you will learn the basic stitch and start on the coaster. The second session will be about re-enforcing technique and stitches used, completing more flower coasters and then learning the techniques to make into a garland. You will learn the following during the two sessions:

–         Chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet and counting stitches. Different edging techniques.

–         How to read a simple crochet pattern

–         Understand yarn weights, tension and gauge and hook sizes.

–         Leave with a completed coaster or garland.

Crochet starter packs are available from Michelle but must be pre-ordered. This includes a hook, stitch conversion chart, illustrated instructions, a pattern and a ball of 100% cotton yarn from a choice of colours for only £6. She will also be selling the cotton yarn separately for £3 for a ball of 50g.

If you don’t wish to purchase a pack please bring with you a 3.5mm or 4mm sized hook and dk cotton yarn, min 50g ball.

This will only be in small groups of 6 people only to ensure that you have Michelle’s undivided attention – a quality rather than quantity approach.

 

Details:

Suitable for: Intermediates/ Advanced

Cost: £12 per workshop, so a total of £24

Places : limited to 6 people for the 2 part course

You will need to bring: If you do not wish to purchase a pack from Michelle you will need to bring the following

–         3.5mm or 4mm sized hook

–         Several balls of cotton yarn

 

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

 

Natural Soap Making

23 Aug

Monday 30th September 2013            

NATURAL SOAP MAKING WORKSHOP

with Beverley Scott-Hughes from Just Bev Soaps

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

 

****NB . This workshop is a repeat of the one on 25th Feb earlier this year ****

 

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Learn how to make natural soap during this workshop lead by Beverley Scott-Hughes of Just Bev Soaps, based in Storrington. Natural Soap is wonderful for sensitive skin and those who just want to know exactly what is going onto their skins. We will be working in pairs learning how to make one of her best sellers, Neem Soap with lemongrass. This is a craft using the exacting methods of science and so will appeal to the logical, mathematical and scientific crafters out there! We will be working with olive oil, coconut oil, vitamin E and shea butter to produce a block of soap that can then be cut up into 8-16 bars of soap (if using a loaf cake silicone shaped mould) so a great workshop if you wanted to make some presents for others for Christmas. You will also get the recipes and instruction sheets to take home with you.

On this workshop you will learn:

–         The history of soap

–         The importance of measurements of oils, the different kinds of oils and how they react.

–         Learn about and blend essential oils.

–         Making the soap, mixing, temperatures

–         How to line a soap mould, un-moulding the soap, Drying/ curing the soap and cutting

 

 

Details:

Suitable for: All abilities

Cost: £20

Places: limited to 10 people

You will need to bring:

–         an apron,

–         eye covering (prescription glasses or safety goggles)

–         wear old clothes with long sleeves.

–          a silicone mould (with a min of 6cm depth) either a loaf cake shape or ones with novelty shapes, or bring a couple. The 1 ½ pound in weight of soap that we will be making is the equivalent to over 1litre in volume of water, in case you wanted to test your moulds first.

–         a cardboard box or baking tray on which to place your mould to keep it stable when you take it home as it will need a month to cure before you can use it.

–         An essential oil of your choice if you didn’t want to use the lemongrass

 

Beverley will be setting up a small table of her Just Bev Soap products to sell on the evening.

 

Email us at makehorsham@yahoo.co.uk to reserve a place and we will send you a booking form.

 

Paverpol Decorative Figurine Workshop

23 Aug

Monday 30th September and Monday 7th October 2013          

PAVERPOL DECORATIVE FIGURINE WORKSHOP

with Irma Westerdijk from Creations by Irma

 

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

 

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Do you want to have a go at making sculptures using Paverpol? Come and learn the art of Paverpol with certified instructor Irma Westerdijk from Creations by Irma . Learn to make a wire armature, position, wrap and dress the figurine using different fabrics and mediums to make a stunning sculpture (45-50cm high) in bronze or black over two workshops (a total of 5 hours)

Over two sessions you will be able to make a sculpture of your choice with instruction and guidance from Irma. You can see a recent glowing review of one of Irmas private workshops here.

Do take a look at Irma’s website and facebook page and take a look at some of her stunning creations. Also if you’d like more information about Paverpol, take a look at this description here.

 

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Details:

Suitable for: All abilities

Cost: £18 per workshop, so a total of £36 for 5hours of tuition

Places: limited to 10 people for the two part course

You will need to bring:

–         Apron plus please wear old clothes

–           A 100% plain cotton tshirt.

 

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

 

Creating a felt picture: wet felting and needle felting

22 Aug

Monday 16th September 2013            

CREATING A FELT PICTURE: WET FELTING AND NEEDLE FELTING WORKSHOP

with Jay Kendall of Knitwit Originals

7.00-9.15pm (2 ¼ hrs) at Brighton Road Baptist Church, Horsham

 

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This is Jay Kendall of Knitwit Originals third workshop for us and she is back with us by popular demand. This time she is going to show us how to create a Picture (approx A4 in size) using techniques of Wet felting and Needle Felting.

Come and paint with wool fibres, blending colours and textures to create a unique and beautiful piece of art work that you could maybe use as a wall hanging. You will use a selection of natural and dyed wools from a range of colours.

This workshop will show you the basics of wet felt making and you will learn the amazing process of turning wool fibres into hand made felt. Wet felting is a wonderfully tactile art which allows you to build shapes.

Jay will then demonstrate how to needle felt small details onto the picture which you will have to complete at home once the wet felt has dried (you will be provided with a needle so that you can). For more details on what needle felting is please see our previous post here. Jay will also be bringing a selection of fleece for people to complete their picture as well as extra packs to purchase.

 

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Details:

Suitable for: Beginner and Experience Felters

Cost: £18

Places: limited to 12 people

You will need to bring:

–         Bring along an inspirational image (photo, drawing, design) to use as a starting point.

–         An apron,

–         2 medium sized towels,

–         Bamboo place mat or sushi mat (if possible)

–         A3 sized piece of bubble wrap and towel sized piece of net (let us know if this part is a problem as we may have some from the last workshop)

 

Email us at makehorsham@yahoo.co.uk to reserve a place and we will send you a booking form.

 

Beginners Crochet: Making a Crochet Bowl

22 Aug

Mondays 16th September and 30th September 2013                   

BEGINNERS CROCHET: MAKING A CROCHET BOWL

with Michelle Cresswell of Owl & Slipper

7.30-9.30pm (2 hrs) at Brighton Road Baptist Church, Horsham

 

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This is a workshop for total beginners in two parts with the lovely Michelle Cresswell from Owl & Slipper , This is her seventh workshop for us now! She will be showing you how to make a medium sized crochet bowl (height 5cm, diameter at top 13cm). During the first session you will learn the basic stitch technique and start on the bowl. The second session will be about re-enforcing technique and stitches used and then learning the stitches for the edging. You will learn the following during the two sessions:

–         How to comfortably hold the yarn and hook

–         Chain stitch, single crochet, counting stitches, increasing using single crochet. Different edging techniques.

–         How to read a simple crochet pattern

–         Understand yarn weights, tension and gauge and hook sizes.

–         Hopefully leave with a completed bowl.

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Crochet starter packs are available from Michelle but must be pre-ordered. This includes a hook, stitch conversion chart, illustrated instructions, a pattern and a ball of 100% cotton yarn and contrast yarn for the stripe from a choice of colours for only £6. She will also be selling the cotton yarn separately for £3 for a ball of 50g.

If you don’t wish to purchase a pack please bring with you a 3.5mm or 4mm sized hook and dk cotton yarn, min 50g ball.

This will only be in very exclusive small groups of 6 people only to ensure that you have Michelle’s undivided attention. We are going for a quality rather than quantity approach to crochet for the total beginners!

 

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Details:

Suitable for: Beginners

Cost: £12 per workshop, so a total of £24

Places : limited to 6 people for the 2 part course

You will need to bring:  If you do not wish to purchase a pack from Michelle you will need to bring the following

–         3.5mm or 4mm sized hook

–         Several balls of cotton yarn

 

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