Archive | October, 2013

Knitted Mini Hotwater Bottle Cover Workshop

25 Oct

Monday 2nd December 2013

KNITTED MINI HOTWATER BOTTLE COVER WORKSHOP

with Kate Sinclair

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

 

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Get into the festive spirit and keep warm by learning how to knit this lovely Christmas Fairilse Mini Hotwater bottle cover (to fit a standard mini hot water bottle). It would also make a lovely christmas gift.

During this workshop for experienced knitters you’ll learn how to follow a pattern, knit using a colour chart to complete a basic fairisle knit. You will also learn how to create an I-cord and how to knit a basic scalloped edging.

 

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Included in this workshop are all the materials you need, if you have a pair of 3.75mm or 4mm knitting needles please bring them along. You will of course get the copy of the pattern to take away with you.

 

Details:

Suitable : for an Intermediate knitter who can knit, purl, cast on and cast off.

Places: between 4 and 8 places

Cost:  £14

You will need to bring:

Just a pair of 3.75mm or 4mm knitting needles as all the wool is included.

 

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

 

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Hand Stitch a Christmas Stocking Workshop

17 Oct

Monday 16th December 2013

HAND STITCH A CHRISTMAS STOCKING WORKSHOP

with Victoria Coward  from Cuddle Monster Crafts

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

 

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This workshop is suitable for absolutely everyone from complete beginners to more advanced stitchers. By the end of the evening you will have a lovely hand sewn stocking ready for Father Christmas to fill with little treats on Christmas Eve!

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Victoria from Cuddle Monster Crafts will be on hand to guide anyone less experienced through applying appliqué designs to your stocking using basic embroidery stitches (back stitch, chain stitch, blanket stitch and a laisy Daisy) on thick cream vintage woollen fabric. Then finishing your vintage style stocking design with felt, buttons and ribbon. More experienced sewers will enjoy getting creative with the large collection of threads, buttons and fabric that Victoria will be bringing along for you to use.

The cost of the workshop covers all materials. Height of stocking is approx 14” and overall width is 11”. Please note that although some photos show red the base fabric will be cream.

 

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Details:

Suitable : For everyone

Place: limited to 12 places

Cost:  £16

You will need to bring: all materials will be supplied but you need to bring:

–         A small basic sewing kit (needles, small scissors, pins, and measuring tape)

–         A thimble if you need to use one.

 

 

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

 

Sew an Advent Calendar Workshop

14 Oct

Monday 4th November 2013

SEW AN ADVENT CALENDAR WORKSHOP

with Victoria Coward  from Cuddle Monster Crafts

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

 

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Victoria from Cuddle Monster Crafts will again be hosting another workshop for you to practise on your sewing machine. This time she will be showing you how to make this beautifully simple advent calendar which has pockets which you can fill with a little treat for each day or pop a written treat or clue inside each one. It’s sure to become a family heirloom to be used every Christmas.

 

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The cost of the workshop covers the basic calico for the base, lots of different Christmas themed materials already pre-cut into squares plus buttons, felt and other bits for decoration. You will also receive printed instructions for the workshop including how to add your own stick and ribbon at home once you have made it in class. The calico base is roughly 20″ by 30″ and the squares are 4″.

This is ideal if you came to our ‘Learn about your Sewing Machine’ Workshop with Victoria in the Summer and want to learn and practise more. This workshop is also excellent value for money so the limited 10 places will sure to go fast so get your skates on!

 

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Details:

Suitable : For those who can sew a straight line on the sewing machine

Place: limited to 10 places

Cost:  £18

You will need to bring:

All materials will be supplied but you need to bring:

–         Your sewing machine (in good working order)

–         A basic sewing kit (scissors, pins, tailors chalk, measuring tape, seam ripper)

 

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

 

Christmas Cupcakes Workshop

9 Oct

Monday 4th November 2013

CHRISTMAS CUPCAKES WORKSHOP

with Nickie Milner  from Cakes by Nicola

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

 

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Our Christmas Cupcake Workshop shows you how to make beautiful festive themed cupcakes for Christmas. A Father Christmas, an Elf, Rudolf and a Snowman. This workshop is ideal for those wanting to learn some decorating skills for some Christmas themed cupcakes.

 

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Nickie Milner from Cakes by Nicola will bring along her professionally baked chocolate cupcakes for us to use as a base for the buttercream and sugarpaste decorations. She will be teaching us how to make the intricate and edible decorations to top them using basic sugarcraft techniques. You will work with modelling paste and using different techniques learn how to create these characters using paste colours, glitter and lustre dusts and metallic paint.

 

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By the end of the evening you will have a box of 4 beautifully decorated cupcakes to take home with you. Everything is included in the price of the workshop. This is a perfect workshop for total beginners as the places are limited which ensures more individual attention.

 

Details:

Suitable : for all abilities

Place: limited to 8 places

Cost:  £25

You will need to bring: Just an apron

 

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

 

Learn how to Mosiac Workshop

8 Oct

Monday 18th November 2013          

LEARN HOW TO MOSIAC 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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Come and learn the basics of Mosiacs and create your own work of art. Bring along your own mirror frame or photo frame to work on or alternatively you can purchase a 20cm x 20cm tile with small mirror from Irma for £1.50 extra.

 

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Irma Westerdijk from Creations by Irma will show you all the basic techniques in order to choose your colours and tiles, cut them into the sizes you need for your design and then gluing them to the frame. Irma will then grout these at her studio and you can either collect the finished article from her or from the next Make evening. Once you have mastered the basic skills you will be able to transfer this to making and transforming other items. An ideal skill to learn in order to make Christmas presents too.

 

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Details:

Suitable for: All abilities

Cost: £18

Places: limited to 8 people

You will need to bring:

–         Apron, eye covering plus please wear old clothes

–           A mirror or photo frame with a wide surround, roughly 25cm x 25cm in size

–           Anything else that you might like to include in the design

 

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

 

Knitted Christmas Trees Workshop

8 Oct

Monday 18th November 2013

KNITTED CHRISTMAS TREES WORKSHOP

with Karen Staines

7.15 pm – 9.30pm (2 ¼ hrs) at Brighton Road Baptist Church, Horsham

 

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Start getting into the festive spirit by learning how to knit these lovely Christmas Tree Decorations. Make a few are you can even turn them into a Christmas Tree Garland.

During this workshop you’ll cast on, use garter stitch, increase and decrease and cast off. You can also decorate your Christmas Trees with sequins, beads or even knit some baubles if you wish.

 

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Included in this workshop are all the materials you need and, of course, tea and cake. If you have a pair of 3.75mm or 4mm knitting needles please bring them along. Don’t worry if you don’t, we’ll have some spares that you can borrow.

 

Details:

Suitable : for those with some basic knitting experience and know how to cast on and knit.

Place: limited to 8 places

Cost:  £12

You will need to bring:

Just a pair of 3.75mm or 4mm knitting needles as all other materials are included.

 

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

 

Needle Felting Christmas Decorations Workshop

4 Oct

Monday 4th November 2013                

NEEDLE FELTING CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS WORKSHOP

with Jay Kendall of Knitwit Originals

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

 

Come and learn some dry needle felting techniques with Jay Kendall of Knitwit Originals and create between two and six needle felted Christmas decorations complete with hanging ribbon to hang on your Christmas tree. Choose from Robins, Snowmen, Christmas puddings or Baubles. She will also show you how to needle felt using cookie cutters to make 2D Christmas decorations such as Gingerbread man and lady, Star, Christmas Tree, Candy Cane, Angel, Christmas Stocking and Bell.

 

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Jay is back with us by popular demand, here is the review of last years workshop. For more details on what needle felting is please see our previous post here. This workshop is fantastic value for money as you will be provided with a needle and sponge to take home to do more, if you wish, also most Christmas needle felted decorations for sale on Etsy start at around £6 each!

 

Details:

Suitable for:  All abilities. Beginner and Experienced Felters

Cost: £19

Places: limited to only 10 places, for more individual attention

 

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

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

 

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