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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!





Last chance for Christmas Workshops

28 Nov

We now have just two evenings left before Christmas, on 2nd December and 16th December, both full of Christmas Workshops. So if you want to make some presents for loved ones or make something for your Christmas décor then we currently have some spaces on the following workshops. Please come and support us if you can or forward this to your friends that might be interested.

First up are Christmas cards both on the 2nd Dec, you can come and learn how to do Block Printing  and print your own Christmas Cards with your own design plus gift tags and wrapping paper. This workshop is run by the lovely Annalees Lim and is a repeat of the popular workshop we ran last year. Details are here.


Also you can also learn Calligraphy to make your Christmas Cards, details here.

a Cream Card & Place Name

On the 2nd Dec we have a few spaces left on the ‘Learn how to cover your Christmas Cake’, its not too late to bake your cake! Details here.

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If you can already do the basics of crochet then learning how to crochet Snowflakes on the 2nd or Christmas Baubles on 16th are for you, details here and here.




Then on the 16th December we have spaces on Making a wire Angel or Fairy, details here.

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Finally we have some spaces on this fantastic Christmas Stocking workshop, again on the 16th, where you can gain some hand sewing skills or improve your existing skills, no sewing machines required. Details are here.


Do get in touch by emailing us if you’d like a booking form.




Learn how to cover your Christmas Cake Workshop

11 Nov

Monday 2nd December 2013


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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Come and learn how to cover your Christmas Cake in our new Workshop. Bring along your own fruit cake baked in a deep 8” tin, Nicola can provide a recipe or Waitrose does a kit for a Christmas cake or you can bring a ready made one.

Nickie Milner from Cakes by Nicola will be demonstrating how to cover your fruit cake with Marzipan (optional) and then White Icing using lots of professional tips.


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She will also be teaching us how to make the intricate and edible decorations to top the cake using basic sugarcraft techniques. A Father Christmas, Snowman, Tree and Penguins complete with presents, pond, snowflakes, snowballs and ‘Merry Christmas’ lettering. 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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Suitable : for all abilities, from beginners to more advanced

Place: limited to 10 places

Cost:  £19

You will need to bring:

–         An apron and large rolling pin

–         An 8” fruit cake with a 10” board in a suitable container to transport

–         2lb 13 oz of marzipan and 3lb of white icing

–         A ribbon for around the cake


Please email us at if you are interested and we can send you the booking form.