Craft Arena Workshops

Machine Embroidery Skill Sharing

Sunday, 2 July 2017 - 10:30am to 1:00pm

A series of informal monthly sessions to help you get the most from your embroidery machine. A different machine embroidery technique will be covered each month. In this session we will be discussing which stabiliser to use with different fabrics.

Price: 
£10.00

Powertex for Beginners with Denise

Saturday, 8 July 2017 - 10:30am to 4:00pm

If you have not used this unique medium before, you are in for a treat! This workshop will allow you to create beautiful fabric works of art in a variety of colours and take your skills forward. You will use fabric, inclusions, paint and Powertex to make a textured panel. All materials are included in this workshop, but please feel free to bring your own embellishments to add to your work. This workshop is suitable for beginners.

Price: 
£65.00

'Stuff' Workshop with Denise

Sunday, 9 July 2017 - 10:30am to 3:30pm

Have you got a stash of 'stuff' at home that you don't know how to use? Lutradur, puff paint, Tyvek, foils or any other mixed media supplies?
On this special workshop, Denise will give you ideas for working with a range of media and taking your work further for only £15 per hour per person. Book an hour or two, or three, to play with whatever you would like to bring along with you by entering the total number of hours you'd like in the 'Quantity' box.
(so if you and a friend would like a 2 hour session, that would mean entering 4 as the quantity)
If ordering for more than one, please indicate this in the comments box during checkout.
If you have any queries, please contact us for more information.

Price: 
£15.00

Working with Dissolvable Fabric

Thursday, 13 July 2017 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

We will experiment with various makes of dissolvable fabrics to create textured backgrounds for further work and lace-like constructions to embellish and delight! Some experience of free machining is preferred but not essential. You may bring your own sewing machine (you must have an embroidery/quilting foot for your machine and be able to lower your feed dogs) or let us know if you would like to borrow one of ours. You will leave with several stitched samples plus examples of various soluble fabric to take home with you.

Price: 
£50.00

Mr X Stitch Workshop

Saturday, 15 July 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Join Mr X Stitch, Jamie Chalmers, on a cross stsitch workshop. Details are being finalised. The price of the workshop includes a signed copy of his new book 'The Mr X Stitch Guide to Cross Stitch' which will be sent to your when it is published in August.

Price: 
£35.00

Basic Embroidery with Denise

Saturday, 12 August 2017 - 10:30am to 4:00pm

Whether you have never attempted hand embroidery before, or if you want to refresh your skills, Denise will be taking you through the stitches needed to complete a simple, unique design. This workshop is ideal for beginners to needlework, cross-stitchers who wish to try something different and for those who haven't picked up a needle in a while and would like a refresher.

THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE LIMITED TO 6 PEOPLE

Price: 
£50.00

Workshops to fit in with you

Beading on Fabric

Learn basic beading techniques for incorporating beads into textile work. £50 per person

This workshop is scheduled by arrangement.
Please contact us for further details

Price: 
£50

Canvaswork Scissor Keeper

Make a scissor-keeper or handbag charm using basic canvaswork stitches. (Scissors included.) £40 per person

This workshop is scheduled by arrangement.
Please contact us for further details

Price: 
£40

Crochet with Denise

Whether you are a complete beginner or wish to develop your skills, Denise will tailor this 2 hour workshop to suit your skills.
From starting to crochet making a granny square to working in rows or showing you how to work from a pattern, you will learn more about this popular craft.

£50 per person

This workshop is scheduled by arrangement.
Please contact us for further details

Price: 
£50

Embroidery and Mixed Media

Learn to develop your own ideas (or let us help you form a project) for embroidery and textile work. We will discuss what you wish to achieve, resolving your design, transferring it from paper to fabric and discuss types of stitching, thread and other techniques to be used. If time allows, we will begin work on your design.

This is a one to one workshop.

£50 for a single 2 hour session, or you can save money by booking a course of six 2 hour sessions for £275, where we will explore different media and techniques to develop your textile art and ideas further.

This workshop is scheduled by arrangement.
Please contact us for further details

Price: 
£50/£275

Fabric Memory Book with Denise

We will colour a canvas book, show you how to print photographs onto fabric, collage with trimmings and give you ideas for stitching and finishing your book.
Bring our own digital photographs to include in your book. Materials (apart from photographs) will be provided, but you can bring your own memory fabric, buttons etc to include if you wish. £60 per person.

This workshop is scheduled by arrangement.
Please contact us for further details

Price: 
£60

Free Machine Embroidery

Learn to create patterns on fabric by 'drawing' with your sewing machine. Once you have learnt this technique, you will be able to stitch your own designs on clothing and household items or use your new skill in textile art. For this session, you can bring in your own machine, or use one of ours. £50 per person

This workshop is scheduled by arrangement.
Please contact us for further details

Price: 
£50

Fusing Fabric

With a special soldering iron-like tool, explore the possibilities of cutting and fusing synthetic fabric using heat.

A maximum of four students will be accepted on this workshop. £50 per person

This workshop is scheduled by arrangement.
Please contact us for further details

Price: 
£50

Get To Know Your Sewing Machine

Is your sewing machine feeling neglected? Have you had your machine for ages and don't know how it works? Why not book a special one to one at Craft Arena to learn how to use it! You could soon be following the latest trends in fashion and updating your wardrobe, making gifts for friends, family and home or setting free your artistic talents by creating your own textile art. £25 per hour

This workshop is scheduled by arrangement.
Please contact us for further details

Price: 
£25

Hardanger

Learn this traditional Norwegian embroidery which uses blocks of satin stitch, cut work and needle weaving. Suitable for beginners or those with some experience. This course covers three sessions. These are 3 hour workshops. Ask for details of our next course. £130 per person for all 3 sessions

This workshop is scheduled by arrangement.
Please contact us for further details

Price: 
£130

Microwave Dyeing

Dyeing on silk fabric and threads using the microwave and two types of dye to create beautiful backgrounds for embroidery or textile work. We will be experimenting with cotton too. £40 per person

This workshop is scheduled by arrangement.
Please contact us for further details

Price: 
£40

Mixed Media Tablet and Phone Wallet

Using painting, printing and bonding techniques and decorative stitches from your machine, we will make a wallet for your tablet and phone. All materials are included in this workshop, but don't forget to bring your tablet and phone with you so that we can made it the correct size! The wallet will fit up to a 10” tablet. £60 per person

This workshop is scheduled by arrangement.
Please contact us for further details

Price: 
£60

Needlefelting

Using hand-felting techniques, find out how to combine threads fabric and fibres together to create textured backgrounds for either machine or hand stitching. £50 per person.

This workshop is scheduled by arrangement.
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Price: 
£50

Silk Paper

We will use silk with other fibres and mixed media to make wonderful textured surfaces which can be used for stitching, vessels and even jewellery. £50 per person

This workshop is scheduled by arrangement.
Please contact us for further details

Price: 
£50

Textured Stitching

Learn a variety of embroidery stitches which will give texture and form to your work. Suitable for beginners and those wanting to expand their stitch portfolio.

This workshop is scheduled by arrangement.
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Price: 
£35

Wet Felting ~ Two Day workshop

In this two day workshop we will learn the basics of felting, making pre-felt in the first session which will be used on the second day to create other items.
£150 per person. Ask for details of our next course

This workshop is scheduled by arrangement.
Please contact us for further details

Price: 
£150

Working with Dissolvable Fabric

We will experiment with various makes of dissolvable fabrics to create textured backgrounds for further work and lace-like constructions to embellish and delight! Some experience of free machining is preferred but not essential.

This workshop is scheduled by arrangement.
Please contact us for further details

Price: 
£50

Working with Mixed Media

In this workshop we will play with different types of mixed media including Angelina fibres, puff paint and Tyvek®

£50 per person

This workshop is scheduled by arrangement.
Please contact us for further details

Price: 
£50