Craft Arena Workshops

Goldwork Flowers with Wendy Mansfield

Sunday, 22 October 2017 - 10:30am to 4:00pm

Using appliqué and simple embroidery stitches, you will construct these beautiful pictures. You will have the choice of Honeysuckle, Poppy or Bluebell. One kit is provided and more will be available to purchase if you are a quick worker or if you want to do more at home. A requirements list is also available if you wish to bring some of your own materials.

Price: 
£60.00

Chevron Crochet with Sue Broughton

Thursday, 26 October 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Chevron, ripple or wave crochet is an way of combining stitches to make an attractive design which can be used for the back of the cushion made on previous workshops, or a blanket. Join Sue to learn this exciting technique. You do need to be able to crochet basic stitches to join this workshop.

Price: 
£35.00

Christmas Powertex with Denise Friday

Friday, 3 November 2017 - 10:30am to 4:00pm

This Friday Christmas themed Powertex class is aimed at those who have tried this versatile medium before. We will be making a variety of Christmas related items including trees and tea-light holders. This is the first of two Christmas themed Powertex workshops. All materials are provided.
Although Denise is not an accredited Powertex trainer, she enjoys using and exploring the possibilities of this versatile medium, incorporating different media to expand and extend its potential.

Price: 
£65.00

Christmas Powertex with Denise Saturday

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

This Saturday Christmas themed Powertex class is aimed at those who have tried this versatile medium before. We will be making a variety of Christmas related items including trees and tea-light holders. This is the first of two Christmas themed Powertex workshops. All materials are provided.
Although Denise is not an accredited Powertex trainer, she enjoys using and exploring the possibilities of this versatile medium, incorporating different media to expand and extend its potential.

Price: 
£65.00

Machine Embroidery Skill Sharing

Sunday, 5 November 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 the use of different threads on your embroidery machine, so bring along your favourites to see how they compare.

Price: 
£10.00

Crochet Flowers with Anna Nikipirowicz

Sunday, 12 November 2017 - 10:30am to 1:30pm

This class is design to accompany Anna's book, 20 to Make; Crochet Flowers to Wear’.

This class covers crochet techniques that are used in the book. During this fun class, we will work on the sweet Pansy flower. Practice variation of stitches, crocheting in the round, changing colours, learn spike crochet technique and much more. We will also learn how to crochet I-cord, incorporate beads into crochet, practice different types of stitches and have an opportunity to crochet with different types of yarn while making sweet little leaves.

All materials will be provided.

Price: 
£40.00

Yarn Forward

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 - 10:30am to 1:00pm

Join us for the next session of our knitting and crochet group. A representative from Rowan will be joining us with their Yarn Taster kit so that you can try out both the Rowan yarn we stock plus lots more! See finished garments from the latest range and pattern books. Take the opportunity to ask questions and see the progress Denise has made on the Rowan crochet-along. You will receive a goody bag including a free ball of Rowan yarn. You will also receive a discount on any Rowan yarn you purchase on the day.

Price: 
£10.00

Mixed Media with Dali morning session

Saturday, 25 November 2017 - 10:30am to 1:00pm

Join Dali Graham, who you may have seen on Hochanda, for a mixed media medley!
Book here for the morning session decorating a glass plate. You will also receive a discount on any Stamperia or Pentart products you purchase on the day.
Alternatively click here to book both morning and afternoon sessions at a special discount!

Price: 
£35.00

Mixed Media with Dali all day workshop

Saturday, 25 November 2017 - 10:30am to 4:30pm


Join Dali Graham, who you may have seen on Hochanda, for a mixed media medley!
The morning session will show you how to decorate a glass plate, and in the afternoon session you will enhance a notebook.
You will also receive a discount on any Stamperia or Pentart products you purchase on the day.

Price: 
£60.00

Mixed Media with Dali afternoon session

Saturday, 25 November 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Join Dali Graham, who you may have seen on Hochanda, for a mixed media medley!
Book here for the morning session enhancing a notebook. You will also receive a discount on any Stamperia or Pentart products you purchase on the day.
Alternatively click here to book both morning and afternoon sessions at a special discount!

Price: 
£35.00

Pebbles with Alex Waylett

Sunday, 26 November 2017 - 10:30am to 4:00pm

The ‘pebble’ technique was originally developed from working samples produced for a Coastal exhibition. Participants will spend the day exploring a layered fabric manipulation and quilting technique and create a highly ornate and textural sample, in their chosen colour way, that can be used on bags, cushion covers and garments.

Price: 
£65.00

Powertex for Beginners with Denise, Friday

Friday, 1 December 2017 - 10:30am to 4:30pm

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.

Although Denise is not an accredited Powertex trainer, she enjoys using and exploring the possibilities of this versatile medium, incorporating different media to expand and extend its potential

Price: 
£65.00

Powertex for Beginners with Denise, Saturday

Saturday, 2 December 2017 - 10:30am to 4:30pm

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.

Although Denise is not an accredited Powertex trainer, she enjoys using and exploring the possibilities of this versatile medium, incorporating different media to expand and extend its potential

Price: 
£65.00

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.
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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.
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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.
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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