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July 2018

Howden Show

July 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

I will be participating and crafting at the Howden show. Come and chat and make something lovely! There will be lots to see and do at the event. Sandy from Lincolnshire Fenn Crafts is going to be joining me for some of the time to make needle felted poppies with you to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War.

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Needle felted spring Hare

July 8 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
£45

Sandy from Lincolnshire Fenn Crafts needs no introduction. She has enthusiasm and skill to make an afternoon fly by but with a lovely needle felted product at the end of it. http://lincolnshirefenncrafts.com/ And you need just one thing…enthusiasm! No tricky patterns. No sewing. No wires. No expensive fancy equipment. This workshop is tailored for complete beginners or those just wanting to improve their needle felting technique. The afternoon will be relaxed and informal with one-to-one tuition and a guarantee of tea,…

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October 2018

Felted Nordic Christmas Gnome

October 13 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
£45

Felted Nordic Gnomes or Tomte or Tonttu are the cutest Christmas decorations you can think of and appear in all Scandinavian homes and folklore at Christmas time. And when they are made of wonderful wool and needle felted into characters of their own, they are truly adorable! This workshop is taken by Sandy from Lincolnshire Fenn Crafts. Sandy has been to Blacksmith Shop Crafts several times now and always to full workshops. You will make at least two Tomtes, probably…

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Felted Nordic Christmas Gnomes

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
£45

Felted Nordic Gnomes or Tomte or Tonttu are the cutest Christmas decorations you can think of and appear in all Scandinavian homes and folklore at Christmas time. And when they are made of wonderful wool and needle felted into characters of their own, they are truly adorable! This workshop is taken by Sandy from Lincolnshire Fenn Crafts. Sandy has been to Blacksmith Shop Crafts several times now and always to full workshops. You will make at least two Tomtes, probably…

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November 2018

Wire Stag Head

November 5 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
£85

Carol Sterritt is tutoring this workshop where we learn to make an impressive Stag Head out of chicken netting and wire. The stag head will be about 16 inches high, 25 inches with the antlers. You will be using wire cutters and pliers to manipulate materials into its required shape. This workshop is suitable for anyone interested in making sculpture out of wire and netting whether you are having your first go at wire work or have gained some experience…

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Willow Reindeer

November 12 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
£80

Willow is a wonderful material to work with and it lends itself to big yet detailed sculptures. Willow Reindeer will be as happy inside decorated with lights or outside adding interest to your winter garden. The Reindeer will stand about 90 cm high including the antlers. Method of constructions is random weave. This workshop is suitable for all. Leilah from Dragon Willow is an expert tutor and will make sure that you leave with a finished product at the end…

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Leather Handbags

November 24 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
£85

Paul Dore will bring several different colours of leather pieces for you to construct a handbag of your own. You will learn leather work techniques such as casing, burnishing and edge finishing. You will use a hole punch and copper rivets. You will learn how to accurately cut out pattern pieces with rotary cutter, craft knife and scissors. You will be stitching your handbag together in traditional way using two needles. You will work hard but the practical product at…

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December 2018

Willow Stag Head

December 2 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
£85

Leilah from Dragon Willow is developing a new workshop for Blacksmith Shop Crafts. She is coming to tutor making of a stag head out of her beloved willow. This is the first time this workshop is ran here. I am awaiting for a photograph at the moment but will update soon. Available places: 6

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Leather coasters or panstands

December 7 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
£40

This workshop will allow you to use different decorative methods on leather. You can use Paul Dore's stamps, stencils or freehand your design. You will also finish the edges of leather using your chosen technique. You can make four coasters or two panstands and choose your colour of leather from what Paul has available. You could use Christmas themed stencils and add them as a decorative touch to your Christmas lunch table. Awaiting a photograph. Available places: 8

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Birch Twig and Feather Christmas wreath

December 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
£85

These wreaths look contemporary as they are made from birch twigs and pheasant feathers. They will last for several years if you store them right. You will be able to choose a size of wreath you want to make and add your own style to it. This workshop will be put you in the mood for Christmas and will produce a stunning statement for your front door. All materials will be provided as will a festive lunch. Available places: 6

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