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February 2018

Macrame wall-hanger

February 6 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Old Blacksmith’s Shop, Foggathorpe
Nr Selby, Yorkshire Yo8 6PR United Kingdom
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£70

Macrame is back in funky bright colours. It is suitable for contemporary interior decor and fashion accessories. Wall hangers can be small and quick to make or more substantial taking more effort, time and skill. Macrame also lends itself to cushion covers, lampshades, rugs, curtains, table covers, boho wedding decoration and the list goes on. I will teach you some of the basic knots that you will need to get going and we will start a wall hanger together. It…

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Leather handbags

February 10 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Old Blacksmith’s Shop, Foggathorpe
Nr Selby, Yorkshire Yo8 6PR United Kingdom
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£80

In this course you will learn to make a functional and stylish leather handbag using various basic Leatherwork techniques such as... Accurately cutting out pattern pieces with a rotary cutter, craft knife and scissors Using a Strap Cutter and Shaped end punches Using a Hole Punch and Soft Leather stitching / lacing techniques Use of the Edge Bevel tool and the Grooving Tool Casing, Burnishing and Edge Finishing Using Copper Rivets There will be various different colours of leather to…

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March 2018

Baby Wading Bird

March 3 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
£45
wading bird

Carol Sterritt has been to Blacksmith Shop Crafts several times to tutor wirework. This time she is coming to show us how to make a baby Wading Bird out of galvanised chicken wire. In your workshop you will learn the techniques to manipulate the wire to complete a cute wading bird. Once completed your work will last a lifetime inside or out and never rust. All wire and tools will be provided and all you need to bring is a pair…

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Needle felted cunning Fox

March 10 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Old Blacksmith’s Shop, Foggathorpe
Nr Selby, Yorkshire Yo8 6PR United Kingdom
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£45

Learn a new craft or revisit a skill you already have and spend an afternoon with Sandy from the award winning Lincolnshire Fenn Crafts learning how to make one of these charming needle felted Foxes. http://lincolnshirefenncrafts.com/ 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…

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June 2018

Wire Lizard or Gecko

June 2 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
£40
Wirework Lizard

How about making a lizard or a gecko from wire which can then decorate your table top or be attached on your wall? Carol Sterritt will guide you on making of these fascinating creatures which mostly remind us of wonderful and sunny holidays in the Mediterranean. The workshop is suitable for both beginners and those who already have some experience of wirework. It will be a lovely and productive morning with a striking product for you to take home with…

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A bunch of wire flowers

June 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
£40

Wire is a fascinating and clever material for art and craft work. It can be made to last almost forever and it is simple in its form. Here you will be making lovely flowers: bluebells, daisies, lilys of the valley all out of wire and some beads. Carol Sterritt will be guiding us through making a bunch of lovely everlasting flowers. Available places: 8

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Birch Twig Birds with Tarja Heikkila

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
£50

This is an unique opportunity to watch Tarja Heikkila from Finland demonstrating her fascinating craft. Tarja will be showing how she uses birch twigs and iron wire to make birds as in the topic of her latest book 'Birch Twig Birds'. Click here for the link. Nothing about Tarja's craft shouts or boasts to me, but looks authentic and characterful. Is that just because I too was brought up amongst birch trees? I think you will see the beauty just…

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Nuno felted snood

June 23 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
£75

Felting is such fun! And the beauty of wet felting an accessory is that you can wear your own piece of art - in this case around your neck. Chris Cullum is a master of nunofelting and has created many different accessories to wear out of felt. The snood will be constructed onto fine Egyptian cotton voil to give the finished product firmness. You can then choose your colour scheme from beautiful merino wool and silk to felt onto the…

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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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