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With a maximum of four participants, these three hour workshops are designed to provide everybody with plenty of time for one on one attention. Heather always aims for sessions to be flexible to individual participants needs. Tabletop Workshops, the teaching arm of Purr & Wag It runs out of Heathers Camberwell home. here will be plenty of home made cake, teas and/or coffee to keep you going. This workshop is for those of you who already know the basics of 2D wet felt making. Heather will guide you through the layering technique to make a seam free vessel, the gate way to all things 3D. Wet felt making is a simple process (once you know how) made up of a series of repetitive actions. Many people find it relaxing and some a stress buster. But, elements of felt making are quite vigorous and very hands on. If you have arthritis in your hands you may find parts of the process challenging. That being said it is not stopped anybody before and Heather is very happy to help you with vigorous parts of the process. Allergies to cats or indeed wool? Please note Heather has three cats (they will be elsewhere in the house during the workshops). Antihistamines are available but her workshops may not be for you.
Join our embroidery specialists for more exiting workshops. Goldwork embroidery Master class- 5 days at Manchester Craft centre. Tickets: 325.00 for 5 days including the embroidery kit. This class is pitched at a Beginner level student who would like to learn how to make 3D elements and would like to improve their goldwork. Please note that to achieve a smooth transition into this class some homework are adviced each day after the class. First day will involve assembling the frame and creating the edge of the 3D wing with the silver wire. The buttonhole stitch will be introduce to stitch over the silver wire. The pearl purl will be introduce to stitch over the buttonhole stitch during the second day and the gold passing. The glass beads will also be stitch with a chainstitch in a gold metallic thread. The Swarovski crystals will be applied to complete the 3D wing on the Third day. The felt padding and bump padding will be introduce at this stage. You will also make the antenna with silver wire, gold smooth purl and glass beads. Day 4 will be used to learn the essing over the padding and around it to create the body. The loop stitch with gold and silver smooth purl. will also be introduce to to create the tail. On the final day, the students will finish the loop stitch. The dragonfy will be made as a brooch at this stage. This class includes a kit with white organza, silver wire, gold metallic madeira thread, gold smooth and rough purls, silver smooth purl, gold passing, very fine pearl purl, felt, bump, brooch attach, Swarovski crystals, black seed beads, gold lined seed beads, bees wax, needles and detailed instructions.
Join our embroidery specialists for more exiting workshops. Saturday 23th March 2019 - 10h30 to 16h30 at Z-arts Manchester. Tickets: 75.00 including the embroidery kit. Silk shading also known as "peinture a l'aiguille (needle painting)" is used to create a shading of colour with different shades of thread. This class is designed for students to discover the art of silk shading. You will learn the outline the counters of the design and also the long and short stitch. Afterwards you will learn how to blend three colours smoothly. Students will work to a floral pattern. This class includes a kit with white fabric, beautiful silk threads, Swarovski crystals, glass beads and needles. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.