1st & 8th March
Following on from January’s ‘Winter Wonders’, we will explore the beautiful, small plants that herald the arrival of Spring: this will include snowdrops (which really span winter and spring), grape hyacinths and/or bluebells and narcissus. Working predominantly in silk ribbon, we will create these plants life-size on an open-weave fabric.
This workshop is a real ‘craft’ day – using Easter as the excuse to make some lovely egg-shaped kimekomi balls. Kimekomi balls are fabric covered balls/eggs which can be embellished with all sorts of things, including ribbon, beads, tassels, thread and yarn, and buttons. The fabric you select does not have to feature chicks and bunnies – just lovely contrasting fabrics that are non-xmasy! These decorative balls look lovely hanging on branches in a vase; or on a hook somewhere. (Note: pins are often used to secure embellishments, so cannot be given as a toy to a child).
4 places available. email to book
(note: changed date)
There are a surprising number of trees and plants featuring catkins other than Spring’s quintessential hazel. These include nettles, the silk-tassel bush and Russian vines. This one-day workshop is essentially about experimenting with different stitches in a range of different yarns and threads to emulate catkins: for example, giant Bullions and Palestrina stitch. At the very least, you will create a hazel stem with catkins, but there is the potential to be really creative and produce something highly textured and abstract.
3 places available. email to book