Come and make something...

Are you interested in craft and like to try new things, or just fancy a day out doing something with a friend or family member that will take your mind off every day life? Why not come and try your hand at bead-making or join one of my stitching workshops?

The workshops take place in my garden studio at my home in Guildford. It’s a quiet, relaxed environment with space for up to 4 people, dependent on the type of workshop. You will learn new skills, perhaps make new friends, and take home something special that you have created yourself. Tea, coffee or cold drinks will be provided as part of the sessions. See below for the types of workshops on offer.

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Glass bead-making WORKSHOPS

This is a workshop for the absolute beginner and lasts for about 3 hours. It involves working at a flame, melting glass to create your own unique glass beads. You will be taught how to handle the glass rods, make a basic bead and then some further techniques for adding decorations, such as polkadots and twisted dots. Your beads will be fully annealed overnight, then cleaned and posted out to you for you to use however you like. In the session you will make around 4 beads depending on their complexity.

I offer this workshop as a one-to-one session for £75, or you can share the three-hour session with a friend or family member for £50 each. All materials and safety equipment are provided. Please fill in the form below with ideal date and number of people, and I’ll get back to you to discuss in more detail.

Stitching workshops

I am planning to run a number of different stitching workshops for up to four people. Some will involve just cutting out and hand-stitching, others will use a sewing machine. You will be guided through the projects, so you need no prior experience and all the equipment and materials will be provided.

Hand-stitching classes will include embroidery and applique. Machine-stitching classes will include patchwork and quilting.

Further details on specific classes and prices will be published soon, so to register your interest, please fill in the form below, and I will get back to you to discuss in more detail.

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