Craft4Crafters
The Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet. BA4 6QN 17th - 19th October 2019
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Saturday Afternoon:

An intro to Carding and Spinning from Raw fleece

Running Time: 2:30pm-4:15pm

Location: Balcony Stand G5 - Casalana

Cost to attend: £20

An introduction to carding and spinning from raw fleece.  Have you ever thought you might like to learn to spin you own yarns?  This is your chance to try before you buy. Learn to prepare and spin your own yarns from raw fleece using traditional methods of carding and hand spinning on an Ashford traditional wheel.  In this class you will learn to card (comb) the raw fleece in preparation for spinning the fleece and then how to spin and ply the fleece. 

To book into this class please email Karen from Casalana at casalana.thewoolhouse@gmail.com, state the day and time you would like to attend.

Willow Lantern Making

Running Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm

Location: Balcony Stand G9 - Creative Escape

Cost to attend: £7

All abilities welcome, please wear suitable clothes and lightweight garden gloves (optional).  Construct a willow framework, then cover with tissue paper and  insert a battery candle light. Children need to be accompanied by an adult please. 
To prebook please email sarah@creative-escape.co.uk with details of which workshop, times and how many people are attending. Please note that spaces are limited so prebooking is advised.

Printing And Bookmaking Workshop

Running Times: 11:00am & 3:00pm - Saturday 19th Only

Location: Mendip Hall Stand M29 - Creative South West Textiles

Price to attend: £10

Saturday only Class: Create a simple pamphlet book with a unique designed cover using simple print techniques, then, turn it into a pamphlet book learning a basic bookmaking process.  Much of the equipment used will be items available in your home,  so you will be able to build on what you have learnt in the workshop and continue to develop your skills.  Materials and tools provided, but if you have items you want to use for printing, please bring them along.  

Although there may be some spaces available on the day, in order to ensure your Creative South West workshop place, please prebook by email: creativesouthwesttextiles@gmail.com stating the date and time of the workshop you would like to attend.

Origami Waxed Wrap

Running Times: 10:30am / 12:00pm / 2:30pm & 4:00pm

Location: Mendip Hall Stand M29 - Creative South West Textiles

Cost to attend: £6

Using waxed fabric you will learn how to fold and make a beautiful sustainable wrap to take away, for carrying food on the go. Ideal for School lunch boxes!

Although there may be some spaces available on the day, in order to ensure your Creative South West workshop place, please prebook by email: creativesouthwesttextiles@gmail.com

stating the date and time of the workshop you would like to attend. Please note this workshop takes place in the second Hall

Sonia's Macrame Hanging Baskets

Running Times: 10:30am / 12:00pm / 1:30pm & 3:00pm

Location: Mendip Hall Stand M28 - Sonia's Marcame Crafts

Cost to Attend: £15

Fancy trying the fun art of hanging basket making? Sonia will be running each day clasees where you will be able to learn and make a hanging basket which you can take home at the end of the class.

If you would like to book into her class please email Sonia at  soniahatherall_4753@yahoo.co.uk stating the day, time and how many would like to attend.Please note the workshop takes palve in the secong Hall 

Create Your Own Lampshade Design

Running Times: 10:20am / 12:00pm / 2:00pm & 3:00pm

Location: Balcony Stand G6- Paper Shades

Cost to attend: £20

Join a table of creativity and have fun with a vast range of paper which you can collage into a design. Your design will then be printed on the spot and turned into a beautiful paper lampshade you can take home. It will cost to attend  £20 each and that includes the beautiful lampshade you will take home (you can pay on the day in cash or by card and you can also pay in advance by bank transfer). There is room for up to 10 people a time at this workshop, workshops last around 1 hour (longer if needed).

Email Ros at hello@papershades.co.uk  to book a slot or just turn up on the day and join the table.

Here with Janna needle felt session

Running Times: 10:30am & 2:30pm

Location: Balcony Stand G11 - Gill Burbidge School of Fibrecraft

Cost to Attend: £8

Needle felt a Christmas decoration using wire armature. This project can be tricky for beginners, though more than welcome to attend. Cost £8-00 pre booking essential to guarantee a slot.

Running every day 10h30 and 14h30 for 1 hour.

Please email Janna to arrange bookings flock2felts@gmail.com Please pay in the morning.

Learn to be a master at Fair Isle Knitting

Running Times: 10:15am & 3:00pm

Location: Stand M23 - Monica Russel

Cost to Attend: £12

Have you struggled with Fair Isle Knitting?                    

Join Search Press author Monica to create your own pieces of Fair Isle. You will master the skills of changing yarn colours, reading charts and patterns and be able to produce your own Fair Isle samples to take home. This workshop is for people who can cast on and off and knit and purl confidently. All yarns and tools will be provided.

To pre book either email Monica at theknitknacks@gmail.com or telephone her on 01892 785035 with your details and time and date of workshop. More information is available at https://www.theknitknacks.co.uk/event/2   

Pre booking is advisable as there are limited spaces. 

 

Block Printing On Fabric Intro.

Running Time: 2:45pm Everyday

Location: Stand 64 - FELTbyFI

Cost to Attend: £8

Join Fi, from FELTbyFI, for an inspiring and creative 'make & take' introduction to block printing on fabric. Cut your own soft lino block and get printing! ADULTS ONLY (sharp tools used)
 
To book please email feltbyfi@gmail.com with details of which workshop, time and how many people wish to attend. Please note that spaces are limited so pre-booking is advised (maximum 10)

Stitch and Chat

All Day Drop-In Session

Location: Balcony Stands G13 & G13a - West Country Embroiders

Cost to attend: FREE

Come down to the west country embroiderer's stand and stitch into our embroidery for as long as you like. Use this opportunity to have a rest and talk to us about what we do.

Traditional Beaten Wire Ring

Running Times: 11.00am / 12:30pm / 2:30pm, & 4.00pm

Location: Balcony Stand G15 - Holly Berkley Jewellery

Cost To Attend: £10

Make your own traditional beaten ring using a jewellers hammer and mini anvil. Class duration approx. 10 mins.

Price includes tools and materials, max 12 people per class. No need to book just turn up

Weave Earrings

Running Times: 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm

Location: Balcony Stand G15 - Holly Berkley Jewellery

Cost To Attend: £10

Make your own pair of beaten wire wave earrings using a jewellers hammer and mini anvil. Class duration approx. 10 mins.

Price includes tools and materials, max 12 people per class.

Necklaces

Running Times: 11:00am / 2:00pm

Location: Stand G3 - Celyn Textiles

Cost To Attend: £15

Join Sheila at the Celyn Textiles workshop to learn free stitching over cords and how to form it into a necklace, you can then attach beads to add to the design. Each sessions is one hour long.

If you would like to take part in Sheila's class please email her with the day and time you would like to attend. Email: sheila@celyntextiles.co.uk

Make a Colourful Glass Ladder

Running Times: Thurs & Sat 2:00pm & Friday 11:30am

Location: Stand 19 - Creative Glass Guild

Cost To Attend: £20.00

Learn the copper foiling process to produce your own multi-coloured stained glass suncatcher. Choose from a large range of colours, copper foil and solder them before adding a hook to your piece to hang it in a window or in the garden at home. Watch the light interact with your piece in a way that only glass will allow!

Sessions are approximately 1 hour. Max 30 people per session, 2 sessions per day.

BOOKING BUTTON - Please select to book a space and discover more about this class.

Make A Copper Foiled Star

Running Times: 10:15am Fri 18th & 3:15pm Sat 19th

Location: Stand 19 - Creative Glass Guild

Cost To Attend: £19.99

Friday & Saturday Class Only: Learn the copper foiling process to produce your own stained glass star. Choose from a large range of colours, copper foil and solder them before adding a hook to your piece to hang it in a window or in the garden at home. Watch the light interact with your piece in a way that only glass will allow!

Please note that our workshops are not suitable for students under the age of 16. Spaces are limited and bookings are not transferrable unless agreed 7 days prior to the event.

BOOKING BUTTON - Please select to book a space and discover more about this class.

Needle Felt Harvest Mouse Workshop

Running Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm

Location: Stand 18 - The Makerss

Cost To Attend: £10

Daily Needle Felt Harvest Mouse Workshop Come and learn to needle felt with Steffi from The Makerss on this sweet harvest mouse workshop! Learn simple wire armature techniques and add details, to create your own harvest mouse! 

10 places available per workshop - 5 online in advance, 5 places reserved for people booking on the day, so if the event is sold out online you have a chance on the day, just come straight to our stand to book (sorry we cannot reserve spaces in advance if sold out online, just turn up on the day).

£10 per person (£9.90 if booking online) - You will take away your finished item, your needle felting tools and printed instructions.

BOOKING BUTTON - Please select to book a space and discover more about this class.

Mosaic Pendants

Running Time: 2:30pm Friday & Saturday Only

Location: Mendip Hall Stand M13

Cost To Attend: £20

Friday & Saturday Class only: Join Kate, a skilled mosaic teacher and discover the fun and joy of mosaic art. In this class you will  make 2 pendants using glass, and millefiori tiles.

It is advised to book in advance, to do this please follow the link below and scroll down to the Craft4Crafters classes:  Find out More..

Drop-in Fun Fish Sculpture Workshops

Every day between 10.00 - 11.15 and 3.30 - 4.45

Location: G4 (Melanie Deegan)

Cost to attend £7.50

Come and create a fun fish using a combination of wire, shells, beads, buttons and pebbles. Take the sculptures home to hang on the wall, make into mobiles or turn into wearable art. No experience needed. suitable for all ages and abilities, all tools and materials supplied. Allow around 45 minutes.

Pre-book or drop in on the day and have a go. 

Furzie Felt

Running Times: 10.30am / 1.00pm & 3.00pm Everyday

Location: Mendip Hall Stand M15 - Furzie Felt

Price to attend: £10 per person

Needle-felt a Furzie animal head from wool on a decorative twizzle stick. The workshops are £10, last 60 to 90 minutes and include materials to make and take home an animal head. Suitable for beginners and those with experience, adults and children over 12 years.

Your animal may vary from the photo and depends upon available colours.  Spaces are limited to six per workshop.  Places may be available on the day, but you can pre-book here:  BOOK HERE

Contempory Nuno Feltmaking

Running Times: 11:45am & 3:45pm

Location: Balcony Stand G11 - Gill Burbidge School of Fibrecraft

Cost to Attend: £8 

Join Rose, a skilled felting artist and learn how to work with raw materials, usually wool and turn it into stunning fabrics which you can use for accessories or make into high fashion clothing.

If you like to book in advance please email Rose stating what day and time you will be attending: Email rose.ruffell@gmail.com . 

Create a Wire Sculpture

Times: 11:30am / 2:00pm everyday

Location: G4 (Melanie Deegan)

Cost to attend: £12.50

Create a simple wire sculpture either freestanding or mounted in a plaster base. This simple approach to sculpture is suitable for anyone and no previous experience is required. It can be a useful addition to textile based work by providing a framework for felt structures, fabric jewellery, etc. We will be using animals, figures or plant forms as the inspiration for our sculptures. All tools and materials provided.

To prebook please email info@melaniedeegan.com with details of which workshop, times and how many people will be attending. Please note that spaces are limited, so prebooking is advised. 

Lean To Spin With A Drop Spindle

Running Times: 10:30am / 12:00pm / 2:00pm & 3:30pm Fri & Saturday

Location: Balcony Stand G10 - Susan Borrett

Cost To Attend: £6

Friday & Saturday Class Only: Learn to spin using a drop spindle and fleece to produce your own yarn. 

To prebook please email sborrett@hotmail.com with details of which workshop, times and how many people are attending. Please note that spaces are limited to 5 per session so prebooking is advised. 

Beaten Feather Earring

Running Time: 10:30am / 12pm / 2pm & 3:30pm

Location: Balcony Stand G15 - Holly Berkley Jewellery

Cost To Attend: £10

Make your own pair of beaten wire “feather” earrings using a jewellers hammer and mini anvil. Class duration approx. 10 mins.

Price includes tools and materials.

Paint Pouring Workshop

Running Times: 10:00am / 11:30am / 1:30pm & 3:00pm

Location: Stand 22 - Paint Pouring .com

Price to attend: £15 for one tile or £20 for two

My name is Sarah Kennard and I’m passionate about paint pouring.  It’s a wonderful activity that allows anyone to create beautiful images regardless of artistic or creative ability.  Come along alone or with friends and you’ll be able watch something wonderful and/or book a workshop session to create your own unique work of art!

The Paint Pouring Workshop allows you to get hands on experience of paint pouring and you take home one or two unique works of art. For more information come and see me in the Paint Pouring room, or if you would like to book a space in andvance email at paintpouring@gmail.com

Check out my website The Paint Pouring and my Facebook page.

Hand Felted Soaps

Running Times: 11:00am / 12:00pm / 2:00pm & 3:00pm

Location: Balcony Stand G12 - Felt Sew Somerset

Cost to Attend: £5.00 

Why not join us for this fun filled workshop.
Hand felted soaps are naturally exfoliating, so you can jump in the shower just as it is, it is also naturally anti-bacterial, it won’t leave any residue on your sink, the soap will last longer and the felt will continue to shrink down with the soap as it is used, continuing to look attractive and small lovely.
 
You will be using merino wool and silk and be shown how to lay down the fibres around your soap, before felting it. The workshop will take 45 mins – an hour.
 
To prebook email Tracey stating day and which class you would like to attend. Email: tracey.bartlett63@outlook.com

Willow Decoration Workshop

Running Time: 3:30pm Everyday

Location: Balcony Stand G9 - Creative Escape

Cost to Attend: £5.00

All abilities welcome, come and make a willow heart, stars, dream catcher, wreath, trivet or item of your choice.  Please wear suitable clothing and bring lightweight gardening gloves (optional).  Children need to be accompanied by an adult please.

If you would like to prebook this class please email Sarah stating which day you would like to attend.

Sarahs email:  sarah@creative-escape.co.uk

Peg Loom Rug Weaving

Running Times: 10.30am & 3.45pm Everyday

Loctaion: Stand G16 - Big Sky Textiles

Cost to Attend: £12

Whether starting the day or finishing it, come and experience this fun and relaxing workshop, making your own small rug or seat cushion using beautiful wool selvedge yarn.  Using a pre-warped wooden peg loom, you can choose from a range of chunky wool selvedge yarn or cotton fabric yarn to weave a useful little rug for your home, and learn lots about weaving along the way!

I teach weaving using simple, inexpensive tools so it’s easy to learn and accessible to everyone.  No previous experience necessary - I supply all the materials and the techniques, you just bring your creativity and a willingness to experiment and play!

Each workshop is limited to 6 people so there is plenty of time for individual attention but still enough new people to chat and share ideas with.  

To book, email caroline@bigskytextiles.co.uk Please make sure you include your name, the day and time you want to attend the class, the title of the class and how many in your party. This workshop is usually very popular and often sells out so please do book early to secure your place.  

Wet Felted Bunting

Running Time: 1:30pm Everyday

Location: Stand 64 - FELTbyFI

Cost to Attend: £8.00 

Join Fi, from FELTbyFI, for an inspiring and creative 'make & take'. Use merino wool and other natural fibres to make bunting. Choose from either AUTUMN or CHRISTMAS themed colours and shapes (template to take away)
To pre-book please email feltbyfi@gmail.com with details of which workshop, time and how many people wish to attend. Please note that spaces are limited so pre-booking is advised (maximum 12)

Key Ring and Fridge Magnets

Time: Running Every Hour

Location: Stand 69 - Craftlines of Milton Keynes

Cost to Attend £2.50 

In this fun Make and Take, you will get the opportunity to make a Key Ring or Fridge Magnet. 

There are six places available, if you would like to take part please just turn up to Stand 68 and see if there is a place!

This workshop is suitable for children, however an adult must accompany them even if they do not take part in the workshop. 

Marbling Tiles

All Day Drop-In Session

Stand 36 - Marbling4Fun

Cost to Atttend: £5.00

Marbling Tiles workshop with new fluorescent colours!
Craig teaches ancient and contemporary marbling techniques.
With his guidance you will create a professional marbling print.
Workshops on a first come first serve basis until all tiles are out of stock.
Maximum 3 people  per session.

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