Craft4Crafters
The Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet. BA4 6QN 15th - 17th October 2020
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Inspirational Workshops:

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.

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

Fifty Bees

Running Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

Location: Mendip Hall Stand M4 - ACEarts

Cost to Attend: FREE

Make British Bees in Needle Felted wool and stitch with Lydia Needle of FIFTY BEES.
Watch as bees emerge from the wool as you learn how it can be moulded and sculpted.
Running from 11am till 1pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday and each bee takes 1.5 to 2 hours so do plan your time. First come first served.
Uses sharp tools so suitable for ages 8 upward, under 16s must be supervised by an adult.
The bees will be kept by Lydia to be added to the growing installation which will be on show in Somerset in 2022

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 

Hand Embroided Buttons

Running Times: 11:00am / 3:00pm running on the 17th and 18th only

Location: Mendip Hall Stand M17 - The Art of the Needle

Cost to Attend: £7.50

Thursday & Friday Workshops only: Join Liz & Helen to stitch your own mini embroidery which you will then make into a big button.  All materials and instructions will be provided.  Learn about our new embroidery classes in Exeter. 

Workshops running on 17th and 18th October at 11am and 3pm. Duration 90mins. No workshops running on 19th October. Maximum 6 people.

Contact Email: liz@theartoftheneedle.co.uk.

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.

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. 

 

Batik Taster Workshop

Running Time: 11:00am

Location: Mendip Hall Stand M5 - Jo Whiteland

Cost To Attend: £10

Learn the art of batik: applying wax onto fabric as a resist before painting on fabric dyes. There will be time to apply wax using tjantings (Indonesian wax pens) and brushes and painting on dyes twice to build up colour and texture.

You will produce a final design (approx 25cm x 25cm) to take away with instructions on how to finish at home. 4 designs to choose from or create your own. Maximum 6 people, each design should take approximately 90 mins to finish. Please book on the day.

Silk Paper Making

Running Times 11:00am / 1:30pm & 3:00pm Thurs & Fri Only

Location: Mendip Hall Stand M29- Creative South West Textiles

Cost To Attend: £12

Thursday & Friday Only: You will be able to create a beautiful and individual piece of silk paper, incorporating dried flower petals, with threads and silk fibre embellishment.
Your silk paper can then be mounted and framed, used for decorative card making, or as exquisite wrapping paper.
All materials are provided. 

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.

Make a Fused Glass Coasters

Running Times: Thurs / Sat - 10:15am

Location: Stand 19 - Creative Glass Guild

Cost To Attend: £20

Discover fusing glass and explore how to use it to make two coasters of your own design. Your teacher, an experienced fused glass artist, will show you lots of different samples to open up your mind to the creative possibilities. The pieces you make will be fused overnight in our kilns and posted out to you after the session free of charge.

Please note that our workshops are not suitable for students under the age of 16.

Each session is one hour long and will begin promptly at the advertised time. When booking your session, please choose the date and time from the drop down menu above. 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.

Make a Colored Glass Boat

Running Times: 12:45pm Everyday

Location: Stand 19 - Creative Glass Guild

Cost To Attend: £20

Learn the copper foiling process to make your own colourful boat decoration. You will choose your glass, copper foil, solder and attach a hook to your piece ready to take home and show off. Sessions are approximately 1 hour. Max 30 people per session, 1 session per day.

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

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 Fused Glass Suncatcher

Thursday 11:30am, Friday 2:00pm, Saturday 11:30am

Stand 19 - Creative Glass Guild

Cost To Attend: £20.00 

Explore the possibilities of using metal inclusions and glass enamels to create your own fused glass suncatcher to hang in a window. You will learn some of the core skills for glass fusing and how to construct a piece for kiln firing. The piece you make will be fused overnight in our kilns and posted out to you after the session free of charge.

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.

Willow Baskets or Christmas Tree Workshop

Running Times: 12:00

Location: Balcony Stand G9 - Creative Escape

Cost To Attend: £5

All abilities welcome, choose from making a Willow Christmas Tree or Willow Basket.  Add your own decorations to your finished item. 

Please wear suitable clothes, lightweight garden gloves are optional.  Children need to be accompanied by an adult please. 

If you would like to book your space in advance please email Sarah stating which day and how many will be attending. Booking Email :  sarah@creative-escape.co.uk

Create A piece of Nuno felt suitable for Lampshade cover.

Running Times: 1:15pm-2:15pm

Location: Balcony Stand G11 - Gill Burbidge School of Fibrecraft

Cost to Attend: £8

Create a sumptuous nuno piece (approx. A3 in size) using finest merino, embellished with lustrious pearled Leicester Longwool and silk fibres. "Tailor Made" for lampshade or vessel cover, and/or further embroidery.

To prebook please email Gillianburbidge2@gmail.com. Please note spaces are limited so prebooking is advised.

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. 

Powertex 3D Mixed Media Journal

Running Times : 11am-1pm

Location : Workshop Room 3

Price : TBC

Create an interesting 3D textural mixed media journal using Powertex and other mixed media products, there are a few designs to choose from be it, grungy autumn, gothic, subtle brights to pastel tones tones. Workshops are approximately 2hrs start time 

Powertex Mixed Media Clock

Running Times : 2-4pm

Location : Workshop Room 3

Price : TBC

Create a unique working mixed media art clock using Powertex and other mixed media products, there are a few designs to choose from be it, grungy autumn, gothic, subtle brights to pastel tones. Workshops are approximately 2hrs start time 

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

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. 

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.

Needle Felt Mole Workshop

Running Time: 10:30am Everyday

Location: Stand 18 - The Makerss

Cost to Attend: £10

Come and learn to needle felt with Sophie from The Makerss on this fun mole workshop! Learn to shape wool and add details, to create your own cute mole, complete with scarf and glasses!
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.

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

Screen Printing On Paper Intro.

Running Time: 11:45am Everyday

Location: Stand 64 - FELTbyFI

Cost to Attend: £8.00 

Join Fi, from FELTbyFI, for an inspiring and creative 'make & take'. An informative, have-a-go introduction to SCREEN PRINTING. Learn low-tech processes so you can screen print at home! 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 9)

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

Beach Hut Mixed Media Needle Felted Collage

Running Times: 1:30pm Thursday & 11:00am Friday

Location: Stand 21- Joan Prowse

Cost to Attend: £8

Thursday & Friday Workshop Only: This workshop is brand new to this show and is suitable for adult beginners.
 
Learn how to combine needle felting with mixed media to create this scene. Joan will teach technique and take you through each stage to create this collage. All materials and use of tools are included.
 
To prebook a space please contact Joan on projo1joan@yahoo.co.uk or 07817623401.

Needle Felt Your Own Pet Portrait

Running Time: 1:30pm Fri & Sat Only

Location: Stand 21- Joan Prowse

Cost to Attend: £8

Friday & Saturday Class Only:
Experience necessary. Bring your own photo and learn the techniques to create your own 2D/3D head portrait. Joan will teach and guide you through how to create your own personal pet in wool.
 
All materials and use of tools is included. This workshop is scheduled for an hour, but is likely to run over if you wish to complete it at the show, but you will know all the methods and be given sufficient materials to continue at home should you need to go after the hour. 
 
To pre-book contact Joan on projo1joan@yahoo.co.uk or 07817623401

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