Craft4Crafters
The Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet. BA4 6QN 17th - 19th October 2019
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Learn to weave on peg looms

Running Time: 12:00-2:00

Location: Balcony Stand G5 - Casalana

Cost to attend: £20

This is a fun class learning to weave on peg looms which are a great introduction to the art of weaving and an affordable and accessible way to create beautiful cushions and rugs for your home or accessories such as handbags for yourself.  You can also make fabulous wall hangings and pictures once you have learn the technique of weaving with fibre using different textures and colours.  All materials supplied. 

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.

Wonky-Eyed Birds

Running Time: 1:15pm-2:15pm

Location: Balcony Stand G16 - Big Sky Textiles

Cost to attend: £8

Take a break from the busy show to spend an hour making your own little characterful bird at this creative and mindful hand-sewing workshop. We’ll use beautiful woollen fabric and British wool stuffing and then bring the birds to life with vintage buttons, handspun yarns, silk threads and beads. All materials are provided for the workshop. You will need confidence in some very basic sewing techniques to make your bird but it’s nothing at all complicated!

Each workshop is limited to 8 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.  

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.

Intro To Tatting

Running Times: 10:20am & 1:30pm

Location: Stand 47 - Tatting & Design

Cost to Attend: £10

This workshop is an introduction to the beautiful art of tatting with a needle to produce a pretty lace motif that can be used on a card or gift tag. You will learn the basic stitch , how to read a pattern, how to make rings and chains and picots how to join the motif. It's an amazing opportunity to learn a new skill opening up a huge range of lace possibilities. 
 
To pre-book please email enquiry@tatting.co.uk with details of which workshop, times and how many are attending. Please note that spaces are limited so pre-booking is advised. 

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.

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 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.

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.

Making A Tote Bag

Running Times: 11am & 1pm

Location: Mendip Hall Stand M27 - Tote Bags And Textiles

Cost To Attend: £15

The workshops will be 'Making a Tote Bag' with lots of options to personalise the bag.  The workshop will include a pre-cut bag a pattern, instructions, ideas for altering the pattern and/or personalising the bag, plus a free A4 sheet of bonding paper and a small bag of sewing clips.

Each session is 1hr30mins, max 5 People per workshop.

To prebook please email: barbi.j@live.co.uk with details of which workshop, times and how many people are attending. Please note that spaces are limited so prebooking is advised. Workshop takes place in Hall 2

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.

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 

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

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

Caravan or Campervan Coaster

Running Times: 10:30am & 12:30pm

Location: Stand G2- Anne Hellyer

Cost to Attend: £8

Creating a unique fabric coaster to take home and stitch you will be using a combination of appliqué, paint, pens, coloured pencils and my hand painted fabrics. There will be a several designs to choose from. The cost also  includes the backing fabric, heat resistant wadding and bias binding needed  to complete the project at home.  You can book in advance by emailing me at annehellyer@outlook.com.  Maximum of 9 people. A busy but fun hour, not only will you have a memento of your visit to the show to keep, or send to a friend. You will also learn how to create your own painted fabrics for future projects

 
You can also book on to this workshop on the day of the show at Anne Hellyer's stand, however we recommend that you book in advance.

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)

Laminated Make-Up Bag

Running Times: 11:30am & 1:30pm

Location: Stand 38A - Sewing Sanctuary

Cost to Attend: £15

Join Sewing Sanctury's fantastic workshop and in just one hour learn: how to sew laminated fabric, the differences between laminated cotton and oil cloth, how to insert a zip, how to make a sugar bowl bottom bag and the art of embellishment.

All materials are included, maximum 6 people per workshop.

For more info email: info@sewing-sanctuary.com, workshop works on a first come first serve basis.

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.

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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