What's On

List of forthcoming events for Handmade Workshops:

Tapestry Weaving

United Response

29 January 2022 -
10:00

Join us for a wonderful day of textile art with expert weaver Hilary Charlesworth.

In this full day course held in the lovely studio at United Response, Teddington, Hilary will teach you all the skills necessary to produce your own woven designs. Using a simple frame loom and a variety of yarns, you’ll spend the day learning how to weave a sampler of techniques, both traditional and 3D.

All materials, including loom and yarns, are included, so you’ll be able to continue practising at home on your loom.

The workshop is suitable for both beginners and those with some prior experience of tapestry weaving.

We’ll provide lots of tea, coffee and cake throughout the day and there will be a break for lunch, when you can either eat a packed lunch or treat yourself at one of the many cafes in Teddington.

Hilary is a very experienced teacher who’s been spinning and weaving for almost 30 years and has been featured on Kirsty Alsopp’s “Homemade House”.

To book, please go to www.handmadeworkshops.co.uk/workshops/


Needle Felted Bees Workshop

The Spring Grove

01 February 2022 -
19:30

Why not try something new this winter? Come along to our needle felting workshop and unwind whilst learning the basics of the craft – or if you’ve already had a go before, come and extend your skills.

Needle felting is a wonderfully satisfying craft, that’s becoming ever more popular. By matting wool fibres together using a specially barbed needle, it’s a craft which allows you to create a range of 3D objects, jewellery and decorations.

In this fun small group workshop, we’ll teach you how to make your own cute – and unique – bumble bee.

All materials are provided, as are wine or hot drinks, so just bring yourselves!

The class will be taught by Catherine and Ann from Handmade Workshops.

To book, please go to www.handmadeworkshops.co.uk/workshops/

“I had so much fun! I learnt a new skill in a relaxing environment”


Introduction to Papercutting Workshop

United Response

05 February 2022 -
10:00

Come and treat yourself to a wonderfully relaxing and informative morning of paper crafting.

During the session, local artist, paper cutter and print maker Gill Smith will teach you all the skills needed to start you on your paper cutting adventures. By the end of the morning you’ll have created a beautiful artwork using a variety of different paper cutting techniques.

Starting with some practice exercises to teach you how to safely cut paper, you’ll then progress to making the fabulous flowers and vase.

The class is suitable for both total beginners and those with a little prior experience of paper cutting.

We’ll provide all the materials and tools for you to use during the workshop and Gill will also have some mounts to fit your artwork, should you wish to purchase one on the day. If you do have your own scalpel, metal ruler and cutting mat, you might like to bring them along to use.

We’ll also give you lots of tea, coffee and homemade cake.

To book, please go to www.handmadeworkshops.co.uk/workshops/


Simple Handmade Notebooks

United Response

05 February 2022 -
14:00

Join experienced tutor Gill Smith for a fun afternoon of paper crafting and learn how to make a selection of small notebooks using a combination of folding, sticking and sewing. None of the techniques are too complicated and this workshop is definitely suited to the absolute beginner!

During the class, participants will be shown four different techniques to create a beautiful set of original notebooks.

You’ll learn how to fold & manipulate paper for bookmaking using specialist bookmaking tools, make a simple folded notebook without any sticking or sewing, a 16 page pamphlet with laminated covers, a 16 page notebook with a pocket and a 16 page stab bound notebook.

We’ll provide all the materials and tools for you to use during the workshop, though if you do have your own small scissors or scalpel, metal ruler and cutting mat, you might like to bring them along to use.

We’ll also give you lots of tea, coffee and homemade cake.

If you’re then bitten by the wonderful bookbinding bug, we’ve plenty of other classes for you to progress on to.

Gill Smith is a local artist, printmaker, paper cutter and bookmaker. She has an MA in Printmaking from Camberwell College of Arts, UAL.

To book, please go to www.handmadeworkshops.co.uk/workshops/


Sew a Tote Bag

United Response

06 February 2022 -
14:00

Gain confidence with how to use your sewing machine in our inspiring three hour workshop taught by experienced teacher Cornelia Costenau.

During the class, you’ll be given a short refresher into the basics – how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and sew in straight lines, before you move on to cutting out your fabric and sewing together your own fully lined tote bag, complete with pockets both outside and inside.

All materials and use of sewing machines are included, as are tea, coffee and homemade cake, and you’ll leave with your finished tote bag to impress friends and family with!

If you do have your own sewing machine, we’d recommend bringing it along, as then you can familiarise yourself with the machine you’ll be using at home for new projects.

Feel free to bring your own fabric, too – you just need a thicker fabric for the outside and thinner inside.

The class is suitable for both those with no experience of sewing and also people who’ve done a little before.

Cornelia is a very experienced and well-known instructor, having been teaching sewing to both adults and children for over 10 years. With a degree in interior design, she is passionate about recycling, vintage fashion and is rather addicted to her sewing machines (currently owning 7!).

To book a space, please go to www.handmadeworkshops.co.uk/sew-a-tote-bag/


Machine Sewing for Beginners

United Response

06 February 2022 -
10:00

In this three hour workshop you’ll be given a step-by-step introduction to machine sewing, whilst creating your own beautiful and unique cushion cover.

Starting with an introduction to the sewing machine – how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and sew in straight lines, you’ll then move on to cutting out your fabric and learn how to sew it together to make a simple envelope cushion.

As well as learning how to sew seams, you’ll find out about simple seam finishes and how to give your cushion a professional look.

All materials and use of sewing machines are included, though we do recommend that you bring your own machine if you have one, to help you to familiarise yourself with it better.

We also provide lots of tea, coffee and home made cake.

After a fun morning, you’ll leave with your finished cushion cover (together with a pattern template and all the know-how to make more at home).

If you need a particular size of cover, just let us know in advance and we can accommodate that easily. Feel free to bring along your own fabric too.

Cornelia Costeanu is a very experienced and well-known instructor, having been teaching sewing to both adults and children for over 10 years. With a degree in interior design, she is passionate about recycling, vintage fashion and is rather addicted to her sewing machines (currently owning 7!).

To book, please go to www.handmadeworkshops.co.uk/machine-sewing-for-beginners-3/


Drawing Mandalas Workshop

The Railway

09 February 2022 -
19:30

This class will show you step by step how to create your own beautiful hand-drawn mandala.

During the workshop you will learn about the history of mandalas, focusing on the meditative and relaxing aspects of creating your artwork.  No prior experience of drawing is necessary and as you start to create, you will gain ever more confidence in your techniques.  

Each student will be given an A4 template already drawn out, saving time so that you can produce your own masterpiece during the class. All materials and tools will be provided in the session and there will be drawing materials to purchase if you wish, so that you can carry on creating more beautiful mandalas at home.

As well as materials, drinks are provided to keep the creative juices flowing!

The workshop will be led by Ann O’Shaughnessy, a local practising artist.

Please note that the class will be held upstairs at The Railway and there is unfortunately no lift access.

To book, please go to www.handmadeworkshops.co.uk/drawing-mandalas-2/

“wonderful workshop, a must try!”

“such a relaxing and satisfying workshop. I would definitely recommend it to others”

 


Ceramic Pinch Pots Workshop

Cass Arts

20 February 2022 -
14:30

In this fun crafting session with professional ceramist and experienced teacher Jesse Crowther, you will be taught various techniques to create your own ceramic three footed pinch pots.

These cute pots  make great gifts and can be used for trinkets or as condiment dishes.

During the workshop, Jesse will teach you how to create the pinch pots, attach clay feet and also demonstrate a range of decorative and printing techniques that you can use on your dishes.

Feel free to experiment with your clay, making as many pieces as you like,  then choose your favourite 3 (one large and 2 smaller) to be fired.  All pieces will be taken by Jesse to be kiln fired after the class and you can choose whether you’d like a clear transparent or crackly glaze.

Your beautiful finished creations can then be picked up either from Jesse at her studio near Kingston Bridge or from us in Teddington, or for an additional fee can be packed up and posted to your home.

The workshop is suitable for both absolute beginners and those with a little ceramics experience.

Please bring an apron and we recommend wearing older clothes you don’t mind getting a bit messy!

All materials and use of tools are included and we’ll also give you tea, coffee and homemade cake.

To book, please go to www.handmadeworkshops.co.uk/ceramic-pinch-pots/


Spoon Carving for Beginners

Cass Arts

20 February 2022 -
11:30

How about trying something different in 2021? Come along to our Sunday morning crafting session and learn how to make your very own wooden cooking spoon.

In this friendly, fun small-group session, experienced local spoon carver Eleanor Morgan will guide you through all the steps, showing you how to safely carve a spoon from local wood, using just two different knives.

You’ll find yourself lost in a world of wood chips and the beautiful facets of the natural product as you’re taken through the spoon carving process from beginning to end. Starting with a wooden blank, Eleanor will teach you how to create your very own cooking utensil to take home and show off to family and friends!

The workshop is suitable for complete beginners and no experience is assumed. However, as we’ll be using sharp knives, the class is for over 18s only. All tools and wood will be provided, though for those of you bitten by the carving bug, the tools will be available for purchase at the end of the session.

Coffee, tea and homemade cake are included too, of course, to keep energy levels up!

To book, please go to www.handmadeworkshops.co.uk/spoon-carving/


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The Diana Armfield Drawing Competition

The Diana Armfield Drawing Competition

Arts Richmond is offering a prize of £250 to the winner.

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