Other Craft Sessions

NEW! Copper Foiling Extended Session

Leyland Studio: 12.30-5pm
2024: Feb 18th (full) , March 17th, (Full), April 27

Enjoy some creative time on this beginner-friendly session. Learn the art of copper foil in a more traditional stained glass style.We will learn about Copper Foiled Glass which allows us to work with easier designs. You can choose the skill level that you feel comfortable with. You will start with a smaller practice piece, then choose your main design from what you learned. You can find student examples in the student gallery
During this fun hands-on class using a mix of foil and other embellishments, we will cover:
- Selecting from a choice of patterns and glass
- Beginner and intermediate glass cutting
- Copper foiling
- Soldering techniques
- Decorating the finished pieces using a mix of materials and methods.
* There will be lead-free solder and fumes, so those with breathing issues may wish to wear a mask.
A mask, gloves, goggles and ventilation are available. This session is suitable for all levels. Age 16. £45 until March, then £47

Copper Foiling Extended Session

 

Copper Foiled Glass Decorations Taster

 Ask about private bookings.  3 hrs, See Festive Classes

Enjoy some creative time on this taster session. We will learn about this alternative to Copper Foiled Glass which allows us to work with more delicate designs. During this fun hands-on class using a mix of foil and other embellishments, we will cover : Selecting from a choice of patterns and glass - Basic Glass Cutting, copper foiling,-  Minimal soldering,  - Decorating the finished pieces using a mix of materials and methods. You will take home: 3 to 5 pieces depending on size. *Please note that there will be a small amount of hot lead free solder and fumes, so those with breathing issues may wish to consider this. A mask, gloves, goggles and ventilation are available. The price of £30 includes tools and materials, but please remember reading glasses, a carrier bag, closed-toe shoes and long sleeves. This session is suitable for all levels, age 16 

NEW! Willow Dragonfly 

Leyland Studio : March 9th, 10am-1pm (For Festive Willow Wreaths, see Festive Classes)

Learn the art of willow weaving with added design elements of glass beads, foliage and wire work in this session. This class is more gentle on the hands as you can weave as much or as little as you wish!Suitable or age 14+. £30 as a special offer which includes everything to make a special feature for inside or out.

Willow Dragonfly

Wire Wrapped Jewellery Taster 

Leyland Studio : arrange a booking

Wire wrapped jewellery dates back to 1446 BC found in ancient Egyptian pharaohs' tombs and pyramids. Gold was likely to be the first metal used, but we will be using plated wire.
This is a beautiful, ancient way to add definition and flair to beads and sea glass. We will look at various techniques, in a range of styles and colours of beads and wire to make:
- 1 necklace
- pair of earrings
- 1 key ring
No prior knowledge is required and this workshop is suitable for all levels, but wire wrapping needs a good level of dexterity.  All materials and tools are included, but if you have a crystal, you may want to bring it along.
Age 14+ £30

Wire Wrapping am or pm:

Soy Batik Cloth Painting

Leyland Studio
2024: 24 March 10-1pm, 20th April 2-5pm

Welcome to a bright new idea! Wax resist dyeing of fabric originates from 4th century Egypt; an enjoyable art form. We will look at a natural and sustainable version using soy wax and fabric paints to create a richly coloured textile piece. We will cover how to apply wax and colours in pattern making and objective linear art, applied with a fluid water colour style, or as solid hues. You can take home the completed A3 and sample fabric pieces to add to a frame, wall hanging, clothing or cushions. Suitable for all levels, age 14+ with a paying adult. £30 all inclusive (bring bag).

Batik am / pm

NEW! Needle Felted Animal Portraits

Leyland Studio 
2024: 24 March 2-5pm

Explore richly textured fabric through the medium of merino wool, trims and embellishments! We will use felting needles to create a design, then add fine detail with a sewing needle. Choose a base to create a pet of your favorite animal. If you wish to create a pet portrait, please bring an A4 printout of your pet as a detailed full face, or a less detailed body. Your masterpiece can be framed or added to a cushion or book cover. All levels Age 14+ £30 all incl.

Needle Felted Animal Porttraits

Needle Felted Landscapes

Leyland Studio 
2024: 20th April 10-1pm

Explore richly textured fabric through the medium of merino wool, trims and embellishments! We will use felting needles to create a design, then add fine detail with a sewing needle. Choose a base to create abstract, landscape or fantasy. Your masterpiece can be framed or added to a cushion or book cover. All levels Age 14+ £30 all incl.

Felted Bead Jewellery

Leyland Studio 3 hours - ask about private bookings

Explore richly textured fabric through the medium of merino wool, and  glass beads! We will use felting needles to create a necklace, keyring and earrings, then add fine detail with a sewing needle. All levels Age 14+ £30 all incl.

Nature Mandalas

10am-1pm Leyland Studio
 28 Jan, 25 Mar, 16 Apr

Create a stunning centerpiece to add colour and shine to any special place in your home. Mandalas are powerful art pieces that hold symbols, colours and intentions that are meaningful for the individual. We will look at the power of colour on our well being and how to work from our soul expression. By the end of the workshop, you will take away your very own mandala masterpiece using crystals, glass, minerals, paint, feathers, botanical and other natural objects. This class is suitable for all levels.  Age 14 upwards, and under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. 

Nature Mandalas for 2023

Homemade Perfumery

Leyland Studio 3 hours
29 Oct 2-5pm

Learn the ancient art of using floral, wood and herbal essences to enhance your mood and smell gorgeous! Aromas have captivated us since the beginning of time. We will set the scene by exploring the history and passion of perfumes. There will be experimentation with scents to get a feel for how aromas connect emotionally and physically to different people. We will then cover how to use blends for emotional well-being and how the perfumers work out safe percentages. You will take home a luxurious body mist in a gorgeous indigo bottle. This session is great for all abilities with a minimum age of 16. All materials are provided including a 12 page guide, decorated labels, bottles, essential and perfume oils, and their dilution liquids. £30

Soapmaking and Gift Box

Leyland Studio  3 hours
Dates TBC

Make and take home sweet soaps decorated with fragrances, colours and shapes in a handcrafted gift box. The workshop covers safety, colouring, fragrances, box decoration, and tools. Please bring a carrier bag. Suitable for all levels from age 12+. Under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult. £30 (family option is 2 adults and 2 children for £100, contact me directly)