Craft Arena Workshops

Basketweave Crochet with Sue

Friday, 25 August 2017 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

In the fourth of our crochet classes, Sue will show you how to crochet a square for your cushion using basketweave stitch. Future monthly classes will teach you more techniques that you can add to your repertoire. Materials included. You do not need to have attended previous classes in this series but do need to know crochet basics to participate in this class.

Price: 
£35.00

Machine Embroidery Skill Sharing

Sunday, 3 September 2017 - 10:30am to 1:00pm

A series of informal monthly sessions to help you get the most from your embroidery machine. A different machine embroidery technique will be covered each month. In this session we will be taking applique further.

Price: 
£10.00

Powertex & Mixed Media Vessels with Denise Friday

Friday, 8 September 2017 - 10:30am to 4:00pm

This workshop will allow you to create beautiful mixed media vessels in a variety of colours and take your skills with this versatile medium forward. You will use fabric, inclusions, paint and Powertex to make at least two vessels. All materials are included in this workshop, but please feel free to bring your own embellishments to add to your work. This workshop is suitable for those who have played with Powertex before.

Price: 
£65.00

Powertex & Mixed Media Vessels with Denise Saturday

Saturday, 9 September 2017 - 10:30am to 4:00pm

This workshop will allow you to create beautiful mixed media vessels in a variety of colours and take your skills with this versatile medium forward. You will use fabric, inclusions, paint and Powertex to make at least two vessels. All materials are included in this workshop, but please feel free to bring your own embellishments to add to your work. This workshop is suitable for those who have played with Powertex before.

Price: 
£65.00

Mixed Media with Denise

Monday, 11 September 2017 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

This is a free workshop which will be filmed for a promotional video to publicise Craft Arena. Due to the nature of filming, the workshop may be a little erratic and timings will need to be flexible but it will definitely be fun! We will use various mixed media to begin to create a panel which may or may not be finished on the day but you will go away with enough product to finish at home if necessary.


This workshop is now full
Price: 
£0.01

Intermediate Kantha with Mali

Friday, 22 September 2017 - 10:30am to 4:00pm

Take your skills with Kantha Embroidery forward in this workshop with Mali. You will be working on pre-printed cloth to make a wall hanging and will learn all the skills to complete your work at home. All materials are included but you may like to bring your own sewing kit (scissors, needles etc). This workshop is suitable for those who have tried Kantha before and those who have some experience with hand embroidery. The picture is a representation of the design you will be working with.

Price: 
£60.00

Goldwork Spirals with Wendy

Saturday, 23 September 2017 - 10:30am to 4:00pm

On this workshop you will be stitching one of Wendy’s unique goldwork designs. Materials are included in the price of this workshop. This class is suitable for those who have basic hand embroidery experience and those wishing to extend their skills. Alternatively, you may wish to bring your own project for Wendy's help and advice.

Materials included.

Price: 
£60.00

Tantalising Textiles 2018

Sunday, 24 September 2017 - 10:30am to 1:00pm

Using the theme of the Tantalising Textiles competition for 2018, Metamorphosis, we will be exploring ideas, working on techniques and materials to get you started on your piece of work; to help you think about what you would like to do, the direction you might like to go and the techniques and materials you could use to achieve your resolved piece. Bring any thoughts and preparatory work you may have done, but if you have no idea where to begin, Denise will help you get started.

Price: 
£30.00

Powertex for Beginners with Denise, Friday

Friday, 6 October 2017 - 10:30am to 4:30pm

If you have not used this unique medium before, you are in for a treat! This workshop will allow you to create beautiful fabric works of art in a variety of colours and take your skills forward. You will use fabric, inclusions, paint and Powertex to make a textured panel. All materials are included in this workshop, but please feel free to bring your own embellishments to add to your work. This workshop is suitable for beginners.

Although Denise is not an accredited Powertex trainer, she enjoys using and exploring the possibilities of this versatile medium, incorporating different media to expand and extend its potential

Price: 
£65.00

Powertex for Beginners with Denise, Saturday

Saturday, 7 October 2017 - 10:30am to 4:30pm

If you have not used this unique medium before, you are in for a treat! This workshop will allow you to create beautiful fabric works of art in a variety of colours and take your skills forward. You will use fabric, inclusions, paint and Powertex to make a textured panel. All materials are included in this workshop, but please feel free to bring your own embellishments to add to your work. This workshop is suitable for beginners.

Although Denise is not an accredited Powertex trainer, she enjoys using and exploring the possibilities of this versatile medium, incorporating different media to expand and extend its potential

Price: 
£65.00

Workshops to fit in with you

Beading on Fabric

Learn basic beading techniques for incorporating beads into textile work. £50 per person

This workshop is scheduled by arrangement.
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Price: 
£50

Canvaswork Scissor Keeper

Make a scissor-keeper or handbag charm using basic canvaswork stitches. (Scissors included.) £40 per person

This workshop is scheduled by arrangement.
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Price: 
£40

Crochet with Denise

Whether you are a complete beginner or wish to develop your skills, Denise will tailor this 2 hour workshop to suit your skills.
From starting to crochet making a granny square to working in rows or showing you how to work from a pattern, you will learn more about this popular craft.

£50 per person

This workshop is scheduled by arrangement.
Please contact us for further details

Price: 
£50

Embroidery and Mixed Media

Learn to develop your own ideas (or let us help you form a project) for embroidery and textile work. We will discuss what you wish to achieve, resolving your design, transferring it from paper to fabric and discuss types of stitching, thread and other techniques to be used. If time allows, we will begin work on your design.

This is a one to one workshop.

£50 for a single 2 hour session, or you can save money by booking a course of six 2 hour sessions for £275, where we will explore different media and techniques to develop your textile art and ideas further.

This workshop is scheduled by arrangement.
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Price: 
£50/£275

Fabric Memory Book with Denise

We will colour a canvas book, show you how to print photographs onto fabric, collage with trimmings and give you ideas for stitching and finishing your book.
Bring our own digital photographs to include in your book. Materials (apart from photographs) will be provided, but you can bring your own memory fabric, buttons etc to include if you wish. £60 per person.

This workshop is scheduled by arrangement.
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Price: 
£60

Free Machine Embroidery

Learn to create patterns on fabric by 'drawing' with your sewing machine. Once you have learnt this technique, you will be able to stitch your own designs on clothing and household items or use your new skill in textile art. For this session, you can bring in your own machine, or use one of ours. £50 per person

This workshop is scheduled by arrangement.
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Price: 
£50

Fusing Fabric

With a special soldering iron-like tool, explore the possibilities of cutting and fusing synthetic fabric using heat.

A maximum of four students will be accepted on this workshop. £50 per person

This workshop is scheduled by arrangement.
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Price: 
£50

Get To Know Your Sewing Machine

Is your sewing machine feeling neglected? Have you had your machine for ages and don't know how it works? Why not book a special one to one at Craft Arena to learn how to use it! You could soon be following the latest trends in fashion and updating your wardrobe, making gifts for friends, family and home or setting free your artistic talents by creating your own textile art. £25 per hour

This workshop is scheduled by arrangement.
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Price: 
£25

Hardanger

Learn this traditional Norwegian embroidery which uses blocks of satin stitch, cut work and needle weaving. Suitable for beginners or those with some experience. This course covers three sessions. These are 3 hour workshops. Ask for details of our next course. £130 per person for all 3 sessions

This workshop is scheduled by arrangement.
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Price: 
£130

Microwave Dyeing

Dyeing on silk fabric and threads using the microwave and two types of dye to create beautiful backgrounds for embroidery or textile work. We will be experimenting with cotton too. £40 per person

This workshop is scheduled by arrangement.
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Price: 
£40

Mixed Media Tablet and Phone Wallet

Using painting, printing and bonding techniques and decorative stitches from your machine, we will make a wallet for your tablet and phone. All materials are included in this workshop, but don't forget to bring your tablet and phone with you so that we can made it the correct size! The wallet will fit up to a 10” tablet. £60 per person

This workshop is scheduled by arrangement.
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Price: 
£60

Needlefelting

Using hand-felting techniques, find out how to combine threads fabric and fibres together to create textured backgrounds for either machine or hand stitching. £50 per person.

This workshop is scheduled by arrangement.
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Price: 
£50

Silk Paper

We will use silk with other fibres and mixed media to make wonderful textured surfaces which can be used for stitching, vessels and even jewellery. £50 per person

This workshop is scheduled by arrangement.
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Price: 
£50

Textured Stitching

Learn a variety of embroidery stitches which will give texture and form to your work. Suitable for beginners and those wanting to expand their stitch portfolio.

This workshop is scheduled by arrangement.
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Price: 
£35

Wet Felting ~ Two Day workshop

In this two day workshop we will learn the basics of felting, making pre-felt in the first session which will be used on the second day to create other items.
£150 per person. Ask for details of our next course

This workshop is scheduled by arrangement.
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Price: 
£150

Working with Dissolvable Fabric

We will experiment with various makes of dissolvable fabrics to create textured backgrounds for further work and lace-like constructions to embellish and delight! Some experience of free machining is preferred but not essential.

This workshop is scheduled by arrangement.
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Price: 
£50

Working with Mixed Media

In this workshop we will play with different types of mixed media including Angelina fibres, puff paint and Tyvek®

£50 per person

This workshop is scheduled by arrangement.
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Price: 
£50