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Our workshops are hosted at Jephson Studio or Episode Hotel in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. We are centrally located, with Warwick, Coventry, Kenilworth and Stratford-upon-Avon all within a 25 minute drive. We can also hold seasonal classes at Foundry Wood‘s outdoor classroom in Leamington Spa; these workshops all have a nature inspired theme where we incorporate items from the Wood into our crafts.
*NEW FOR 2017!* FASCINATOR MAKING – £27/person
We’re very pleased to announce that we are now offering a flapper headdress workshop! Check out the lovely creations from a recent class. We supply all the bits you need to make a beautiful headband. Perfect activity for a hen party, birthday outing or just a lovely chilled afternoon/evening with friends or work colleagues. Message us for more info. Check out some photographs here!
BUTTON & PAPER CRAFT – £25/person
Have you seen all the button and paper craft pictures and greetings cards that are in the shops at the moment? Everyone is going button crazy! So we thought that you might like to learn how to make a few crafty bits and get creative with your own mini projects.
In the 2.5 hour class, Becky and our designer, Sophie, will share their creations and ideas with you so you have lots of inspiration to make your own framed button picture or customise a greetings card and gift box.
The class includes: an introduction to Makery Mill and the DIY craft trend happening at the moment, a demo of putting together a button picture, including examples of ones that we have made, a demo of making a card pinwheel, a demo of making two paper flowers. You will have a go at making the pinwheels and paper flowers. Then you can use your creations to make either make a 6″ framed picture or customise a greetings card and decorate a gift box with lots of help from us on the techniques and examples of our work. Drinks and sweet snacks wre provided All paper, card, buttons, picture frames and craft materials are provided
INDIAN BLOCK PRINTING – £25-27/person
Have a go at block printing while styling your very own make up bag or pencil case to take home. We use high quality, authentic print blocks sourced in India, which create a beautiful, intricate and detailed finish. The inks are pigment dyes, so you will need to wear old clothes or an apron! There will be fabric pens to add extra details, and if time allows, we have a range of beads, sequins and trimmings to embellish your bag.
Fancy something different? You can upgrade from the make up bag/pencil case to a tote bag, t-shirt or your own suggestion. Just drop us an email to discuss it further.
APPLIQUÉ & EMBELLISHING – £20/person
With all the materials and a handful of patience, learn to hand-sew a beautiful keyring charm,which you can show off however you choose! This class will introduce you to some key hand stitches and sewing assembly techniques. You will have the choice of a wide range of colours to work with, and plenty of embellishments. Each set of charms has been designed especially by Makery Mill, with each set incorporating some different methods, depending on your familiarity with hand-sewing. You will make one charm during the class to take away with you.
Class A: materials = felt, embellishments = pom poms & ribbon, stitches = running, thread = embroidery
Class B: materials = felt, embellishments = sequins & ribbon, stitches = running, thread = silk
Class C: materials = felt & cloth, embellishments = sequins & appliqué panels & ribbon, stitches = running (& blanket), thread = silk
Class D: materials = felt & cloth, embellishments = sequins & appliqué panels & buttons & ribbon & more, stitches = running & blanket, thread = silk & embroidery
MAKE YOUR OWN SOCK PUPPET – £20/person
Sock puppets for adults are a great fancy dress theme, and also have the practical benefit of being a great way to find your friends in a festival crowd. For children, their use is as varied as your imagination.
During this workshop, you will design and make your very own puppet. It can be your favourite animal, or a fantasy creature. You can choose a suitable sock from our collection, or your can bring along your favourite old sock to give it a lease of new life. We will help you work out how to bring your idea to life – giving the sock the right shape, and all the fancy accessories it might need. Just like all our other workshops, the party can be themed and can include a sweet afternoon tea too.
NATURE INSPIRED FABRIC PRINTING – £25/person
Decorate your very own pencil case/make up bag inspired by nature! In this class, you will use fabric ink pads and leaves gathered at Foundry Wood to create a gorgeous and unique print. There will be a chance to practice with the process beforehand to make sure you are happy with the design and are confident with the technique. There will also be fabric pens to sign your work, and add any other finishing touches you fancy. Please be aware that this class uses pigment dyes. They are semi-permanent. We will supply aprons, but still recommend you wear old clothing which you won’t mind having a stain or two!
The class will be between 1hr30 and 2hrs depending on class numbers. Minimum class size is 8 people, under 16s welcome with accompanying adult. Drinks and sweet snacks will be provided. Please note that this class will take place at Foundry Wood’s outdoor classroom so we recommend bringing a warm jacket/waterproof clothing if the weather calls for it! There is nearby parking on Avenue Road or Station Approach car park.
NATURE INSPIRED BUTTON CRAFT – £25/person
In the 2.5 hour class, Makery Mill will share their button and paper crafts creations and ideas with you so you have lots of inspiration to make your own canvas button picture or customise a greetings card and gift box. The class will involve picking up some stones/leaves/twigs from the Wood which you can incorporate into your picture. We will show you how to put together a button picture with examples of our work and do a demo of how to make a card pinwheel. You can then use your nature bits from the Wood along with buttons and pinwheels to make either a canvas picture or customise a greetings card and decorate a gift box. Drinks and sweet snacks will be provided. All paper, card, buttons, picture frames and craft materials are provided. You are very welcome to bring along any old buttons you have that you’d like to use in your picture. Minimum class size is 8 people, under 16s welcome with accompanying adult. We will provide disposable aprons as strong glue will be used in the class. Please note that this class will take place at Foundry Wood’s outdoor classroom so we recommend bringing a warm jacket/waterproof clothing if the weather calls for it! There is nearby parking on Avenue Road or Station Approach car park.
CUPCAKE DECORATING – NO LONGER TAKING BOOKINGS
During the two hour class, our resident cupcake expert Becky, from Little Miss Cupcakes, will be teaching you all the skills you need to create some beautifully decorated cupcakes and also throwing in some handy tips. You will have four cupcakes to decorate yourself and take home in a gift box to enjoy with friends and family. The class includes: an introduction into making your own sugarpaste decorations with demos on using cutters and silicone moulds, a demo of making two simple sugar flowers, tips on making buttercream frosting and our recipe to take home, colouring some ready made frosting, piping techniques with a variety of nozzles, fondant iced cupcakes – how to get a professional look with embossers and quilters. You will cover your four cakes with piped buttercream or fondant icing and make your own decorations. Drinks and sweet snacks are provided. Please note that this class is not suitable for anyone with food allergies.