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FABRIC DÉCOUPAGE – £35/person
We are fabric magpies here at Makery Mill, and we have a beautiful selection of textile to use at this class. Select your base item – picture frame, box, pendant heart or letter, choose your favourite fabric(s), and get to work. This workshop is perfect for those who are looking for a mindful activity, to slow down and relax.
BUTTON & PAPER CRAFT – £35/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 this class, your teacher 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 – £40/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.
FASCINATOR / BUTTON HOLE MAKING – £40/person
Get creative and make a beautiful and bespoke item to wear. We supplyeverything you need to make a beautiful headband, although it’s a great opportunity to make use of broken jewellery or that brooch you love but never wear. 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 more photographs here!
APPLIQUÉ & EMBELLISHING – £35/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 – £30/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.
NATURE INSPIRED FABRIC PRINTING – £35/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, Jephson Gardens, or your own outdoor space, 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. We can 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.