The first evening of the year is always a busy one. To build some flexibility into the evening, there is no formal workshop.
However, we are still offering a project for you to try. Shirley will show you how to make a box for you to fill with a
chocolate or two and a message or voucher to brighten someone’s day. Give one as a gift to a family member or friend
during these dark, dreary first few months of the year and watch their face light up when they open it. You may wish to bring your own bone folder. No workshop booking is required. 25p for each box. Drop-in anytime from 6.15 pm.
17th January ‘Create and Cake’ Evening – Sunshine Boxes with Shirley
Escape the hype of Valentine’s Day and join us at Articulate to make a heart-shaped bird. You will have access to a
fantastic range of fabric, ribbon and buttons. Hang your finished bird on a knob, hook or door/drawer handle to remind you that Spring is on the way. Your bird can be hand or machine sewn. Note 1: The club has two sewing machines which could be used but you may prefer to bring your own. Note 2: This project is likely to take more than one session so you can either finish at home or during a future Club night. 10 places. Cost £2.
14th February Workshop – Love Birds with Shirley
This is your opportunity to finish off projects you have started or develop skills learnt so far. There will be no formal
teaching so perhaps you’d like to buddy up and share your talents with other members.
13 th March ‘Create and Cake’ – anything goes night
These mice are sooo soft and sooo cute. With their inner structure and limbs made from pipe cleaners, you can adjust
their pose to your liking and amusement. They are also easy to personalise with a little jacket, tutu, hat or even a balloon.
No previous experience required. 10 places. Cost £3.
10 th April Workshop – Pose-able Mice with Mary-Jane
Have fun this evening cutting, sticking, stuffing and sewing!! Petra will take you through how to make a bright and cheerful bookmark from felt. Choose from animals, flower or heart designs. 10 places. Cost £2 for 2 bookmarks.
31 st January Workshop – Funky Felt Bookmarks with Petra
We welcome back Tracey Quinn of Glass Garden Studio fame, one of the founding members of the club who now runs glass workshops at craft shows all over the UK and on the Continent. This simple project aims to cover the key glasswork techniques of cutting, grinding, foiling and soldering to enable you to enjoy other projects of your choice during
future Club nights. No experience is necessary. This is a workshop not to be missed and the number of places TBC) Cost £5. Pre-cut packs will be available for you to buy to hone your skills, using the Club’s equipment.
28 th February Workshop – Mirrored Suncatcher with guest tutor, Tracey
We will have a couple of different sized clay flowerpots available for you to purchase. Chris will show you some examples and share with you her hints and tips, then it’s over to you to decorate them as you wish. Acrylic paints, Posca paints, stencils, stamps, Decopatch paper, lace and twine will be available to spark those creative juices. Seal with varnish, fill with compost and basil seeds and watch and wait…… You may want to measure your windowsill before you come so you decorate a pot that fits.
No workshop booking is required. Drop-in anytime between 6 pm and 8 pm. £1 for each flowerpot.
27 th March ‘Pay as you Make’ Evening – Fancy Flowerpots with Chris
Wire loops are one of the fundamentals of jewellery making, and once you master them, you will be able to make all kinds of beady creations! In this workshop, we will learn how to form wire loops, and then how to use them to create earrings,
bracelets and necklaces. If you are feeling brave, you can learn wire wrapped loops too, which are much sturdier. Bring
any beads you have at home that you never got around to making anything with or just use our stash. The price of the workshop will cover one pair of earrings and one bracelet, or one necklace. 8 places. Cost £3.