Sat 15 May, Online - Zoom adult workshops
A series of Quick Stitch sessions on Saturday mornings run by local artist Jane Schofield on Zoom
After the success of our Festive Craft sessions and our winter programme of online craft and stitch workshops, we are pleased to present our spring programme of 1-hour stitch sessions.
Festive Crafts was our first foray in to online craft and stitch workshops and we quickly followed up with a winter programme which saw us all through the cold dark months of January and February. Looking forward to the warmer days of spring and early summer here is our new crafting programme which also includes some lovely papercraft projects as well some more textile makes. The Quick Craft 1-hour sessions start up again on Saturday 10th April.
The emphasis is upcycling what you might have stashed away in a drawer – bits of fabric, odd pieces of wrapping paper, an out-of-date road map, old books with pages missing, magazines, buttons. We are going green and loving it!
Please note that due to all bookings taking place online, customers are not able to book for these workshops on the day of the event. Therefore we strongly recommend that you book in advance at least 24 hours before.
Button Art – 24 April
A great way to showcase all those buttons that you have collected over the years. I suggest that we take a letter of alphabet as our starting point (but you don’t have to…do choose your own shape/outline). This piece could be small or large, for putting in a frame or just in the post as a greeting card – it is up to you.
Materials: stiff card to work/stick on to, thinner card (eg. cereal packet) for template (for large letter of the alphabet or other such outline), buttons of different shapes and sizes, glue (glue dots or glue gun or even double-sided sticky tape), pencil.
Bird Collage – 1 May
Heralding the arrival of summer and celebrating the dawn chorus we are making a bird collage today using whatever is to hand (or maybe on the shelves in the charity shop) eg. scraps of newspaper/magazine articles about birds, pages from a bird book, old music sheets. Using stiff card as the base I guarantee that whatever you gather together will make something beautiful. A good starter project for creating larger collages.
Materials: stiff card to work/stick on to, magazine/newspaper articles about birds, old bird book, old music sheets, glue stick/dots, ruler, scissors, pencil, maybe a button or two.
Bunting – 8 May
What could be simpler – fabric bunting created from a few pieces of brightly coloured fabric, some ribbon and a needle and thread. We will use the pennant shape but also explore other shapes to create more unusual lengths of bunting.
Materials: pile of coloured cotton fabrics, lengths of ribbon (at least 1.5 metres), small needle, embroidery thread, polyester thread, scissors, a few buttons and some card to make a template.
Georgian-Style Flower Collage Cards – 15 May
We will finish the term with a papercraft activity that harks back to Georgian times (so very Stamford…). It is simple but effective and involves cutting out flower shapes (eg. from gift wrapping paper, stationery) and then gluing the cut outs on to black card for maximum impact. Using a gold or silver pen to edge the card produces a lovely embellished effect.
Materials: stiff black card to work/stick on to, wrapping or other paper with flower shapes, glue stick, ruler, scissors, pencil. Optional: gold/silver pen.
Please note …Kits can be supplied
You may well have things to hand for the workshops but should you want to purchase a kit (£2.50; excludes scissors) please email Jane (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange for payment and collection/delivery.