Sat 5 & Wed 9 Dec, Online - Zoom adult workshops, child workshops
Two very special online craft workshops hosted by local artist Jane Schofield, in which you can reuse materials and things at home to create simple, beautful christmas decorations.
At this time of year Jane Schofield would normally be running her lovely Christmas craft workshops in the Stamford area and at the Country Living Christmas fairs in London and Harrogate. But this year, as we all know, is different so we are going online…
Jane especially loves making seasonal decorations with a contemporary twist. It also feels good to be creative, green and thrifty - all at the same time - so creating gorgeous designs with old bits of fabric and wool that might be heading for the bin is the theme of this latest collaboration with us at the Stamford and Guildhall Arts Centres.
Paper garlands and Christmas bunting - Saturday 5 December 11am
We all love bunting and garlands and Christmas offers even more opportunities to drape our paper creations over the tree and across the mantlepiece. Using the circle shape for inspiration, this is one of my favourite workshops which is as popular with children as adults. It’s also a great way to upcycle wrapping paper and magazines, as well as old books and sheet music.
We will also explore how to make a brightly a paper bauble (so easy!). You will need a small pile of different papers (even small offcuts), scissors, glue stick, pencil, 1m lengths of thin string and a few different sized circular things to draw round eg. cotton reels, coins, egg cups.
Felted Wool Christmas Tree Decorations - Wednesday 9 December 7pm
So cute. So colourful. So on-trend. Using upcycled felted wool (or felt left over from other makes) these gorgeous tree decorations (about 15cm high) only require basic sewing skills (running stitch). For those of you who would like to sew on a few buttons for decoration, we will do that first, then sew the triangles together inserting a little stuffing for depth and a colourful piece of ribbon for impact.
You will need some card (to make a template), felt, buttons, ribbon, stuffing, pins, needle, thread, pencil and scissors. You may well have these things to hand but should you want to purchase a kit (£2; excludes scissors) please email Jane (email@example.com) to arrange for payment and collection at the Arts Centre on 4th December.
When: 5 and 9 December
Where: Via Zoom, link will be emailed out to customers the day before event.
What: Interactive online craft workshops