Saturday, 29 November 2014

Felt slipper workshop

Saturday 6th DEC
10.00 - 4.00
£35 plus materials

A great workshop where you not only learn the process of 3D felting using a resist to form the felt but you design and create your own felted slippers to the size you require. 
They can have a coloured lining, have embellishment and I will show you how to add a leather sole to avoid slipping on wooden floors - Scrapstore has lots of great leather in at the moment.

We will be making the slippers from natural coloured fleece - Jacobs, Icelandic and Norwegian as this is a strong hardwearing fleece for slippers. Materials costs should be no more than £5.

These would make a great xmas present.
2 places left.

Images below were found on Pinterest and I was unable to trace the makers.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Lino Print workshop this Saturday and if you like you could make your own xmas cards.

Saturday 10 - 1.00
All materials provided.
Tutor is Pauline Stanley
You can make pictures or your printed images can be used to make your Xmas Cards.
A few places left.
Found some great images on Pinterest to inspire you!

by Cath King

Rabbit Linocut Lino Print Printmaking Hand by Bridget Farmer Artist

Tea cosy workshop

Fiona, the sewing tutor, has been working out patterns and samples for the tea cosy workshop and this is what she has come up with. You can create your own design in this workshop. I think I might try and make a tea cozy house and use up some of my scraps and embroidered table clothes.

Great workshop to make a xmas gift.

Tea Cosy - sewing workshop  on Nov 30th  from 2-5pm Costs  £17

And found these lovely ideas on pinterest!

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Felt slipper workshop 6th Dec

Hello everyone,

I have 4 people booked on this workshop and could have room for two more. You need to have some experience of felting to do this workshop.

10 - 4pm £35 + materials

Just thinking/planning ahead for felt slippers and want to ensure you have the fleece you need. 

images found on Pinterest - maker unknown

images found on Pinterest - maker unknown

  • have you got your own fleece for this? 
  • you need a strong, hard wool roving like  Icelandic, Norwegian, Jacobs, Hebridean, Shetland, Dorset Horn (not Dorset Down -too soft)
  • i have some  dark brown Hebridean, mid brown Jacobs, white Icelandic, no greys of any sort and my usual box or merino colours.
  • Merino is too soft and won’t wear well on the feet  - will fall apart and wear thin very quickly
  • we can use some coloured Merino for the lining - so you have a really bright colour inside if you want  it - you would need enough for two layers of this around a resist so a good amount of one colour
  • So if you need what i haven’t got and you want specific colours  for your merino lining please can you get in touch and we can do a group order and share postage.
  • Please have a look at the website i order from and see the options - you are welcome to order independently but you would bare the full brunt  of your postage.
  • I estimate that we would need about 250 gms in total of a pair of slippers for a woman more if you want to make a larger pair for a male or want them to go a long way up your leg  or want a turn over at the calf
  • any questions please get in touch. I will send the order off later this week so would like to hear from you by Wed if you want to be included in the order please.
  • Please have a look at wet felted slippers on Pinterest for inspiration and bring in any images you want to work to so i can help you achieve your ideas please.
  • Keep an eye out for leather (or alternative) for your soles - Scrapstore is good. We won’t get time to add these as the slippers will be wet but I can show you how to cut and put a sole on. You need a leather sole, if you have wooden floors in your house, to stop you slipping 
  • some suggestions for fleece below

Icelandic Pack per 250g 
code: IP1 
Contains 50g of each of our Icelandic natural shades (White, Black, Dark Grey, Medium Grey and Brown) £6.00

Shetland Pack per 200g 
code: SP1 
Contains 50g of each of our Shetland natural shades (White, Black, Grey and Moorit (tan))  £5

Finnish Pack per 200g 
code: FP1 

Contains 50g of each of our Finnish natural shades (White, Brown, Black and Grey) £4. 25

Pauline 07729 829 209

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Mad March Hares on Saturday 14th March

Needle Felting Country & Contemporary Hares Workshop
Saturday 14th March
Artisan Community Art Studio
£35 + £5 for materials
Only 2 places left!!

Make a great Mother's Day present!

Needle Felting Wiley Fox
Saturday 25th July
Artisan Studio
10 - 4pm
£35 + £5 for materials

Carla Taylor, fibre artist of The Mousehole Woolery, will guide you through the basic needle felting techniques using felting needles, a beautiful array of coloured fleece and of course the essential tea and cake!

Needle felting involves using barbed felting needles to repeatedly stab wool fibres together to form solid 3 dimensional forms. These can then be put together to form your own unique, personalised creations out of beautiful wool ready for you to take home or if you can part with them to give someone as a special gift! A fun, creative and inspiring day!

Come along and create your own little piece of the British countryside!
Crochet for class for all abilities
Saturday  22nd November
Beginners taught as well as those that  know how to crochet but would like to learn some new stitches too.
All materials provided,

Lino printing workshop 
Saturday 29th November
10 - 1.00
All abilities welcome
All materials provided and you could use this session to lino print your xmas cards.

Textile Tea Cozy
Sunday 30th November
2- 5pm
Make a personalised Tea Cozy as a unique Christmas gift.
You do not need to have much sewing experience but you do need to be able to sew a (reasonably) straight seam.
More experienced sewists will be able to do a spot of quilting, appliqué or patchwork!
Equipment and sewing machines are provided. We have a selection of fabrics but you are welcome to bring your own

Xmas Wreath Making Workshop
Sunday 7th Dec
Make your own door decoration to welcome fries and family and Father Xmas!
All materials provided - willow, holly, laurel, ivy, fir, herbs, ribbons, baubles and spice!!

For more info and to book your place please 
call Pauline on 07729 829 209
Artisan Studio
1005 Wimborne Rd

Life Drawing WED 19TH NOVEMBER 7- 9pm £10

Drop in to our  Life Drawing session tomorrow evening at Artisan Studio.
Tutor is Trish Jubb.

10 places available.
A text to let us know you would like a place/are coming would be helpful please.
07729 289 209

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Life Drawing workshop on Wed 19th November

We are holding the second of our new monthly life drawing workshops next Wed 19th November

 from 7 -9 pm.

All materials provided. £10
Taught session.
Tutor is Trish Jubb.
Small friendly group!!
A drop in session but a text to let us know who is coming always helps please. 07729 829 209

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

History of Art course starting in January!!

Evening class on the History of Art starting after Xmas. 
Dates and details to follow.

Make Your Own Textile Xmas Cards in Sunday's workshop - a creative way to use up all your material scraps!

Sew Fabric Xmas Cards
Dive into our stash of scrap fabrics and create unique Christmas cards for all your friends and family.
We will provide equipment, sewing machines, fabric, card, templates and lots of ideas to get you started.
The plan is to us the sewing machine as much as possible, but we will have glue available as a last resort! 

Date: Sunday 16th November 
Time: 2-5pm
Cost: £15 + £2 for materials 

Tutor: Fiona Douglas 

Monday, 10 November 2014

Xmas Wreath Making Workshop Sunday 7th Dec 2-4pm £20

Preparing For Christmas: Festive Door Wreaths

Make your own door decoration to welcome friends, family and 

Father Christmas! Watch our step by step demonstration, and 

then it will be your turn to be creative with your own beautiful 

and unique design to take home.

Create a unique hand made wreath from willow, holly, laurel, ivy, fir, herbs, dried fruit, ribbons, baubles and spice! 
Work to a colour theme.
Can be as subtle or as extravagant as you want! 

Sunday 7th Dec  

All materials provided but you are also welcome to bring additional items of your own.

The workshop will be run by Emma of Forever Green Florists.

Natural plant dyeing day on Nov 22nd. Places available.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Portrait Day workshop on Saturday November 15th

Val Gilman, BA Fine Art,   is teaching a one day workshop on portraits in November. 

Val currently has her work exhibited at Southampton City Gallery. 

We are very pleased to be able to offer a one day course on portraiture from Val. 

The workshop will explore a wide range of mediums and techniques and  a model will be provided for the afternoon workshop.

10.00  - 4.00 pm. 


Saturday November 15th. 

All materials provided.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Tea cosy workshop

Fiona, the sewing tutor, has been working out patterns and samples for the tea cosy workshop and this is what she has come up with. And you can create your own design in this workshop.

Tea Cosy - sewing workshop  on Nov 30th  from 2-5pm Costs  £17

Fiona is also doing a textile xmas card workshop on
Nov 16th   from 2-5pm    costs £17
All materials provided!

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

New workshops just added!

Dorset Buttons workshop        Nov 1st      2-4                                  £10

Nuno Scarf -felting workshop      Nov 8th     10-4                             £40

Portrait workshop      Nov 15th    10-4                                             £40

Textile Xmas Card workshop       Nov 16th      2-5                           £17

Life Drawing workshop     Nov 19th      7-9pm                                 £10

Natural Plant Dyeing workshop      Nov 22nd       10-4                    £40

Crochet workshop        Nov 22nd    1-4                                           £15

Lino Printing Xmas Card workshop     Nov 29th       10-1                £15

Tea Cosy -sewing workshop       Nov 30th    2-5                              £17

Slippers - felting workshop      Dec 6th     10- 4                              £40

Xmas Wreath making workshop       Dec 7th     2-4                         £20

Xmas Tree decorations - stitch and felt      Dec 13th     10-1          £15

Dorset Buttons workshop         Dec 13th   2-4                                 £10