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Saturday 23rd September 2017 @ 10am

Botanical Printing Workshop with Erin from Pick Pretty Paints

£25 per person

A day to explore florals with printing, drawing & illustration methods, with Erin Lacey from Pelican Prints. In the morning you will make a series of design sheets and draw using different creative mediums. In the afternoon you will take ideas from your drawings to make a selection of lino stamps. Each person will create a number of paper prints, and leave with your own illustration style. All materials included.

To book your place on this workshop call 01209 313818, pop in the shop or send us a message. Deposit of £10 is payable per person to secure your place.

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Tuesday 26th September 2017 @6pm

Crochet a cozy winter hat

£15 per person, all materials supplied

Learn how to crochet a simple winter hat using super chunky yarn and a huge crochet hook.

You will need to know how to work basic crochet stitches but tution can be given if needed.

All materials are supplies (crochet hook and selection of colours of wool)

Refreshments are provided

Booking is essential. Please contact The Craft Collective on 01209 313818 or send us a message to book your place. A £5 deposit is payable to secure your place.


Tuesday 10th October 2017 @ 6pm

Mosaic Coaster Set **SOLD OUT**

£15 per person, all materials supplied

Design and create your very own set of moasic coasters from stone.
In this fun introduction to mosiac you will get to design and take home your own lovely set of two hand made coasters.
Booking is essential. Please contact The Craft Collective to book your place.

Friday 13th October 2017 @ 10:30am

Introduction to Watercolours with Sue Pease

£20 per person

This one-off introductory session is designed for those who will ideally have a little basic experience of drawing and/or painting but are new to watercolours – but is also suitable for anyone who would like to revise their core skills in this medium. 

Sue Pease has been a practising artist for about 40 yrs & is an experienced watercolour tutor, with qualifications in fine art & art teaching. 

In this practical, student-centred seminar Sue will be showing you how to get the best from some popular watercolour techniques via 2 or 3 mini projects – with simple demonstrations as required. For your subject matter you will work mainly from observation of simple natural objects such as flowers/foliage/fruit/pebbles etc. but Sue may also make use of seascape photos for exploring the techniques you will be learning. 

Topics will include some or all of the following depending on the needs & interests of the students & the time available :- 


Wet-in-wet techniques

Colour mixing

Pen & wash

Planning your work

Choosing materials 


NB – FOR ITEMS THAT YOU DON’T HAVE – most things can be borrowed from Sue, BUT please contact her on 07969 251731 if you would like to do that (or if other queries about equipment).

PAPER – water-colour paper if you have it – if not you can buy sheets on the day. 

PAINTS & BRUSHES – whatever water-colour paints and brushes you already have – if none it’s probably best not to buy them specially as advice will be given on the day.

PALETTE – unless your paint box has a mixing area please bring a white plastic palette with wells (or similar such as an old ice-cube tray). 

DRAWING MATERIALS – a soft pencil & a soft rubber, plus a drawing pen (preferably waterproof fine-liner, but any kind of fine fibre tip or fine marker pen may be useful). 

DRAWING BOARD – lightweight, size approx A3 or larger. Plus drawing board clips/masking tape. 

KITCHEN ROLL – essential!

PACKED LUNCH or snacks.

SUBJECT MATTER to share – OPTIONAL – you are welcome to bring a small amount of flowers or foliage that you find attractive if you would like – or even a small flowering plant (but please no garage/supermarket bouquets). Other subject matter will be provided. 



Tuesday 17th October 2017 @ 6pm

Hand Embroidery for Beginners

£15 per person, all materials supplied

Learn how to create simple embroidered patterns and images to embellish handkerchiefs or create pieces of art. You will use simple techniques and stitches to create a lovely piece to take home with you.
Booking is essential, please contact The Craft Collective to book your place.

Hand embroidery

Tuesday 24th October 2017 @ 6pm

Needle Felted Foxes – Beginners class **SOLD OUT**

£15 per person, all materials supplied

Learn to to needle felt a beautiful little fox whilst learning traditional neddle felting techniques and a few little tricks. And take home with you your finished creation and the ability to continue with your felting journey.
Booking is essential, please contact The Craft Collective on 01209 313818 to book your place.

Thursday 2nd November 2017 @6pm

4 Week Printing with Lino Course with Erin from Pick Pretty Paints

£55 per person

Spend a four week taster evening to getting to know carving methods and detailing techniques for contemporary lino printing. You will leave with a series of paper prints & stamp samples, to use this technique at home. All materials included. You will come away with two completed & printed projects

Workshop to be led by Erin Lacy from Pick Pretty Paints

2nd November: Week 1 – Getting to know your tools. In the evening you will create a two layer motif design. A selection of design sheets and start to carve out two different size stamps.

9th November: Week 2 – Finishing touches to your stamp design. Preparing your surface. Getting to know your stamps and paint application. Each person will print a final calico fabric bag & a range of paper and fabric prints.

16th November: Week 3 – Making a multi layer stamp for repeating a detailed pattern.

23rd November: Week 4 – A selection of natural cotton and linens will be provided to print in all different directions. Cushion, bunting, bag patterns will be provided to take away to make your creations up at home.

Booking is essential. To book your place call 01209 313818, pop into the shop or send us a message. A deposit of £20 is payable to secure your place on this course.

Stained Glass Christmas Decoration Workshop with Lisa MacFarlane

Three Dates to choose from:

Saturday 4th November

Saturday 11th November

Saturday 18th November **SOLD OUT**

Saturday 2nd December **SOLD OUT**

£30 per person, all materials included
Award winning stained glass artist Lisa MacFarlane is running this amazing stained glass christmas decoration workshop.
In one day you will recieve all the tuition and materials you need to create your own stained glass decoration for the home.
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Weekly Crochet Club


Join us each week at 6pm for a social get together where you can just work on your own projects or learn new skills, get advice and help with patterns and projects, drink tea and eat biscuits.
£5 per person, covers refreshments, biscuits and tuition.

Club Dates

Wednesday 20th September
Wednesday 27th September
Friday 6th October
Friday 13th October
Friday 20th October
Friday 27th October
Wednesday 1st November
Wednesday 8th November
Wednesday 15th November
Wednesday 22nd November
Wednesday 29th November
Wednesday 6th December
Wednesday 13th December – Christmas crochet party!