The Bath & West Showground 18th - 20th October 2018
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Everyday at 11am to 12pm OR 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Quayside Postcard

Anne Hellyer - Stand number TBA

£7.00

Come along and create your own unique fabric “Quay Side” postcard to take home and stitch.  

This workshop will run for approximately one hour, in which time you will design your own A6 postcard featuring a little row of houses, using acrylic paint to embellish them. These will be mounted onto a background to create your own quay side scene, which you can then take home and stitch, either by hand or machine.

All the fabrics used are hand painted by Anne and she will also tell you how to create your own painted fabrics for future projects. 

This workshop can be run for up to 10 people. If you would like to book on to this workshop, please email  annehellyer@outlook.com  and include: Your name, how many people wish to take part in the workshop, and the date and time you wish to attend.

You can also book on to this workshop on the day of the show at Anne Hellyer's stand, however we reccommend that you book in advance.

Everyday at 11.15 to 11.45am

FELTbyFi Daisy Brooch

TBA

£6.00 

Come and join Fi Harris who is running this lovely Wet-Felting Make & Take.

You will get the chance to make a beautiful Daisy Brooch in just half an hour, the perfect introduction to the wonderful skill of wet-felting. 

Numbers are limited so please book by emailing FI HARRIS  at feltbyfi@gmail.com

Please come to Fi's stand on your arrival at the show to pay to confirm your place.

Everyday at 10.30 to 11.00am OR 14.15 to 14.45pm

Landscape Picture

TBA

£6.00

Come and join Fi Harris who is running this lovely Wet-Felting Make & Take.


You will get the chance to make a beautiful Landscape picture in just half an hour, the perfect introduction to the wonderful skill of wet-felting. 

Numbers are limited so please book by emailing FI HARRIS  at feltbyfi@gmail.com

Please come to Fi's stand on your arrival at the show to pay to confirm your place.

Everyday 10.30 to 11.30am

Wire Beads

TBA

£10

In this workshop, you will be mastering the bead winder to make several different wire beads from various types of wire including coloured enamelled copper wire. No previous experience is required to take part in this workshop. All tools and equipment will be supplied at no extra cost. Book early to avoid disappointment as only 12 people can partake in this workshop at a time. 

If you would like to take part in this workshop, please email hollyberkleyjewellery@outlook.com to book your space and include; your name, how many are in your party, the workshop you would like to attend, the date you would like to attend and any other requirements. 

Everyday at 10am OR 11.30am OR 2.30pm for half an hour

Demonstrations in Wire work, Q&A with Holly Berkley

TBA

Free

The lovely Holly will be running demonstrations on how to create your own wire jewellery and wire craft. Holly is fantastically talented and will available to answers any questiosn you may have regarding wirework. 

Don't miss the chance to speak to an expert!

Every day 11.30 - 1.00 and 2.00 - 3.30

Wire Sculpture Workshop

TBA

£12.50

Create a simple wire sculpture either freestanding or mounted in a plaster base. This simple approach to sculpture is suitable for anyone and no previous experience is required. It can be a useful addition to textile based work by providing a framework for felt structures, fabric jewellery, etc.

We will be using animals, figures or plant forms as the inspiration for our sculptures. All tools and materials provided.

Booking advised - please contact Melanie info@melaniedeegan.com, 07596 919787 or book on the day at the stand.

Every day 10.00 - 11.30 and 3.30 - 5.00

Drop-in Sculpture Casting Workshops

£5.00

Using high quality Crystacal plaster to cast natural shapes such as fossils, leaves, bark and other textures from silicone moulds, these can then be coloured using plaster pigments and metallic finishes. These shapes can be used as wall or window hangings, mounted in picture frames, in mobiles or even as jewellery. No experience needed, all tools and materials supplied. Allow around 45 minutes. Drop in on the day and have a go. £5 per casting.

Booking advised - please contact Melanie info@melaniedeegan.com

Friday 19th October at 11.00am OR 12.30pm OR 2.00pm

Creative Slow Stitch

G13

£5 for adults, free for children 

This workshop will be run by Paula Simpson, a member of Sherborne West Country Embroiderers. Her workshop is inspired by the mindfullness movement and you will get to make a lovely, simple card using a needle, natural cloth and thread. 

There are 10 place available for this workshop. If you would like to book on to this workshop, please email  wcesherbornemem@gmail.com  and include: The name of the workshop, your name, how many people wish to take part in the workshop, and the date and time you wish to attend.

Children are welcome in this workshop but must have a supervising adult. The adult does not have to take part if they do not want to. 

Friday 19th October at 10.15am OR 1.15pm OR 2.45pm

Take one stitch and master it!

G13

£5 for adults, free for children 

This workshop will be run by Ann Emery, a member of the Sherborne West Country Embroiderers. 

In this workshop you will make a gift card with an insert of a piece of textural embroidery using just one stitch, but using different sizes and thicknesses of the thread.

There are 10 place available for this workshop. If you would like to book on to this workshop, please email  wcesherbornemem@gmail.com  and include: The name of the workshop, your name, how many people wish to take part in the workshop, and the date and time you wish to attend.

Children are welcome in this workshop but must have a supervising adult. The adult does not have to take part if they do not want to. 

Thursday 18th October at 11.15am to 12.45pm OR 1.45pm to 3.15pm

Festive Bunting

The Craft Studio - Stand 67

£7.50

In this Christmassy workshop, you will make a lovely set of festive bunting. Using chipboard, inks,  stamps + resist techniques you will create a festive-style heart bunting, which will incorporate some pretty embellishments, made using Britannia dies.

If you would like to book on to this workshop, please email ruthnrosie@tiscali.co.uk and include: The name of the workshop, your name, how many people wish to take part in the workshop, and the date and time you wish to attend.

Saturday 20th October at 11.15am to 12.30pm OR 1.30pm to 2.45pm

Festive Tag

The Craft Studio - Stand 67

£6

In this Christmas workshop, you will make a lovely Festive tag.  Using chipboard, distress inks + oxides, stamps + resist techniques you will make a large decorative festive tag, which will incorporate some pretty embellishments, made using Britannia dies.

If you would like to book on to this workshop, please email ruthnrosie@tiscali.co.uk and include: The name of the workshop, your name, how many people wish to take part in the workshop, and the date and time you wish to attend.

Everyday - 10am to 5pm (open all day)

Rag Rug Workshop Drop in

Stand M41 Running ALL DAY

£3.20

Deborah from Rag Rug will be running drop-in Workshops throughout the day, if you see a spare seat, sit down and have a go! Don't worry if it's your first time. Using recycled Sari-Silk and a bit a ‘bling’ you can make a corsage to wear immediately you have completed it. Various colours available. There will also be new animals ‘makes’ of rabbit, Polar Bear, Bee and Octopus along with my favorites such as the Squirrel and Hedgehog. Suitable for beginners. No need to book, if there’s a seat you can start.

Thursday 18th to Saturday 20th October 2018 at 11.00am OR 12.00pm OR 2.00pm OR 3.00pm

Experimental Wet Felting Workshop

Felt Sew Somerset - Stand G17

£5.00 

In this lovely workshop run by Tracey Bartlett, you will learn the traditional skill of wet felting. You will be shown how to handle and lay out the wool fibres as well how to embellish your work with wool curls. The final product will be a small piece of experimental flat felt to be use to cover a note book. This can then be embellished further at home with beads, sequins or buttons. 

Don't worry if you have never done wet felting before, this class is suitable for beginners so come and have a go! The workshop is also suitable for children, an adult should also be present to supervise but they do not need to participate.  

There are 5 spaces available on this workshop.  If you would like to book on to this workshop, please email  tracey.bartlett@uwclub.net and include: The name of the workshop, your name, how many people wish to take part in the workshop, and the date and time you wish to attend.

Everyday, Every hour

Key Ring and Fridge Magnets

Stand 5 - Craftlines of Milton Keynes

£2.50 

In this fun Make and Take, you will get the opportunity to make a Key Ring or Fridge Magnet. You will do a Pixel mosaic pattern when making your choice of product. 

There are six places available, if you would like to take part please just turn up to Stand 5 and see if there is a place!

This workshop is suitable for children, however an adult must accompany them even if they do not take part in the workshop. 

Every day from 10.15 to 12:15 and 13:45 to 15:45

Learn the Art of Needle Tatted Lace

Stand 128 - Tatting and Design

£10 

In this workshop, run by the lovely Barbara, you will make a lovely gift bag with a lace motif on it. 

This workshop does not require any experience and you will learn all the school need to needle tat a double stitch,  make a chain, ring and picot, how to do a join and how to read a pattern to make a simple lace motif to stitch onto a gift bag, or use as you wish. 

This fantastic workshop is for 6 participants only so make sure you book a place in advance. If you would like to book a place on this workshop, please email enquiry@tatting.co.uk and include:  The name of the workshop, your name, how many people wish to take part in the workshop, and the date and time you wish to attend.

This workshop is open to children 12 and above when accompanied by an adult. 

Everyday at 11.00am until 12.00pm

Felt Ladybird

Stand 19 - Joan Prowse

£6.50

This lovely workshop is for beginner Felters who want to have a go at a new skill. 

Joan Prowse, a very talented, skilled felter will be leading this workshop and will be on hand to offer advice on Felting and help you as you embark on your Felting Journey!

This workshop is expected to be very popular and is only available for up to 6 people so we recommend you book in advance. 

If you would like to book onto this workshop, please email  projo1joan@yahoo.co.uk and include;  The name of the workshop, your name, how many people wish to take part in the workshop, and the date and time you wish to attend.

Everyday of the show

Christmas Tree Stack

Workshop Room 1 - Glass Garden Studio

£17

The Glass Garden Studio is holding Stained Glass Copper Foiling workshops at the show - no experience necessary, just a willingness to try something a little bit special with beautiful glass.  Lots of designs to choose from and we will guide you every step of the way!



The workshop will be running every day of the show at the following time;

10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30.  The cost is £17 and there will be 12 places available, Each workshop will last for around 1 hour. 

If you want to book onto this workshop please click the following link https://www.glassgardenstudio.com/christmas-tree-stack-i1885.htm

Everyday of the show

Bunting Workshop

Workshop Room 1 - Glass Garden Studio

£25

The Glass Garden Studio is holding Stained Glass Copper Foiling workshops at the show - no experience necessary, just a willingness to try something a little bit special with beautiful glass.  Lots of designs to choose from and we will guide you every step of the way!

The workshop will be running every day of the show at the following time;

10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30.  The cost is £25 and there will be 12 places available, Each workshop will last for around 1 hour.

If you want to book onto this workshop please click the following link https://www.glassgardenstudio.com/bunting-i2987.htm

Everyday of the show

Angel With A Heart

Workshop Room 1 - Glass Garden Studio

£15

The Glass Garden Studio is holding Stained Glass Copper Foiling workshops at the show - no experience necessary, just a willingness to try something a little bit special with beautiful glass.  Lots of designs to choose from and we will guide you every step of the way!

The workshop will be running every day of the show at the following time;

10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30.  The cost is £15 and there will be 12 places available, Each workshop will last for around 1 hour. 

If you want to book onto this workshop please click the following link https://www.glassgardenstudio.com/angel-with-heart-i1921.htm

Circle Weaving

Cost £10

Time 11am

This fun workshop will introduce you a new way of weaving - in a circle!  Using just a simple cardboard (or pizza base!) loom, you can weave a small wall-hanging, a coaster or a bowl - we will all start with the same basic tools and techniques but I will show you how to add a variety of materials, different techniques and shaping to make your weaving uniquely yours! 


I teach weaving using simple, inexpensive tools so it’s easy to learn and accessible to everyone.  No previous experience necessary - I supply all the materials and the techniques, you just bring your creativity and a willingness to experiment and play!

Each workshop is limited to 6 people so there is plenty of time for individual attention but still enough new people to chat and share ideas with.  

To book, email caroline@bigskytextiles.co.uk Please make sure you include your name, the day and time you want to attend the class, the title of the class and how many in your party.

Everyday of the show

Christmas Tree With A Bell

Workshop Room 1 - Glass Garden Studio

£15

The Glass Garden Studio is holding Stained Glass Copper Foiling workshops at the show - no experience necessary, just a willingness to try something a little bit special with beautiful glass.  Lots of designs to choose from and we will guide you every step of the way!



The workshop will be running every day of the show at the following time;

10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30.  The cost is £15 and there will be 12 places available, Each workshop will last for around 1 hour. 

If you want to book onto the workshop please click the following link https://www.glassgardenstudio.com/christmas-tree-with-bell-i1813.htm

10:30, 12:30, 2:00 Thursday & Friday 11:00, 12:30 Saturday

Mary Gamester

Location: Stand M45

£5

Workshops on stand – class Timetable

Classes run Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Come and enjoy playing with block printing with these magical transfer paints  to make a design which, when dry, will be heat transferred on to fabric. You will take this lovely piece of art  home to embellish with stitch to make up into a card - (card, envelope and wadding included). 

To book onto the workshop you can contact Mary directly via maryg@the-gamesters.co.uk

Everyday of the show

Star Workshop

Workshop Room 1 - Glass Garden Studio

£15

The Glass Garden Studio is holding Stained Glass Copper Foiling workshops at the show - no experience necessary, just a willingness to try something a little bit special with beautiful glass.  Lots of designs to choose from and we will guide you every step of the way!

 
The workshop will be running every day of the show at the following time;
 
10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30.  The cost is £15 and there will be 12 places available, Each workshop will last for around 1 hour. 
 
If you want to book onto this workshop please click the following link https://www.glassgardenstudio.com/star-i1242.htm

Every day (Mornings 11:00 am and Afternoons 2:00pm)

Nuno Feltmaking

£6

NUNO FELTMAKING - with Gillian Burbidge from Bicton College 30-minute workshop at a cost of £6. 00. Create a sumptuous nuno piece (approximately A3 in size) using finest merino, embellished with lustrous pearled Leicester Longwool and Silk fibres. "Tailor-made" for lampshade or vessel cover, and/or further embroidery.

To book in advance please contact Gillian Burbidge at  gillian.burbidge@bicton.ac.uk 

11.00, 12.30, 14.00. Thursday 18th October 2018

Print, Print and Print

Alison Hulme

10 seats per session, each session lasts an hour.

A donation would be appreciated to cover costs.

Book your seat with the WCE 

Advance booking wcesherbornemem@gmail.com

Alison is a well-known and respected textile artist, demonstrating how to use stencils, stamps and Gelly plates.  Art Van Go have her as one of their regular demonstrators

See her work  at https://alisonhulmetextiles.wordpress.com/

Every day from 10:45-1pm

The Crafty Little Corner - Powertex Mirror Workshop

Special reduced price especially for the show at £25 

Come and visit The Crafty Little Corners stand to take part in their fabulous powertex workshops where you can learn to create 30x30cm Powertex mirror workshop. These workshops are very popular so contact thecraftylittlecorner@hotmail.com to book ahead and secure your place for this workshop.

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