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Valentine’s workshops with Crafty Pint

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Feel the love with our Valentine’s themed workshops this February.  We have a soft spot for Valentine’s at Crafty Pint, but not for candlelit dinners for two!  Instead we like to celebrate our love of making and giving handmade presents to our loved ones, friends and family.  At our Valentine’s workshops you will be able to make Valentine’s themed mosaics or textiles to give, or show yourself some love and treat yourself to something to keep!

This year we have three Valentines workshops to choose from! The return of Concetta’s popular mosaic workshop at our regular Tooting Tram and Social Crafty Pint, and new evening workshops at Ben’s Canteen in Battersea/Clapham and the first of our Streatham Crafty Pint’s with Flaming Nora at The Railway.  At our evening workshops we will bring our amazing collection of vintage Valentines cards to inspire you along with our Valentine’s themed fabrics.  We will show you some easy but effective embroidery and applique techniques so you can sew your own love tokens and decorate them with beads, sequins and buttons. STOP PRESS!!  SATURDAY’S MOSAIC WORKSHOP IS NOW FULLY BOOKED! But don’t worry, we still have places at our evening workshops!

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Choose from mosaics or textiles, afternoon or evening and take your pick from Tooting, Battersea or Clapham.  Please email Gillian at Crafty Pint to reserve a place.  You are welcome to drop-in on the day, but please check our website for availability.  We can usually fit people in on the day/evening, but workshops sometimes sell out. These three-hour workshops cost £20 and include tutors and all materials and tools (and cakes at the Tooting ones!).  All our workshops are at informal sociable venues where you can also enjoy food, drink and music.  Details of each venue and times are listed below.

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100_9693 Saturday 2nd February – 2pm to 5pm – Valentines mosaic workshop – Tram & Social, Tooting

STOP PRESS!!  SATURDAY’S MOSAIC WORKSHOP IS NOW FULLY BOOKED!
Lovely Concetta from Glittering Shards returns to Crafty Pint with her amazing mosaic workshop.  She will demonstrate her magical mosaic skills and show you how to make beautiful mosaic hearts to turn into brooches, hangings, coasters and pendants. Perfect for sharing with a loved one or a treat for your self.
Tooting Tram & Social
46-48 Mitcham Road
London SW17 9NA.

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We will bring fabulous valentines fabrics, including kitsch vintage inspired prints and mexican milagro hearts designs and show you some easy and fancy embroidery techniques. Team these up with beads, sequins and embroidery to make textiles you can give, keep, frame or make into lavender bags or cards.
Ben’s Canteen
140 St Johns Hill, London SW11 1SL

Exif_JPEG_PICTUREWednesday 13th February – 7.30 to 10.30pm – Love tokens – The Railway Pub, Streatham
We will bring fabulous valentines fabrics, including kitsch vintage inspired prints and mexican milagro hearts designs and show you some easy and fancy embroidery techniques. Team these up with beads, sequins and embroidery to make textiles you can give, keep, frame or make into lavender bags or cards.
The Railway Pub
2 Greyhound Lane SW16 5SD

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January 14, 2013 at 13:15 1 comment

Brooch Making with Fabric Nation May 7th 2pm-5pm

Join Gillian from Fabric Nation for an afternoon of brooch making.  Gillian will be showing you different techniques for creating textile brooches from her fabric collection.  You will have the opportunity to delve into Gillian’s fabulous collection of vintage, upcycled and contemporary fabrics from all over the world, including japanese linens, 50s barkcloth, american quilting cottons, Ghanaian wax prints and new designer prints. Team these amazing fabrics up with vintage buttons, trims and felts to create unique and colourful brooches and hair accessories, perfect for Maytime frolics.

Gillian will show you a range of techniques which only require very simple stitches to create lovely textile flowers that can be used to make brooches and hair slides.  If you’ve never sewn before, or have more experience but want to learn new techniques, this workshop will suit all abilities. Those who have never sewn before will receive a basic sewing tutorial and there are some extra special new designs to learn of you have made a brooch with Gillian before.  All materials and tools are provided and tuition will include step-by-step demonstrations and one-to-one help. You will leave with a set of fabulous textile accessories, and for pre-booked places, a free Fabric Nation needle book. Children are welcome, but will need an adult to assist with the tricky bits and sharp scissors.

The workshop takes place at Tooting Tram & Social from 2pm to 5pm on Saturday May 7th. A place on this three hour workshop costs £15.  To book a place email gillian@fabricnation.co.uk or call 07792 776218 or click on the Paypal link below, and enter £15 per person. Pre-booking isn’t essential, you can just turn up, but we have a free needle book for everyone who pre-books a place.

April 15, 2011 at 19:30 3 comments


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