Whether you are a complete beginner looking to learn a new skill or a more experienced crafter or sewer we are sure you will find a workshop to interest you.
We have a variety of 2 hour workshops for those who would like to try their hand at new crafts but can’t commit to a weekly class. We will soon have courses in dressmaking, cookery, a variety of arts and crafts, Coffee Mornings and a Kids Club.
If you would like to attend one of our workshops or enrol on any of our courses then please book online and we will look forward to seeing you on your chosen course. Also, if there are any workshops you would particularly like to see us running, please let us know and we will try our best to organise this.
If you have any queries then please do not hesitate to call the shop on 01383 747884 or email us at email@example.com and we will help in any way we can.
We are always looking for new ideas for classes, so if you have a craft and would be willing to put on a workshop, please get in touch.
Beginners & Improvers Knitting Class on Wednesday 1st November for 4 weeks 7pm-9pm
For Beginners or more knitters who need a bit of help to expand their competency.
Beginners will learn basic stitches, knit, purl and how to cast on. You will combine these stitches to form different textures/patterns in garter stitch, stocking stitch & rib stitch. By the end of the course you will be able to read from a pattern and use various techniques. Please bring one pair of 4mm needles and one ball of double knitting wool (these are available to purchase in our shop if required).
Beginners and/or improvers can bring along an item you are working on and get help along the way.
For children or adults.
Crafternoon tea – Sunday 12th November 2pm-5pm
Class is now fully booked. If you would like a place on our next class, please get in touch with your name, telephone number and email address and we will be in touch.
Come along for a relaxing afternoon and make a beautiful wreath in preparation for Christmas. You can make a wreath with either wicker using artificial flowers or oasis using fresh flowers.
Everything will be provided except fresh flowers, so if this would be your choice please bring some along. You will need a variety of flowers with different sized heads.
Crafters Networking Group – 9.30am-11.30am last Friday of every month
Why not join our group of Crafters and do a bit of networking?
We hire space to Crafters (£15 per month/£10 for card makers) and sell their products in our shop (no commission charged). We will even upload them onto our website to sell them online (coming soon).
Every month these crafters meet in our shop to discuss sales ideas, best craft fairs to attend, advertising ideas, online selling and Buttons & Blethers upcoming crafting events.
Why not come along and have a chat with them to see if this is for you?
There is no charge to attend, we just ask that you buy a coffee and/or a cake.
Frenchic Beginners Painting class – October 22nd – 10am – 2.30pm
Chalk painting for beginners.
Bring along a small item, no larger than a bedside table. You will learn how to prepare, paint and finish your item.
In advance of the class please wash down the item using sugar soap and please ensure that it is rinsed off well.
Tutor: Sylvia Forrest
Frenchic Clinic – October 25th 10am – 12.00pm
Come along to our Frenchic clinic where you will see the products in use. You will also be able to get advice on how to best tackle your project, which paint to use and how to finish it.
If you can't manage this Wednesday, we will have more clinics on a fortnightly basis. Same time, same place.
Tutor: Sylvia Forrest
Penguins & Parcels cardmaking workshop – Saturday 4th November 2.30pm-4.30pm £15
Kick start your festive season by learning how to make these delightful cards. Leave with the knowledge to produce your own, handmade greetings cards in time for the Christmas post!
The course is for mixed ability and will suit both beginners and those with some previous experience.
In this workshop you will learn:
* one simple and two intermediate origami folds
* how to utilise these into card designs
* alternative ways to add embellishments to your cards
* eye-catching layout design
And take home 2 handmade, bespoke cards for your personal use.
All materials provided, plus coffee/tea & cake.
Upholstery course – Sunday 29th October for 4 weeks 9.30am-12.30pm
Learn how to renew simple seats using traditional or modern techniques. Bring your own small project e.g. Footstool, piano stool, dining chair or ottoman lid or something of a similar size.
All tools will be provided, however there may be items which you will require to purchase during the course.