Nov 23, 2010

Fun Workshops At We Make London Christmas Craft Wonderland:

We are excited to announce that there will be three great workshops taking place at our We Make London Christmas Craft Wonderland on the 4th December 2010 at Chelsea Town Hall.

The full time table for the workshops is:

11am - 1pm Paper Christmas Decorations with Aimee Waller from Chateau Velvet

1pm - 3pm Beaded Snowflakes with Nicole Stanley from Holybird Beads

3pm - 5pm Fabric Headbands with Becky Gooby

You will be able to reserve a place on the workshops throughout the day at the main entrance or you can just drop in on the workshops when you arrive.

Here's a bit more information on what you can make and the lovely people that will be teaching you.

11am - 1pm Paper Christmas Decorations with Aimee Waller from Chateau Velvet

Since Graduating from Goldsmiths University, London, Aimee has turned her love of crafts and trinkets into something more. She produces individual hand-crafted greetings cards made from recycled papers, magazines,fabrics and other treasures she finds. All cards are lovingly put together and are left blank for you to add your own personal message tailored to make someone's day.
All of Aimee's designs are unique and no card is ever the same.

Having studied Drama and theatre Arts at University Aimee's inspiration comes from her love of black and white movies, vintage theatre, elegant fashions and time honoured music scores. These themes are revealed in the intricate embellishments adorning her cards.
At We Make Christmas Craft Wonderland Aimee will be showing you how to make wonderfully smart Christmas decorations for the tree by recycling magazines from this wonderfully festive period as well as adding a touch of sparkle and glamour. Suitable for everybody of all ages - all she asks is you bring a smile and some dazzling festive cheer!
The workshop will be free to take part and you can even purchase a goodie bag for £3.50

1pm - 3pm Beaded Snowflakes with Nicole Stanley from Holybird Beads

Nicole has been beadweaving for about 3 years - having spotted the technique in a jewellery making magazine she picked up some beads, a needle and some thread, and hasen't stopped since. Beadweaving involves stitching together lots of tiny beads, called seed beads, which come in every colour of the rainbow, and Nicole loves to add crystals, glass and any other beads that take her fancy to her work. This style of jewellery making does require patience (and good eyesight/glasses!) but she loves the intricacy and delicacy of this technique.

In the workshops we will be using seed beads and crystals to stitch a snowflake pattern which can be used as a Christmas tree decoration, or worn as a festive necklace pendant. We will be working in a beadweaving stitch known as "netting" with a needle and thread to create the snowflakes - but don't worry, we will be using relatively large seed beads for this piece, so you won't need your magnifying glass, just beady enthusiasm and festive spirit!

Workshop will cost £5 to make either one necklace or two christmas decorations

3pm - 5pm Fabric Headbands with Becky Gooby

Becky Gooby is a printed textile designer and trained, traditional upholsterer designing for interiors and soft furnishings.

Believing that fabrics, used on a daily basis, deserve more substance than a simple prettiness, her textile designs are a layer of considered narratives and veils of intellectual playfulness. Taking inspiration from scientific diagrams, mechanical drawings and obscure historical figures, she resolves her concepts through established design methods, considering colour, repeat, drape and purpose.

Combining an artistic train of thought with a desire to create functional, beautiful fabrics, Becky Gooby's designs seek to bring a different aesthetic to your home.

Make your own hairband workshop

Using satin covered hair bands, or a bandeau for a more vintage look, customise and create your own hair piece. Guided by Becky Gooby, a textile designer and maker, you will learn how to put together a corsage, flower shape or butterfly using simple sewing techniques which can be worn on a hairband as a fascinator. Creat as a gift or to keep all for your very own. Children's bandeaus available. Workshop not suitable for young children without an adult's supervision.

Cost of workshop - £5 per hairband to include cost of materials.

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