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Once again time has flown by and what was supposed to be a regular blog post is now a couple of months behind. In my defense we have been having a fabulous summer visiting umpteen castles, fighting dinosaurs, crafting, camping and having adventures. Then year 6 kicked in (first trip away from home, 11+, secondary school visits). Finally this week I feel like I am getting back to my to do’s to do list!
Photos from recent classes
So I thought I would start by sharing the news that I am now a calendar girl – in case you’ve missed the announcement and red carpet affair! I am really delighted to announce that my work was successfully submitted and I am now Miss December in the new PMC Studio Calendar 2019! Here’s a sneaky peak but don’t worry all work is appropriately dressed! 🙂 Copies can be obtained from The PMC Studio …or I think it might be available with an order if you buy your silver clay from them.
Speaking of calendars
Sssshhhh – Christmas is coming….
As it is getting to that time in the year when people start thinking about presents…oh yes! I just wanted to remind you that I offer craft courses vouchers, so if you are stuck for a Christmas present idea… you can either book on my website, or contact me directly. Either way I will send you a personalised gift letter with details of the chosen class and how to book a date to suit. Or perhaps you’d like to suggest to someone what class you’d like to take…
Classes are available in the following crafts – prices vary depending on whether you are booking a class for 1 or 2 but range from around £55 for a half day (Felt or Encaustic art) to £125 for a silver clay rings class. Do email me regarding prices.
Silver clay: Beginners. Rings. Using Syringe and silver sheet clay
Enamelling: Beginners and Further techniques, including cloisonne
Flamework beads: Making glass beads. Beginners and follow ups including sculptural animals.
Encaustic art: Beginners
Feltmaking: Wet felting. Needlefelting or both.
I can also do a general gift letter detailing what is available if you aren’t sure what a person would pick – I can do shorter taster classes if necessary.
What’s coming up at Curly Girly Crafts
I have a busy few months coming up with weekends virtually all booked here at CG Crafts until Christmas. Below are details of venues/classes with some availability.
- If you live in the Sudbury Area I am teaching Enamelling on Sunday 21st October at Simply Handmade –
- I will be helping the Guild of Enamellers again at ExCel during the Hobbycraft show in November – I think it runs from 15th to 17th November and I will be there on Friday 16th, come and say hello – the 30 minute taster session is only about £5!
- Saturday 24th November and Saturday 15th December are currently free for students to book a class – get in touch if you fancy a Saturday class in any of the crafts I offer.
- I am teaching at FSC Flatford Mill on 1st (Enamelling) and 2nd December (Christmas Feltmaking) – Booking page
- I also offer weekdays for classes so get in touch if you’d like to book a date to suit – usually Tuesday, Thursdays or Fridays are best. Price per person is reduced if more than one person comes.
And finally…I am doing a little bit of learning myself this term. I have just enrolled in pottery. I’ll let you know how that goes.
Happy crafting and if you have any questions please do get in touch.
It’s still not too late to book a craft experience voucher with me for a Christmas gift – prices range from £50 upwards depending on the course and duration – all are detailed on my website. A craft experience is a fabulous gift for any crafty friend or family member, especially as they will take something home that they’ve made as well as picking up a new skill, all organised at dates to suit them.
These classes are available:
Enamelling (glass jewellery)
Flamework (making glass beads)
Feltmaking (needle and wet felting)
Encaustic art (painting with molten wax)
Silver clay (making pure silver jewellery).
Payment can be made in the following ways. You can pay online at www.curly-girly.co.uk via Paypal. I can send you an izettle invoice to be paid by card. Or via bank transfer. Once paid I will email over a gift letter detailing exactly what they will learn in a class and how to book a date to suit. Don’t forget to give me the details of who the gift is for and who is sending it so that this can be included in the personalised letter. What are you waiting for?
I am always amazed at how quickly time flies, especially at this time of year. One minute we are settling the children in after the summer holidays and the next minute, the planning for our families November birthdays and then Christmas events galore…it seems only moments ago I thought I had ages to get my prototypes made for Christmas fairs…to be fair for once I have actually made some Christmas themed jewellery but never in the amount I was planning….ah well there’s always next year!
I thought I’d share a few photos from some recent classes/events with you.
Last week I taught at the beautiful Flatford Mill (Constable country), we did a full day of Encaustic art and these are some of the resulting pictures. For next year’s classes at Flatford Mill see their website.
I also helped run some taster sessions at the Craft event at ExCel London, last Friday, resulting in some lovely enamelled pieces.
Plus there’s the classes in my garden workshop, recently I have done some Encaustic classes as well as a tailoring a class to a request for enamelling on silver clay and embedding stones. I really love the clock, which was made using a mould and an old piece of costume jewellery.
Don’t forget all of these classes can be booked either on my website or by emailing me so that we can tailor dates and times to suit. Prices per person are reduced the more people that attend, a perfect excuse to bring a friend or two. Gift vouchers are also available directly from me – I write you a gift letter, detailing the class and how to book.
|Date||Class||Time||Cost for one||Cost per person for 2 attending||Cost per person for 3 attending||Other info|
|Saturday 3rd February||Silver clay Beginners||10 – 2.30pm||£95||£85||£75||10g of silver clay included in the price.|
|Saturday 10th February||Jewellery Club: Enamelling the Basics||10 – 2.30pm||N/A based on minimum of 2||£60.00
|£46.50||A further £5 discount per session if you book 3+ sessions for Jewellery club only|
|Sat 17th/Sun 18th February||Available for Class vouchers and dates to suit|
|Saturday 24th February||Silver clay rings||10 – 4.30pm||£125||£95||£85||10g of silver clay included in the price.|
|Sunday 25th February||Flamework – making glass beads beginners||10 – 1pm||£75||£45||N/A||Beads will be annealed and are then available for collection/to be posted out.|
|Weds 28th Feb||Jewellery Club: Enamelling the basics||10 – 2.30pm||N/A based on minimum of 2||£60.00
|£46.50||A further £5 discount per session if you book 3+ sessions for Jewellery club only|
My pricing structure, is based on the more people that come the less you pay per person. If you want to have a one to one, or are happy to come on your own then you pay a little more – not as much as many venues but a bit more to reflect having total tutor attention. If you want to save costs, simply bring a friend or 2 and the costs per person go down. I am also happy to advertise any dates to suit, so that if you don’t have a friend with the same interests I may still be able to get more students to come to share the cost – I can’t guarantee this but I can try, you can also help by sharing the info so that others might join too.
Life in our house is never boring, quiet, relaxed…
We’ve had a busy half term including trips to the seaside, halloween parties, visiting friends and of course crafting.
I am now back to normal (relatively) and planning the rest of the year and things for 2018. I am also just taking on some new writing work so we’ll see how that all fits in. Anyway the main point of this post is to remind you that November is PRICE FREEZE MONTH so if you’d like to book a class, or gift voucher for 2018 now is the time to do it. I have some dates pencilled in the diary which I will add to the website over the next week but if you are interested in what is on offer, or indeed want to book a date to suit, get in touch and we can have a chat. Happy crafting. Toni x
Now is a great time to book a class at Curly Girly Crafts (Colchester), as I shall have to soon revise costs for 2018! All classes are great value as the are based on between 1 – 3 students with resources and a cuppa included. There’s plenty of tutor attention and possibly even one to one! Book online or email me for more details.
D A T E S at CG Crafts, Colchester
Tues 19th Sept 10 – 2.30pm Silver Clay Beginners £85
Sat 23rd Sept 10 – 3.30pm Enamelling Beginners/Improvers £75 – SOLD OUT
Sun 1st Oct 10 – 4.30pm Silver Clay Rings £95
Tues 3rd Oct 10 – 3pm Encaustic Art Beginners £69
Tues 10th Oct 10 – 1pm Flamework (making glass beads) £55
Sat14th Oct 10 – 3.30pm Feltmaking £69
Sat 21st Oct 2 – 5pm Flamework (making glass beads) £55
Tues 31st Oct 10 – 2.45pm Enamelling £69
Sat 4th Nov 10 – 2.30pm Silver Clay beginners (incl 10g PMC3) £85 – 1 space left
Sat 25th Nov 10 – 3.30pm Encaustic Art Beginners £69
Sun 26th Nov 10 – 2.30pm Silver Clay Beginners ((incl 10g PMC3) £85
Other dates at CG Crafts
- Weekdays – Tues and Weds. Courses and dates to suit – contact me.
Limited weekend dates available to book courses to suit – contact me with your preferred dates.
- Keep a lookout on the website for more dates being added soon!
- CLASSES MAKE GREAT PRESENTS FOR YOU OR A FRIEND! YOU’LL GET A TAILORED GIFT LETTER EXPLAINING ABOUT THE CLASS.
- GENERAL GIFT VOUCHERS ALSO AVAILABLE.
*Discount if 2 or more people book together, or if you book 2 classes for yourself (5%) except for silver clay due to the cost of the silver.
I have lots of class information available on my website www.curly-girly.co.uk, where you can also book gift vouchers for a friend, or even better get a friend to book for you! You can also email me about this. Vouchers come with a personalised gift letter describing class options and who sent it! I teach Enamelling (see picture), Encaustic art, Feltmaking, Flamework (Making glas beads with a hot head torch) and Silver Clay, all of which make fabulous experiences for those who love crafting.
I also have 2 new venues to teach at in Walton-on-the-Naze in 2017, so if you live in that area do get in touch.
Don’t forget my Etsy shop with handcrafted items available for sale. My work continues to be sold at Thames Chase Forest Centre -until the end of this year. Or if you are local to Colchester, get in touch and you can come and have a look at my handcrafted items here at Curly Girly Crafts HQ.
It just leaves me to say have a fabulous and festive, crafty season.
Many thanks for your support in 2016.
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