I’ve just had some lovely feedback regarding a recent class, which you can read here. I always try to tailor a class to what my students make – this is one of the main benefits of teaching small classes here in my garden workshop. It is great to know that this is valued, it gets my brain working and it also means if you have a design in mind – in this case a felted Hahn’s Macaw – I can try to help you achieve it. Occasionally we’ll have to simplify but usually (as in this case) things work out brilliantly.
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.
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.
It has been so lovely to get through the cold months by sharing my craft experience with so many students. I was delighted to see the monotones in the teardrop enamelled pieces and some of the textures created on the silver clay were amazing. Speaking of texture, we had great fun making felt at Abberton Reservoir on Saturday – some tea cosies, I pad covers and even little friends were made.
Finally today I had the chance to be a little creative myself, using the fabulous ‘Passing the Flame’ as inspiration I made this little fish bead out of glass. Now back to my creative writing class before school pickup, filming my daughter for the Beano and getting ready for the next classes coming up!