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Thursday, 10 September 2015

Autumn 2015 Workshops List

 A day playing with maps and paints with Milliner Scarlett Valentine has naturally led to some more workshop dates being added to our 'leading-up-to-Christmas' list!
Sarah's workshops have all been pretty amazing and what's not to love about hats, stars and flowers?

 Some of the hats from the upcycling workshop held earlier in the year...

...a lot of fun and a hat that can be worn again!
Oh my! The polymer clay jewellery workshops we've just started at HH HQ are so much fun and the finished bling make perfect Christmas gifts!
Jackie Daly has been dazzling us with delights like these and is now sharing the joy with a beginners class on Saturday 24th October and an advanced masterclass on Sunday 15th November using resin to give that high gloss finish!

It's been a busy summer with some private dyeing sessions and one-to-two upholstery day lessons which have both been very productive! If you are interested in either of these please email me for dates.

The ever popular Needle Felting workshops are back with an autumnal themed session on Sunday 25th October and a Christmas one on Saturday 19th December.
 With some whimsical Free Motion Machine Embroidery days and a few new workshops with some exciting new people this autumn looks like being even more fun than last year - come along and make all your Christmas presents! Almost complete list below...

Autumn 2015 up to Christmas

Saturday 24th - Polymer Clay Jewellery, beginners - 2 spaces
Sunday 25th - Autumnal Needle Felting - FULL
Saturday 31st - Beginner Crochet - 2 spaces


Saturday 7th - Christmas Crochet 1 - FULL
Sunday 8th - Cold Process Soap Making - spaces
Saturday 14th - Christmas Crochet 2 - spaces
Sunday 15th - Polymer Clay Resin Workshop - 3 spaces
Saturday 21st - Tags with Scarlett Valentine - 4 spaces
Sunday 22nd - Container Candles - spaces
Friday 27th - Paper Flower Table Centrepieces with tea lights- 4 spaces
Saturday 28th - Saori Weaving * Full
Sunday 29th - Rag Wreath - 2 spaces

Friday 4th - Upcycled Hats - 3 spaces
Saturday 19th - Christmas Needle Felting - 4 spaces

All the workshops listed above apart from those marked with a * are £35 per person and run from 11-3 with a short break for lunch. * is £55 per person and starts at 10 am. Book by calling in to the shop in person, by telephone 01449 721123 or by email -

As promised, more workshops have been slotted in...
 We have tags!
 Visitors to HH HQ will have seen the wonderful Christmassy display put together by our resident milliner including these brilliant tags using paper, lace and other mediums - Saturday 21st November is 'Tag Day' spaces are going quickly! Make all your gift tags and Christmas tree place markers in great company using gorgeous materials!
 These paper lotus flowers make amazing table centres, especially when lit up with a battery tea light - add in some paper covered baubles and dress your home for the festive season! Friday 27th November is the day for paper floral fun. *ahem* Jenny and I both would like to do this one...
It's been quite nice having a break from all the preserving this time of year demands, my hands are stained with elderberry juice but (luckily) everyone assumes it's dye!

Looking forward to seeing you all, did I mention the cakes?
Nic x