A note from me....

 

HELLO!!

Below are all workshops planned for the remainder of 2021. The venues are spacious, bright and fully Covid compliant. I am always flexible if somthing happens which means you can't come please get in touch we will try to swap you around or refund. 

Find below details and a summary of each class along with links to both my shop and the tutorials. If you click TUTORIAL to go direct to my YouTube channel and SUBSCRIBE which allows you to see all my videos. Any questions or queries about these - please please please get in touch it would be great to hear from you. Stay creative & stay safe. Cx

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Lino cut & print

This workshop is suitable for beginners or those with some experience looking to refresh in a social setting -I will guide you through the steps of designing, cutting and printing your own unique design onto greetings cards. Lino cut is a relaxing & creative activity which produces a very distinctive stylised look - can be themed or abstract. With envelopes, you can send to friends or frame these as mini postcard artworks which are totally original! Catherine provides full guidance of what can be achieved and will share different techniques. Ideal for a creative beginner or somebody with more experience. Age 11 upwards due to sharp cutting tool. 

Sat 7th Aug - Bluemoon Gallery Heswall - 12:30/3:30pm (£25)

Fri 17th Sept - Hoylake - 12:30/4:30pm (£40)

Thurs 27th Sept - Childwall L/pool - 5:40/8:40 (£40)

Fri 8th Oct - Hoylake - 12:30/4:30pm (£40)

Sat 6th Nov - Bluemoon Gallery Heswall - 12:15/3:30pm (£35)

Fri 19th Nov - Hoylake - 1pm/4:30pm (£30)

Sat 20th Nov - Childwall L/pool - 1pm/4pm (£35)

Lino cut & print onto Fabric

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This workshop is suitable for beginners or those with some experience looking to refresh in a social setting -I will guide you through the steps of designing, cutting and printing your own unique design onto papers and fabrics. Her we use inks specially manufactured for fabric - heat set with a hot iron ready to wash  at 40 degrees. Lino cut is a relaxing & creative activity which produces a very distinctive stylised look. Complete 2 x bag projects - one for yourself and another for a friend. 

 

Catherine provides full guidance of what can be achieved and will share different techniques. Ideal for a creative beginner or somebody with more experience. Age 11 upwards due to sharp cutting tool. 

October class is HALLOWEEN theme.

Fri 15th Sept - Hoylake - 6pm/8:30pm (£30)

Fri 29th Oct - Hoylake - 1pm /4pm (£30)

feltmaking (with water)
seascape wall art

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In this class you will see lots of examples before designing your own wall hanging. Learn all about this historic and natural process from Catherine who learnt to felt in Finland at The Kuopio Arts Academy where she studied over 20 years ago. She will teach you about fibres and how to use them. Complete a test sample before embarking on your wall hanging. felting is very easy to master - its much like making bread or pottery. 


The venue is fully COVID compliant.
Due to such small class size, Catherine is able to offer almost 1 to 1 tuition. You will be encouraged to come up with your own ideas and lead your own projects, with Catherine on hand to talk through process, risks and also a gentle push to challenge yourself. Any unfinished work each week can be completed easily at home.
Catherine sells home kits and equipment. The fee for these classes includes equipment to LOAN in the class and all materials like wools, other fibres. Choose from over 35 shades of merino wool. The unique technique used here includes use of cottons, flax, silks and other natural fibres. Complete your wall art by attaching to a drift wood branch - paint whitewash if you like and hang with ribbon. Learn how to add a bottom tassel detail from yarn. The September date is listed as an 'abstract ' class but you can choose whatever colours on any theme in either fo these classes. 

 

Fri 20th Aug - Hoylake - 12:00/3:30pm (£30)

Fri 24th Sept - Hoylake - 12:00/3:30pm (£30)

feltmaking Nuno style

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Felting is the oldest known way to construct a textile. Natural fibres like cotton and wool have lots of scales - with water and friction, the scales will open up and connect with other fibres close by. A magical process, a textile is formed as the fibres blend and compact in a naturally beautiful way.
Catherine found this skill when she studied in Finland over 20 years ago. She has been felting ever since. Similar to making bread or pottery, the process involves laying down fibres in certain ways and , manipulating with a rolling matt and your hands. Your tutor Catherine has been teaching felting for over 10 years and loves to share her knowledge and experience.
In this class you will have an introduction to felting along with the materials and equipment. Choose form over 50 shades of merino wool along with other natural fibres like cottons, hemp, jute, flax, silks etc. You will begin by felting a small square to give students chance to understand the process. Catherine will provide lots of demonstrations and guidance along the way. Embark on a larger scale project and try out the technique 'Nuno' (meaning cloth in Japanese).
Here you can create a neck warmer/scarf or if you prefer, keep your textile flat and make a wall hanging/ book cover. Catherine offers plenty advise for finish.
The venue is fully COVID compliant, tea and coffee provided. Parking is free in surrounding streets - ground floor studio with toilet upstairs. Suitable age 16 upwards.

 

Fri 15th Oct - Hoylake - 1:00/4:30pm (£35)

Needlefelt
Woodland & Halloween

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Needlefelting is a relaxing and mindful activity, one of the earliest known textile techniques. The natural fibres mesh together like magic, compacting to form a sculpture! You can use these as decoration, gifts or simply enjoy the process. very easy method with great results for beginners or those with some experience.

In this class you will see lots of examples & have a brief introduction to needlefelting along with the equipment/materials. See Catherine's stock of over 30 wool colours and learn about different needles. Catherine will demo 1 project at the beginning of each hour - total 3 small projects :

1) Pumpkin

2) Woodland mushrooms

3) Owl (small can be a brooch)

You can choose to follow these 3 projects along with Catherine, or you can choose just 1 project/theme to work through in the workshop - but still take notes from the other demos. Templates provided to take home. Lots of opportunity in this small group to ask lots of questions as you go along. Time allowing you can complete 3 items - NOTE everyone felts at a different pace. You are provided with a kit to take away. If you do not complete anything you can continue and finish at home.

Catherine sells her materials and equipment - you can purchase extra on the day.

The venue is fully COVID compliant. Free parking in surrounding streets. Tea/coffee provided - all ground floor apart from toilets upstairs.

Fri 22nd Oct - Hoylake - 1:00/4:00pm (£35)

Needlefelt Christmas Decorations

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In this workshop aimed at beginners and those over 15 years old, you will see lots of examples and demonstrations before choosing wool colours and making your own set. This class can be as easy or difficult as you choose! Catherine has plenty paper and metal templates to help you along as you become familiar with the needlefelting process. All materials and equipment provided. What a lovely way to spend an afternoon! Tea/coffee and mince pie provided.

Catherine will have her shop open here on the day for you to purchase kits, materials and things to continue at home if you choose.

Fri 12th Nov - Hoylake - 1:00/4:30pm (£30)

Make a Tomtee - a Nordic Gnome

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In this workshop aimed at beginners and those over 15 years old, you will see lots of examples and demonstrations before choosing wool colours and starting your own project. This class can be as easy or difficult as you choose!

Catherine has various textile craft techniques to show you - to help you along as you become familiar with the needlefelting process. Always there will be an easy and a more difficult method for you to choose. All materials and equipment provided. What a lovely way to spend an afternoon! Tea/coffee and mince pie provided. Time allowing you can make 2 gnomes.

Catherine will have her shop open here on the day for you to purchase kits, materials and things to continue at home if you choose.

Fri 26th Nov - Hoylake - 1:00/4:30pm (£30)

Needlefelt a Robin

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A creative workshop with Liverpool based Textile Artist Catherine Carmyllie in this gorgeous, quirky gift shop. Have a Christmas shop while here!

Needle felting is a relaxing and magical process. Catherine has over 20 years of textile experience and will guide you through each step to create a base, blend wool colours and techniques for using the different sizes of needles. Plenty examples and with enough time you can create a Robin to have at home as decoration or to give as handmade presents. Choose a simple method to begin if you prefer (a hanging bauble type robin) or go straight to a mid level project with wings, tail, copper wire legs and wood base. Choose to accessorise with a crown, bow tie, top hat, champagne cork, red berries, or Santa hat!

WARNING - needlefelting is addictive....

All techniques are suitable for complete beginners or those who felted a little before and want a refresh or to see a different approach. Age 14 upwards. Catherine has plenty workshop experience and will share different techniques. Make this as difficult or easy as you like. All equipment and materials provided along with tea coffee - and Quality Street (or equivalent xmas party snax). Catherine will bring a 'shop' on the day - you can buy her hand made gifts as Christmas presents - or buy some extra needlefelt kits or materials to continue your new hobby at home.

Group size may vary depending restrictions at the time. Parking free in surrounding streets. Please note the space is an attic room upstairs 2 flights. Room is fully covid compliant and well ventilated.

Thurs 2nd Dec  - Hoylake - 6/8:30pm (£35)

Sat 4th Dec -  Childwall - 1-4pm (£35))