Events - 19 Sep 20

"About Time" by Constantine..

Friday 18 September - Friday 2 October
All Day

“About Time” is an ONLINE exhibition is by Constantine.

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Crochet Granny Square

Saturday 19 September
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Beginners Welcome!

In this workshop we will be mastering the Granny Square – something that never goes out of fashion! Perfect if you are interested in making patchwork items such as blankets.

A fun workshop for anyone interesting in learning how to crochet! Suitable for beginners, whether you have never picked up a hook before, or just want to try something new.

In this relaxed 2 hour workshop you will learn how to:

  • Make a basic Granny Square
  • Hold and use a crochet hook
  • Follow a basic pattern
  • Change colours

Materials Required:

  • DK Yarn (2-3 colours)
  • Crochet hook – Size 4mm or 5mm
  • Scissors

Please note this is an online workshop run on Zoom. You will be given the meeting details after you book your spot.

Book online: https://gingertwiststudio.com/products/crochet-granny-square-saturday-19-september?_pos=1&_sid=b282d627f&_ss=r

Furniture Painting Class - Upcycle Furniture and Mix your own Chalk Paint

Saturday 19 September
10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Relax and have some creative fun with an old or unloved piece of furniture that’s needing a new look. Guidance from an experienced tutor through out.

Our furniture painting class is a great opportunity to relax and have some creative fun with an old or unloved piece of furniture that’s needing a new look. We reckon you’ll be amazed at what a lick of paint can do bring a piece back into style and make it lovable again!

You’ll be welcomed into our studio, a creative space with a friendly and supportive environment. We’ll guide you through the process of furniture painting, including giving you our hints and tips on the products that we prefer using, how to improve your brushwork and how to avoid and fix the common mistakes that happen when you’re painting furniture.

Please bring a small item of wooden furniture to paint or you can pre-order a piece for £20 and we will source it for you e.g. a small side table, coffee table, magazine rack, dining chair, small cabinet or a stool.

What will you do in this class?
During the class, you’ll learn how to prepare your furniture for painting and about the different types of paints that can be used. You’ll mix up your own chalk paint and we’ll help you practice and refine your brush work skills.
You’ll learn the basic techniques required to achieve a clean, finished look for your furniture. For those interested in the shabby chic look, you’ll be shown how to distress your furniture and how to use two tones if you want to work with a couple of contrasting colours. If you want a more funky or retro look, we can show you how to use masking tape to create colourful designs.Finally you’ll finish and protect your furniture with a soft furniture wax or a varnish.

Why take the furniture painting class?
You’ll gain access to paints, brushes, waxes and varnishes and can experiment in a friendly and supportive environment. This is a relaxed and social class.
Learn from our experienced tutors knowledge, experience and helpful tips, including the most common mistakes and challenges that furniture painters face and how to fix them. Best of all you get to transform a transform a piece of your furniture and see how others transform their pieces too.

By the time you finish our furniture painting class, you’ll be fully equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to confidently use the paints and waxes on your own to upcycle more furniture. Be warned… furniture painting is addictive!

Light refreshments will be provided on the day and you are welcome to share our vegan lunch for a small donation.
You’ll also be given the remainder of one small pot of chalk paint that you’ve mixed and instructions to take home with you. Join us and learn more about the art of upcycling!

Book here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/rose-the-slow-agent-27913191099

or email slowagents@gmail.com for more information and gift vouchers.

Get Creative With Fused Glass (one-on-one workshop)

Saturday 19 September
11:00 am - 4:30 pm

Have you ever tried fusing glass? It is a lot of fun and utterly addictive. In this workshop you will learn how this is done and give it a go. You can make a beautiful glass bowl, a colorful suncatcher or something else that has a personal meaning to you. If you already have basic skills, you can work on your desired project or learn new techniques. This is one-on-one workshop, you will get personal tuition. You can come with another person, as long it is a family member or someone from your support “bubble”.

Kiln-formed or fused glass is a craft known since ancient times and has been used for making jewellery and vessels. Through the ages, the craft of fusing glass was largely forgotten until it was re-discovered in the 1950-ties. Currently, fusing glass is a popular hobby as well as a distinct and versatile art form.

Fusing glass enables individual pieces to be transformed into a single object when they are put together and exposed to high temperature in a kiln. Depending on the temperature used, different textures and other interesting visual effects can be achieved. Furthermore, placing the glass into a mould or on a prop can produce three-dimensional forms with varying complexity.

In this workshop you will:
• learn the basics of fusing glass
• become skilled in cutting glass and assembling simple forms
• learn how to achieve desired textures and other effects
• design and make your own glass objects to take home

Note that your creations will not be ready at the end of the workshop, but will be available to collect from the studio 2-3 days after the workshop. All tools and materials will be provided.

To inquire or book a place, please email Irina at: 523.glassart@gmail.com

Learn to Knit Socks Online

Saturday 19 September
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

During this relaxed 3 hour workshop, we will aim to complete a ‘mini’ sock during the class to enable you to try all the techniques in a top down sock.

Materials required:

  • 50grams of DK or Aran weight wool
  • Set of double pointed needles in a suitable size for your wool OR a long circular needle (80cm) if you prefer to knit using the magic loop method. 4.0mm for DK wool or 5.0mm for Aran weight
  • Skills required: You should be able to knit and purl in the round.

Please note this is a virtual workshop held on Zoom. You will be given the meeting details after booking your spot.

Book online: https://gingertwiststudio.com/products/learn-to-knit-socks-saturday-19-september

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