Events - 21 Nov 20

Intro to Dressmaking

Tuesday 17 November - Tuesday 15 December
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Intro to dressmaking – learn how to make our own clothes

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

Saturday 21 November
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 21 November
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, Christmas decorations 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 a new technique. 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”.

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 3-4 days after the workshop. All tools and materials will be provided.

To inquire or book a place at this workshop please email Irina to 523.glassart@gmail.com

Magic Loop Knitting Online

Saturday 21 November
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Drop those double-pointed pins! Magic Loop is a fab technique for using a long circular needle to work on something with a small circumference such as socks, sleeves and more! It is a really handy and versatile technique.

Materials Required:

  • 100grams of worsted or Aran weight wool
  • 5.0mm circular needle (80cm)
  • Stitch marker
  • Darning needle

You should already know how to knit and purl comfortably to get the most out of this workshop.

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

Book Online: https://gingertwiststudio.com/products/magic-loop-online-saturday-21-november

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