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At Craft Festival, Cardiff, we have a range of bookable and drop-in workshops for all ages. Our workshops are very popular and most sell out quickly. The workshops at Craft Festival, Cardiff 2019 will be uploaded soon. Click the workshop link and you can book direct. All workshops are £18 + Booking fee, (excluding silver casting) which is payable at the time of booking. CLICK TO BOOK The workshop fee does not include entry into the show. To book a workshop you must be over 16 years of age. We have a range of free workshops for children and young people from ages 2-18 years.  

Make it in Wales Workshops at Craft Festival

FRIDAY

10.30-12.30pm Paper Cutting with Erica Frances George SOLD OUT

Erica is based in Brynberian, Pembrokeshire. She’s been playing with sharp knives for a decade and has honed her skills to produce staggeringly intricate paper-cut designs. Her designs have been used on t-shirts, branding campaigns and even tattoos. Erica will have different design templates for you to use, which you will learn to cut and take away. She will show you some surprising applications-from stencilling, to block printing. The workshop includes all materials, but does not include entry in to Craft Festival, please book an entrance ticket. SOLD OUT

1.30pm -3.30pm Needle Felt a Cat Face Brooch with Ruth Packham

Ruth is an artist/maker/felter and uses British wool fibre to make her quirky creations. She works from her coastal studio in Borth. Her background is fine art, installation, video and printmaking but she’s now a full-time felt maker, mesmerised by wool as a material. Wool is a wonder as it can be wet and shrunk, used as a drawing material, moulded and sculpted. Discover the magic of needle felting and make your own cat brooch. Needle felting is a simple, accessible technique whereby using a barbed needle to stab into the wool fibre it is possible to sculpt the wool. Ruth has been needle felting for many years and will guide you through the process of creating your own unique cat brooch, using her own design as a guide. The workshop includes all materials and postage of your finished ring, but does not include entry in to Craft Festival, please book an entrance ticket. CLICK TO BOOK

Saturday

10.15am- 12.15 Make a Leather Dog Collar with Nia Denman SOLD OUT

Craft a custom made leather dog collar in this two hour workshop. Learn the skills necessary for making a basic collar and then have the opportunity to personalise and decorate with rivets, embossing, hole punching and stitching. Skills covered in the workshop include cutting hide/leather, hole punching, bevelling and burnishing edges, riveting, skiving leather, embossing and saddle stitching. Option for 20mm or 25mm width brass buckle. Please come prepared with your dogs neck measurements. Pull the measuring tape snug but not tight around your dogs neck. (If you do not have a tape measure, you can use a piece of string and then measure the string with a rigid ruler.) Allow sufficient room to slip two fingers between the collar and the dog's neck. The workshop includes all materials and postage of your finished ring, but does not include entry in to Craft Festival, please book an entrance ticket. SOLD OUT

12.45 - 2.45 Carve a silver ring with Maggie Cross SOLD OUT

Maggie Cross is a jewellery design graduate from Birmingham School of Jewellery and uses casting techniques to make her jewellery. Have fun making something special with a personal touch. In the two hours with Maggie you’ll carve a unique, one-of-a-kind ring using jewellers wax and a selection of tools. You have the optional extra of your bespoke wax ring being sent to a casting company in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter who will cast the wax into solid silver using the process of lost wax casting. The rings are then hand-finished and posted back to you. 

The workshop includes materials (silver casting is extra) and postage of your finished ring, but does not include entry in to Craft Festival, please book an entrance ticket. SOLD OUT 

Wax Carving Workshop Price £18, without silver casting. Optional extra: silver casting and return post an additional £40, payable directly to Maggie on the day. 

3-5pm Mini Bookbinding with Carole King SOLD OUT

Make a bunch of delightful little mini books and house them in a perfect silver box. Learn a variety of simple bookbinding techniques to create concertina books, pamphlets with ribbons and beads, a book with a simple button closure, stab stitch bindings and others. In a couple of hours Carole will teach you all the necessary techniques to create a beautiful gift box full of delightful little books. CLICK HERE TO BOOK SOLD OUT

Sunday 

10am- Noon Free-Stitch Embroidery with Suzi Park SOLD OUT

Suzi Park aka Suzi Stitch is the founder of Make it in Wales. She will be teaching free-stitch embroidery with added appliqué techniques using a sewing machine. You will also be taught how to embroider onto water-soluble fabric. These exciting techniques will give you plenty of ideas for further projects. The workshop includes all materials and postage of your finished ring, but does not include entry in to Craft Festival, please book an entrance ticket. SOLD OUT

1pm -3pm Yarn Art with Llio James

Join us for a session of building intricate, graphical yarn windings. We'll be looking at colour combinations, playing around with a variety of yarns and allowing the textures to speak for themselves. Finishing off with wonderful individual yarn art work suitable to frame on the wall. The workshop includes all materials and postage of your finished ring, but does not include entry in to Craft Festival, please book an entrance ticket. CLICK TO BOOK

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