I've been chatting with Stef of the Bead Scene at the Wakefield farm estate in Northamptonshire about some Smallbeans stitching classes - hurrah! The crafting room is sunny and warm making it a lovely place to be inspired, create and try something new. We have come up with loads of ideas to try and here are the first two sessions:
Introduction to working with felt and vintage fabrics using 5 simple techniques or stitches. Taking place on the 27th of March from 10am-1pm. These lovely designs can be made into brooches, appliqué or a decoration for a tote bag. Basic materials will be provided and the cost of the workshop is £15.
Just 3 days later the Easter stitch is planned and we will be making a rather lovely felt hen. I shall show you how to create a simple symetrical embroidery design and add quirky details with extra embroidery and fabrics. Your hen can be stuffed with lavender or left open to hold an egg of the chocolate variety ready for Easter Sunday. This workshop includes all the materials you will need to make one hen about 15cms high and costs £20. Stef is running a children's crafting workshop at the same time, so you could have a crafty morning out with your youngster making things for your Easter table.
The Bead Scene is a haven for people of a crafting nature with a huge range of beads, buttons and trims. Stef has also started a Vintage stitch room stocking large variety of haberdashery including beautiful hand dyed embroidery threads, lovely fat quarters and a good range of the Tilda fabrics and kits.
Links to the Bead Scene website workshops can be found here.