Craft Yourself a Gift

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Artist Sally Southern’s ‘Craft Yourself A Gift’ sessions will bring joy not only in the creation of beautiful items but also in the enjoyment of them around the home for many who are house bound and/ or bed-bound. Sally will guide participants with expertise, care and fun to help you create something you’ll love and be proud to keep for yourself or gift to someone special. The projects are suitable for all levels of experience from absolute beginners to more confident crafters.

Please note: when booking your sessions, if you want to do “Craft yourself a Gift” sessions you need to supply your address so relevant materials can be posted to you. If you fail to provide this, your booking will be rejected.

Sessions Outline

Oil Pastel Printed Greeting Cards

Create your own beautiful greeting cards using a simple printing technique using oil pastels. You can designs the images yourself, find an image which you would like to recreate or trace one of the images supplied. The kit includes everything you need to make 3 cards – oil pastel set, paper, pencil, pen, templates, scissors, glue and card blanks. And once you’ve learnt the basic technique you can continue to experiment and develop your designs after the session has ended.

Oil Pastel Print Cards

Felt Flower Brooches

Learn how to make beautiful hand crafted felt brooches using felt and buttons. The brooches can also be mounted onto card tags to make them look like an extra special gift! Some very basic sewing is required, but nothing complicated – its suitable for all abilities. The kit will include: felt, templates, pen, scissors, sewing kit, safety pin, buttons and card tags.

Felt flower broaches

No-sew Applique Make Up Bags / Pencil Cases

Decorate your own personalised make up bag / pencil case using cut out fabrics and a technique that requires no sewing! Using bondaweb to adhere the fabrics to the bags you can make your own beautiful designs or use one of my supplied templates. The kit provides a blank make up bag / pencil case, fabrics, bondaweb, scissors, pencil and templates. All you need is an iron and somewhere to iron.
Applique Make Up Bags

Origami Bird and Heart Beaded Hangings

Make your own cute origami hanging bird / heart chain, complete with beads. Once you’ve mastered the simple origami techniques (I will talk you through it step by step, and written instructions will also be provded) you can string them up however you like – in a chain, like bunting or from a stick! The kit will contain origami papers, string, beads and full instructions.

Mini Mosaics

Create your own mini mosaic using beautiful mini tiles! This very simple introduction to mosaicing needs no tile cutting, just plan your layout and get going! In your kit there will be all you need: a backboard, some mosaic tiles, paper and pencil to plan and tile adhesive and grout. All you need is newspaper to protect your work surface.
Mini Mosaics

Decorated Tote Bags

Decorate your own tote bag using fantastic fabric crayons. You can use your own design or use one of the templates supplied. Once ironed the fabric crayons will be colourfast, so your bag will be practical as well as beautiful! The kit will supply all you need: fabric crayon set, blank tote bag and a selection of templates.

Book your sessions

The “Craft yourself a Gift” sessions will take place on Thursdays from 1.00pm to 2.00pm.  The nature of the sessions means they may run over time. They will be held on the following dates:

  • Thursday 27th May 2021
  • Thursday 3rd June 2021
  • Thursday 10th June 2021
  • Thursday 17th June 2021
  • Thursday 24th June 2021
  • Thursday 1st July 2021