Sad to be missing your annual fix of crafty goodness at the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show? Good news! The event organisers have planned some great live workshops to keep us crafting until we can all get together again in person! Their new series of on-demand workshops is available to book now. They’ll offer over 2 hours of step-by-step video content, and be available until 31st December 2021. Here’s are 7 of our favourite virtual workshops that they’ve got lined up!
Visit www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com for a full list of On Demand workshops
Live craft workshops with expert makers
Soy Wax Inspirations with Susan Purney Mark
Explore Soy Wax as a resist for batik, silk screening, clamping, mark making and more. This masterclass involves a 2-hour video tutorial, including recipes for preparing dyes and thickened paints, how to create print tables and colour charts, as well as batching and finishing your fabrics. It’s suitable for beginners or advanced artists interested in exploring the versatility of Soy Wax.
Cloth Doll Mermaids
Create a fabulous cloth doll mermaid with Patti Medaris Culea using multiple techniques, including sculpting, stitching, stencilling and embellishing. This workshop will teach you Patti’s signature techniques, including how to colour and accent the doll’s face, stamping and stencilling the torso and tail, and embellishing with embroidery and beading. For £26* you’ll receive 2.5 hours of step-by-step video content plus a 60 page eBook.
Encaustic with a Textile Sensibility
The Workshop ‘Encaustic with a Textile Sensibility’ featuring Daniella Woolf is a wonderful exploration of everything from the fundamentals of studio setup through a range of projects designed to keep you busy for hours with your hot wax. This workshop costs £33* and includes two hours of video tutorial.
The Encaustic Minimalist
The Encaustic Minimalist with Daniella Woolf is a series of four mini-workshops each designed to help you learn and enjoy the art of working with encaustic wax. This workshop is ideal for an artist who desires to broaden their portfolio and create some wonderful art with minimal investment of materials. This masterclass costs £35* and includes over two hours of video instruction.
Exploring Fiber Reactive Dyes with Claire Benn
Perfect for beginners, this masterclass will demystify the process and offer advice on which materials to use to achieve best results when using Fiber Reactive Dyes. Learn a variety of techniques including; silk screening, gradations, colour charts and mark making, plus, various dyeing methods such as bucket, table and washing machine. You’ll receive over 7 hours of video content for £40.00*.
Next Steps in Crochet: Make a Sampler Blanket
Following patterns for 10 different stitches and techniques in this intermediate masterclass you will create a sample blanket with a tulip border. If you have started on your crochet journey, and patterns bemuse you, or if you are happy with the basics but want to know more, then this is the course for you! Sponsored by StyleCraft and KnitPro
Make your own Little Black Dress with Confidence
In this comprehensive dressmaking course, Wendy Gardiner will guide you through 10 bite-sized sessions, sharing a variety of expert tips from understanding patterns to finishing hems. This tutorial is suitable for all abilities and will navigate you through any seamstress struggles. Sponsored by Brother and Bombay Stores