Crafter's Retreats
February 19th to 21st 2021
Lechlade Memorial Hall

Full details of the workshops on offer at the retreat can be found below.
Day & Time Janie's Originals Silvar Design Simply Vintage Designs Stamps Away The Craft Barn Hedgehog & Hoot
Saturday AM Mixed Media Canvas Enamelling Vintage Snippet Roll Potions & Lotions Block Printed Tote Bag Needle Felted Teacup Diorama
Saturday PM Experimental Handmade Books Kumihimo Braiding Burlap Rustic Garland Butterfly Canvas Mosaic Making Needle Felted Teacup Diorama
Sunday AM Hand Stamped Lantern Enamelling Vintage Stitched Patches Face It Lampshade Making  
Sunday PM Wrapped Leather Journal Kumihimo Braiding Vintage Wardrobe Spring is in the Air Block Printed Tote Bag  
RETREAT TIMINGS *
FRIDAY Social Event: 5pm to 8pm (Optional)
SATURDAY Hall Opens: 9am, AM Workshops: 10am to 1pm, Lunch: 1.15pm to 2.15pm, PM Workshops: 2.30pm to 5.30pm, Show & Tell: 5.30pm to 6.30pm
SUNDAY Hall Opens: 8.30am, AM Workshops: 9.30am to 12.30pm, Lunch: 12.45pm to 1.45pm, PM Workshops: 2pm to 5pm, Show & Tell: 5pm to 6pm
* Subject to change.


Hedgehog & Hoot
Needle Felted Teacup Scene
Welcome to the wonderful world of needle felting. This is a course for all abilities, the only limit is your imagination. Using a range of fibres including hand dyed locks, local sheep fleece and alpaca fibre, you will learn needle felting techniques to create charming scenes in a teacup or small bowl. A choice of scenes will be offered with plenty of opportunity to add your own twist. Saturday AM MORE THAN 6 PLACES REMAINING
Hedgehog & Hoot
Needle Felted Teacup Scene
Welcome to the wonderful world of needle felting. This is a course for all abilities, the only limit is your imagination. Using a range of fibres including hand dyed locks, local sheep fleece and alpaca fibre, you will learn needle felting techniques to create charming scenes in a teacup or small bowl. A choice of scenes will be offered with plenty of opportunity to add your own twist. Saturday PM MORE THAN 6 PLACES REMAINING
Janie's Originals
Mixed Media Canvas Painting
Suitable for beginners and experienced crafters, this workshop will guide you through techniques including collage, painting and stamping to produce a fantastically whimsical painting featuring wildflowers and butterflies. The paper and paint layering achieved will create a beautifully detailed canvas painting. Saturday AM 6 PLACES REMAINING
Janie's Originals
Experimental Handmade Books
Using beautiful printed papers you will make stitched notebooks, Japanese bound ledgers and a variety of folded art books. Step by step you will learn time honoured techniques together with handy quick tips and tricks to easily build upon for decorative gifts and practical book making at home. Saturday PM MORE THAN 6 PLACES REMAINING
Janie's Originals
Hand Stamped Lantern
Using art stamps created from Janie's detailed hand drawn images we will stamp floral and butterfly designs on delicate Japanese rice paper. Form your design into a table top lantern with beautiful gilded and sparkle accents. Sunday AM MORE THAN 6 PLACES REMAINING
Janie's Originals
Wrapped Leather* Journal
Using your choice of either faux or real leather we will make a decorative wrap cover and fill with handmade paper notebook inserts. Decorated with beads and tassels this journal will be both stylish and practical. *Participants will have the chance to use either real leather or faux leather depending on personal choice. Sunday PM 4 PLACES REMAINING
Silvar Design
Enamelling
Learn basic enamelling techniques, having fun working with copper shapes, enamel powders, frits and threads. Progress onto techniques such as sgraffito, stencilling and scrolling. Saturday AM MORE THAN 6 PLACES REMAINING
Silvar Design
Kumihimo Braiding
This must-try craft is the perfect therapy to help you relax while creating beautiful, colourful, braids. We'll learn how to make both round and flat braids and there will also be a demonstration of how to incorporate beads into the braiding. Saturday PM MORE THAN 6 PLACES REMAINING
Silvar Design
Enamelling
Learn basic enamelling techniques, having fun working with copper shapes, enamel powders, frits and threads. Progress onto techniques such as sgraffito, stencilling and scrolling. Sunday AM MORE THAN 6 PLACES REMAINING
Silvar Design
Kumihimo Braiding
This must-try craft is the perfect therapy to help you relax while creating beautiful, colourful, braids. We'll learn how to make both round and flat braids and there will also be a demonstration of how to incorporate beads into the braiding. Sunday PM MORE THAN 6 PLACES REMAINING
Simply Vintage Designs
Vintage Snippet Roll
Vintage fabrics and laces along with trinkets and ephemera are stitched onto a lovely keepsake hanger - or to be used as a base for other crafting projects. A fun and calming slow stitching craft that creates a wonderful memory. All materials are provided but feel free to bring along keepsakes of your own to include in your piece. Saturday AM MORE THAN 6 PLACES REMAINING
Simply Vintage Designs
Vintage Burlap Rustic Garland
Perfect for the summer or as a beautiful wedding gift, create a stunning rustic chic design. You will learn wrapping and tying techniques, making fabric and felt roses and lace decorations. Saturday PM MORE THAN 6 PLACES REMAINING
Simply Vintage Designs
Vintage Stitched Patches
We will work through a variety of techniques to create a personal and unique patch or two. You will be able to help yourself to our buffet of beautiful vintage haberdashery, linens and trinkets to inspire and enjoy. Embellish fabrics and bags, clothing and cards with this gorgeous mini work of stitched art. Sunday AM MORE THAN 6 PLACES REMAINING
Simply Vintage Designs
The Vintage Wardrobe
Together we will create a beautiful miniature couture gown, using mixed media and sewing techniques. Pour over and rummage through vintage linens and silks, trinkets and haberdashery to create a stunning work of art that echoes the glamour of yesteryear. Sunday PM MORE THAN 6 PLACES REMAINING
Stamps Away
Potions and Lotions
Create an MDF trinket box, decorated in a vintage apothecary style, and filled with mini bottles and fun embellishments. Explore antiquing techniques as you decorate and complete this project. Saturday AM MORE THAN 6 PLACES REMAINING
Stamps Away
Butterfly Canvas
Create a stunning mixed media textured wall art piece, adorned with vibrantly coloured butterflies. You will learn how to layer textures, and highlight detail through the use of paints and gilding waxes. Saturday PM MORE THAN 6 PLACES REMAINING
Stamps Away
Face It
A fabulously fun project - create an amazing piece! Explore how to create with recycled fabric, and other reclaimed items, learn how to use gesso and gilding waxes to transform a normal project to spectacular! Sunday AM MORE THAN 6 PLACES REMAINING
Stamps Away
Spring is in the Air
A beautiful pastel mixed media project. You will learn to use chalk paints in a variety of ways to create a pretty pallet art full of textures and interest. Add a bit of spring colour to your life. Sunday PM MORE THAN 6 PLACES REMAINING
The Craft Barn
Mosaic Making
A great introduction to mosaicing, learn the techniques to create a decorative butterfly using vintage china, ceramic shapes and mosaic tiles. Learn how to prepare your piece, layout your design, cut and shape china and tiles, using the direct method. Saturday PM 4 PLACES REMAINING
The Craft Barn
Lampshade Making
Make a professional quality no-sew rolled drum lampshade. Select from our wide range of fabrics or bring your own. Your piece should be no less than half a metre of light to medium weight fabric. Take away your creation equipped with the knowledge to make lots more at home. Sunday AM MORE THAN 6 PLACES REMAINING
The Craft Barn
Block Printed Tote Bag
Discover the ancient art of block printing using hand-carved wooden blocks made in rural India by skilled artisans. Block printing can be used to print designs on bags, soft furnishings, clothing, lampshades and more. In this workshop you will experiment with colour and design on a sample piece, and then move on to create your design on a tote bag. Saturday AM MORE THAN 6 PLACES REMAINING
The Craft Barn
Block Printed Tote Bag
Discover the ancient art of block printing using hand-carved wooden blocks made in rural India by skilled artisans. Block printing can be used to print designs on bags, soft furnishings, clothing, lampshades and more. In this workshop you will experiment with colour and design on a sample piece, and then move on to create your design on a tote bag. Sunday PM MORE THAN 6 PLACES REMAINING