WORKSHOPS

There will be lots on offer in our programme of carefully curated workshops taught by our expert makers – try your hand at embroidery, watercolour painting, papercutting and much more.  

 

You’ll be able to learn a new skill, create something beautiful to take home and most importantly, have fun and let your creativity shine through!

Stitch your own motivational mini hoop art!

 

You will join the Make & Mend team and learn a simple embroidery stitch whilst experiencing all the mindful benefits of embroidery - creating your own cute mini hoop to take home as a permanent reminder!

We will have a few different designs for you to choose from, 'You Are Magic', 'You Can', or "It's OK Not to be OK' just select your colours and away you go!

Take home and hang up for a permanent reminder!

 

Workshop duration: 1hour 

Artist: Make & Mend

Workshop times: 10.45am, 12.15pm, 1.45pm & 3pm

Introduction to Floral Painting with inks:

During the workshop we will explore the beauty of working with inks and how different drawing tools can be used to create dreamy, loose floral paintings. Our pieces will be inspired by the locally grown summer blooms that will sit in front of us. Painting in this way is about letting go, relaxing and enjoying the process. As inks are a loose and care free media they can't always be fully controlled and this makes the whole process, from start to finish exciting and enjoyable. 

 

This workshop is suitable for everyone, from keen painters to complete beginners!

Workshop duration: 1hour

Artist: Katie Burns - KLB Designs

Workshop times: 10am & 11.15am

Bold, full of personality and brilliantly stress busting, brush lettering is everywhere at the moment and brings a contemporary edge to the traditional skill of calligraphy. In this taster workshops we will guide you through some basic principles and mark making to enable you to explore the skill and find your own style.

 

The Crafthood run modern craft workshops and events across the North East of England including Newcastle, Gateshead and Co Durham.  

Workshop duration: 1 hour

Artist: The Crafthood

Workshop times: 1.45pm

Cloe will be giving a 1-hour introductory workshop on Japanese Stab Binding. This is an adhesive-free bookbinding technique suitable for all levels. All tools and materials will be provided, including a selection of the artist’s hand-made decorative papers for you to choose from. Please feel free to bring your own drawings, paintings or prints to incorporate into your book if you wish.

The Hand-Painted Bindery is a small bookbinding studio based in Gateshead specialising in colourful, unique notebooks and stationery.

Workshop duration: 1hour

Artist: Cloe Sparrow (The Hand-painted Bindery)

Workshop times: 10am, 11.15am

The Crafthood will be showing you how to knit one these statement necklaces using T-shirt yarn, a super eco friendly material. T-shirt yarn is recycled off cuts from the fashion industry making it a perfect choice to make an eco-chic statement. Trust us, once you learn how to make these you won't be able to stop!

The Crafthood run modern craft workshops and events across the North East of England including Newcastle, Gateshead and Co Durham.

 

Please note this workshop runs for 30mins. 

Artist: The Crafthood

Workshop Times: 3pm & 3.30pm

Come and learn the art of macramé and make your very own plant hang,
with Naomi Graham from Organised Chaos.

 

Naomi will share with you the different knotting techniques you will need to
design and create your very own macramé plant hanger. This session is perfect for beginners. A beautiful gift or a wonderful boho addition to your
home!

 

Artist: Naomi Graham - Organised Chaos

Workshop times: 1.45pm & 3pm

Keely from KP Papercuts will be teaching basic papercutting techniques to create these beautiful origami animal inspired gift tag designs. She will be sharing her top paper cutting tips with everyone who attends the workshops and participants will have a practice at the cutting basics before moving on to cut her specially designed templates.

 

KP Papercuts are based in Hartlepool run by Keely a self taught artist who became hooked on this amazing craft after looking for a new craft to try to relax and unwind. She was hooked from the first cut and is still going 4 years later! 

Artist: KP Papercuts

Workshop times: 1.15pm & 2.30pm

Try your hand at a small lino cut, printed by hand or an small etching press.

 

The size of the lino will be 15 x 10cm. Images will be provided but please feel free to bring your own.

Lino print is such a satisfying process, use this traditional technique to create your own mini work of art!

Workshop duration: 1hour

Artist: Northern Print Studio

Workshop times: 10.45am & 12.15pm

This short aromatherapy workshop is an introduction to the delights and power of essential oils.  Together we will talk through the uses of oils, explore blending techniques and consider how to use oils in our daily life; you will also get hands on with a large selection of essential oils to harness the power of aromatherapy and create your own sample body cream and shower gel.  

 

The workshop is led by Rachael, from Moodi Therapy who is a mum to three girls, a creative artist and complementary therapist.  In her home, if the lavender oil has run low – it is an actual family disaster, unsure of how to live a life without essential oils as a go-to she enjoys sharing the love of oils to help people live a little happier..

Workshop duration: 1hour

Artist: Moodi Therapy

Workshop times: 1.45pm & 3pm

Learn how to make your own origami paper lantern that can be used to decorate fairy lights or small lamps. All materials will be provided, including a selection of decorative papers to choose from.

Namita Vijayakumar is an artist based in the Tees Valley, whose practice consists of drawing, sculpture and installation that explore an individual's experience of light, colour, sound and space

Artist: Namita Vijayakumar

Workshop Times: 10am & 11.15am

Join Blooming Nora for a seasonal and creative mini workshop designed for all flower enthusiasts.

 

Under Blooming Nora’s guidance, you will learn how to make a beautiful Summer mini wreath, adorned with locally sourced country garden Britsh blooms and foliage. We will provide all tools and materials, including a hand made willow wreath for you to create your own masterpiece

Artist: Bloomin Nora

Workshop Times: 11.45am & 1pm

‘POT INVADER’  Workshop

 

Learn the basics of needle felting by making your own little ‘Pot Invader’. 

Discover the tools and techniques used to needle felt either a mouse or a mole ‘Pot Invader’. 

This introduction will guide you into a quick make, that you can then take home and with the knowledge gained progress with confidence into creating more complex makes.

Artist: Hellen Edwards

Workshop times: 11.15am & 12.30pm