CREATIVE WORKSHOPS Sunday 17th November at Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens

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CREATIVE WORKSHOPS Sunday 17th November at Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens

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10.15am – 12.15 pm

Make a Christmas tree skirt workshop

with Stephen Caulfield of 'Sussex Willow Baskets'

Details:

Make your very own Christmas tree look complete this year, by having a bespoke handmade skirt. That will cover your real tree’s stand and water-well or artificial tree stand. The sizes are all internal measurements given 48cm at the base and 26cm high by roughly 36cm at the top. This is a medium size skirt that you will produce, this will fit most standard size 5ft trees. Please check that this size skirt will fit your own Christmas tree before booking to avoid any disappointment.

 

You will make and take home your very own handmade beautiful, Green English willow bespoke Christmas tree skirt. You can use beautiful item around the base of your tree year upon year.

 

You will pick out your own green willow rods, after be shown the needed techniques to make your own skirt. It is unnecessary to bring anything with you, as all materials, tools and the tuition will be supplied on the day. Once finished you get to take home your very own hand crafted item to cherish and use for many years to come.

Ability:         No prior experience necessary, for beginners

Age:              18+ only

Cost:             £40 per person. Book in advance.

Size:              48cm internal base diameter, 36cm width at top by 26cm high

*stock photo used in graphics.

** Leonardslee Garden admission fees apply for non-members, details can be found on www.leonardsleegardens.co.uk

 

10.30am – 12.30 pm

Jewellery making 

with Sally of 'Jewellery by Design'

Details:          

Create and make your own bracelet and earrings.

You will make your own stretchy bracelet and a pair of shepherds hook earrings designed from scratch. Choose your own beads from the varied selection provided, learn the techniques and then get to take your beautiful items home to wear and enjoy.

All items and tools required will be provided. Instructions will be available to take home. Beads supplied will be made from glass, crystal, gemstones, acrylic and glass or shell pearls, silver plated findings and smaller spacer beads

Ability:             No prior skills necessary. All will be taught at the workshop.

Age:                Adults only

Cost:              £22 per person. Book in advance.

“Beautiful pieces that are excellent quality and made with such love and attention to detail"  –Lisa

** Leonardslee Garden admission fees apply for non-members, details can be found on www.leonardsleegardens.co.uk

 

12.15pm – 1.45pm

A Christmas Large decorative Free Standing Angel workshop

with Stephen Caulfield of 'Sussex Willow Baskets' 

Details:

Make and take home your very own large decorative Christmas Angel this year. That will stand out as something different and unique. Please book to avoid being disappointment on the day.

You will make and take home your very own handmade beautiful, coloured English willow large decorative Christmas Angel. Once finished you could then take home and add tinsel and fairy lights to make it even more individual this Christmas and many more to come.

You will pick out your own coloured willow rods, after be shown the needed techniques to make your own large decorative angel. It is not necessary to bring anything with you, as all materials, tools and the tuition will be supplied on the day.

Ability:          No prior experience necessary, this course is for beginners 

Age:               18+ only

Cost:              £30 per person. Please book in advance

Age:               18+ only

Size:               45cm wide by 66cm high

 

** Leonardslee Garden admission fees apply for non-members, details can be found on www.leonardsleegardens.co.uk

1.30pm – 3.30pm

The Art of Giftwrapping

with Julia of Elle & Jay 

Details:   

Learn how to gift wrap in a professional way 

You will learn a range of skills, from bow tying, wrapping a box, making a gift bag to wrapping a bottle.

All materials are included but we do suggest you bring a long a large bag to take your work home with you.

Your tutor will be Julia Bennett from Elle & Jay – a talented and experienced tutor. Julia has trained and worked with Jane Means, one of the top gift wrappers in the UK – so we are rather lucky to have her with us!

Cost:                    £25 per person. Book in advance

Ability:                 All abilities welcome.

 

 “Wrapping a gift is an important part of the gift itself!" 

 

** Leonardslee Garden admission fees apply for non-members, details can be found on www.leonardsleegardens.co.uk

1.30pm – 3.30 pm

A Christmas Snowflake Workshop with Sally of 'Jewellery by Design'

Details:   

Get in the mood for Christmas by designing and making your very own timeless snowflake Christmas tree decoration!  

You will make your own beautiful, bespoke Christmas tree decoration that you can proudly hang on your tree year after year. 

You will choose your own beads and crystals from the varied selection provided, learn the techniques and then get to take your beautiful item home to enjoy this Christmas and for many more to come! 

All items and tools required will be provided.

 

Ability:                    No prior skills necessary. 

Age:                           Adults only

Cost:                          £20 per person. Book in advance

 

** Leonardslee Garden admission fees apply for non-members, details can be found on www.leonardsleegardens.co.uk

 

 

Creative Workshops need a minimum number to run, if this number is not reached the workshop will be cancelled and all monies will be refunded minus £1 adminfee, a minimum of 3 days notice will be given. You may cancel your booking up to 2 months prior to the workshop date and will receive a refund of £10. Cancellations after this time will not be eligible to any refund.

 

1.45pm – 3.45pm

Christmas tree decorations‘walk in’ craft workshop

with Stephen Caulfield of 'Sussex Willow Baskets' 

Details:

Make your own handmade Christmas tree decorations this year. In the public just walk in make and take willow decorations. You will use natures different natural coloured English willow rods, as well as being shown the techniques to make a variety of different small tree decorations. Things included are small Angels to top your Christmas tree this year and decorative tree hanging Stars and mini-wreaths. Also small Christmas trees and reindeer are available. It is unnecessary to bring anything with you, as all materials, tools and the tuition will be supplied on the day. Once finished you get to take home your very own hand crafted Christmas items to cherish for many years to come. 

Ability: No prior experience necessary

 Age: 8+ for small tree decorations, 13+ for reindeer and angels

 Cost: From £2.50 to £20

 (Angels must be started by 2.45pm to finish)

** Leonardslee Garden admission fees apply for non-members, details can be found on www.leonardsleegardens.co.uk