Workshop with me

I am delighted to now be able to offer workshops in various formats. If the details given below don’t quite fit the needs of your group, please do contact me (via Contact Page or comments) to discuss your ideas. I am open to negotiation on price depending on location and group. In all case hosts will need to decide on the provision of refreshments.

I also hope to be running my own workshops in the near future, details of which will appear here and in a blog post.

“Woven Nature” wall-hangings by Ramtopsrac

Day “Woven Nature” wall-hanging workshop (max 10 participants, 10am – 4.30pm)
£150 + £10/participant materials + 45p/mile to-from Yateley, Hants
– creating a willow ring (for participants to take home and use for another piece when dry);
– creating the ‘spokes’ within a (pre-made) willow ring, for a Dorset Button style wallhanging;
– a short walk in the local area (assuming it’s suitable) to look at colours, shapes and forms that could go into a wallhanging;
– discussion on the use of natural and upcycled materials, yarns, twine, ribbon, upholstery threads, beads etc. Participants are welcome to bring and use their own, but these are provided;
– be taught how Dorset Button techniques can be used to create a picture of the participants design, using the materials provided;
– be guided through making your wall-hanging.

“Seashore” wall-hangings and their construction

Day “Seashore” wall-hanging workshop
(max 10 participants, 10am – 4.30pm)
£150 + £10/participant materials + 45p/mile to-from Yateley, Hants
– creating a willow ring (for participants to take home and use for another piece when dry);
– creating the ‘spokes’ within a (pre-made) willow ring, for a Dorset Button style wallhanging;
– an introduction to using “found items” and how to treat and use them creatively, particularly seashells and driftwood. Participants are welcome to bring and use their own seashells with holes in, and other items for advice, but a selection for use are provided;
– explore the use of natural and upcycled yarns, twine, ribbon, upholstery threads, beads, etc. Participants are welcome to bring and use their own, but a selection are also provided;
– be taught how Dorset Button techniques can be used to create a picture of the participants design, using the materials provided;
– be guided through making your wall-hanging.

“Embellished Buttons” by Ramtopsrac

Two-hour “Embellished Button” workshop
(max 10 participants, morning, afternoon or evening)
£30 + £5/participant materials + 45p/mile to-from Yateley, Hants

– the theme of the button can be agreed for the whole group in advance; ‘floral’, ‘seashore’, ‘tree’, or ‘posy’.
– you will be guided through the materials and skills to create your themed Dorset Button brooch or pendant, embellished with natural fibres, beads, and/or seashells;
– participants are welcome to bring and use their own beads and seashells with holes in, and be advised on how to use of other items, but a selection for use are provided.

Other workshops can be designed by arrangement, including one for Christian groups themed on the cross.