Eastleigh
21
Apr
21st & 22nd April 10am - 5pm   37 Wells Road, Eastleigh, SO50 5FY

Sawing sheet metal is one of the fundamental skills in silversmithing and jewellery making, a skill that once mastered can be used to create beautiful work with the minimum of equipment - a jeweller's saw, a bench peg and your hands. However it is also one of the skills that can also cause the most frustration with broken blades, uneven cuts and lots of filing and cleaning up afterwards!

By the end of this two day course you will be confidently sawing smooth curves and sharp distinct shapes, and filling those shapes with delicate pierced designs. Starting with a series of exercises in copper sheet, I will teach you all the tips and tricks that I use in my own work and have taught to my college students over the last seven years so that your sawing becomes smooth, confident and fluid. You will then use these skills to create your own beautiful designs in silver.

Only 5 places are available to ensure that everyone gets the help and attention they need. Under 16 year olds are welcome but will need to be accompanied by a paying adult.

Tea, coffee, biscuits and cakes are included in the workshop fee, but lunch is not provided.

This masterclass can be paid for in two installments of £90 by arrangement, with the balance paid a month before the class.

Date and Venue

10am-5pm Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April 2018 at The Sorting Office Studios, 37 Wells Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire. Full directions will be emailed.

Materials

Copper sheet for practicing is included in the workshop fee. Materials (sterling silver sheet and wire) are available for purchase on the day. The exact cost of the materials will be determined by the project or projects you choose to make.

 

TIME
21st & 22nd April 10am - 5pm
LOCATION
37 Wells Road, Eastleigh, SO50 5FY
28
Apr
10am - 4pm   37 Wells Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 5FY

Explore the popular technique of relief printing using Lino!

Under Rachel’s guidance and using specialist tools you will learn the process for preparing, cutting and printing single colour prints. A variety of experimental and finished prints on a range of papers will be produced, plus the skills for you to develop further Lino prints at home. Suitable for all levels.

 

To book please go to Rachel's Shop

To bring: All materials are provided alongside some visual inspiration for designs,but do bring along any image ideas you may have! An apron / overall may be handy when printing.

Cost: £55

TIME
10am - 4pm
LOCATION
37 Wells Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 5FY
12
May
10am - 4pm   The Sorting Office, 37 Wells Road, Eastleigh SO50 5FY

Ever wanted to learn how to screen-print? This 1-day workshop is the perfect introduction to printing on fabric. Using paper and stencils, create 2 or 3 colour printed repeat patterns, no experience required!

What to bring: All materials and tea & cake will be provided on the day, all you need to bring is some lunch and a set of clothes that you don't mind getting inky!

Whether screen printing is something you've always wanted to try your hand at, or you're just looking for something new and fun to do, this is the perfect workshop for getting creative and having some fun!

The workshop costs £65. To book your place click here.

 

TIME
10am - 4pm
LOCATION
The Sorting Office, 37 Wells Road, Eastleigh SO50 5FY
26
May
10am - 4pm   37 Wells Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 5FY

Come along with your sewing machine and sew up the mysteries of free Machine Embroidery

Using a vibrant array of threads in different thickness, weights and colours and working with a cotton base fabric and a water-soluble fabric, you will have the opportunity to design and make your own Machine Embroideries. The workshop is designed for the novice or the more confident stitcher who wishes to explore the numerous techniques and textures created by threads and stitch in a relaxed and creative atmosphere.

Bring your own sewing machine and any threads you have all other materials for the day will be provided.

The workshop price is £65.00

Tea, coffee, biscuits and homemade cake are included in the workshop fee but remember to bring a packed lunch with you.

Important requirements for the workshop – A sewing machine in good working order which is able to drop its feed dog teeth and has a compatible free machine embroidery foot.

The Sorting Office Studios are set in the town centre of Eastleigh, surrounded by numerous shops, including a well-stocked sewing shop alongside local supermarkets and restaurants. There is a selection of hotels – both local and a little further afield to fit all budgets. As well as having free parking spaces the studios also boasts a large, light and airy teaching space; “The Production House”, which has power sockets, tables and a sink.

Linda Miller BA Hons. has been a professional embroiderer since graduating from Winchester school of art in 1988. Her work is successfully exhibited throughout the UK Europe and the USA. Linda regularly holds workshops, and gives slide talks and lectures for Adults, Children and Community groups. She enjoys sharing her enthusiasm for textiles and her love for Machine Embroidery.

For more information and to book a place contact Linda, places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment!

 

linda@lindamillerembroideries.co.uk      www.lindamillerembroideries.co.uk

 

TIME
10am - 4pm
LOCATION
37 Wells Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 5FY
02
Jun
10am - 4pm   The Sorting Office, 37 Wells Road, Eastleigh SO50 5FY

Ever wanted to learn how to screen-print? This 1-day workshop is the perfect introduction to printing on fabric. Using paper and stencils, create 2 or 3 colour printed repeat patterns, no experience required!

What to bring: All materials and tea & cake will be provided on the day, all you need to bring is some lunch and a set of clothes that you don't mind getting inky!

Whether screen printing is something you've always wanted to try your hand at, or you're just looking for something new and fun to do, this is the perfect workshop for getting creative and having some fun!

The workshop costs £65. To book your place click here.

 

TIME
10am - 4pm
LOCATION
The Sorting Office, 37 Wells Road, Eastleigh SO50 5FY