Eastleigh
08
May
7:30pm - 9:30pm   The Sorting Office, 37 Wells Road, Eastleigh SO50 5FY

Karen Head will be hosting a Crochet Club every Monday evening (excluding Bank Holidays) at The Sorting Office Studios, 37 Wells Road, Eastleigh, SO50 5FY, starting Monday 8th May 2017, 7.30-9.30pm.

 

 

Join Karen over a cup of tea to learn all about crochet, whether it's new to you, you'd like a reminder or you'd just enjoy time and space for yourself.

 

It's £10 an evening and your 5th visit is free. You can come along as often or as little as you wish. Crochet is colourful, relaxing and addictive!

For further information, click here:

 

http://www.karenhead.co.uk/crochet-club/

TIME
7:30pm - 9:30pm
LOCATION
The Sorting Office, 37 Wells Road, Eastleigh SO50 5FY
20
May
10am - 4:30pm   37 Wells Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 5FY

£75

Book your place here.

Anticlastic bangles are fascinating pieces of jewellery to make, using traditional forging techniques to create beautifully curves. The forging encourages the silver to curve back on itself, adding strength as well as beauty, and allowing you to create wide bangles from relatively thin gauge sheet metal.

This workshop will teach you all the traditional silversmithing techniques you need to create your own stunning sterling silver bangle, which you can texture and shape to suit your own style. The class is perfect for beginners to jewellery making as it teaches many of the basic skills needed for more advanced skills, however those with previous experience will also find their skills tested and improved by the end of the session and will have the opportunity to make a more complex bangle with spinning bangles added to the middle as shown by the last photo. You will have a choice of textures to choose from for your bangle.

Only 8 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.

Date and Venue

10am-4.30pm Saturday 20th May 2017 at The Sorting Office Studios, 37 Wells Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire. Full directions will be emailed.

Materials

Materials (sterling silver sheet) are available for purchase on the day. The exact cost of the materials will be determined by the size and therefore weight of the bangle you make and the price of silver on the day, however material costs for most bangles without extra spinning bangles is approximately £18-£22 - these bangles retail for £108. Bangles with spinners may use £30-£35 of silver depending on the design that you choose - these retail for £135-£160. You can therefore make your own bangle for much less buying one and leave the workshop with the skills you need to make more!

Tools and Equipment

The workshop fee includes use of all the tools and equipment needed. All workshops include worksheets to take home with you and discuss tools, equipment, materials and health and safety considerations.

Cancellations

Cancellations of workshop places and private tuition bookings within two weeks of the event will forfeit the workshop fee/private tuition deposit unless I am able to find someone to take your place. Please let me know as soon as possible if you are unable to attend.

TIME
10am - 4:30pm
LOCATION
37 Wells Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 5FY
17
Jun
17th & 18th June 11am - 5pm   The Sorting Office, 37 Wells Road, Eastleigh SO50 5FY

We're opening our doors to the public once again on Saturday the 17th and Sunday the 18th of June 11am-5pm for our annual Summer Open Studios event!


The weekend is a chance for visitors to browse the vibrant studio spaces and buy an exquisite array of wares, expertly hand-crafted by local designer-makers.

The studios’ 17 resident designer-makers will be on hand to welcome visitors, talk about their crafts and show off their work.

A selection of local artists and makers will also be setting up shop in the studios’ Production House for the event’s popular Maker’s Fair, whilst a number of artisanal food and coffee stalls outside on the forecourt will be there provide refreshments.

“Summer Open Studios is all about showing off our beautiful studios – our artists hold nothing back in making their spaces bright and welcoming.

“Seeing people turn out and get to know the studios is such a lovely feeling, The sheer variety of talent means that everyone will find something to suit them inside.”

Where to find us:
 

TIME
17th & 18th June 11am - 5pm
LOCATION
The Sorting Office, 37 Wells Road, Eastleigh SO50 5FY
24
Jun
10am - 4:30pm   37 Wells Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 5FY

£75

Book your place here.

Spinner rings are delightful pieces of jewellery to make and to wear. The edges of the base ring are flared to capture the narrower satellite ring (or rings if you prefer!) that spin freely. The rings can be textured with a variety of hammers and decorative punches, the edges of the main ring filed into waves or left straight and the silver can be given an antiqued finish or left bright and polished - so many variations that everyone in the class can make their own unique piece of jewellery.

The Spinner Ring workshop teaches you all the traditional silversmithing techniques you need to create your own stunning and perfectly fitting sterling silver ring. This workshop is suitable for beginners to jewellery making as it teaches many of the basic skills needed for more advanced skills, however those with previous experience will also find their skills tested and improved by the end of the session. We will also discuss tools, equipment, materials and health and safety considerations.

Only 8 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, however lunch is not provided.

Date and Venue

10am-4.30pm Saturday 24th June 2017 at The Sorting Office Studios, 37 Wells Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire. Full directions will be emailed.

Materials

Materials (sterling silver sheet) are available for purchase on the day. The exact cost of the materials will be determined by the size and therefore weight of the ring you make and the price of silver on the day, however material costs for most rings is approximately £9.

Tools and Equipment

The workshop fee includes use of all the tools and equipment needed. It also includes a printed copy of my Spinner Rings ebook (normally £12) to take home with you and a copy will also be emailed to you after the workshop. 

Cancellations

Cancellations of workshop places and private tuition bookings within two weeks of the event will forfeit the workshop/private tuition fee unless I am able to find someone to take your place. Please let me know as soon as possible if you are unable to attend.

TIME
10am - 4:30pm
LOCATION
37 Wells Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 5FY
Romsey
14
Jun
10:30am - 4:30pm   Rum's Eg, 27 Bell Street, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 8GY

£55

To book, call Rums Eg on 01794 511220

www.rumseg.co.uk

Explore the popular technique of relief printing using Lino. Under Rachel's guidance and using specialist tools, you will create stunning single-colour prints. 

You will produce a variety of experimental and finished prints on paper which you'll be able to take home and display as part of your portfolio, Inspiration for designs will be provided but do bring along any ideas you may have!

TIME
10:30am - 4:30pm
LOCATION
Rum's Eg, 27 Bell Street, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 8GY