Workshops

Unit Twelve has an ongoing workshop programme, with workshops run by Jennifer Collier, Iain Perry and other exhibiting artists, please scroll down for more information.

Jennifer Collier: Paper Lampshades BASIC - 25th June 2022

  • Description:
    Create a 30 x 30cm 6 panel lampshade from beautiful recycled papers. You will be provided with a pattern, which you will have the opportunity to customize to suit your taste, and the light shade frame (which can be an up or down lighter). You will spend the day working with vintage papers to create the panels for the shade, and will be shown embellishment techniques to decorate these. You will then be shown to how to stitch the papers together to form the shade. NB There will be a £10 charge (payable on the day) for the light shade frame and paper pattern. You may also wish to bring your own special papers, books and maps to personalize. *As these shades are machine stitched together YOU MUST BE ABLE TO USE A SEWING MACHINE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS WORKSHOP*
  • Date:
    25/06/22
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £70
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Curious Clare: Nature’s Rainbow- botanical ink and chalk pastel making workshop on 2nd July 2022

  • Description:
    Create your own range of botanical inks and chalk pastels derived from food waste and locally sourced plant matter. Discover nature’s colour palette on your doorstep and incorporate it into your art practice. This is an introduction to techniques for making your very own natural inks and chalk pastels including preparation, modification (fun chemical colour changing reactions!) and preserving processes. All materials are provided but please feel free bring along your own waste materials such as avocado stones, onion skins and colourful flowers that you have dead headed. Do also bring along a pestle and mortar IF you have one!
  • Date:
    02/07/22
  • Time:
    10-4.00pm
  • Cost:
    £70
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Rachel Butlin: Silver Stacking Rings, 16th July 2022, 10 - 12.30pm

  • Description:
    In this half day workshop you will learn how to measure, design and create up to three silver rings, using traditional jewellery techniques, from forming and texturising to soldering and filing. The ring can be created in a range of different silver wires, allowing you to explore different thicknesses, finishes and textures. All equipment is provided but there will be an additional £10 charge for silver, which will be payable on the day direct to the artist. Use the discount code SILVER at the checkout for £10 off when booking this AND the Silver Bangle workshop in the afternoon together.
  • Date:
    16/07/22
  • Time:
    10-12.30pm
  • Cost:
    £45
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Rachel Butlin: Silver Bangles, 16th July 2022, 1.30 - 4.00pm.

  • Description:
    In this half day workshop you will learn how to measure, design and create a silver bangle using traditional jewellery techniques, from forming and texturising to soldering and filing. The bangles will be created in a standard bangle wire, that can then be worked in different ways. This will allow you to explore different finishes, textures and attachments that compliment and contrast each other All equipment is provided but there will be an additional £15 charge for silver, which will be payable on the day direct to the artist. Use the discount code SILVER at the checkout for £10 off when booking this AND the Silver Stacking Rings workshop in the morning together.
  • Date:
    16/07/22
  • Time:
    1.30-4.00pm
  • Cost:
    £45
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Bonner Leather: Stitch in Time Needle Case 20th Aug 2022 10-4pm

  • Description:
    Make a colourful leather needle case in a day with Jeremy and Carla from Bonner Leather. You will be shown every step of working the leather, from cutting out, marking up, punching, fixing a closure, stitching and edge finishing. Do bring along your own favourite button to personalise the closure on your needle case. £70 to include all leather.
  • Date:
    20/08/22
  • Time:
    10-4.00pm
  • Cost:
    £70
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Bryony Rose Jennings: Scrappy Carnival Birds workshop on 27th August 2022

  • Description:
    In this workshop you create your own sculpted textile bird, by creating a form and exploring construction with wire, fabric and stuffing. In a unique approach to sculpting we will layer and hand stitch fabric adding wirework and embellishments to realise your vision. As our birds take shape, the magic starts to happen, and a personality begins to emerge. We can experiment with different methods of design, to build character and suggest expression using innovative sewing and wire working techniques. All materials are provided, but do bring along scrap fabrics, haberdashery, coloured knitting needles, beads or threads to personalize your sculpture.
  • Date:
    27/08/22
  • Time:
    10-4.00pm
  • Cost:
    £70
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Beatrice Mayfield: Stitched Brooch workshop - 3rd September 2022

  • Description:
    Create a hand embroidered brooch in this workshop. You will experiment with different stitches and materials to make contrasting surfaces, using texture, pattern and colour working with a variety of beads, threads, ribbon and fabric paint. Working from an initial design, you’ll look at how to translate this into an embroidery, create a stitch plan and produce a finished design within the day. You’ll then set this in a ready made brooch casing. All materials are provided, but please do bring along any fabrics, beads or threads to personalize.
  • Date:
    03/09/22
  • Time:
    10-4.00pm
  • Cost:
    £70
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Studio Critical: Introduction to greenwood carving - butter spreader workshop - 17th September 2022

  • Description:
    This workshop is an introduction to green wood carving that will begin with an introduction and safety talk, go through sharpening techniques and theory, safe knife holding and carving techniques. You will then design and draw your butter spreader, and then spend the rest of the day carving. This workshop be informative, but also relaxing and you will leave with a hand carved butter spreader. This workshop is limited to just 8 places and is NOT suitable for under 18's.
  • Date:
    17/09/22
  • Time:
    10-4.00pm
  • Cost:
    £70
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Sal Broadhurst: Mini Books Workshop, 15th Oct 2022, 10-4pm.

  • Description:
    We will begin the day by making the first of three types of mini book…an ingenious ‘instant book’, created from just one sheet of paper, and some clever folding and cutting! We will then move onto our first two stitched books, single section pamphlet stitched, three and five hole books. Using the skills and confidence gained, we will then spend the rest of the day making a more ambitious multi-section mini block book. When the block is made we will complete the book using thin board and your choice of paper to create decorative covers. All materials and use of equipment are included, however you may wish to bring some of your own papers to personalise the work.
  • Date:
    15/10/22
  • Time:
    10-4.00pm
  • Cost:
    £70
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Stitched Paper Slippers with Jennifer Collier on 5th November 2022, 10-4pm.

  • Description:
    Create hand stitched paper slippers from paper ephemera. In this workshop you will be shown how to patchwork papers together to create a bigger paper ‘fabric’ to make the work from, as well as several different options to really personalise your slippers. You will learn a range of hand stitches to add decorative details, along with paper roses and Suffolk puffs. All materials are provided but do bring along your own special papers to personalise.
  • Date:
    05/11/22
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £70
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Paper Flower Christmas Wreaths with Jennifer Collier - 19th November 2022

  • Description:
    In this full day workshop you will be shown how to create decorative paper flowers from recycled papers, with a choice of four different types of flowers to make, from the very easy through to a 5 petal origami flower. These flowers will be used to make an beautiful everlasting floral wreath for Christmas. All materials are provided but you may wish to bring along your own papers and books to personalise your wreath.
  • Date:
    19/11/2022
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £70
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.
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