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Workshops & Masterclasses

Workshops

Friday November 2nd

 11am-1pm Free Stitch Embroidery with Suzi Park MS2 

Suzi Park aka Suzi Stitch is the founder of Make it in Wales. She will be teaching free-stitch embroidery with added appliqué techniques using a sewing machine. You will also be taught how to embroider onto water-soluble fabric. These exciting techniques will give you plenty of ideas for further projects. The workshop includes all materials, but does not include entry in to Made by Hand, please book an entrance ticket.

A Make it in Wales workshop.  SOLD OUT

11am-1pm Wire and Stained Glass Christmas Trees with Jane Beebe MS1

Make a Stained glass Christmas tree decoration.

The workshop includes all materials, but does not include entry in to Made by Hand, please book an entrance ticket.

A Adult Learning Cardiff workshop. SOLD OUT

2pm-4pm Make A Silver Ring with Maggie Cross MS2

Maggie Cross is a jewellery design graduate from Birmingham School of Jewellery and uses casting techniques to make her jewellery. Have fun making something special with a personal touch. In the two hours with Maggie you’ll carve a unique, one of a kind ring using jewellers wax and a selection of tools. You can then choose to have your bespoke wax ring sent to a casting company in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter who will cast the wax into solid silver using the process of lost wax casting. The rings are then hand-finished, polished and posted back to you. The casting finishing, polishing and return postage is optional and is an additional £29, which can be paid on the day of the workshop. The workshop does not include entry in to Made by Hand, please book an entrance ticket. £16 (to design and create a wax ring) +£29 for your ring to be cast in silver, hand-finished, polished and posted back to you (optional) .  Some materials are included (silver castin,polishing is extra) and does not include entry in to Made by Hand, please book an entrance ticket.

A Make it in Wales workshop.  SOLD OUT

2pm-4pm Wire and Stained Glass Angels with Jane Beebe MS1 MS1

Create a stained glass angel for your Christmas tree. The workshop includes all materials, but does not include entry in to Made by Hand, please book an entrance ticket. 

An Adult Learning Cardiff workshop. SOLD OUT 

Saturday November 3rd

10-15am-12.15pm  Needlefelting Christmas Robins and Snowmen with Lisa Barry MS1

Using the needlefelting technique, make a festive Robin or Snowman for your tree. The workshop includes all materials, but does not include entry in to Made by Hand, please book an entrance ticket.

An Adult Learning Cardiff workshop SOLD OUT

12.30-2.30pm Willow Weaving Workshop with Sarah Lart MS1

Make Bird feeders and Garlic Baskets using the ancient craft of willow weaving. The workshop includes all materials, but does not include entry in to Made by Hand, please book an entrance ticket.

An Adult Learning Cardiff workshop.

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3pm-5pm Willow Christmas Decoration Workshop with Sarah Lart MS1

Make Christmas decorations and seasonal crafts using the ancient craft of willow weaving. The workshop includes all materials, but does not include entry in to Made by Hand, please book an entrance ticket.

An Adult Learning Cardiff workshop.

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11-1pm Yarn Art with Llio James MS2

Join us for a session of building intricate, graphical yarn windings. We'll be looking at colour combinations, playing around with a variety of yarns and allowing the textures to speak for themselves. Finishing off with wonderful individual yarn art work suitable to frame on the wall.

A Make it in Wales workshop

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2pm-4pm Paper Cutting with Erica Frances George MS2

Erica is based in Brynberian, Pembrokeshire. She’s been playing with sharp knives for a decade and has honed her skills to produce staggeringly intricate paper-cut designs. Her designs have been used on t-shirts, branding campaigns and even tattoos. Erica will have different design templates for you to use, which you will learn to cut and take away. She will show you some surprising applications-from stencilling, to block printing. The workshop includes all materials, but does not include entry in to Made by Hand, please book an entrance ticket.  

A Make it in Wales workshop SOLD OUT

Sunday November 4th

11am-1pm Woven Pottery and Coloured Slips with Bev Gil Cervantes MS1 

Love the Pottery Throwdown? Here is a great introduction to the craft of pottery. Suitable for beginners or those with some experience. A Learn Cardiff workshop. The workshop includes all materials, but does not include entry in to Made by Hand, please book an entrance ticket.  

An Adult Learning Cardiff workshop.

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11am-1pm Make a Leather Dog Collar with Nia Denman MS2 

Craft a custom made leather dog collar in this two hour workshop. Learn the skills necessary for making a basic collar and then have the opportunity to personalise and decorate with rivets, embossing, hole punching and stitching. Skills covered in the workshop include cutting hide/leather, hole punching, bevelling and burnishing edges, riveting, skiving leather, embossing and saddle stitching. Option for 20mm or 25mm width brass buckle. Please come prepared with your dog's neck measurements. Pull the measuring tape snug but not tight around your dog's neck. (If you do not have a tape measure, you can use a piece of string and then measure the string with a rigid ruler.) Allow sufficient room to slip two fingers between the collar and the dog's neck.

A Make it in Wales workshop. SOLD OUT 

1.30pm-3.30pm Mosaic for the Home & for your to wear with Bev Gil Cervantes MS1  

Learn the ancient art of making mosaics. The session will provide all the materials you need to create a stunning mosaic and enable you to be able to produce mosaics at home with the information provided by this session. Suitable for beginners or advanced bring a simple image you may like to make into a mosaic.  The workshop includes all materials, but does not include entry in to Made by Hand, please book an entrance ticket.

An Adult Learning Cardiff workshop. SOLD OUT

1.30pm-3.30pm Needle Felt a Cat Face Brooch with Ruth Packham MS2

Ruth is an artist/maker/felter and uses British wool fibre to make her quirky creations. She works from her coastal studio in Borth. Her background is fine art, installation, video and printmaking but she’s now a full-time felt maker, mesmerised by wool as a material. Wool is a wonder as it can be wet and shrunk, used as a drawing material, moulded and sculpted. Discover the magic of needle felting and make your own cat brooch. Needle felting is a simple, accessible technique whereby using a barbed needle to stab into the wool fibre it is possible to sculpt the wool. Ruth has been needle felting for many years and will guide you through the process of creating your own unique cat brooch, using her own design as a guide. The workshop includes all materials, but does not include entry in to Made by Hand, please book an entrance ticket.  

A Make it in Wales workshop

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Every Day - Children's Drop In Workshops with Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre

 Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre will be running drop in workshops, every day. Young visitors can enjoy the Free drop in workshops and take away their creations as a memento of their visit to Cardiff. 

Masterclasses & Talks

Friday November 2nd

11am Masterclass with potter, Walter Keeler

Walter Keeler is an internationally renowned ceramic artist, based in South Wales.

Walter has been working in ceramics for over 50 years and he is one of the UK's most revered living potters. His works can be found in numerous important museum collections and he constantly strives for new and exciting shapes, glazes and compositions. We are honoured that he can join us at Made by Hand. Do not miss this exceptional opportunity to watch Walter at work.

This Masterclass is a complimentary event, which is held in the Council Chamber, City Hall. You must purchase a ticket to the event to gain entry. 

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Sunday November 4th 

 11am Masterclass with textile artist Michelle Griffiths

Michelle will be giving an masterclass in the fascinating technique of shibori indigo dying.

This Masterclass is a complimentary event, which is held in the Council Chamber, City Hall during Made by Hand. You must purchase a ticket to the event to gain entry. 

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