Felt Gingerbread Decoration Workshop at Tudor House, 3/11/18

On Saturday 3rd November I ran my first Christmas workshop of the season – a felt gingerbread decoration class at Tudor House in Southampton. We had a relaxed and chatty morning of cutting and sewing with plenty of tea and biscuits followed by lunch and more tea! I’m running two more felt gingerbread workshops in December. One at Salisbury District Hospital for the staff and another at Hillier Gardens on Saturday 8th December (this is a drop in workshop so we’ll be making more simple felt decorations for gingerbread man bunting).

Keep Up to Date with Daff Workshops

Last night I ran a ‘Day of the Dead’ themed ‘Introduction to Watercolours’ workshop at The Docks Coffee House on Oxford Street in Southampton as part of Dead Good Days 2018. It was a fun, colourful and relaxed workshop which prompted some really interesting and often humourous discussions about growing old, death, writing a will and looking after family members. Important topics which we should all be able to talk about freely but it seems so difficult to do so in our culture.

Take a look at the wonderful results from the class and keep up to date with all of my workshops on Instagram!

Daff Workshops HQ (New Studio!)

Really excited to have finished redecorating my new studio and workshop space! Classes for up to four people can be held in here but for larger groups I use my kitchen (big enough for up to 12 people!).


Bunting Craft Hen Party in The New Forest

I paid a visit to these lovely ladies who were staying in Foxlease in the New Forest for a hen party weekend! They made beautiful bunting flags which I took home, sewed onto the bias binding and posted to the bride-to-be ready to use for the wedding day…

 

 

An Introduction to Soft Pastels at Salisbury Hospital

I visited Salisbury Hospital this week to teach staff how to use soft pastels to create their own underwater scene. The results were fantastic and the feedback was all so positive – thank you for having me!

Thoroughly enjoyed the session. Friendly and relaxed approach’

‘It was very interesting and a nice class. Very enjoyable’

‘Really enjoyed the workshop. Straightforward information. Encouraging. Good explanation of techniques.’

‘Very enjoyable. Plenty of equipment supplied and we were able to achieve a fun conclusion.’

‘Very therapeutic. It helped me to relax and forget about work!’

Cushion Making, Lino Printing and Vintage Corsages: Workshops this January

A few photos of some workshops we’ve had the pleasure of hosting this January!

The lino cutting group were complete beginners but just look at the beautiful results! The same goes for the ladies who made these wonderful cushions…they weren’t experienced sewers and hadn’t used a sewing machine since school, but their designs were so pretty and the stitching was perfect. The vintage corsage is one of 4 for a wedding in February, how elegant will those bridesmaids look with these in their wrists?

if you’d like to book a bespoke workshop please get in touch with Caroline.

‘Introduction to Drawing’ Workshop @ The Art House, 07/06/17

This evening’s ‘Introduction to Drawing’ Workshop at The Art House was a Dip Pen and Ink special!

We started the workshop with mark making exercises to familiarise the group with using the dip pen and then created character illustrations based on extracts from one of Ralph Steadman’s books. The group were given reference images for inspiration.

‘Introduction to Drawing’ Workshop @ The Art House, 05/04/17

The ‘Introduction to Drawing’ workshop at The Art House on 5th April was a papercutting special. The group had lots of fun making beautiful papercut artwork in a range of bright colours. Everyone worked so hard to create really abitious pieces and their efforts really paid off!

These sessions take place on the first Wednesday of each month at The Art House Cafe in Southampton, 7-9pm for £10 per person.