Katie runs monthly workshops from her retro inspired studio at the picturesque Unique Cottage Studios in Spalding, Lincolnshire. She works with small groups (a maximum of 6 people) to ensure that there is plenty of individual attention, space to work and an intimate creative atmosphere. Participants can expect to create in a relaxed, informal environment with unlimited light refreshments served on fine china from a golden hostess trolley.
Katie’s workshops are suitable for all levels of experience and although the intention is to teach a particular skill she has a flexible approach. She appreciates that some people feel more comfortable being guided through step by step instructions while others prefer to take a more experimental approach. Her workshops are as much about creating a space to be curious, playful and reflective as they are about creating a finished piece.
Each month’s workshop can be completed on a Sunday or across 2 weekday afternoons. There is ample parking at Unique and a café which is open Monday to Saturday and serves the most delicious homemade cakes and light lunches. Participants attending a Sunday workshop are asked to bring a packed lunch.
Workshops for private groups can also be arranged.
Workshop programme: August to December 2017
Make an Encouraging Banner
In a world awash with inspirational quotes it’s often useful to take a step back and remember we have our own wisdom and experience to guide us through the tricky stuff of life. During this one day workshop Katie will support participants to devise and stitch their own personal mantra in the form of an encouraging banner using vintage fabrics.
Event description: During this workshop Katie will teach participants how to make a hard backed journal using basic book binding techniques. Materials will include an eclectic range of vintage ephemera and other paper treats including some beautiful Mark Herald wallpaper.
Mail-Art Master Class
This workshop is a must for anyone who mourns the day that emails replaced pen-pals, handwritten letters and interesting post! As a lover of all things analogue Katie will share a range of techniques to enable participants to create a truly magnificent postal ‘love bomb’ to send to a friend. Expect typewriters, Polaroid cameras, rubber stamping, badge making, play-lists and much, much more.
Create a Kindness Calendar
This workshop will explore the philosophy of altruism (a selfless concern for the welfare of others) through creating a ‘calendar’ to prompt daily random acts of kindness. Research suggests that practising kindness reduces stress, boosts self-esteem and leads to enhanced wellbeing combine this with a healthy dose of creativity and you are onto a winner. This workshop will include paper-crafts and up-cycling.
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