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February 2019

Lino Cut Printmaking – Jenni Robinson

Sunday 3rd February 2019, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, Co Down BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30

Join Jenni for a fun, 3-hour introduction to relief printmaking using the linocut method. Bring your own designs or use one of the decorative letter templates provided to carve your own print block (a selection of participants’ first initials will be available). Learn about the properties of different papers and inks as you create your prints All materials are included and there will be a full safety briefing/demo before you get started. Printmakers are asked to wear old clothes/an apron,…

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Calligraphy – Eileen Evans

Tuesday 12th February 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, Co Down BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30

In this workshop participants are shown how to form the letters of the alphabet in the traditional style of calligraphy. Once mastered, a letter, word or phrase is then developed and embellished leading on to the design and creation of a greeting card or bookmark. These projects enable participants to develop techniques in calligraphy as well as experimenting with making decorative backgrounds. This is a small workshop and spaces are limited. ──── £30 per person. Tea/coffee and cake included. Call…

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Broomstick Crochet – Helen McArdle

Friday 22nd February 2019, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, Co Down BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30

Learn this fascinating crochet technique and create a scarf or cowl to take home.

‘Broomstick’ and yarn will be supplied.
Choose from a range of colours.
A basic knowledge of crochet is needed.
Bring along your favourite 4mm crochet hook.

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Learn to Weave with Little Tangle

Sunday 24th February 2019, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, Co Down BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£40

Learn about the basic techniques of weaving and how to create different patterns. Discover the variety of materials that can be used in modern weaving.

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Nature Printing on Linen – Ruth Osborne

Thursday 28th February 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, Co Down BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30

In this workshop participants will have the opportunity to experiment with monoprinting techniques onto beautiful Irish Linen using natural materials. Participants will create unique prints inspired by the flora of the local Lough Neagh landscape and experiment with colour, pattern and mark making. No previous experience is necessary- just lots of enthusiasm! Participants will bring home a beautiful mounted linen landscape of their own creation.

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March 2019

Silver Metal Clay – Pat Wilson

Sunday 3rd March 2019, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, Co Down BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£60

Treat yourself to a unique 100% silver pendant made by yourself! With a selection of geometric shapes and textures to choose from, you will learn the key skills to create your own, high quality piece of jewellery. Your work will be fired in a kiln on the day allowing you a half hour break to explore the shops and cafes in Comber.

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Needle Felting – Jennifer Cunningham

Monday 4th March 2019, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, Co Down BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30

Leading Northern Irish textile artist Jennifer Cunningham will demonstrate the art of needle felting.

Participants will have the opportunity to create a small scene in a frame to take home.
All materials will be supplied.
Suitable for beginners.

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Lino Cut Printmaking – Improvers Class

Sunday 10th March 2019, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm GMT
£40

This workshop is designed for those who have already attended the Introduction to Linocut Printmaking class or have previous experience of linocut/woodcut printmaking. Based on previous knowledge, participants will bring their own design ideas along and will be able to use the extra 2 hours to achieve a larger scale (up to A5), get more creative with mark-making and details, and experiment with colour methods. Or make multiple small blocks to achieve a design, the only limit is your imagination…

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Lettering & Calligraphy Taster Workshop – Kate Morrison

Monday 11th March 2019, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, Co Down BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30

In this workshop, self confessed stationery nerd, Kate will introduce the participants to the art of brush lettering and how to apply these skills to Modern Calligraphy. All materials and equipment will be supplied.   This is a small workshop and spaces are limited. ──── £30 per person. Tea/coffee and cake included. Call into The Craft Room for further information or email us at info@thecraftroomcomber.com

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Lino Cut Printmaking – Jenni Robinson

Wednesday 13th March 2019, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, Co Down BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30

Join Jenni for a fun, 3-hour introduction to relief printmaking using the linocut method. Bring your own designs or use one of the decorative letter templates provided to carve your own print block (a selection of participants' first initials will be available). Learn about the properties of different papers and inks as you create your prints.

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Dorset Button Making – Wee Yarn Designs

Wednesday 20th March 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, Co Down BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£25

Participants are taken through the history of the Dorset Button and how it can be used today for embellishment or as a piece of quirky jewellery!
Debbie will demonstrate how to make a simple crosswheel button and then guide the participants in the creation of their own brooch or necklace to be taken home.

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April 2019

Nature Printing on Linen – Ruth Osborne

Thursday 4th April 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
£30

In this workshop participants will have the opportunity to experiment with monoprinting techniques onto beautiful Irish Linen using natural materials. Participants will create unique prints inspired by the flora of the local Lough Neagh landscape and experiment with colour, pattern and mark making. No previous experience is necessary – just lots of enthusiasm! Participants will bring home a beautiful mounted linen landscape of their own creation.   This is a small workshop and spaces are limited.   £30 per person.…

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Lettering & Calligraphy Taster Workshop – Kate Morrison

Monday 8th April 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, Co Down BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30

In this workshop, self confessed stationery nerd, Kate will introduce the participants to the art of brush lettering and how to apply these skills to Modern Calligraphy. All materials and equipment will be supplied This is a small workshop and spaces are limited. ──── £30 per person. Tea/coffee and cake included. Call into The Craft Room for further information or email us at info@thecraftroomcomber.com

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Lino Cut Printmaking – Jenni Robinson

Wednesday 10th April 2019, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm BST
£30

Join Jenni for a fun, 3-hour introduction to relief printmaking using the linocut method. Bring your own designs or use one of the decorative letter templates provided to carve your own print block (a selection of participants’ first initials will be available). Learn about the properties of different papers and inks as you create your prints. All materials are included and there will be a full safety briefing/demo before you get started. Printmakers are asked to wear old clothes/an apron,…

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Copper Embossing – LindyMakes

Thursday 11th April 2019, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm BST
£30

LindyMakes – Lindy McMahon Learn the techniques for embossing and colouring metal to create stunning effects! Learn how to emboss metal using different tools. Find out different ways to colour and patina the metals. Learn how to protect your finished piece. You will create a finished, framed piece to take home. ──── £30 per person. Tea/coffee and cake included. Call into The Craft Room for further information or email us at info@thecraftroomcomber.com

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Learn to Weave with Little Tangle

Sunday 14th April 2019, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
£40

Little Tangle – Karolina Lisek Learn about the basic techniques of weaving and how to create different patterns. Discover the variety of materials that can be used in modern weaving. Each participant will have the opportunity to create their own unique wall tapestry to take home. All materials are included. ──── £40 per person. Tea/coffee and cake included. Call into The Craft Room for further information or email us at info@thecraftroomcomber.com

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Dorset Button Making – Wee Yarn Designs

Tuesday 30th April 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, Co Down BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£25

Participants are taken through the history of the Dorset Button and how it can be used today for embellishment or as a piece of quirky jewellery!
Debbie will demonstrate how to make a simple crosswheel button and then guide the participants in the creation of their own brooch or necklace to be taken home.

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May 2019

Introduction to Paper Cut Art – Emma Davison

Thursday 9th May 2019, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£38

Enjoy a relaxed and inspiring few hours learning how to create beautiful intricate paper-cut illustrations. Paper cutting artist Emma Davison will guide you through the techniques involved. Showing you how to create your own paper-cut art. In this class you will create your own lovely hand cut paper art and the gain the knowledge that will allow you to continue paper-cutting with confidence. You don’t need to have any drawing skills to attend this workshop as you will be provided…

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Broomstick Crochet

Friday 10th May 2019, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30

Learn this fascinating crochet technique with local craftswoman, Helen McArdle and create a scarf or cowl to take home. ‘Broomstick’ and yarn will be supplied. Choose from a range of colours. A basic knowledge of crochet is needed. Bring along your favourite 4mm crochet hook. ──── Tea/coffee and cake included

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Silver Metal Clay – Pat Wilson

Sunday 12th May 2019, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, Co Down BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£60

Treat yourself to a unique 100% silver pendant made by yourself! With a selection of geometric shapes and textures to choose from, you will learn the key skills to create your own, high quality piece of jewellery. Your work will be fired in a kiln on the day allowing you a half hour break to explore the shops and cafes in Comber. Your instructor will be Pat Wilson, Northern Ireland’s only certified level 2 Art Clay Instructor and one of…

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Lino Cut Printmaking – Jenni Robinson

Wednesday 15th May 2019, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30

Join Jenni for a fun, 3-hour introduction to relief printmaking using the linocut method. Bring your own designs or use one of the decorative letter templates provided to carve your own print block (a selection of participants’ first initials will be available). Learn about the properties of different papers and inks as you create your prints. All materials are included and there will be a full safety briefing/demo before you get started. Printmakers are asked to wear old clothes/an apron,…

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Needle Felting – Pictures

Sunday 26th May 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30

Leading Northern Irish textile artist Jennifer Cunningham will demonstrate the art of needle felting. Participants will have the opportunity to create a small scene in a frame to take home. All materials will be supplied. Suitable for beginners. ──── £30 per person. Tea/coffee and cake included

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Dorset Button making – Wee Yarn Designs

Wednesday 29th May 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£25

Wee Yarn Designs Participants are taken through the history of the Dorset Button and how it can be used today, not only as an embellishment or in jewellery making , but also in the creation of delightful Christmas decorations! Debbie will demonstrate how to make a simple cross wheel button and then guide the participants in the creation of their own piece of jewellery or decoration to be taken home. ──── £25 per person. Tea/coffee and cake included. Call into…

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June 2019

Learn to Weave with Little Tangle

Sunday 2nd June 2019, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£40

Little Tangle – Karolina Lisek Learn about the basic techniques of weaving and how to create different patterns. Discover the variety of materials that can be used in modern weaving. Each participant will have the opportunity to create their own unique wall tapestry to take home. All materials are included. ──── £40 per person. Tea/coffee and cake included. Call into The Craft Room for further information or email us at info@thecraftroomcomber.com

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Nature Printing on Linen – Ruth Osborne

Thursday 6th June 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30
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June Market – School’s Out!

Saturday 8th June 2019, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Holywood Old School, 92 Church Road
Holywood, Down BT18 9BX United Kingdom

Join us at our monthly market on Saturday 8th June at Holywood Old School. This will be the last market before we take our summer break in July! (Don't panic...we will be back on Saturday 10th August with our special August Craft Month event) School's out and where better to purchase a unique, handcrafted teacher gift or special treat for Dad on Father's Day - Sunday 16th! We will be supporting local charity, Street Soccer NI at this month's market.…

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Nature Printing on Linen – Ruth Osborne

Wednesday 12th June 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30

In this workshop participants will have the opportunity to experiment with monoprinting techniques onto beautiful Irish Linen using natural materials. Participants will create unique prints inspired by the flora of the local Lough Neagh landscape and experiment with colour, pattern and mark making. No previous experience is necessary – just lots of enthusiasm! Participants will bring home a beautiful mounted linen landscape of their own creation.   This is a small workshop and spaces are limited.   £30 per person.…

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Copper Embossing – LindyMakes

Thursday 13th June 2019, 6:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£35

LindyMakes – Lindy McMahon Learn the techniques for embossing and colouring metal to create stunning effects! Learn how to emboss metal using different tools. Find out different ways to colour and patina the metals. Learn how to protect your finished piece. You will create a finished, framed piece to take home. ──── £30 per person. Tea/coffee and cake included. Call into The Craft Room for further information or email us at info@thecraftroomcomber.com

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Introduction to Paper Cut Art – Emma Davison

Thursday 20th June 2019, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£38

Enjoy a relaxed and inspiring few hours learning how to create beautiful intricate paper-cut illustrations. Paper cutting artist Emma Davison will guide you through the techniques involved. Showing you how to create your own paper-cut art. In this class you will create your own lovely hand cut paper art and the gain the knowledge that will allow you to continue paper-cutting with confidence. You don’t need to have any drawing skills to attend this workshop as you will be provided…

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Needle Felting – Animals

Sunday 23rd June 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30

Leading Northern Irish textile artist Jennifer Cunningham will demonstrate the art of needle felting. Participants will learn how to make a small needle felted animal. All materials will be provided. No experience necessary. £30 per person. Tea/coffee and cake included

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Lettering & Calligraphy Taster Workshop – Kate Morrison

Tuesday 25th June 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30

In this workshop, self confessed stationery nerd, Kate will introduce the participants to the art of brush lettering and how to apply these skills to Modern Calligraphy. All materials and equipment will be supplied This is a small workshop and spaces are limited. ──── £30 per person. Tea/coffee and cake included.

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August 2019

Creative Showcase – Patricia Millar Ceramics

Thursday 8th August 2019, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom

Local ceramacist, Patricia Millar will be showcasing her work at The Craft Room on Thurs 8th August as part of our August Craft Month Creative Showcases event. Browse and chat to Patricia, find out more about her work and purchase a unique pit fired bowl or shoreline cylinder. Patricia will also have new work from her recent trip to Devon. Late night shopping. Refreshments served Join us from 6.00 - 9.00pm at The Craft Room

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August Craft Month Market

Saturday 10th August 2019, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Holywood Old School, 92 Church Road
Holywood, Down BT18 9BX United Kingdom

North Down Craft Collective members and guests will showcase the very best in local art and craft at this special August Craft Month market. Members have been joining forces and working in pairs over the last few months designing collaborative pieces of art and craft that will be revealed on Saturday 10th at Holywood Old School. Browse and purchase from your favourite local makers and stop for refreshments at Benn's pop-up cafe. Supporting local charity Flourish

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Creative Showcase – Jenni Robinson Art

Thursday 15th August 2019, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom

Local artist Jenni Robinson will be showcasing her work at The Craft Room on Thurs 15th August as part of our August Craft Month Creative Showcases event. Browse and chat to Jenni, find out more about her workshops and purchase a unique piece of local art. Late night shopping. Refreshments served Join us from 6.00 - 9.00pm at The Craft Room

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Creative Showcase – LG Jewellery

Thursday 22nd August 2019, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom

Local jeweller, Laurie Gaffney from LG Jewellery will be showcasing her work at The Craft Room on Thurs 22nd August as part of our August Craft Month Creative Showcases event. Browse and chat to Laurie, find out more about her work and purchase a unique piece of jewellery. Late night shopping. Refreshments served Join us from 6.00 - 9.00pm at The Craft Room

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Creative Showcase – Jupiter Red

Thursday 29th August 2019, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom

Local textile designer, Janet McNamee from Jupiter Red will be showcasing her work at The Craft Room on Thurs 29th August as part of our August Craft Month Creative Showcases event. Browse and chat to Janet, find out more about her work and purchase a beautiful hand printed linen apron, tote bag or item for your home. Late night shopping. Refreshments served

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September 2019

Needle Felted Pictures – Jennifer Cunningham

Sunday 8th September 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30

Leading Northern Irish textile artist Jennifer Cunningham will demonstrate the art of needle felting. Participants will have the opportunity to create a small scene in a frame to take home. All materials will be supplied. Suitable for beginners. Tea/coffee and cake included

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Introduction to Linocut Printmaking

Wednesday 11th September 2019, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30

A friendly, 3-hour introduction to the basic principles and processes of relief printmaking. You'll design and carve your own print block and use it to print images, ready to frame or be used in future crafts such as cards, bunting, etc. All you need to bring is a carrier bag or tub to transport your not-yet-dry work home, and a large spoon for pressing your print. . Please wear old clothes/an apron. You can also bring your own design ideas…

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Introduction to Paper Cut Art – Emma Davison

Thursday 12th September 2019, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£40

Enjoy a relaxed and inspiring few hours learning how to create beautiful intricate paper-cut illustrations. Paper cutting artist Emma Davison will guide you through the techniques involved. Showing you how to create your own paper-cut art. In this class you will create your own lovely hand cut paper art and the gain the knowledge that will allow you to continue paper-cutting with confidence. You don’t need to have any drawing skills to attend this workshop as you will be provided…

Find out more »

Learn to Weave – Little Tangle

Sunday 15th September 2019, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£40

Learn about the basic techniques of weaving and how to create different patterns. Discover the variety of materials that can be used in modern weaving. Each participant will have the opportunity to create their own unique wall tapestry to take home. All materials are included. ──── Tea/coffee and cake included.

Find out more »

Dorset Button Jewellery Making

Tuesday 17th September 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£35

Participants are taken through the history of the Dorset button and how it can be used today for embellishment or as a piece of quirky jewellery! Debbie will demonstrate how to make a simple cross wheel button and then guide the participants in the creation of their own piece of jewellery to be taken home. Price includes all materials and a Dorset Button Kit for future projects.

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Copper Embossing – Lindy Makes

Wednesday 18th September 2019, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£35

Learn the techniques for embossing and colouring metal to create stunning effects! Learn how to emboss metal using different tools. Find out different ways to colour and patina the metals. Learn how to protect your finished piece. You will create a finished, framed piece to take home. Tea/Coffee and cake included.

Find out more »

Nature Printing on Linen – Ruth Osborne

Thursday 19th September 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£35

In this workshop participants will have the opportunity to experiment with monoprinting techniques onto beautiful Irish Linen using natural materials. Participants will create unique prints inspired by the flora of the local Lough Neagh landscape and experiment with colour, pattern and mark making. No previous experience is necessary – just lots of enthusiasm! Participants will bring home a beautiful mounted linen landscape of their own creation. Tea/Coffee and cake included

Find out more »

Lettering & Calligraphy – Kate Morrison

Wednesday 25th September 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30

In this workshop, self confessed stationery nerd, Kate will introduce the participants to the art of brush lettering and how to apply these skills to Modern Calligraphy. All materials and equipment will be supplied Tea/coffee and cake included.

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October 2019

Needle Felted Animals – Jennifer Cunningham

Sunday 6th October 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30

Leading Northern Irish textile artist Jennifer Cunningham will demonstrate the art of needle felting. Participants will learn how to make a small needle felted animal. All materials will be provided. No experience necessary. Tea/coffee and cake included

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Introduction to Figurative Ceramics – Yvonne McMullen *2 DAY WORKSHOP*

Sunday 13th October 2019, 11:00 am - Sunday 27th October 2019, 4:00 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£50

  Design and create a favourite family pet or animal of your choice in this 2 day ceramic workshop.   Day 1 - Sunday 13th October 2019, 11.00am - 4.00pm The focus on the first day will be on creating a ceramic figure of a pet or animal of your choice. Yvonne will demonstrate basic skills and provide one-to-one guidance.   Day 2 - Sunday 27th October 2019, 1.00pm - 4.00pm The participants' work will have been dried and fired…

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Dorset Button Jewellery Making

Monday 21st October 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£35

Participants are taken through the history of the Dorset button and how it can be used today for embellishment or as a piece of quirky jewellery! Debbie will demonstrate how to make a simple cross wheel button and then guide the participants in the creation of their own piece of jewellery to be taken home. Price includes all materials and a Dorset Button Kit for future projects.

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Lettering & Calligraphy – Kate Morrison

Tuesday 22nd October 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30

BUY NOW! In this workshop, self confessed stationery nerd, Kate will introduce the participants to the art of brush lettering and how to apply these skills to Modern Calligraphy.   All materials and equipment will be supplied   Tea/coffee and cake included.

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Nature Printing on Linen – Ruth Osborne

Thursday 24th October 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£35

In this workshop participants will have the opportunity to experiment with monoprinting techniques onto beautiful Irish Linen using natural materials. Participants will create unique prints inspired by the flora of the local Lough Neagh landscape and experiment with colour, pattern and mark making. No previous experience is necessary – just lots of enthusiasm! Tea/Coffee and cake included

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Introduction to Linocut Printmaking

Wednesday 30th October 2019, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30

A friendly, 3-hour introduction to the basic principles and processes of relief printmaking. You’ll design and carve your own print block and use it to print images, ready to frame or be used in future crafts such as cards, bunting, etc. All you need to bring is a carrier bag or tub to transport your not-yet-dry work home, and a large spoon for pressing your print. . Please wear old clothes/an apron. You can also bring your own design ideas…

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November 2019

Needle Felted Pictures – Jennifer Cunningham

Sunday 3rd November 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30

Leading Northern Irish textile artist Jennifer Cunningham will demonstrate the art of needle felting. Participants will have the opportunity to create a small scene in a frame to take home. All materials will be supplied. Suitable for beginners. Tea/coffee and cake included

Find out more »

Copper Embossing – Lindy Makes

Thursday 7th November 2019, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£35

Learn the techniques for embossing and colouring metal to create stunning effects! Learn how to emboss metal using different tools. Find out different ways to colour and patina the metals. Learn how to protect your finished piece. You will create a finished, framed piece to take home. Tea/Coffee and cake included.

Find out more »

Introduction to Broomstick Crochet

Friday 8th November 2019, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30

Learn this fascinating crochet technique with local craftswoman, Helen McArdle and create a scarf or cowl to take home. ‘Broomstick’ and yarn will be supplied. Choose from a range of colours. A basic knowledge of crochet is needed. Bring along your favourite 4mm crochet hook. Tea/Coffee and cake included.

Find out more »

Introduction to Paper Cut Art – Emma Davison

Thursday 14th November 2019, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£40

Enjoy a relaxed and inspiring few hours learning how to create beautiful intricate paper-cut illustrations. Paper cutting artist Emma Davison will guide you through the techniques involved. Showing you how to create your own paper-cut art. In this class you will create your own lovely hand cut paper art and the gain the knowledge that will allow you to continue paper-cutting with confidence. You don’t need to have any drawing skills to attend this workshop as you will be provided…

Find out more »

Learn to Weave – Little Tangle

Sunday 17th November 2019, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£40

Learn about the basic techniques of weaving and how to create different patterns. Discover the variety of materials that can be used in modern weaving. Each participant will have the opportunity to create their own unique wall tapestry to take home. All materials are included. Tea/coffee and cake included.

Find out more »

Lettering & Calligraphy – Kate Morrison

Tuesday 19th November 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30

In this workshop, self confessed stationery nerd, Kate will introduce the participants to the art of brush lettering and how to apply these skills to Modern Calligraphy.   All materials and equipment will be supplied   Tea/coffee and cake included.

Find out more »

Introduction to Linocut Printmaking – Jenni Robinson Art

Wednesday 20th November 2019, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30

A friendly, 3-hour introduction to the basic principles and processes of relief printmaking. You’ll design and carve your own print block and use it to print images, ready to frame or be used in future crafts such as cards, bunting, etc. All you need to bring is a carrier bag or tub to transport your not-yet-dry work home, and a large spoon for pressing your print. . Please wear old clothes/an apron. You can also bring your own design ideas…

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Dorset Button Christmas Decorations – Wee Yarn Designs

Tuesday 26th November 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£35

Participants are taken through the history of the Dorset button and how it can be used today for embellishment, a piece of quirky jewellery or a Christmas decoration! Debbie will demonstrate how to make a simple cross wheel button and then guide the participants in the creation of their own piece. Price includes all materials and a Dorset Button Kit for future projects. Hot chocolate and mince pies included

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December 2019

Needle Felted Pictures – Jennifer Cunningham

Sunday 8th December 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30

Leading Northern Irish textile artist Jennifer Cunningham will demonstrate the art of needle felting. Participants will have the opportunity to create a small scene in a frame to take home. All materials will be supplied. Suitable for beginners. Tea/coffee and cake included

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January 2020

Copper Embossing – Lindy Makes

Thursday 23rd January, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£35

Learn the techniques for embossing and colouring metal to create stunning effects! Learn how to emboss metal using different tools. Find out different ways to colour and patina the metals. Learn how to protect your finished piece. You will create a finished, framed piece to take home. Tea/Coffee and cake included.

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February 2020

Introduction to Figurative Ceramics – Yvonne McMullen * 2 DAY WORKSHOP *

Sunday 2nd February, 11:00 am - Sunday 16th February, 4:00 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£50

Design and create a favourite family pet or animal of your choice in this 2 day ceramic workshop.   Day 1 - Sunday 2nd February 2020, 11.00am - 4.00pm The focus on the first day will be on creating a ceramic figure of a pet or animal of your choice. Yvonne will demonstrate basic skills and provide one-to-one guidance. Day 2 - Sunday 16th February 2020, 1.00pm - 4.00pm The participants' work will have been dried and fired in the…

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Lettering & Calligraphy – Kate Morrison

Monday 3rd February, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30

In this workshop, self confessed stationery nerd, Kate will introduce the participants to the art of brush lettering and how to apply these skills to Modern Calligraphy. All materials and equipment will be supplied Tea/coffee and cake included.

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Nature Printing on Linen – Ruth Osborne Art

Thursday 6th February, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£35

In this workshop participants will have the opportunity to experiment with monoprinting techniques onto beautiful Irish Linen using natural materials. Participants will create unique prints inspired by the flora of the local Lough Neagh landscape and experiment with colour, pattern and mark making. No previous experience is necessary – just lots of enthusiasm! Tea/Coffee and cake included

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Needle Felted Pictures – Jennifer Cunningham Art

Sunday 9th February, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30

Leading Northern Irish textile artist Jennifer Cunningham will demonstrate the art of needle felting. Participants will have the opportunity to create a small scene in a frame to take home. All materials will be supplied. Suitable for beginners. Tea/coffee and cake included

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Introduction to Linocut Printmaking – Jenni Robinson Art

Monday 17th February, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30

A friendly, 3-hour introduction to the basic principles and processes of relief printmaking. You’ll design and carve your own print block and use it to print images, ready to frame or be used in future crafts such as cards, bunting, etc. All you need to bring is a carrier bag or tub to transport your not-yet-dry work home, and a large spoon for pressing your print. . Please wear old clothes/an apron. You can also bring your own design ideas…

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Dorset Button Jewellery Making – Wee Yarn Designs

Wednesday 19th February, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£35

Participants are taken through the history of the Dorset button and how it can be used today for embellishment or as a piece of quirky jewellery! Debbie will demonstrate how to make a simple cross wheel button and then guide the participants in the creation of their own piece of jewellery to be taken home. Price includes all materials and a Dorset Button Kit for future projects. Tea/Coffee and cake included

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Learn to Weave – Little Tangle

Sunday 23rd February, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£40

Learn about the basic techniques of weaving and how to create different patterns. Discover the variety of materials that can be used in modern weaving. Each participant will have the opportunity to create their own unique wall tapestry to take home. All materials are included. Tea/coffee and cake included.

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Copper Embossing – Lindy Makes

Wednesday 26th February, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£35

Learn the techniques for embossing and colouring metal to create stunning effects! Learn how to emboss metal using different tools. Find out different ways to colour and patina the metals. Learn how to protect your finished piece. You will create a finished, framed piece to take home. Tea/Coffee and cake included.

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Live Pottery Demo – Patricia Millar

Saturday 29th February, 10:00 am GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom

As part of Ards and North Down Borough Council's Showcase Saturday events we will be hosting a live pottery demo with Patricia Millar on Saturday 29th February 2020. Call into The Craft Room between 10.00am - 2.00pm for Comber's very own pottery throwdown! Check out all the events going on in Comber on the 29th as well as the other Showcase Saturdays taking place throughout the borough in March. https://www.visitardsandnorthdown.com/events/showcase-saturdays

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March 2020

Lettering & Calligraphy – Kate Morrison

Wednesday 11th March, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30

In this workshop, self confessed stationery nerd, Kate will introduce the participants to the art of brush lettering and how to apply these skills to Modern Calligraphy. All materials and equipment will be supplied   Tea/coffee and cake included.

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Introduction to Figurative Ceramics – Yvonne McMullen * 2 DAY WORKSHOP*

Sunday 15th March, 11:00 am - Sunday 29th March, 4:00 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£50

Design and create a favourite family pet or animal of your choice in this 2 day ceramic workshop.   Day 1 - Sunday 15th March 2020, 11.00am - 4.00pm The focus on the first day will be on creating a ceramic figure of a pet or animal of your choice. Yvonne will demonstrate basic skills and provide one-to-one guidance. Day 2 - Sunday 29th March 2020, 1.00pm - 4.00pm The participants' work will have been dried and fired in the…

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Copper Embossing – Lindy Makes

Tuesday 17th March, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£35

Learn the techniques for embossing and colouring metal to create stunning effects! Learn how to emboss metal using different tools. Find out different ways to colour and patina the metals. Learn how to protect your finished piece. You will create a finished, framed piece to take home. Tea/Coffee and cake included.

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Dorset Button Jewellery Making – Wee Yarn Designs

Thursday 19th March, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£35

Participants are taken through the history of the Dorset button and how it can be used today for embellishment or as a piece of quirky jewellery! Debbie will demonstrate how to make a simple cross wheel button and then guide the participants in the creation of their own piece of jewellery to be taken home. Price includes all materials and a Dorset Button Kit for future projects. Tea/coffee and cake included

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Needle Felted Animals – Jennifer Cunningham Art

Sunday 22nd March, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30

Leading Northern Irish textile artist Jennifer Cunningham will demonstrate the art of needle felting. Participants will learn how to make a small needle felted animal. All materials will be provided. No experience necessary. £30 per person. Tea/coffee and cake included

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Introduction to Linocut Printmaking – Jenni Robinson Art

Monday 23rd March, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30

A friendly, 3-hour introduction to the basic principles and processes of relief printmaking. You'll design and carve your own print block and use it to print images, ready to frame or be used in future crafts such as cards, bunting, etc. All you need to bring is a carrier bag or tub to transport your not-yet-dry work home, and a large spoon for pressing your print. . Please wear old clothes/an apron. You can also bring your own design ideas…

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Introduction to Papercut Art – Emma Davison

Wednesday 25th March, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm GMT
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£40

Enjoy a relaxed and inspiring few hours learning how to create beautiful intricate paper-cut illustrations. Paper cutting artist Emma Davison will guide you through the techniques involved. Showing you how to create your own paper-cut art. In this class you will create your own lovely hand cut paper art and the gain the knowledge that will allow you to continue paper-cutting with confidence. You don’t need to have any drawing skills to attend this workshop as you will be provided…

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April 2020

Learn to Weave – Little Tangle

Sunday 5th April, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£40

Learn about the basic techniques of weaving and how to create different patterns. Discover the variety of materials that can be used in modern weaving. Each participant will have the opportunity to create their own unique wall tapestry to take home. All materials are included. ──── Tea/coffee and cake included

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Moulding with Silver Metal Clay – Pat Wilson

Sunday 19th April, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£65

In this workshop participants will be introduced to moulding materials and shown how to mould seashells which can then be used to make a pendant or a pair of earrings. This workshop is suitable for beginners or those who have already taken an introductory class. 7 grams of silver clay, moulding material, shells and ear wires are supplied Please note there will be a 1.5 hour break while your work is fired in a kiln. Tea/coffee and cake included

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Lettering & Calligraphy – Kate Morrison

Monday 20th April, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30

In this workshop, self confessed stationery nerd, Kate will introduce the participants to the art of brush lettering and how to apply these skills to Modern Calligraphy. All materials and equipment will be supplied Tea/coffee and cake included.

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Introduction to Linocut Printmaking – Jenni Robonson Art

Wednesday 22nd April, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30

A friendly, 3-hour introduction to the basic principles and processes of relief printmaking. You'll design and carve your own print block and use it to print images, ready to frame or be used in future crafts such as cards, bunting, etc. All you need to bring is a carrier bag or tub to transport your not-yet-dry work home, and a large spoon for pressing your print. . Please wear old clothes/an apron. You can also bring your own design ideas…

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Needle Felted Pictures – Jennifer Cunningham Art

Sunday 26th April, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£30

Leading Northern Irish textile artist Jennifer Cunningham will demonstrate the art of needle felting. Participants will have the opportunity to create a small scene in a frame to take home. All materials will be supplied. Suitable for beginners. Tea/coffee and cake included

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Dorset Button Jewellery Making – Wee Yarn Designs

Wednesday 29th April, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£35

Participants are taken through the history of the Dorset button and how it can be used today for embellishment or as a piece of quirky jewellery! Debbie will demonstrate how to make a simple cross wheel button and then guide the participants in the creation of their own piece of jewellery to be taken home. Price includes all materials and a Dorset Button Kit for future projects. Tea/coffee and cake included

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May 2020

Silver Metal Clay Improvers – Pat Wilson

Sunday 3rd May, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£85

This workshop is suitable for those who have already taken part in an introduction to metal clay class. Participants will have 10 grams of silver each, some cubic zirconia fireable gemstones and some mini moulds. They will add layers and gemstones to their own design. Please note there will be a 1.5 hour break while your work is fired in a kiln. Tea/coffee and cake included

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Copper Embossing – Lindy Makes

Wednesday 6th May, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£35

Learn the techniques for embossing and colouring metal to create stunning effects! Learn how to emboss metal using different tools. Find out different ways to colour and patina the metals. Learn how to protect your finished piece. You will create a finished, framed piece to take home. Tea/Coffee and cake included.

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Macrame Wallhanging with Little Tangle

Sunday 17th May, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£35

Learn basic macramé techniques with Little Tangle   This creative workshop involves learning about the basic techniques of macramé and creating a contemporary wall hanging using various knotting techniques. Each participant will be able to decide on their colour scheme, composition and select their favourite materials.... allowing individuals to express their style and make a unique, personalised piece of wall decoration to take home. All materials are included. Tea/coffee and cake included.

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Learn to Weave – Little Tangle

Sunday 31st May, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£40

Learn about the basic techniques of weaving and how to create different patterns. Discover the variety of materials that can be used in modern weaving. Each participant will have the opportunity to create their own unique wall tapestry to take home. All materials are included. Tea/coffee and cake included.

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June 2020

Macrame Plant Holder – Little Tangle

Sunday 14th June, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm BST
The Craft Room, 10 Castle Street
Comber, BT23 5DZ United Kingdom
£35

Create a macramé plant holder with Little Tangle   This creative workshop involves learning about the basic techniques of macramé and creating a contemporary plant holder using various knotting techniques. Each participant will be able to decide on their colour scheme, composition and select their favourite materials.... allowing individuals to express their style and make a unique, personalised piece of handmade decoration to take home. All participants are required to bring their own pot (medium size) The rest of materials…

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