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February 2019

Lino Cut Printmaking – Jenni Robinson

Sunday 3rd February, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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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June 2019

Copper Embossing – LindyMakes

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

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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