Spend a festive Saturday at The Garage engaging with your inner creative!
On Saturday 2nd December choose from a range of fantastic workshops, hosted by some of our favourite independents, and put the personal touch on this year’s Christmas gift giving.
Welcomed with a glass of fizz, you’ll walk through The Garage doors to find seven separate Christmas workshops set up and ready for a festive day of fun.
With both a Morning Session (10am – 12pm) and Afternoon Session (1pm – 3pm), you can opt for an early start or have something exciting to look forward to after lunch. Some of you might even want to take the initiative and book on for two different workshops!
Alongside music, barista coffee, mulled wines, and street food, there’s a little bit for everyone at The Garage’s Christmas Workshops this year.
WREATH MAKING WITH THE FLOWER LADY
Join master florist Abi – the Flower Lady – who will take you through the steps to make a beautiful Christmas Wreath for your door.
From creating the mossy base which will keep your wreath fresh, to adding your own take on decoration. You’ll choose from a huge range of dried flowers and grasses, pine cones, ribbons, peacock feathers and glittery stems. As traditional or out-there as you want!
ARM KNITTING WITH JAMES & CO
Join Sophie from James and Co Design for a theraputic workshop knitting together a gorgeous, big and cosy blanket to elevate your home from bland to beautiful. In this fabulous class Sophie will teach you the skills of knitting huge balls of luxurious yarn into a lovely blanket using your arms rather than traditional needles.
Materials are all included in a colour of your choice
CANDLE MAKING WITH LOVE, TAMARA
Match your unique character strengths with Tamara’s beautiful fragrances to create your ‘scent personality’.
You will hand pour your candle using a unique blend of 100% natural, paraffin-free, wax made from rapeseed and coconut oil.
Finish by labelling your candle using a photograph of your choice and a handwritten message of love & empowerment.
TERRAZZO TRAY DESIGN WITH DOTTIE & OLIVE
Enjoy some creative fun making your own terrazzo tray with Laura – founder at Dottie & Olive using the eco friendly resin Jesmonite.
LEATHER BAG MAKING WITH LEE MATTOCKS
Join designer Lee Mattocks for one of his new Christmas crafternoon leather workshops and make your friends and relatives beautiful gifts and stocking fillers.
Make three lovely handmade and professional gifts using Lee Mattocks original and innovative leather patterns.
You will be able to make a small satchel/clutch bag in a large range of colours and 2 purses at an RRP of £80.
This leather workshop will be delivered by award winning textile artist and leather bag designer Lee Mattocks from Mattocks Handmade in Nottingham.
MOSAIC TILE DESIGN WITH LILY MOSAICS
Lis from Lily Mosaics offers a beginners mosaic workshop where you will be able to make your own handcrafted Christmas tree decoration.
Choose from one of three festive designs making your personalised mosaic using glass fragments, mirror pieces and colourful embellishments. You’ll learn the basic mosaic making techniques, including how to use the tile nippers safely. The workshop will end with a demonstration of grouting.
MINIATURE HOME MAKING WITH DEBORAH CALLADINE-JONES
Join our Mantlepiece Masterpieces workshop to make a beautiful and original wooden block painted, 3D miniature house with a winter snowy theme.
A perfect Christmas decoration or gift. The workshop is run by local artist and experienced teacher Deborah Calladine-Jones.