Workshop Programme

Fantastic hands-on Craft Workshops held at the Colemans Craft Warehouse in Rushden, Northamptonshire, NN10 6EN. Learn new skills, refresh your technique and get inspired with new ideas at great value workshops from £7.50 including refreshments (for full-day workshops we advise you bring a packed lunch) plus all expert tuition, equipment and materials required for your chosen project unless otherwise stated.

Most workshops are suitable for anyone wishing to join in and have a go (the workshop description will indicate if it is more suitable for advanced crafters).

Give us a ring on 01933 355530, email us at craft@colemangroup.co.uk or drop in to your local branch of Colemans to find out more.

May

Alice in Wonderland Cards

Wednesday 1st May 10am - 12.30pm with Kara Talbot

Using the lovely papers from Stamperia, we will create a few Wonderland themed cards.

Cost £15

Sit & Sew

Thursday 2nd May 10am - 6.30pm with -

Every Thursday, we welcome you to join our social 'Sit & Sew' group. The sessions run from 10am through until 6.30pm (£8) or come along for up to 4 hours (£5) and join a friendly group of like-minded ladies for stitching and chatter! Unlimited tea and coffee is available all day and a 20% discount on purchases throughout the day (non-discounted items only).

Cost £5/£8

Sewing Club

Thursday 2nd May 6.30pm - 9pm with Katie Mason

Bring along an ongoing hand or machine stitched project, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and chat with like-minded stitchers. Unlimited tea and coffee is available all evening and a 20% discount on purchases throughout the day (non-discounted items only).

Cost £5

Parchment Craft

Tuesday 7th May 10am - 12.30pm with Karen Daniell

Learn new techniques and develop your skills in parchment craft. Beginners welcome.

Cost £15

Take One Die

Wednesday 8th May 10am - 1pm with Kara Talbot

Create a few stunning cards using this die, which will then be yours to take home.

Cost £20

Sit & Sew

Thursday 9th May 10am - 6.30pm with -

As 2nd May

Cost £5/£8

Scrapbooking - Monogram of Photos

Saturday 11th May 10am - 12.30pm with Julie Eaves

This layout uses a lot of smaller photos to make a single letter monogram that will dominate the page. Photos to be cut on the day, and Julie will have templates for monogram available. Please bring photos and decide which letter you would like to use.

Cost £15

Scrapbooking - Iris Folded Effect Frame

Saturday 11th May 1pm - 3.30pm with Julie Eaves

A 6 x 4 inch photo will be framed by paper strips creating an iris effect.

Cost £15

East Northants Groovi Group

Saturday 11th May 10am - 4pm with -

Whether you are a beginner or more advanced, come along to this social group of like-minded people, who share an interest/passion for the Groovi Parchment system by Clarity. It is a place where any member can get help and advice on their projects. Unlimited tea and coffee is available all day and a 20% discount on purchases throughout the day (non-discounted items only).

Cost £3

Japanese Apron

Sunday 12th May 10.15am - 3.15pm with Lucy May

Join Lucy in making a beautiful all-in-one apron. **

Cost £30

East Northants Groovi Group

Monday 13th May 10am - 4pm with -

As 11th May

Cost £3

Embossing Folder Cards

Tuesday 14th May 10am - 12.30pm with Kara Talbot

Using embossing folders, we will make a few cards for any occasions.

Cost £15

Technique Tuesday - Alcohol Inks

Tuesday 14th May 2pm - 3.30pm with Kara Talbot

We will be exploring the many uses of alcohol inks.

Cost £7.50

Sit & Sew

Thursday 16th May 10am - 6.30pm with -

As 2nd May

Cost ££5/£8

Sewing Club

Thursday 16th May 6.30pm - 9pm with Katie Mason

As 2nd May

Cost £5

Mixed Media Project with Andy

Saturday 18th May 9.30am - 4pm with Andy Skinner

Join Andy Skinner, an established mixed media artist, for an explorational day in the art of mixed media.

Cost £55

Needle Felting - Panda

Sunday 19th May 10.15am - 3.15pm with Alison Cremona

Come and create a cute panda on a wooden plaque.

Cost £27.50

Hot Textiles Picture

Sunday 19th May 10.15am - 3.15pm with Bonnie White

Join Bonnie for a nature inspired day creating a picture using fibres, stamps & paints.

Cost £40

Sit & Sew

Thursday 23rd May 10am - 6.30pm with -

As 2nd May

Cost £5/£8

Backgrounds with Distress Inks

Friday 24th May 10am - 12.30pm with Kara Talbot

Using different Distress products from Ranger, we will be creating some beautiful backgrounds for your cards.

Cost £15

Wet Felting - Rock Pool Brooch

Saturday 25th May 10am - 3pm with Karen Lane

Join Karen and create a piece of wet felted fabric, cut and embellish to create a beautiful brooch.

Cost £30

Needle Felting - Hare

Saturday 25th May 10am - 4pm with Alison Cremona

Come and create your very own hare character.

Cost £45

Ahoy There!

Wednesday 29th May 10am - 1pm with Kara Talbot

Using the new Sara Davis 'Nautical' collection, you will create a few sea themed cards. You will get a 6"x6" paper pad and a stamp set which will then be yours to take home.

Cost £20

Sit & Sew

Thursday 30th May 10am - 6.30pm with -

As 2nd May

Cost £5/£8

Quilt As You Go Bag

Friday 31st May 10am - 3pm with Katie Mason

Using Quilt As You Go printed wadding from June Tailor, you will create a colourful tote bag. All materials included. **

Cost £45

Jun

Parchment Craft

Tuesday 4th June 10am - 12.30pm with Karen Daniell

Learn new techniques and develop your skills in parchment craft. Beginners welcome.

Cost £15

Sit & Sew

Thursday 6th June 10am - 6.30pm with -

As 2nd May

Cost £5/£8

Sewing Club

Thursday 6th June 6.30pm - 9pm with Katie Mason

As 2nd May

Cost £5

Surprise Surprise!

Friday 7th June 10am - 12.30pm with Kara Talbot

We will create a few cards with a surprise element.

Cost £15

Get Groovi With Paul

Saturday 8th June 10am - 12.30pm with Paul Church

Join Paul to learn more about the Groovi Parchment System. Using the latest plates and accessories, you are assured of a great morning. Book both sessions for £35.

Cost £20*

Get Groovi With Paul

Saturday 8th June 1pm - 3.30pm with Paul Church

Join Paul to learn more about the Groovi Parchment System. Using the latest plates and accessories, you are assured of a great afternoon. Book both sessions for £35.

Cost £20*

Needle Felting - 2D Blue Tit Picture

Sunday 9th June 10.15am - 3.15pm with Alison Cremona

Join Alison to create a beautiful blue tit sitting on a branch, hoop picture.

Cost £27.5

Art Journal Club

Sunday 9th June 10.15am - 3.15pm with Kara Talbot & Katy York

Join our social group and bring along your art journals, get messy while crafting with like minded people. There will be a selection of craft products for you to use on your project.

Cost £10

East Northants Groovi Group

Monday 10th June 10am - 4pm with -

As 11th May

Cost £3

Framed

Wednesday 12th June 10am - 12.30pm with Kara Talbot

Using nesting dies, the cards today will be beautifully framed.

Cost £15

Sit & Sew

Thursday 13th June 10am - 6.30pm with -

As 2nd May

Cost £5/£8

Making Faces

Saturday 15th June 10am - 3pm with Bridget Marsh

Come along and learn the art of creating faces using stamps designed by Bridget. You will receive a set of 4 stamps and an inspirational source book to take home.

Cost £40

East Northants Groovi Group

Saturday 15th June 10am - 4pm with -

As 11th May

Cost £3

Bargello

Sunday 16th June 10.15am - 3.15pm with Katie Mason

Over the day you complete a small, simple Bargello pattern panel, for you to take away and turn into an item for your home. **

Cost £35

Cards To Die For

Tuesday 18th June 10am - 12.30pm with Kara Talbot

You will create a few stunning cards using die cuts.

Cost £15

Technique Tuesday - Watercolour

Tuesday 18th June 2pm - 3.30pm with Kara Talbot

We will explore different watercolour mediums.

Cost £7.5

Sit & Sew

Thursday 20th June 10am - 6.30pm with -

As 2nd May

Cost £5/£8

Sewing Club

Thursday 20th June 6.30pm - 9pm with Katie Mason

As 2nd May

Cost £5

Scrapbooking - Pull-Up Photo Book

Saturday 22nd June 10am - 12.30pm with Julie Eaves

This layout will feature a pull up photobook that will contain up to 12 3 inch square photos

Cost £15

Scrapbooking - Photo Strip Effect

Saturday 22nd June 1pm - 3.30pm with Julie Eaves

This layout features a strip of 5 photos that has the effect of a negative strip. Please bring one 6 inch wide x 4 inch tall photo and 5 2 inch square photos

Cost £15

Quilled Daffodils

Saturday 22nd June 10.15am - 3.15pm with Deborah Burrow

Deborah will teach you how to create a beautiful quilled Daffodil.

Cost £20

Cardmaking with John

Sunday 23rd June 10.15am - 3.15pm with John Lockwood

Join us for an amazing day of creativity in John's own inimitable style. Using his latest range of stamps and dies, your cardmaking skills will be extended even further.

Cost £30

Christmas in June

Wednesday 26th June 10am - 3pm with Kara Talbot & Katy York

It's never too early to start making your Christmas cards!

Cost £20

Sit & Sew

Thursday 27th June 10am - 6.30pm with -

As 2nd May

Cost £5/£8

Bottle Bag

Friday 28th June 10am - 3pm with Katie Mason

Make a bag that will carry 2 bottles of wine, either home from the shop or to a picnic.**

Cost £35

Needle Felting - Hare

Saturday 29th June 10am - 4pm with Alison Cremona

Come and create your very own hare character.

Cost £45

"Orla" Retro Style Cushion

Saturday 29th June 10am - 2.30pm with Lucy May

Join Lucy to make a fabulous contemporary style envelope-back cushion with retro flower appliqué. You will choose from a gorgeous selection of fabrics and be expertly guided through the process of pattern cutting, simple appliqué and construction. **

Cost £25

Still Life with Acrylics

Sunday 30th June 10.15am - 3.15pm with Lindsay Chessum

Come and either extend your knowledge or gain confidence with using acrylic paints. You will gain technical ability in painting and drawing out a still life, Feel free to bring your own personal items to draw. A requirements list for this class will be given at time of booking.

Cost £15

Jul

Parchment Craft

Tuesday 2nd July 10am - 12.30pm with Karen Daniell

Learn new techniques and develop your skills in parchment craft. Beginners welcome.

Cost £15

Shake It Up!

Wednesday 3rd July 10am - 12.30pm with Kara Talbot

In this class we shall create some lovely shaker cards, using a variety of different mediums.

Cost £15

Sit & Sew

Thursday 4th July 10am - 6.30pm with -

As 2nd May

Cost £5/£8

Sewing Club

Thursday 4th July 6.30pm - 9pm with Katie Mason

As 2nd May

Cost £5

Hot Textiles

Sunday 7th July 10.15am - 3.15pm with Bonnie White

Project to be announced.

Cost £40

Cards with Movement

Tuesday 9th July 10am - 12.30pm with Kara Talbot

Today we will be creating some penny slider and waterfall cards.

Cost £15

Technique Tuesday - Stencils

Tuesday 9th July 2pm - 3.30pm with Kara Talbot

Today we will be exploring the many uses of stencils.

Cost £7.50

Sit & Sew

Thursday 11th July 10am - 6.30pm with -

As 2nd May

Cost £5/£8

East Northants Groovi Group

Saturday 13th July 10am - 4pm with -

As 11th May

Cost £3

Needle Felting - Cup Cake Pin Cushion

Sunday 14th July 10.15am - 3.15pm with Alison Cremona

Your low calorie option for a cupcake!

Cost £27.50

Painting a Landscape on Tinted Ground - Acrylics

Sunday 14th July 10.15am - 3.15pm with Lindsay Chessum

Come and either extend your knowledge or gain confidence with using acrylic paints. You will gain technical ability in planning out a landscape and colour mixing, Feel free to bring your own landscape to paint. A requirements list for this class will be given at time of booking.

Cost £15

East Northants Groovi Group

Monday 15th July 10am - 4pm with -

As 11th May

Cost £3

Twist 'n' Pop

Wednesday 17th July 10am - 12.30pm with Kara Talbot

Join Kara for some twist and pop fun!

Cost £15

Sit & Sew

Thursday 18th July 10am - 6.30pm with -

As 2nd May

Cost £5/£8

Sewing Club

Thursday 18th July 6.30pm - 9pm with Katie Mason

As 2nd May

Cost £5

Pooh and Friends Travel Blanket

Friday 19th July 10am - 3pm with Katie Mason

This easy to piece blanket will explain the 'on point method' and make a perfect gift for a new arrival. **

Cost £35

Christmas in July

Saturday 20th July 10am - 3pm with Kara Talbot & Karen Daniell

The sun may be shining but its jingle bells all the way so join Kara and Karen to make a few festive cards.

Cost £20

Needle Felting - Hare

Saturday 20th July 10am - 4pm with Alison Cremona

Come and create your very own hare character.

Cost £45

Sewing Stretch Basics: The Camisole Vest

Sunday 21st July 10.15am - 3.15pm with Lucy May

On this informative workshop we will make a simple stretch camisole vest - the perfect piece for the summer, layering under other garments or just lounging about! You will create your own pattern to take home from the blocks provided (sizes 6 - 22) and construct your top using simple but effective stretch sewing techniques that can be achieved using your own domestic sewing machine. **

Cost £30

Sit & Sew

Thursday 25th July 10am - 6.30pm with -

As 2nd May

Cost £5/£8

Cards for All Occasions

Friday 26th July 10am - 12.30pm with Kara Talbot

Using stamps and dies, you will create several cards for all occasions.

Cost £15

Scrapbooking - Flower Power

Saturday 27th July 10am - 12.30pm with Julie Eaves

Photos cut into oval shapes that become petals of a large flower. 5 Photos to be cut on the day to approx. 2 1/4 inch wide by 3 1/4 inch long.

Cost £15

Scrapbooking - Paper Woven At An Angle

Saturday 27th July 1pm - 3.30pm with Julie Eaves

This layout uses paper strips woven at angles to create a slightly different effect. You will need to bring two 5 inch tall x 4 inch wide photos.

Cost £15

Quilled Butterflies

Saturday 27th July 10.15am - 3.15pm with Deborah Burrow

Back by popular demand, Deborah will be once again teaching how to create quilled free standing butterflies.

Cost £20

Sewing Machine Driving License

Sunday 28th July 10.15am - 3.15pm with Katie Mason

Are you unsure of what your sewing machine is capable of, Katie will help you discover how to get the best from your machine. Please bring your instruction book and all accessories. **

Cost £25

Cards with Texture

Tuesday 30th July 10am - 12.30pm with Kara Talbot

Today we will be creating a few cards using different texture mediums.

Cost £15

Sit & Sew

Thursday 1st August 10am - 6.30pm with -

As 2nd May

Cost £5/£8

Aug

Sewing Club

Thursday 1st August 6.30pm - 9pm with Katie Mason

As 2nd May

Cost £5

Fabric Christmas in August

Sunday 4th August 10.15am - 3.30pm with Katie Mason

Using the June Tailor Quilt As You Go place mats printed wadding, you will create a festive mat for your Christmas table. The printed wadding provided will allow you to make 5 more mats at home, extra fabric will be available to purchase on the day. **

Cost £40

Parchment Craft

Tuesday 6th August 10am - 12.30pm with Karen Daniell

Learn new techniques and develop your skills in parchment craft. Beginners welcome.

Cost £15

Take One Stamp

Wednesday 7th August 10am - 1pm with Kara Talbot

Create a few stunning cards using just one stamp set. The stamp set is then yours to take home.

Cost £20

Sit & Sew

Thursday 8th August 10am - 6.30pm with -

As 2nd May

Cost £5/£8

East Northants Groovi Group

Saturday 10th August 10am - 4pm with -

As 11th May

Cost £3

Needle Felting - 2D Bumblebee Picture

Sunday 11th August 10.15am - 3.15pm with Alison Cremona

Join the 'Queen Bee' herself, and have fun creating a regal picture.

Cost £27.50

Art Journal Club

Sunday 11th August 10.15am - 3.15pm with Katy York

Join our social group and bring along your art journals, get messy while crafting with like minded people. There will be a selection of craft products for you to use on your project.

Cost £10

East Northants Groovi Group

Monday 12th August 10am - 4pm with -

As 11th May

Cost £3

Sit & Sew

Thursday 15th August 10am - 6.30pm with -

As 2nd May

Cost £5/£8

Sewing Club

Thursday 15th August 6.30pm - 9pm with Katie Mason

As 2nd May

Cost £5

Christmas in August

Saturday 17th August 10am - 3pm with Katy York & Karen Daniell

Get into the festive spirit and join Katy and Karen on this third instalment of Christmas cards.

Cost £20

Recreate a Magazine Image of your choice in Watercolour Pencils

Sunday 18th August 10.15am - 3.15pm with Lindsay Chessum

Come and either extend your knowledge or gain confidence using watercolour pencils. Bring or choose a preferred magazine image and have a go at recreating it whilst gaining technical ability. A requirements list for this class will be given at time of booking.

Cost £15

Sit & Sew

Thursday 22nd August 10am - 6.30pm with -

As 2nd May

Cost £5/£8

Cardmaking with Katy

Friday 23rd August 10am - 12.30pm with Katy York 

Using stamps and dies, you will create a few cards.

Cost £15

Scrapbooking - Bubbles

Saturday 24th August 10am - 12.30pm with Julie Eaves

This layout features square photos and circular photos. You will need to bring two 4inch square photos and 5 photos that can be cut into circles of approx. 3 and 2 inches.

Cost £15

Scrapbooking - Celtic Knot

Saturday 24th August 1pm - 3.30pm with Julie Eaves

This layout has a Celtic knot effect and features a 6 x4 photo.

Cost £15

Cardmaking with Katy

Wednesday 28th August 10am - 12.30pm with Katy York

Using stamps and dies, you will create a few cards.

Cost £15

Sit & Sew

Thursday 29th August 10am - 6.30pm with -

As 2nd May

Cost £5/£8

The Squiffy Sling Bag

Friday 30th August 10am - 3pm with Katie Mason

Using a pattern from 'Mrs H', making this fun, asymmetrical bag is achievable in a day, even for beginners. **

Cost £35

Get Groovi With Paul

Saturday 31st August 10am - 12.30pm with Paul Church

Join Paul to learn more about the Groovi Parchment System. Using the latest plates and accessories, you are assured of a great morning. Book both sessions for £35.

Cost £20*

Get Groovi With Paul

Saturday 31st August 1pm - 3.30pm with Paul Church

Join Paul to learn more about the Groovi Parchment System. Using the latest plates and accessories, you are assured of a great afternoon. Book both sessions for £35.

Cost £20*

Additional Information

* Due to the nature of some of the Workshops, an apron and/or disposable gloves may be advised.

** A sewing machine is required and a good working knowledge is essential. A basic sewing kit is needed along with a patchwork ruler, rotary cutter and mat.

† This session features different techniques to the morning session. Although the afternoon class is aimed at beginners, morning attendees are welcome to book.

Patchwork - On patchwork Workshops the £30 fee is inclusive of fabric.

For all day Workshops, refreshments will be provided but you are asked to bring a packed lunch.

Booking Terms & Conditions

Cancellation - In rare circumstances we may have to cancel a Workshop. In this situation every effort will be made to contact attendees using the details given at time of booking. Our liability will be limited to the offer of a place on a future Workshop or a full refund.

If you are unable to attend a Workshop - At no additional charge, you are free to send another participant in your place. 

In order to receive a full refund you must give 5 days' notice. After this period, if you find it necessary to cancel, no refund will be given.

Children - Are very welcome but must be accompanied by a supervising adult (although the accompanying adult does not have to participate in the Workshop).