Feminist embroidery workshop – 15th June

14.00-16.00pm (2 hours)
£32 (all materials included)

The Exchange,
The Old Library,
Walnut Tree Road,
Erith,
DA8 1RS

Friends, feminists and crafters, lend us your ears! Always wanted to try embroidery but don’t know where to start? Come learn embroidery with Niamh from Wimperis Embroidery.

Niamh been an embroidery artist for over 5 years, champion embroidery as a calming act of self care and she has most recently been seen on the BBC2 program The Victorian House Of Arts and Crafts.

In this Feminist Embroidery Workshop Niamh will teach you 5 key stitches that can be used in lots of different ways. She has designed 3 new patterns for you to choose from, “feminist”, “grow”, and “shine”. You’ll be stitching on 100% cotton using DMC embroidery threads. Pick your pattern and your thread colours and Niamh help with the rest. This is a 2 hour workshop, and you’ll get to keep your work, including your own 4” Elbese embroidery hoop (a small company who make world renowned embroidery hoops, they’re actually based in the village that Niamh’s grandparents live!).

This is an all gender, all age, all ability workshop, so please, come along and discover how brilliant embroidery is! Find her work at Wimperis.co.uk or on Instagram @WimperisEmbroidery

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Customise a SUPERHERO cape – 15th June

12.00pm / 2.30pm (2.5 hours)
£20.00 6+yrs

The Exchange,
The Old Library,
Walnut Tree Road,
Erith,
DA8 1RS

Come and spend an afternoon learning fabric printing with print maker Mai from YAY London and illustrator Francesca Tiley

Kids from 6yrs and up are welcome to come and unleash their creativity for 2h30 of fun. Drop off your kids or join them on this colourful session, it’s totally up to you!

“We will teach your kids what screen printing is and we will guide them through the process. They’ll print onto fabric themselves and have the chance to show their creativity by customising their design afterwards. We have some great organic cotton superhero capes and fabric pens to make their designs really stand out. We work with water based inks and non toxic product to keep your little ones safe”

DISCLAIMER:

  • Workshop begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday 15th June at The Exchange
  • Note this is a 6yr + workshop (happy to welcome younger with accompanying parents)
  • Note that this is likely to be a messy creative session, they will be working with paint and fabric pens and unfortunately we cannot take responsibility for any damage to clothing
  • Tickets cannot be exchanged for cash alternatives
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Wooden toy workshop – 16th June

Drop in (30 mins Teepee / 50 mins Teepee & Wooden Toy Set)
£15.00 / £25.00 (all materials included)

The Exchange,
The Old Library,
Walnut Tree Road,
Erith,
DA8 1RS

Become a toy maker for the day with Fany, the founder of Les Petits Félix, founder of Les Petits Felix – The wooden toys workshop
THE BUNNY AND ITS TRIBE : Make and customise a fabric Teepee & personalise your wooden bunny character with Native Indian Props.

What will you be provided with?

  • 1 Teepee kit : 1 plain 100 % cotton tent (choose 1 from among 3 colours) to paint with provided stamps stamps : leaf, star, sun, cloud, zigzag, moon. 5 wooden sticks with cord to build the teepee structure1
  • Teepee kit (above) + 1 wooden bunny + props : Head band with felted feathers to plug Indian stick to customise with : ribbons, wool threads, felted leaves, feather and fish.

What will you take home from this workshop?

  • A unique wooden toy set
  • Basics knowledge of birch plywood, FSC source & mills How each toy is cut, the sanding process and the different grits used to obtain a perfect and smooth finish. There will be sanded and un-sanded parts for you to feel the difference. – Guidance to associate colours, patterns and textures to make a trendy and unique toy to play with or as a room decoration.
  • Play with eco-friendly materials: wool, cotton fabric, FSC wood, paint (All certified – child safe).
  • Nurture your imagination through small world play: develop creative thinking skills and language building. You are imagining, and while doing so I will encourage you to talk out loud and using vocabulary. You will create a life scene to play with and bring back home.

DOES NOT include wood cutting for safety reasons. All set come already cut ready to build and customise.

For any booking you will get 10% off any toys of the brand to complete your Mini World Collection (valid same day)

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