Upcoming Workshops

pewter brooch

Pewter Jewellery

Saturday, 15th June, 2019, 10.30am to 4.30pm

Carmarthen Learning Centre, Furnace Road, Carmarthen, SA31 1EU

Cost: £45

An ancient technique, used by the Romans – it is very low tech and wonderful items of jewellery with a professional finish can be produced in a few hours. Students make moulds in plaster or cuttlefish to their own designs, then lead free pewter is poured into the moulds using hand gravity casting.  The moulds can be reused to make pendants, earrings, brooches, keyrings and fridges magnets.

Further details and information on how to book, please ring Arts Care Gofal Celf 01267 or email info@acgc.co.uk.


Felt Hats

Thursday, 11th July, 2019, 10.00am to 4.00pm

Cowbridge Community College, Old Hall, High Street,  CF71 7AH

Cost: £45

Using wet felting techniques, make an unusual and colourful hat – perhaps inspired by Downton Abbey! You will learn how to lay down wool fleece using a resist to create three dimensional forms.  Using hat blocks, students will style individual shapes to suit their personalities. Your designs can be flamboyant or simple, bright or subtle.

Further details and information on how to book, please ring 01446 773831.


felt workshop Mandy NashNuno Felt Samplers

Monday, 15th July, 2019, 10.00am to 4.00pm

Cowbridge Community College, Old Hall, High Street,  CF71 7AH

Cost: £45

Develop your feltmaking skills by experimenting with a selection of wool, fabric and yarn to create a variety of textures.  Samples will be made on the day but the techniques can easily be transferred to hats, vessels and wallpieces – forming a perfect canvas for hand or machine embroidery.

Further details and information on how to book, please ring 01446 773831.


pewter brooch

Pewter Jewellery

Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 10.00am to 4.00pm

Cowbridge Community College, Old Hall, High Street,  CF71 7AH

Cost: £45

An ancient technique, used by the Romans – it is very low tech and wonderful items of jewellery with a professional finish can be produced in a few hours. Students make moulds in plaster or cuttlefish to their own designs, then lead free pewter is poured into the moulds using hand gravity casting.  The moulds can be reused to make pendants, earrings, brooches, keyrings and fridges magnets.

Further details and information on how to book, please ring 01446 773831.


anodised aluminium workshopColourful Aluminium Jewellery

Saturday, 20th July, 2019, 10.00am to 4.00pm

Brewery Arts Centre, Cirencester, GL7 1JH

Cost: £90

Design and make your own unique jewellery from aluminium. You will learn how to colour pre-anodised aluminium sheet, then cut and shape it to create beautiful jewellery, such as a matching necklace, earrings and brooch.

Further details and information on how to book, please ring 01285 657181.


anodised aluminium jewellery workshopColourful Aluminium Jewellery

Monday, 22nd July, 2019, 10.00am to 3.00pm

Llanover Hall Arts Centre, Romilly Road, Cardiff, CF5 1FH

Cost: £45

Design and make your own unique jewellery from aluminium. You will learn how to colour pre-anodised aluminium sheet, then cut and shape it to create beautiful jewellery, such as a matching necklace, earrings and brooch.

Further details and information on how to book, please ring 029 2087 2030.


pewter broochPewter Jewellery

Tuesday, 23rd July, 2019, 10.00am to 3.00pm

Llanover Hall Arts Centre, Romilly Road, Cardiff, CF5 1FH

Cost: £45

An ancient technique, used by the Romans – it is very low tech and wonderful items of jewellery with a professional finish can be produced in a few hours. Students make moulds in plaster or cuttlefish to their own designs, then lead free pewter is poured into the moulds using hand gravity casting.  The moulds can be reused to make pendants, earrings, brooches, keyrings and fridges magnets.

Further details and information on how to book, please ring 029 2087 2030.


felt workshop Mandy NashFelt Bags

Thursday, 25th July, 2019, 10.00am to 3.00pm

Llanover Hall Arts Centre, Romilly Road, Cardiff, CF5 1FH

Cost: £45

Using wet felting techniques, make a simple bag, which can be basic or complex depending on your experience. You will learn how to lay down wool fleece using a resist to create three dimensional forms.  Your design could be a clutch bag but methods of making either integral or cord handles will also be explained.

Further details and information on how to book, please ring 029 2087 2030.


felt starfishExperimental Sculptural Forms

Saturday and Sunday, 19th and 20th October, 10.30am to 5.30pm

Model House Craft and Design Centre, Bull Ring, Llantrisant, RCT, CF72 8EB

In this two day workshop suitable for those with some felting experience, students will experiment with durable bergschaf wool fleece and techniques to create sculptural pieces; these can be functional or non functional such as hats, containers or bags.  Students will learn how to create three dimensional book resists to create volume and also how to use resists to create surface texture.  Depending on the complexity and size of the chosen forms, students should complete one or two pieces. Suitable for those with some feltmaking experience. Not suitable for beginners. Wool and plastic resist material will be provided at no extra cost. A full equipment list will be sent to students before the workshop.

Cost: £95

Further details and information on how to book, please email mandy@mandynash.co.uk.


Pleated Felt Scarves

Sunday, 27th October, 10.30am to 5.30pm

Model House Craft and Design Centre, Bull Ring, Llantrisant, RCT, CF72 8EB

Experimenting with Wensleydale wool fleece and needlefelt, students will learn how to create tactile, pleated scarves. There is time to make two pieces in a day. The technique can easliy be transferred to other uses. Wool will be provided at no extra cost. A full equipment list will be sent to students before the workshop.

Cost: £50

Further details and information on how to book, please email mandy@mandynash.co.uk.


Fairy Lights

Friday, 8th November, 10.30am to 1pm or 2pm to 4.30pm

Model House Craft and Design Centre, Bull Ring, Llantrisant, RCT, CF72 8EB

Experimenting with Wensleydale wool fleece , students will learn how to create a fancy tea light, a wonderful table setting for Christmas. Wool and LED lights will be provided at no extra cost. A full equipment list will be sent to students before the workshop.

Cost: £25

Further details and information on how to book, please email mandy@mandynash.co.uk.


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