Upcoming Workshops

pewter broochPewter Jewellery

Sunday, 22nd September, 2019, 10am to 1pm or 2pm to 5pm

Bowls Pavilion, Llandovery

Cost: £33

Part of the Llandovery Sheep Festival. Students will learn the ancient technique of hand gravity casting originally 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 will make moulds in plaster to their own designs, then lead free pewter is poured into the moulds. The items can then be finished to make at least one of the following: pendants, earrings, brooches, key rings and fridge magnets The moulds can also be reused. Do bring any sketches or pictures to inspire you and don’t wear your best clothes, an apron might come in handy. All materials and equipment will be supplied..

Further details and information on how to book, click here.


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 easily 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.


anodised aluminium jewellery workshopColourful Aluminium Jewellery

Saturday, 16th November, 2019, 10.00am to 4.00pm

Palmerston Adult Centre, Barry, CF63 2NT

Cost: £47

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 01446 773831.


Fairy Lights

Saturday, 23rd November, 9.30am to 12.30pm

Cowbridge Community College,  Cowbridge, CF71 7AH

Cost: £27

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.

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


felt nuno scarfFelt Scarves

Saturday, 30th November, 2019, 10.00am to 4.00pm

Penarth Learning Community, Penarth, CF64 2XP

Cost: £47

Make a unique felt scarf combining soft merino wool and fabric.  The design can be simple or fancy and you will be taught how to achieve a frilly edge.

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


felt workshop Mandy NashFelt Bags

Saturday, 1st February, 2020, 10.00am to 4.00pm

Cowbridge Community College,  Cowbridge, CF71 7AH

Cost: £47

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 01446 773831.


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