Sometimes it feels like we are living in the fast lane ALL THE TIME. People are reporting increased feelings of anxiety, screen obsession and isolation. But what can be done? I find being creative and making art is one answer. It can help children be better students and improve quality of life for adults too. It relieves stress, encourages creative thinking, boosts self-esteem and provides a sense of accomplishment and community. It can make you an all-around happier person.

 I run creative workshops with wellness in mind. All of my workshops will teach you a skill, you will learn in a fun inclusive way and you will go home with a finished item to show or use. It doesn’t matter if you are artistic or not I will guide you through every stage. I have 30 years experience in the design industry and am keen to pass on my love of creativity. Join me in a class soon for the chance to create, live in the moment, to stop and reset.

June 2019

Stony Stratford - On The High Street, 56 High Street, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, Bucks, MK11 1AQ 01908 3075114

Make a Pom-Pom Chandelier

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Sunday 9th June 2019 10-4pm - £55 (includes all materials)

Treat yourself to a day of living in the moment with me and make a pom-pom chandelier (or Pajaki (pah-yonk-ee) ).

You don’t need any artistic skills to take part in this workshop as I will guide you through every stage. The class will be fun, informal and relaxed so please come and join us for a day of exploration and make yourself a fabulous decoration suitable for christmas parties weddings or just to brighten up a corner. Book by emailing hello@on-thehighstreet.co.uk

Please bring your own lunch. Tea and coffee provide

July 2019

Dunstable - The Workhouse - 5 Ashton Square, Dunstable, Beds, LU6 3SN

Make a pair of simple pair of trousers

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Tuesday July 2nd - 10 till 4pm

Come along and make a pair of simple trousers. This is an intermediate class for those who have some experience of sewing but want to gain more confidence and learn how to make clothes for themselves with a pattern. Please bring your sewing machine and the fabric of your choice.
I will teach you how to use a paper pattern (selected by me), cut out your fabric and complete the garment so you can wear it.

For more info and to book see the link here.

Dunstable - The Workhouse - 5 Ashton Square, Dunstable, Beds, LU6 3SN

Make a Memory Book

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Saturday July 13th - Come an join us for this one day workshop and make a stitched spine book and fill it with memories. I will show you how to make the book, cover it with a fabric cover and inspire you to fill it with memories in an artistic way. All materials supplied.

For more info and to book take see the link here

September 2019

Dunstable - The Workhouse - 5 Ashton Square, Dunstable, Beds, LU6 3SN

A Basic Sewing Machine course

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Saturday September 14th -This is a basic sewing course for those who want to start from the beginning and learn to sew, use a sewing machine and make some things they can use or give as gifts. During the day you will make three new items (a drawstring bag, reversible tote and a zipped pouch) while learning new techniques which will build your skills and give you confidence to sew independently. Don’t worry if you can’t thread a needle or sew in a straight line, I will guide you through every stage.

For more info and to book take see the link here

November

Stony Stratford - On The High Street, 56 High Street, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, Bucks, MK11 1AQ 01908 3075114

Make a Mindfulness or Memory Book - as a gift or for yourself

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Date coming soon -10- 4pm

This is a one day workshop in which you will make a stitched spine book and fill it with mindfulness quotes that you can refer to everyday. I will show you how to make the book, cover it with a fabric cover and inspire you to fill it with mindfulness in an artistic way - All materials supplied.

For more info email me at stepht168@gmail.com To book, pop into the shop or phone 01908 307516