Workshops

 

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Collaborative workshops

These Small & Green workshops have been sourced and organised to bring you an interesting and fun mix of courses to choose from such as felting, macrame and book making to name a few!

This is an exciting collaboration with Mabel Fox who will be hosting the workshops above their beautiful homeware shop on Green Street in the centre of town.

I will be there for all the workshops, along with Katie from Mabel Fox, or one of her team. You will have a welcome drink at each workshop AND a discounted shopping opportunity at Mabel Fox for an hour after the event!

 

Looking forward to meeting you!

Macrame plant hanger workshop with Nordanstyle

Thursday 1st July 2–4pm. Total number of people 6. Cost per person £35

Hello, I am Nora, I am a Cambridge based fibre artist and owner of Nordanstyle. I have been creative my whole life but macrame has been my passion for 4 years now. I work with the finest, 100% recycled cotton macrame cords imported from Europe. ​I am a self-taught macrame artist, who finds inspiration in colour to create original macrame wall art and wall hangings.

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In this beginners class you will learn all the basics of macrame, including what materials to use, how to do basic macrame knots and you will be able to combine different knots and techniques to create a beautiful vintage inspired macrame plant hanger to take home with you.

Included in the workshop: white or cream cotton cord hanger.

You will be given a drink on arrival and have an hour after the event to shop at leisure in Mabel Fox’s at a discounted rate.

Needle felting workshop with Annie Brown

Friday 2nd July 6–7.30pm.  Total number of people 6. Cost per person £30

annie brown feltingAnnie Brown’s background is in Fine Art and is currently using the wool from her wool only flock of rare breed sheep, to make her needle felted paintings. She is influenced by the landscape and the nature within it.

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Using the natural and hand dyed wool from her sheep you will have the opportunity to make, a small picture or brooch, of flowers in a landscape/woodland setting. This workshop is perfect for those new to needle felting or those looking to develop their techniques. You will learn more about Annie’s sheep and see samples of their wool. By the end of the workshop, you will have an experimental piece and a finished piece to take away with you.

All materials you will need are included. The kit to take away, includes hand dyed wool, felting needles, an eco-friendly felting pad made from the wool of Annie’s sheep, 2 felted bases to work on, a brooch pin, a help sheet and an experimental kit to use before going onto the main piece.

You will be given a drink on arrival and have an hour after the event to shop at leisure in Mabel Fox’s at a discounted rate.

Furoshiki sustainable gift wrapping workshop ~ Let’s reduce waste

Saturday 3rd July 11–12 noon.  Total number of people 6. Cost per person £20

Mayumi Dixon founded Eco Japan in the lead up to Christmas 2018 in response to seeing so much beautiful wrapping paper wasted every year. She began using traditional Japanese Furoshiki fabric instead of wrapping paper. These fabrics are beautiful and can be used again and again meaning no wastage! From this simple start she branched out into other eco-friendly Japanese designed items and homeware bringing traditional Japanese crafted products with an environmental ethos to the UK.

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What you will learn in this workshop

  1. How to make a beautiful knot
  2. Basic wrap (you can wrap most of presents with this technique)
  3. Bottle wrap (how to wrap a wine bottle)
  4. How to wrap books (this is like a magic!)
  5. How to use Furoshiki in different ways (Furoshiki is not just wrapping paper but also it is useful for so many different things)

Let’s learn how to wrap a present and make it more attractive!

Please bring a bottle you would like to wrap in cloth with you.

This workshop is for anyone from children to adults. Come and learn how to use Furoshiki! It’s beautiful, easy, useful and reduces waste! All participants will be given their very own wrapping cloth to take away with them.

You will be given a drink on arrival and have an hour after the event to shop at leisure in Mabel Fox’s at a discounted rate.

Clare Kenward Flowers: ‘Flowers for the home’ workshop

Friday 16th July 6-7.30pm. Max no of people 6. Cost per person £40

Working from her studio at the Cambridge Art Salon, Clare has been providing flowers for gifts, weddings, parties and eco-funerals in and around Cambridge since 2015. She creates modern, elegant floral designs full of colour and texture with a focus on seasonal flowers.

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Flowers for the home – caring and arranging cut flowers

Clare will teach you how to get the best out of your cut flowers at home, whether they’re from your own garden or bought at the supermarket. With tips and tricks on arranging in vases, flower care and some basic principles of floral design, you’ll leave with a selection of seasonal cut flowers to try your newly learnt skills at home. And if you have a particular vase that always frustrates you, bring it along and Clare will advise how best to work with it.

You will be given a drink on arrival and have an hour after the event to shop at leisure in Mabel Fox’s at a discounted rate.

Mari Kidd essential massage workshop

NEW DATE* Saturday 7th August 2-3pm. Max no of people 10. Cost per person £30

Mari Kidd has enjoyed the creativity of holistic therapies for the past eleven years. It is her passion to combine a selection of styles. Having trained to be a holistic practitioner and receiving qualifications in Holistic/Story Massage, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Facial Reflexology and Chirokinetic Therapy, she delivers and shares her skills not only in her own private practice but in schools and hospitals. Also presenting talks, demonstrations and workshops at various conferences.

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Essential massage. The positive touch workshop.

The massage strokes concentrate on clothed shoulders, back, arms & head but can also be used on hands & feet.

Benefits
  • The relaxation of mind & body easing tension & the cumulative effects of stress.
  • The promotion of ‘feel-good’ hormones including oxytocin. Which helps to boost general well-being.
  • Improves alertness & concentration.
  • Firm pressure peppered with a lighter creative touch. Something we have all been missing!

Come along and learn how to give and receive an essential massage where a ‘calming time’ is guaranteed with a spot of fun & bubbles.

You will be given a drink on arrival and have an hour after the event to shop at leisure in Mabel Fox’s at a discounted rate.

*Due to new Covid restrictions, we have changed the date of this workshop from the17th July. If you had already booked your place on the workshop,  you will receive an email confirming the new date and if you can’t make that date you will be offered a refund or swap to another course of your choice.

Riadh, Bumble & Oak chocolate tasting

Monday 19th July 10.30-12 noon. Max no of people 6. Cost per person £25

Described by Velvet Magazine as a culinary witch, for her botanical blends and chocolate whimsy, Riadh Falvo of Bumble & Oak is a Boutique Batch Chocolatier, Educator, and Explorer.

Riadh will take you and your palate on a little journey through some of her personal favourite chocolate regions around the world (well 20 degrees either side of the equator to be precise). Exploring terroir, chocolate farming, supply chains leading to our very own makers here in the U.K. and chocolatiers. Exploring the process of roasting, bean to bar, possibly a little of the history, and finally – the final product.

We will be tasting origin chocolate with no more than 2 ingredients – cocoa and sugar, as well as the introductions of additives, like milk powder and lecithin.

Chocolate truffles will be included (of course), and each guest will go home with a Bumble & Oak Truffle Making Kit and a recipe.

You will be given a drink on arrival and have an hour after the event to shop at leisure in Mabel Fox’s at a discounted rate.

Helen Perry’s Garden Journal workshop

CHANGE OF DATE!Postponed - Please note new date!
Friday 3rd September 5.30 – 6.30pm. Max no of people 6. Cost per person £33

We have had to postpone Saturday 31st July 2-3pm, new date for the workshop is Friday 3rd September 5.30 – 6.30pm.

Helen Perry 
A lifelong love of books, crafts and sewing came together when I attended a bookbinding class. I have always enjoyed making things and bookbinding soon became a new passion. I particularly enjoy turning humble objects such as paper, card and glue into beautiful and practical books. I had worked in adult education for 10 years and I really enjoy sharing my knowledge and skills to enable others to learn this wonderful craft.

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Making a Small and Green inspired gardening journal.

You will learn the importance of grain direction in bookbinding and will be making and covering your hardbound book, with a combination of decorative paper and bookcloth. This will be filled with either a mixture of coloured, or plain cream, pages. These pages will be stitched into the cover completing your gardening notebook.

All the tools and materials that you will need to complete your notebook will be provided.

You will be given a drink on arrival and have an hour after the event to shop at leisure in Mabel Fox’s at a discounted rate.

Looking forward to meeting you!

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