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Deep Buttoned Footstool
This one-day workshop is designed to give you an introduction to the craft, perfect if you want a taster into the world of upholstery and unleash your creative side.
You will learn about the tools and materials needed for upholstery and will be taught how to make one of our stylish footstools. The stools could be the centre piece of your lounge or bedroom, or are perfect for a snug or den.
The size of the stools are approx 55 cm wide x 70 cm long x 30 cm high.
For each stool you will be provided with the frame, legs and upholstery materials.
The workshop is perfect for beginners or for those with some experience looking to expand their skills.
You will learn to:
Staple elasticated webbing and hessian to a wooden frame in preparation for your deep buttoned footstool.
Prepare the foam for deep buttoning, including marking out the foam, drilling holes, and applying dacron.
Prepare your fabric including marking out for buttoning, measuring and cutting the fabric
Learn the process behind planning where the buttons will go.
Make your own fabric buttons.
Apply the buttons and to do pleating and corners.
Finish and fix the legs to your stool.
We keep the class size to no more than six people, so you will get lots out of the day. We supply you with all the tools & materials including a metre of fabric from the fabulous Warwick Amatheon Wool range which retails at £40 per metre.
You need to choose the fabric colour and confirm this when you book the course. Alternatively, you can view the fabric colours available and order free fabric samples via the Warwick website.
If you need any help with fabric selection, then please get in touch with us, and we can point you in the right direction.
The workshops are held in our beautiful workshop, a converted Methodist Chapel, in Scholar Green nestled in the peaceful Cheshire countryside.
The course will start at 9am, finishing at approximately 4.30-5pm. Hot drinks are included throughout the day. You will need to bring your own packed lunch with you.
Our footstools are both decorative and practical for personal use, but also a lovely gift to be given to family or friends too.
You could attend the workshop and make the footstool for yourself, or buy it as an experience day for a creative loved one. If you are buying as a gift, please leave their name in the ‘additional information section’ at the check-out.
The safety of our clients and staff are always of upmost importance.
Our COVID-19 safety features are detailed below to allow for your wellbeing and creativity to co-exist.
*Each workshop kept to a maximum of six attendees.
*Online pre-booked sessions only.
*Masks / Face Visors to be worn at clients own discretion. It is not compulsory.
*A large open workspace with social distancing measures in place.
*Protective screens between split workspaces.
*Hand sanitisers situated throughout all areas.
*Each attendee is provided with their own tools.
*Shared handheld tools are cleaned between use.
*Track and Trace.
This one-day workshop is designed to give you an introduction to the craft, perfect ...
Simple Bangle and Ring Workshop
Simple bangle and ring making workshop –
During this workshop, you will make your own sterling silver bangle and ring (1 bangle and 1 ring). The bangle you can make from either slim round or square wire, and you can add a texture, twist your wire or create a wave bangle if you like. You will also make a simple ring from the choice of wires available including beaded wire, or you can twist your wire, add some texture or create a wave ring if you like. I will guide you through the steps on how to add texture to your silver, cut and shape, file and finish with a final polish. You will be able to practice on copper or brass before deciding on your final designs.
Simple bangle and ring making workshop - During this workshop, you will make your ...
Silhouette Pendant and Earrings Workshop
Silhouette Pendant and Earrings –
During this session, I will guide you through the steps to make your own pendant and matching earrings from sterling silver sheet. You can choose the shape and either keep it simple or go for a more complicated design depending on previous experience. You can choose from a variety of shapes and designs such a square, circle, leaf shape, heart, butterfly shape or your favourite animal. You can also add texture or stamp a design or letters etc onto your chosen shape/design. You will practice on copper first before choosing which design to make in silver and finish off with a chain/earring wires. This session is great for learning about a variety of ways to add texture to silver and basic forming methods.
This workshop starts at 11 am and finishes around 4 pm. All sessions run throughout the year and other dates will be available. Full details are on the website
Silhouette Pendant and Earrings - During this session, I will guide you through the ...
Charm Bangle and Earrings Workshop
Simple charm bangle and earrings workshop –
During this workshop you will make your own sterling silver bangle using slim sterling silver wire (either round or square wire) and you can make a variety of different shaped bangles. You will also make a small silver charm to add to your bracelet and make a pair of matching dangly earrings. I will guide you through the steps on how to add texture to your silver, cut and shape, file and finish with a final polish. You will be able to practice on copper before deciding on a design. You will be supplied with enough silver wire for your bracelet and a small square sheet of sterling silver for your charm and earrings, plus sterling silver findings for your earrings.
Simple charm bangle and earrings workshop - During this workshop you will make your ...
Stone Set Stacking Rings
Stacking rings workshop (with a stone) 10 – 4 pm. This workshop is suitable for beginners or those with some prior knowledge. This workshop is a slight variation on the stacking ring workshop with the addition of a stone set ring as one of the 3 stackers. You will make a set of 3 stacking rings, including one with a small stone, using a pre-made 6 mm bezel. I have a selection of stones to chose from, and you will be supplied with enough wire to make 3 rings. You can choose the finish by adding texture, make a twisted or plaited ring or leave one plain polished silver, the choice is yours! All silver is included and a 6 mm gemstone cabochon from the selection available.
Stacking rings workshop (with a stone) 10 - 4 pm. This workshop is suitable for beginners ...
Stool Upholstery Workshop
One day workshop where you will be taught to make one of our stylish stools with a choice of industrial style legs. It is suitable for beginners.
You will learn all about the basic tools and materials needed for upholstery.
You will be taught techniques such as gluing and stapling foam, measuring and cutting fabric, cutting corners, making piping and making fabric side panels.
You need to supply 1 metre of your own fabric and a packed lunch.
One day workshop where you will be taught to make one of our stylish ...
Storage Crate Upholstery Workshop
A one-day workshop where you will be taught how to make one of our stylish footstool storage crates. It is suitable for beginners. You will learn all about the basic tools and materials needed for upholstery.
You will be taught techniques such as gluing and stapling foam, measuring and cutting fabric, cutting corners, making and applying buttons.
You need to supply 1 metre of your own fabric and a packed lunch
A one-day workshop where you will be taught how to make one of our ...
Product Safety for Potters
This course teaches you all you need to know to make work that is safe for the user. This covers glaze stability and food safety; making work microwave, oven, dishwasher and freezer proof; electric lamps and candleholders, and all the other aspects of producing good, safe, functional work.
This course teaches you all you need to know to make work that is ...
Electric Kilns and Firing
This course gives you all the information you need to select, maintain and fire an electric kiln in a safe and efficient way. It also goes over what happens to clays and glazes when they are fired.
This course gives you all the information you need to select, maintain and fire ...
Woodcarving for Beginners – Ness Botanic Gardens, Cheshire
Woodcarving for Beginners. Age 18+. Enjoy a relaxing and friendly weekend learning something new, tools, materials and course notes supplied.
This practical 2-day weekend course is designed for complete beginners with no previous experience. Learn the basic skills necessary to creatively carve wood with hand tools.
For further information and to book, please email us.
Woodcarving for Beginners. Age 18+. Enjoy a relaxing and ...
Fused Glass Wall Panel & Bowl Workshop
A fabulous fused glass class for total beginners or improvers. Create your own fused glass wall panel in just 1 day, alternatively you may split this into two & create bowls or tiles so there’s lots of options for you to choose from. Size 60x30cms. Explore your own ideas or follow our easy templates, work with cut glass, pigments, bubbles, wire and organic materials too. Just call or email to book…email@example.com www.thesilverzebra.co.uk Dates & details can be found on our website
A fabulous fused glass class for total beginners or improvers. Create your own fused ...
Spinner Ring Workshop
Spinner ring workshop 11 – 4 pm. During this session, you will make your own spinner ring. You will practice first with copper to determine size and textures, and then move on to making a finished ring in silver. You can add 1, 2 or 3 rings to your wider band (depending on the metals you choose and your previous experience) and you can use a combination of metals and textures. The example shown is a wide band with the inside polished to a high shine, while the outside of the band has a matt finish. The ‘spinners’ are 2 thin rings, one silver and one brass for a contrasting colour. This workshop is suitable for beginners or those with some prior knowledge.
Spinner ring workshop 11 - 4 pm. During this session, you will make your own spinner ...
During this workshop you will learn how to create items from jesmonite. Jesmonite is a non-toxic, water-based 2 part resin system that dries to an opaque stone like finish. It is a great versatile material to work with and during this workshop you will learn how to create items by adding coloured pigments, using marbling techniques, adding foil and creating 2 tone effects. I have a wide variety of moulds to create coasters/trinket trays, trinket boxes and small plant pot/tea light holders. I also have some small bead moulds and open back jewellery bezels that you can try if you like. There is no limit on the amount of items you create, so you can create a whole set of coasters, or a combination of items. The choice is yours!
During this workshop you will learn how to create items from jesmonite. Jesmonite is ...
10 Week Course in Jewellery Making
Jewellery Making 10 -week course – choice of days/times available, Wednesday or Thursday evening 6.30 – 8.30 pm or Monday or Friday morning 10.00 – 12.00 pm.
This course is suitable for beginners or students with some prior knowledge. Beginners will start with using copper to learn basic techniques such as how to anneal metal, filing, forming, cutting metal with a piercing saw, adding texture and soldering. This course includes 1 ring making project in silver – Beginners will make a bezel set ring or halo pendant (either stone or sea glass), silver and stones for this will be supplied along with lots of copper for practising each technique. Students who have previously attended the beginners course will make a tube set ring (materials included) and for the rest of the course you can set your own projects. Students who haven’t made a bezel set ring can choose this option if they wish. Returning students will need to purchase their own silver for any further projects you want to undertake. Copper for practising and perfecting your design is supplied.
This course will run for 10 weeks starting week beginning 13th September and there will be a week off at half-term (last week of October) so a total of 10 sessions
Jewellery Making 10 -week course - choice of days/times available, Wednesday or Thursday evening 6.30 ...
Bezel Setting a Stone or Sea Glass
Bezel setting a stone or sea glass- This workshop is better suited to those with some soldering and silver smithing experience. You will make a ring from silver, create the bezel for your stone or sea glass and solder it onto the ring base before finally setting a stone/glass of your choice. Silver and stones/sea glass are provided, however please feel free to bring your own stone/sea glass if you have something you want to use. (You can also make a necklace if you prefer).
Bezel setting a stone or sea glass- This workshop is better suited to those ...
Halo/Infinity Necklace Workshop
Halo or infinity necklace – This workshop is suitable for beginners or those with some prior experience. During this workshop you will make your own pendant necklace using sterling silver wire. You can choose to make either a halo pendant or an infinity necklace. You can choose from a variety of wires and add a little texture, and you can also add a small cluster of beads to the halo pendant if you choose this design.
Halo or infinity necklace - This workshop is suitable for beginners or those with ...
Resin Jewellery Making Course
During this workshop you will learn how to create jewellery with resin (epoxy resin). You can create various pieces testing out different colour combinations, adding inclusions such as flowers/petals, feathers, glitter/mica powers, confetti etc. Some silver plated bezels will be provided for creating pendants. You will also get the chance to make a few small items using U.V resin and a small pot or coaster from jesmonite. Included is plenty of resin for your creations, pigments and items to set into resin available, but please feel free to bring anything along with you. Moulds for creating different shapes are also available. Items will need to be left to cure, so they can either be collected if you live locally or if not I will post your items out to you. U.V resin and jesmonite pieces can be taken home on the day.
During this workshop you will learn how to create jewellery with resin (epoxy resin). ...
Ring Making Workshop – Wide Band
Textured ring band – For this workshop I will guide you through the steps to create a ring band (a wider flatter band rather than a slim stacking ring) adding texture or stamping a design or letters. You can practice on copper first so if there is time you can take away a finished copper sample ring as well as a sterling silver ring.
Textured ring band - For this workshop I will guide you through the steps ...
This fantastic course will cover all the basics of traditional signwriting, from preparation, layout and design, to shading, lining and brushwork, and you will have your own painted sign (and new-found skills) to take home with you at the end of the week for all to admire.
This fantastic course will cover all the basics of traditional signwriting, from preparation, layout ...
Simple Ring Making Workshop
This workshop runs regularly throughout the year on Saturday and some Sundays. It is a two and half hour session with classes in the morning and the afternoon. This is a great jewellery making taster session.
This workshop runs regularly throughout the year on Saturday and some Sundays. It is ...
Make a Set of 3 Stacking Rings
This workshop runs regularly throughout the year, usually on a Saturday starting at 11 pm until 4 pm. This is a great session and suitable for beginners.
This workshop runs regularly throughout the year, usually on a Saturday starting at 11 pm ...
Jewellery Summer School – 4 day Jewellery Making and Silver Smithing Course
4-Day intensive jewellery making course. This course runs at various dates throughout the year, with the next session starting November 29th. This is a great session for anyone wanting to learn jewellery making. The added benefit of an intensive course is that it really helps embed the knowledge.
4-Day intensive jewellery making course. This course runs at various dates throughout the year, ...
3 Day Fused Glass Course – Cheshire
This 3 day fused glass workshop is our most popular class we deliver, it’s relaxed, hands on, practical, full of hints and tips with step-by-step guidance and is suitable for complete beginners or improvers. Projects include glass tiles, jewellery, candle bridges, bowls, panels, pebbles, lace and sculpture. Deborah founded The Silver Zebra studio in 2004 and has boundless knowledge in glass with over 35yrs of inherited glass artistry from her family too. As with all of our classes we include our fabulous 2-course farmhouse lunch, so it’s a lovely part of the day we can all chat and relax, it’s also a good opportunity to ask questions! Please visit our website for dates, call or email… firstname.lastname@example.org 01270526014 www.thesilverzebra.co.uk We look forward to hearing from you
This 3 day fused glass workshop is our most popular class we deliver, it’s ...
Introduction to Fused Glass
Learn the art of fused glass on this 1 day Fused Glass workshop for complete beginners. You can create at least 6 projects on this workshop and our price includes all the materials you will need and our fabulous 2-course farmhouse lunch.
Learn the art of fused glass on this 1 day Fused Glass workshop for complete ...
These workshops offer an introduction to Silversmithing and allow you to experience many of the simple skills used by Silversmiths.
These workshops offer an introduction to Silversmithing and allow you to experience many of ...
Raku Kiln Firing
Japanese Raku Kiln Firing method.
Great Fun, Steam, Smoke and Flames. If you have tried Raku before you know what fun it is, if not you have a great experience ahead of you.
The Potters Barn offers pottery sessions covering throwing on the potters wheel, handbuilding, explanation of glazing and firings.
The Potters ...