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Demo Days & Workshops


Watercolour Classes 

Watercolour painting with Jane Delaney
 There will be two sessions available 2:00 – 4:00pm or 7:00 – 9:00pm.
£15 per Session

Warwickshire artist Jane Delaney has had her own gallery in beautiful Brittany for the last 28 years. Jane exhibits in many galleries including Padstow, St Ives & Stratford Upon Avon.
The classes are suitable for all abilities and Jane will be taking you through various techniques and different exercises. Covering a variety of different subjects including landscapes, still life, portraits and buildings, Jane will teach you how to mix colours and apply washes. Moving on to successfully drawing your image right up to producing a completed masterpiece.

We are extremely pleased to have Jane joining us here at Amelia’s with her Watercolour sessions, giving us the opportunity to expand our crafting into a new and exciting dimension.


Wowtastic! - Embossing/Glittering Techniques Workshops
22nd July 2017
10:00 – 4:00 pm 
A fabulous workshop full of techniques where you will learn: -
The full properties and uses for embossing.
Triple Embossing making your own glittered embossing powders
Stamping into UT
Making pearl embellishments using melt and pour
Different uses for Glitter in Cardmaking
And so much more.........
So why not join us for a fab, fun, full day of hands on wonderfully messy crafting.

Cost: £45 which includes all materials and refreshments

This also includes a goody bag containing 7 x Embossing powders, 1 x Melt-it,  4 x Glitters and a WOW Embossing Pen so there will be plenty left over for you to recreate projects at home with the techniques you have learnt!

 12th August 2017
10:00 – 3:00pm

          Powertex! The latest medium taking the crafting world by storm is coming to Amelia’s!!!!

We are so excited to announce that not only will we be stockist of this fantastic versatile product, but also our very own Nikki has become an accredited tutor of Powertex. This opens the door for many wonderful workshops. To start us off however, we will be having Caroline Robbins joining us for our first workshop to take us through the techniques.

What is Powertex?
Powertex fabric hardener and textile hardener is an environmentally friendly water-based liquid sculpting medium. Powertex can replace polyester for fabric hardening and textile hardening. Powertex can harden absorbent materials such as textiles, paper, cardboard, fabrics, leather and fiberglass. Powertex can be easily combined with self-hardening clays, concrete, stone, ceramic, wood, sand and Stone Art. Powertex is used for making sculptures, paintings, decorative objects and jewellery.
Don’t miss out on this latest crafting craze, join us for a fabulous Powertex workshop.

Cost: £25 which includes all materials and refreshments
(Further details of project to follow)

Mixed Media Bottle and Paint Brush
          Saturday 19th August
          10:00 – 4:00 pm

Join us for a fabulous, fun workshop full of mixed media techniques. Using a range of crafting products including brushos, beautiful pearly starlight paints & various sprays; mediums such as gesso’s, crackle & texture paste, light paste, acrylic sealer, gilding polishes and the wonderful new distress oxides, you will learn a plethora of techniques.

This wonderful workshop, where you will have a full day with like-minded crafting friends, will enable you to completely transform two everyday objects into beautiful home décor pieces for you to display with pride.


Cost: £35 which includes all materials and refreshments

(As inspired by original works by Cheryl Knowles) 
Sweet Poppy Stencils Techniques Workshop
Saturday 9th September & Saturday 23rd September
10:00 – 4:00 pm

Following a wonderful Demo day with the lovely Lucy Ellis, Owner of Sweet Poppy Stencils, and Nikki then consolidating her knowledge by attending one of Lucy’s intense training workshops, we are now holding our own techniques workshop to help you all further your skills and make the most of your products.
During the workshop you will learn the following: -

  • Inking technique
  • Changing the paste colour technique
  • Microbeads technique
  • Bubbling the Mica technique
  • Glitter technique

In addition to the samples you have made using each of these techniques, which are yours to take away to make up in to projects of your choice, you will also create a wonderfully textured framed family/friendship tree.
A fabulous workshop – one not to be missed!!!

Cost: £50 which includes all materials and refreshments

Spring Time Tryptic Panel
Thursday 16th September
10:00 - 4:00pm

Using fabulous new Paperartsy products this MDF Tryptic workshop is full of stamping and paint techniques and ideas. Why not join us for a relaxed day of crafting with like-minded people as we take you through this lovely home decor piece, step by step at your own pace.   
 Includes a 1 x Paperartsy Stencil

Cost: £35 which includes all materials and refreshments


Eileen Godwin

Friday 20th October & Saturday 21st October
10:00 - 4:00pm
We are so delighted that the extremely talented Eileen Godwin is joining us for 2 days…..Yes that’s right two wonderful days of workshops!!!!

Eileen does some amazing work using many techniques and all kinds of mediums and holds regular workshops in her home town of Rochester. Eileen works with Lavinia, Sweet Poppy stencils and Dali art, all the things we love. Samples of Eileen's work are regularly shown on Hochanda. To say we are a little excited is an understatement!!!

You can view Eileen's blog @

Cost: £30 which includes all materials and refreshments

***Please note a deposit is required to secure all workshop places***



Free Demo Day with Michelle Johnson from Stix2
Saturday 15th July - 10:00 - 4:00pm

Michelle Johnson will be here to show us many different techniques, ideas and interesting uses for many of the everyday items we all have already in our crafty stash. 
Here from 10:00 - 4:00pm Michelle will be demonstrating throughout the day and is always happy to answer any questions you may have. So why not pop in at a time to suit yourself and join us as we pick up lots of handy hints for our crafting.

Saturday 2nd September– 10:00am – 4:00pm
 We are very pleased to announce that the very talented Julia Watts is joining us for a full day of inspiring demonstrations full of techniques, hints, tips and ideas.  Julia will be using a myriad of crafting goodies and inspiring us to experiment and get the best use out of so many of our key crafting stash products. So, to gain lots of help and inspiration to take your crafting into new and interesting directions why not join us, at a time to suit yourself, on Saturday 2nd September in between 10:00am and 4:00pm.

For more information or to book on any of our workshops please call us on

01527 857111.

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