• Join a creative workshop

    by  • 25/03/2013 • Country business, Country craft, Country food, Country moment, Country style • 0 Comments

    Want to learn a new skill from talented and passionate tutors? Enjoy a day out at a beautiful venue and have a great lunch with like-minded people? Then take a look at this exclusive new programme of carefully selected creative workshops run by the Darling Collective…

    Ice biscuits like a professional with Nadia Stopnicer, £85

    The tutor Expert biscuit and cake maker Nadia Stopnicer of Pretty Tasty will teach you how to ice biscuits beautifully to a professional finish.

    The day During the day you will learn icing techniques and tricks, including working with royal icing, flooding and piping. You will also take some hand-iced biscuits home. Each participant needs to bring: a small offset spatula, a smooth board, an apron, a small bowl and a box to carry your biscuits home. Long hair should be tied back.

    Dates Monday 22nd April 2013, London, Clifton Nurseries; Monday 29th April 2013, York, The Parsonage; Monday 13th May 2013, Bath, Guyers House 

    Master the art of papercraft with Eloise Hall, £100

    The tutor London-based paper artist Eloise Hall will instruct how to create hand-cut paper collages using her favourite motifs including butterflies, dragonflies, birds and fish.

    The day During this event you will be able to make your own collage by choosing from one of Eloise’s templates, prepared shapes or creating your own paper designs. Your finished artwork will be mounted, ready to be framed and hung at home. Participants will be requested to bring their own scissors, but all other materials will be provided.

    Dates Tuesday 21st May 2013, London, Clifton Nurseries; Thursday 23rd May 2013, York, The Parsonage; Tuesday 4th June 2013, Bath, Guyers House. 

    Create your own bespoke wallpaper with Zoe Barker, £100

    The tutor Textile designer Zoe Barker creates beautiful printed fabric and wallpaper and will explain the fascinating history and design process of wallpaper during this one-day workshop.

    The day Zoe will talk you through how she creates her own wallpapers. You will then make your own design, creating a template piece, which can be framed and hung or (at an additional cost) left with Zoe to make into a repeat pattern, which you will be able to print onto usable wallpaper.

    Dates Friday 7th June 2013, London, Clifton Nurseries; Tuesday 11th June 2013, Brighton, The Grand; Friday 28th June 2013, Bath, Guyers House

    Make your own natural skincare products with Gail Francombe, £100

    The tutor Gail runs her own natural beauty and holistic wellbeing business, Goodness & Wonder. Spend the day with her and learn how to create your own natural beauty and skincare products.

    The day You will learn about ingredients and their usage, create your own products and make and take home a rose and marshmallow face cream, an orange and myrrh lip balm and a rejuvenating wild rose facial oil. Aimed at all levels, with materials and course notes provided.

    Dates Tuesday 2nd July 2013, London, Clifton Nurseries; Thursday 4th July 2013, York, The Parsonage;  Tuesday 9th July 2013, Bath, Guyers House

    Tickets include lunch, tea and coffee, plus your take-home makes. To book, please call 0870 961 9030 or email info@darlingcollective.com. For further details on the courses, including dates, times and course descriptions, visit darlingcollective.com.

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