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Craft Your Perfect Christmas at The Base

We have an amazing range of fantastically festive workshops in store this later this year providing the perfect opportunity for you to catch up with friends in the run-up to Christmas!

Our Gallery will be transformed into a craft making grotto for a series of special workshops...

Often, it’s the Christmas wreaths adorning front doors that signals the Christmas season is upon us. Professional florist Kate from Martha Rose, is back this year to help guide you through the steps to create your own Floral Christmas Wreath.

Join Judith Needham to Make a Willow Angelor a Willow Star to decorate your Christmas tree - the latter could be displayed on a wall all year round! Using a whole range of basketry techniques, you get lots of learning in Judith’s classes, as well as a really impressive creation to take home with you.

Create your ownSilk Painted Christmas Cards with Helen Mortimer where, using iron-fixed silk paints, you will learn a range of techniques and will create some beautiful cards to share with friends and family... after all, Christmas is a time for giving!

Festive workshops held in our Lookout Studio feature...

Kicking off our festive workshops programme is our popular workshop with Judith Needham where you'll Make a Willow Reindeer to sit proudly at the centre of your Christmas table or welcome visitors on your doorstep!

Decorate your home with a beautiful angel made from coloured wire in Drawing with Wire: Angels where you'll learn from Flore Gare how to sculpt, join and layer the copper wire or join Shirley Eccles and create your own glass wreath or festive decorations and gifts in her popular festive workshop, Glass Fusing: Festive Wreath and Decorations.

Learn a new skill and make something beautiful with ourChristmas Calligraphy, Macramè Christmas Decorations andFestive Découpage Day workshops - there really is something for everyone!

Festive workshops for young people and families

Young people age 6 - 12 can join Base resident artist Cáit Gould to make Festive Clay Decorations or your little elves could create their own festive cards and decorations in our Children's Christmas Printmaking workshops, both whilst enjoying Honesty gingerbread biscuits and a drink.

As a family, join Judith Needham to create willow Christmas decorations to decorate your tree and home this festive season in our new Family Willow Decoration Making workshop!

The question is, what are you going to create this Christmas...

Winter Craft Fair

Pop the date in your diary for our Winter Craft Fair on Saturday 25 November!

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