Aldridge Crafts & Champagne Moments

01953 454976

Craft Workshops

Held in Store – Limited places – book now! – workshops are all on our website where you can book & pay online.

Booking is essential.  Payment is required at the time of booking.

Check online or in-store for pictures/samples of our workshop projects.

Wed 4th June 2 – 4pm             Meltpot Marvels                                £20

The Ranger Meltpot is a great tool. This workshops will show some of the things that you can create using it. Faux dichroic glass, Galaxy flash and UTEE combining to make a show stopping ring. There are so many things we can try. So book your place and join in the fun!  The workshop price includes all the jewel enamel and use of tools  (Beginners)

 Thu 5th June 6-8pm                         Papier Mache Stamped Heart Panel       £15

In this workshop with Jane you will create a beautiful painted papier mache heart panel.  We will use rubber stamps, inks and embellishments to create a unique piece of artwork perfect for your home. (All levels)

Wed 11th June 2 – 4pm           Gemstone and Crystal  Collar          £20   

Using Agate or jasper column beads and teardrops combined with Tibetan silver bead caps and crystal rondelles. Skills required turning loops with round nosed pliers.  The price includes all beads and use of tools. (Intermediate)

Wed 18th June 2-4pm                    Cascade Necklace and earrings set       £20

This lovely necklace combines chain links, gemstones and pearls in a lovely cascade in summer tones ideal to team with your summer dress with matching earrings.  Price includes all beads, gemstones and use of necessary tools. (Intermediate)

Saturday 21st June 10-4pm         

FREE Stix2/Woodware Demonstration with Annette Taylor

Come along to see Annette demonstrating using products from Stix2 and Woodware.  Pick up lots of handy hints and tips and see her using the latest products.  Just come along on the day! – FREE!

Wed 25th June 2 – 4pm           Polymer Clay with Gill Thompson    £20

Come and learn how to work with Polymer clay each month Gill teaches a new technique using this versatile medium.  Price £20.00 includes all clay, tuition and use of tools. (beginners)

Thursday 26th June 6-8pm            Scrapbooking for Beginners                    £15

Scrapbooking is creating your own personalised photo album to record your pictures and memories.  You can use a variety of decorative papers, embellishments and die cuts to create a beautiful scrapbook page which you can put together in a lovely album.  All you need to do is bring along a couple of photographs and we will help you create a scrapbook page.  All who attend the workshop will be entitled to a 10% discount on any album in store on the day. (beginners)

Wednesday 2nd July 2 – 4pm              Flower bracelets                               £15

These very pretty bracelets combine 4mm crystal bicones with 6mm rounds to make lovely floral bracelets suitable for young and old alike.  Price includes all beads, findings and use of tools. (beginners)

Thu 3rd July 6-8pm                         Pop Up Box Card                                         £15

Learn how to make a pop up box card which you can decorate with flowers.  This clever card folds flat to fit into an envelope.  We will use a mixture of decorative papers and lots of flower dies to create a unique card. (Any level)

Saturday 5th July – 10am-12       FREE Demonstration in store with Jane – Stampbord – learn how to stamp onto this clay board to create vibrant embellishments which can be used on your crafting projects or as jewellery- FREE!

Wed 9th July 2 – 4pm                     Chain Maille with Shawn Mills    £20

Would you like to learn a new skill or have tried chain maille and would like to learn another weave? Our guest tutor Shawn has several years of teaching Chain Maille.  Price includes all rings, findings and use of tools. (Beginners/intermediate)

Thu 10th July 6-8pm                       Sheena’s Faux Leather Technique          £15

You have probably seen Sheena Douglas’ fabulous technique on social media forums or on the telly, well we will show you how to turn a piece of ordinary Kraft card into a pliable leather looking material!  Perfect to use in your mixed media projects, as a bookmark or book cover or as part of your scrapbook. (Any level)

 Saturday 12th July 10am-12        FREE demonstration in store with Jane – Using Ink with your Embossing Folders.  Learn about the different effects you can get by using inks with your embossing folders through your die cutting machine. – FREE!

 Wed 16th July 2 – 4pm                   Gemstone Torque necklace                      £20

A lovely wirework piece using 1.5mm wire as a base as your torque then add gemstones to the frame using the tiara technique. Makes a lovely light-weight but visually beautiful necklace. Because of the nature of the tiara technique used good manual dexterity is needed.  Price includes all gemstones, wire and  use of tools. (Intermediate )

 Sunday 20th July     A WHOLE DAY OF WORKSHOPS

 10-12.15      Sweet Poppy Stencils with Paste and Flitterglu and Flakes £15

We will spend the morning using stencils together with dimensional paste but also how to apply flitterglu and flakes through a stencilled design too

 12.45-3pm   An introduction to Alcohol inks                                                   £15

We will spend the afternoon learning how to use alcohol inks to create backgrounds and then stamp onto them.

You can book on these workshops independently, but if you book for both you get a free bottle of Alcohol Ink. (Any level)

Wed 23rd July 2 – 4pm                  Polymer Clay with Gill Thompson           £20

Come and learn how to work with Polymer clay each month Gill teaches a new technique using this versatile medium.  Price includes all clay, tuition and use of tools. (Beginners)

Thurs 24th July 6-8pm                   Steampunk or Flowery Birdhouse          £15

Decorate a papier mache birdhouse with paint and die cuts to create a unique piece of art you can put in  your home.  You can choose between a grungy steampunk style, or a soft flowery style. (Any level)

Sat 26th July 10-12                        FREE demonstration in store with Jane – Using Sakura Pens – stardust, glaze etc.  Learn all about this fabulous pen range and the ways you can use them. – FREE!

 Thurs 31st July 6-8pm        Zentangling                                                  £12.50

Come and learn the art of zentangling – posh doodling!  You will learn how to break down and create intricate looking patterns which you can use with stamps, die cuts, stencils and on scrapbooking pages. (All levels)


Can’t make one of our workshop dates?  Most of our workshops can be run on a 1-2-1 basis at a mutally convenient time.  Minimum cost for a 1-2-1 workshop is £20.00 for a 2 hour workshop.  Phone/call in to book  01953 454976

By booking you agree to our booking/cancellation T&Cs available to see online & instore.


Monthly Craft Club – Join our friendly club that meets monthly to get together with other crafters for crafting, tea and a chat – Friday 20th June, 18th July 15th August 6.15-8.30 at the francis Rooms in Connaught Hall – £3.50 on the night.

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