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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 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 )

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)

Monday 21st 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)

Sunday 3rd August     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)

 Thursday 7th August 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)

Thu 21st August 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)

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.

Most of our classes are suitable for any level – beginner to advanced - but the individual workshop will specify if you need to have a certain skill level, if in doubt, please ask us.
Our workshops are designed to be fun!  Come and learn in a relaxed atmosphere with experienced crafters – we have over 25 years experience between us!
We only have a maximum of 6 in a class so you will get individual guidance
No need to bring anything – we supply all materials – but feel free to bring favourite tools – but please make sure they are marked with your name.
Refreshments will be provided.  You will have the opportunity to shop for supplies after your class.
Terms and Conditions.
Workshops must be booked and paid for in advance in full.  Bookings are not confirmed until payment is received and a booking will only be held for 48 hours without payment before being released as available. You can pay in store, online or over the phone. 
Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received with 48 hours notice of the workshop will be eligible for a 50% refund.  Unfortunately cancellations received within 48 hours do not allow time to refill that place and so no refund can be issued.  If we have to cancel, we will provide as much notice as possible and you will be entitled to a full refund or to move to a vacant space on an alternative same value workshop of your choice.

Crafting Clubs run in Norfolk - Attleborough
We run a monthly crafting club in Attleborough, Norfolk.  The entry fee is £3 in advance £3.50 on the night and they give you a chance to meet up with other crafters and share ideas, techniques & chat! It doesn't matter whether your craft is papercrafting, jewellery or beading - or something else - everyone is welcome. The mobile shop is always present - and if you haven't got time to join us for the evening - pop in and have a shop (if you are shopping only - no entry fee applies!).  No need to book a place - just come along on the night!  Check on our home page for any late changes to dates or venues - particularly in wintery weather!  Club night starts at 6.15 and finishes at 8.30pm, but you can come along any time in between start & finish and stay as long or short as suits you!  We have demonstrations and mini workshops (a small extra charge to participate in mini workshops)! 

Aldridge Crafts & Champagne Moments – Craft Club
Francis Rooms, Connaught Hall  6.15-8.30pm 
£3.50 on the night £3.00 in advance
Dates for 2014:  17th January, 21st February, 21st March, 25th April, 16th May, 20th June, 18th July, 15th August, 19th September, 17th October, 21st November, 19th Dec
Bring something to craft with you and have fun with other crafters.
Monthly Crafting Swap/Share– make a card, piece of jewellery, ATC, or other project on the theme for that month.  Bring one project, swap for another! (or just bring to show!)
  2014 themes: 
January Winter Trees May Furry Friends September Harvest
February Red & Gold June Nautical October Shades of Green
March Zentangle July Bold Flowers November Vintage
April Bling Bling Bling August Letter A December Snowflakes

East Anglia Based and no Local Club?   - We are happy to run a club for you within reasonable travelling distance of Harleston - just give us a call and we can make arrangements! 

We are available to run workshops and give talks and demonstrations at your group.
We regularly give talks, demonstrations or run workshops at local groups - whether you are a WI group, crafting group or something else, give us a call to discuss what we can offer you.  We can cover papercrafting themes and jewellery themes and have many different workshops available.  Subject to being in reasonable travelling distance.


Proprietor Jane Aldridge.  Trading as Aldridge Crafts and previously Jane Aldridge Handmade Cards