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Held in Store – Limited places – book now!
Booking is essential.  Payment is required at the time of booking.
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Suitable for skill level
Wed 23rd April 2 – 4pm Polymer Clay animal print canes                   £20.00
Gill Thompson will be showing how to make canes using polymer clay to make giraffe and leopard print canes that can be made into beads, pendants, roses etc.
Wed 30th April  2 – 4pm Agate and crystal collar necklace set      £20.00
Join Sarah to make a project using Agate column beads and teardrops combined with Tibetan silver bead caps and crystal rondelles. Skills required turning loops with round nosed pliers.
Thu 1st May  6-8pm             Sweet Poppy Stencils                                            £15.00
Jane will teach you a range of different techniques for using your Sweet Poppy Stencils.  You will learn about using dimension paste with a range of finishes.
Beginners to Advanced
Wed 7th May 2 – 4pm     Gemstone torque necklace                        £20.00
Join Sarah to make 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. 
Thu 8th May  6-8pm             Creating a Stamped Collage Panel                     £15.00
Jane will teach you how to work with a range of different inks, sprays and paints and rubber stamps to create a beautiful piece of artwork.  You will learn all about layering your designs, adding focal points and highlights.  We have lots of samples in store to show you the type of panel you will create!
Beginners to Advanced
Sunday 11th May 10am-3pm        All day stamping workshop                      £30.00
A day of fun fun fun!!  This all day stamping workshop with Jane is suitable for any level crafter – whether you are a beginner or have experience.  The morning project will be to create a beautiful 8x8” card with an animal theme (different choices available!).  You will be using masks and Distress Inks, plus embellishments and printed backing papers too.  The afternoon project will be to create a 5x7” card with a lovely butterfly or peacock design.  You will be heat embossing your design and using mica powders and mica watercolour paints or drawing inks to colour in and also to create your background.  Refreshments provided – just bring your lunch!
Wed 14th May  2 – 4pm  Wirework rings with gemstones                £15.00
Come and learn with Sarah, how to make a wirework ring using varied gauges of wire and natural gemstones. My only warning is wirework is seriously addictive!
Beginners to Advanced
Wed 21st May 2-4 pm        
Shell and crystal tassel necklace and earring set                                          £15.00
Using chain, shell beads, crystals and acrylic spacers this necklace will look great with a T-shirt, tunic or dress. Although this is a longer length necklace it is lightweight.

Thu 22nd May  6-8pm          Decoupaged/Painted Elephant                £15.00
Join Jane to decorate a cute papier mache Elephant.  You can choose to decoupage him with Tissue paper, or paint him up and bling him up with embellishments.  The workshop includes the price of your elephant.
Beginners or Advanced
Wed 28th May 2-4 pm         Polymer Clay with Gill Thompson           £20.00
Gill Thompson teaches Polymer Clay techniques that you can take home and use in your beadwork.
Thu 29th May  6-8pm          Zentangling                                                  £12.50
Another chance to join Jane to learn all about how to zentangle!  We will work with stamps and stencils and learn all about forming patterns and different designs.  You will also learn about creating zentangled borders too.
Beginners or Advanced
Thu 5th June  6-8pm            Papier Mache Stamped Heart Panel       £15.00
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.
Beginners or Advanced
On Saturday 21st June we will be joined for the day by Annette who will be demonstrating Stix 2 and Woodware projects.  Annette always has lots of fabulous ideas to get the most out of your products and will give you lots of inspiration and ideas!
Chain-Maille Workshops are also available with our Experienced Tutor Shawn Mills of Aglaia Silver both for beginners and advanced Chain Maille students.  Please enquire if you wish to be notified of our next workshop.

By booking you agree to our booking/cancellation T&Cs available to see below

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