Fabric Sculpted Garden Gnome – Half Day Session

Tutor: Abigail Lagden

All Levels

Typically for a max of 7 people.

Half Day

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Discover the wonderful art of fabric sculpting and create yourself a characterful and colourful little gnome, which can be given a place in your home or garden. Perhaps turn it into a mini Santa or one of his elves for a festive twist? You will first learn how to construct the base shape of your gnome. Then you will use fabric sculpting techniques, with a fabric hardener, a selection of fabrics and, of course, your imagination to bring your gnome to life.

Once dry, it is time to introduce the magic with coloured pigments applied using a dry brushing technique. Your little gnome will take two to three weeks to fully cure, but after this it will be weather resistant and can be given a home in your garden.

Your gnome will be approximately 20cm tall and mounted on a slate base.

No previous experience of fabric sculpting is needed as every step will be fully explained and demonstrated. However this session could be paired with the morning session to create fabric sculpted journal – click here for info.

Please note there is a £6 material charge payable on the day.

Click the title below to find out what you need to bring with you. Please note that no lunch is included with this session.

What to expect

Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences.

There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to!

Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-session break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. All refreshments are included.

Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.

What you’ll need to bring with you

All you need will be provided. Just wear clothes that you don't mind messing up.

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