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Phiona Richards presents……

 

For just over 17 years I have been involved with running hands-on workshops with all age groups and abilities including special needs. I find working with people very rewarding and enjoy inspiring others to find their own creative muse.

I am available for educational workshops, festivals, community events, hen parties or private groups.

My workshops invariably incorporate paper, but I also utilize other reclaimed/recycled materials such as plastic, card and metal.

I have a current Enhanced CRB Disclosure Certificate and Public Liability Insurance to the value of £5,000,000.


Current Workshops

JANUARY 2018


FEBRUARY


Star Book £42 or £23 concessions
Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Rd, Leicester, LE1 7HA

Saturday 3rd February 2018 10.00am - 3.30pm 

This amazing book structure will definitely capture your imagination and is a great way to explore book making. During this one day workshop, Phiona will show you how to create this sculptural book.

To book your place please ring: 0116 252 2455


Photo Textile Jewellery  £35.00
Wistow Gallery, Wistow Rural Centre, Leicester, LE8 0QF

Wednesday 14th February 2018 10.00am - 1.00pm 

Create a one-off personal piece of jewellery inspired by nature. You will discover how to transfer photographs onto fabric and embellish it using buttons, clock parts, beads etc.  This is a fun workshop and each piece of jewellery is unique to the maker.

To book your place please visit here 


Leather Book Wrap  £35.00
Wistow Gallery, Wistow Rural Centre, Leicester, LE8 0QF

Wednesday 14th February 2018 1.30pm - 4.30pm 

Explore the joys of bookbinding whilst designing a leather book wrap. In this half day workshop Phiona will show you how to make a pamphlet book and design and create a leather wrap to put your newly made books into.

To book your place please visit here 


MARCH

Geometric Notebook  £36.00
Leicester Craft Centre, 10 High St, Market Harborough, LE16 7NJ

Wednesday 7th March 2018 10.00am - 1.00pm

More information to follow

To book your place please ring: 01858 466692

Book of Journeys  £41 or £23 concessions

Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Rd, Leicester, LE1 7HA

Saturday 24th March 2018 10.00am - 3.30pm 

Come and join Phiona Richards at this full day workshop and explore a crown binding designed by Heidi Kyle. This is a book structure that is made to allow you to add and remove pages. There is no sewing involved, mainly folding.

To book your place please ring: 0116 252 2455


APRIL

Lace Tatting £36.00
Leicester Craft Centre, 10 High St, Market Harborough, LE16 7NJ
Monday 7th April 2018 10.00am - 1.00pm

Come along and explore the delights of making your own lace for bookmarks, edging and jewellery. Phiona will get you started by showing how to load your shuttle, how to make knots, the flip then go on to learn how to make a ring and a chain.

To book your place please ring: 01858 466692

Japanese Stab Bound Books  £41 or £23 concessions
Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Rd, Leicester, LE1 7HA

Saturday 28th April 2018 10.00am - 4.00pm 

In this workshop you will learn a Japanese bookbinding technique.
Discover how to prepare your papers, how to cut them and pierce them ready for sewing.  
Then Phiona will show you three different stitch patterns for you to choose from.

To book your place please ring: 0116 252 2455


MAY 


JUNE 

Flora and Fauna Photo Textile Jewellery  £41 or £23 concessions
Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Rd, Leicester, LE1 7HA

Saturday 23rd June 2018 10.00am - 4.00pm 

Using vintage images supplied by Phiona you will design and create a special piece of jewellery. During this full day workshop which will have it's venue at the Botanical Gardens in Leicester, you will take your Inspiration from nature. Once you have transferred you image you will assemble your jewellery piece and embellish it with stitch, beads, buttons and lace.

To book your place please ring: 0116 252 2455


JULY 


AUGUST

Kusudamas or Paper Flower Orbs  £35.00
Wistow Gallery, Wistow Rural Centre, Leicester, LE8 0QF

Saturday 4th August 2018 10am - 1pm 

In the space of three hours you will learn how to fold decorative papers to create which can only be described as a Flower Orb or Kusudama.

To book your place please visit here 

Narrative Postcards  £35.00
Wistow Gallery, Wistow Rural Centre, Leicester, LE8 0QF 

Saturday 4th August 2018, 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Explore the delights of mixed media and collage to create a series of postcards ready to be slotted into a tailor made book

To book your place please visit here 

Bookbinding:  Japanese Stab Binding £35.00
Ten2 Gallery, 102 Castle Street, Hinckley, Leicester, LE10 1DD 

Saturday 4th August 2018, 10am - 1.00pm

During the session you will make a Japanese Stab Bound notebook. You will discover how to prepare your papers, how to cut them and pierce them ready for sewing. You will go on to look at the different stitch patterns, there are three for you to look at; noble, tortoiseshell and hemp leaf. 

To book your place please visit here or call 01455 636339

Photo Textile Jewellery  £35.00
Ten2 Gallery, 102 Castle Street, Hinckley, Leicester, LE10 1DD 
Saturday 4th August 2018, 2pm - 5pm

Explore the delights of mixed media and collage to create a series of postcards ready to be slotted into a tailor made book

To book your place please visit here 

Embroidery Sampler Book  £80 (concession price on enquiry)
Monday 20th to 23rd August 2018 10.00am - 3.30pm 
Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Rd, Leicester, LE1 7HA


Imagine three days of exploring stitch in the beautiful surroundings of Leicester Botanical Gardens. This is a wonderfully relaxing experience in a beautiful setting. During 3 day workshop there will be time to explore Leicester's beautiful botanical gardens to gain inspiration for your embroidery. This sampler book is not what you are expecting, Phiona will show you how to make a beautiful pocket book to keep a series of samples in which you will work on in a variety of embroidery stitches.

To book your place please ring: 0116 252 2455


SEPTEMBER

Embroidery 101 £41 or £23 concessions
Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Rd, Leicester, LE1 7HA

Saturday 15th September 2018 10.00am - 4.00pm 

This is the perfect opportunity to get started with learning embroidery? During the day Phiona will show you some basic stitches and ways you can apply them. You will explore colour and by the end of the day you will be well on the way to finishing your first hand stitched sample.

To book your place please ring: 0116 252 2455

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