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Step into Christmas with these festive workshops at The Biscuit Factory

Whether you want to sleigh your decorations or level up your Christmas cards, these sell-out workshops will let your imagination run wild. But make sure to book up early or yule regret it.

Written by Rachael Nichol
Published 14.10.2023

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Yes, we know it’s only October, but the most wonderful time of the year will be here before we know it.

And to really get into the festive spirit, The Biscuit Factory has launched its Christmas workshop calendar…

With everything from crafting beautiful Christmas wreaths to levelling up your decorations and learning the art of Christmas card printing to creating intricate macrame decorations for that special gift. If you’re someone who loves letting their imagination run wild, then you’ve come to the right place.

The best part? You get to take home your Christmas creation to proudly showcase in your home.

HLN TOP TIP: These workshops sell out every year so make sure to book early or yule regret it.

CHRISTMAS CARD PRINTING WORKSHOP WITH SEA TERN PRINT 

Cost: £75.00

When: Sunday 22nd October 2023 from 10.30pm – 3.30pm

Join professional printmaker Michelle Wood at this workshop, where you’ll create unique Christmas cards using linocut printing. Michelle, an experienced art tutor from Sea Tern Print CIC will help you discover artistic potential in this hands-on, festive session.

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FESTIVE EMBROIDERY | LUCY FREEMAN

Cost: £65.00

When: Saturday 11th November from 12.30 – 4.30pm

Learn contemporary embroidery techniques for hoop art with artist Lucy Freeman to level up your Christmas décor this year. Discover this easy-to-learn, quick and experimental way of embroidery, covering design, stitching, and neat finishing for wall-mounted hoops.

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FESTIVE RUBBER STAMP WORKSHOP WITH SEA TERN PRINT

Cost: £75.00

When: Sunday 19th November 2023 from 10.30am – 3.30pm

Unleash your creativity with printmaker and art tutor Michelle Wood by discovering the art of crafting personalized rubber stamp blocks using lino-cutting tools. Experiment with vibrant inks, hand-print one-of-a-kind designs or repetitive patterns to create unique prints and special greeting cards to share with your loved ones.

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FESTIVE WREATH MAKING | HARVEST MOON FLORAL ART

Cost: £68.00

When: Saturday 25th November from 10.30pm – 1.00pm or 2.00pm – 4.30pm

Make your front door sleigh with a bespoke handmade wreath featuring exquisite British foliage, complete with dried fruits, cones and ribbon tailored to your style. From scratch, master crafting a classic moss base before using an array of foliage and festive elements, to craft a distinctive wreath to proudly hang on your door.

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FESTIVE GARLAND MAKING | HARVEST MOON FLORAL ART 

Cost: £75.00

When: Sunday 10th December from 12.30 – 3.00pm

Deck the halls, the fireplace or the festive dining table with a handmade garland of beautiful British-grown foliage and added dried festive embellishments to suit your taste. Learn how to make a natural rope-based garland using seasonal foliage that will beautifully dress your home and add that extra festive touch.

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FESTIVE MOSAIC | DARN IT! WORKSHOPS

Cost: £50.00

When: Saturday 16th December from 10:15am – 1:15pm or 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Transform mosaic tiles, repurposed crockery, and assorted upcycled materials into stunning works of mosaic art in this workshop. Select from a variety of base shapes and gain insights into choosing the right adhesive for each.

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MACRAME DECORATIONS | DARN IT! WORKSHOPS

Cost: £50.00

When: Sunday 17th December from 10.15am – 1.15pm

Join this creative session where you’ll craft exquisite macrame decorations using a range of cords. This workshop offers the opportunity to learn new craft techniques and master essential macrame knots and create unique decorations. Plus, you’ll leave with finished pieces and instructions to make more at home.

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MACRAME STAR | DARN IT! WORKSHOPS

Cost: £50.00

When: Sunday 17th December from 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Master a range of macrame knots whilst crafting this festive wall hanging in a chosen colour. In this session, create a captivating star wall decoration using an array of cords. Learn all the knots needed to make this macrame star and take the instructions away with you to make more decorations at home.

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PAPERCUT CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS | KEELY PEARCE

Cost: £60.00

When: Saturday 9th December 2023 from 10.30am – 1.00pm

Join artist Keely in a tranquil workshop where you’ll delve into the art of paper cutting. Begin with a foundation in modern paper-cutting techniques before crafting a delightful festive decoration for your home. Select from a variety of designs to cut during the workshop and you’ll receive a template to take home perfect for crafting personalised gift tags.

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TUFTED STAR CHRISTMAS DECORATION | LOOP & YARN

Cost: £100.00

When: Sunday 10th December from 11am – 3pm

In this workshop, learn how to operate a tufting gun to craft your very own star decoration – a perfect addition to your tree. Make your design your own by selecting from a yarn and pompom trim in a variety of colours to match your Christmas decoration colour scheme.

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Winter events at The Biscuit Factory

FESTIVE FLOWERS ON TULLE WITH OLGA PRINKU – MOON HOOP WORKSHOP

Cost: £65.00

When: Saturday 2nd December from 10:15am – 1:15pm

Join a three-hour workshop to master flowers-on-tulle embroidery, crafting a beautiful moon-shaped floral design within a 6″ wooden embroidery hoop. Learn the art of tulle fabric stretching, securing, and the artful attachment of dried flower stems. Unleash your creativity through this floral artistry workshop.

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