Social, informal and a chance to gather with friends and family, Sunday Sessions introduce design-led crafting techniques in the comfort of our contemporary light-filled Work Room. You'll be greeted with a drink, soft music will play and you'll spend a gentle few hours relaxing and learning something new, taking away work to cherish, or gift.
Sunday Sessions: Gentle guided craft workshops at The Biscuit Factory Newcastle
Batik Surface Design
Batik is an Indonesian technique of drawing wax onto fabric.
In this workshop you will create surface designs by applying wax on to fabric. The wax creates a resist and then dyes are applied to add colour. When the wax is removed it leaves behind beautiful silhouette designs.
You will be shown basic batik methods in this workshop with templates provided to inspire and draw from. Your unique surface design can then be presented at home as a framed work, a hanging or perhaps the fabric can be the basis of another project such as a cushion cover, lampshade or book bind.
Cyanotype is an antique photographic printing process producing a Prussian blue monochromatic print.
In this workshop you will select from a range of flora and fauna, placing pieces onto the fabric in a surface composition that when exposed will leave behind a negative of the design.
Whilst the print is developing you'll learn some basic hand embroidery techniques and plan how you may apply these decorative stitches to your fabric design to embellish your print.
Your work will be completed by being framed in a hoop and ready to hang at home or to offer as a gift.
Clay Festive Decorations
Using air dry clay, create festive hanging decorations and personalised gift tags.
There will be a range of shapes and textures to construct and apply so you can create a selection of designs that suit your personal style or theming for the festive season ahead or create unique and personalised gift tags to complete your seasonal giftwrapping.
These pieces do not require glazing or firing so they can be taken home on the day. You will be given enough clay to make around 15 decorations and/or gift tags.
Bespoke Private Parties
Celebrate a variety of occasions with good friends and a gathering with a difference, with a bespoke private party.
Birthdays, pre-wedding 'dos', baby showers, or just getting some quality group time together: we can offer our Sunday Sessions on selected dates for private gatherings, and reserve a table for you for Brunch or Afternoon Tea in The Factory Kitchen.
Why not add a bottle of fizz or some cocktails to the occasion?
Get in touch to start planning your party: fill in the contact form at the bottom of this page.
A special day for them and thier friends; our Little Biscuits kid's workshops can be tailored to your child's interests.
Facilitated by qualified art teachers, children can learn about different creative techniques while creating some of their own art!
Get in touch to start planning your party: fill in the contact form below