Classes

On Saturday 15th November 2015

We will explore my Lacework technique, and my serendipitous Oooze! technique, along with Fusing, Foiling and Forming Friendly Plastic, twisting and shaping it to form fabulous adornments for you and your Christmas tree.  It will be up to you to choose whether to make tree decorations or jewellery or a mixture of both, but I will guide you all the way.

Here are some examples of the sort of thing you will be making:

Lacework

Friendly Plastic Lacework card

Lacework for Christmas Decoration

Friendly Plastic Lacework as little frosty Starflake earrings

Oooze!

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Foiling, Twisting and Forming

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Friendly Plastic foiled and formed to make contemporary earrings. The shapes could be made larger to make Christmas Tree decorations

I am not restricting it to that, and I have other projects up my sleeve, but I want to see how you get on with this little lot before I introduce you to more ideas.

This class is suitable for beginners and improvers alike, and you will need to contact JM direct to book

May 30th & 31st 2015

Anglo Danish Friendly Plastic

Two day course with Barbara Lees, Karin Schmidt and Liz Welch at Rufford Craft Centre in Nottinghamshire

This is an extraordinary chance to learn from the very talented Danish Friendly Plastic experts Barbara Lees and Karin Schmidt and myself in a special 2 cay course. You will be able to take both workshops so you won’t miss a thing.  Barbara and Karin have developed their own unique take on Friendly Plastic and they utilise different tools to create stunning contemporary jewellery. If you would like to learn more, then email me your contact details and as soon as the course details are available later on in the year, you will be on the list of the first to know.  The places are limited, so you will be one step ahead of everyone else.

Autumn 2014

Finding Your Feet with Friendly Plastic

3rd October 2014

Beginners Friendly Plastic course covering all the basics through fun jewellery projects.  learn about the different ways to heat Friendly Plastic, how to make holes, simple beads, join pieces together and generally understand all the essential things you need to get you off to a flying start with this wonderful modelling medium

JMTV FP class project 1 JMTV FP class project2

Jewellery Maker TV, Eagle Road Redditch – book via their website.

 

Festive Friendly Plastic

15th November 2014

Beginners Friendly Plastic, but suitable for improvers too. Fun festive decorations and jewellery projects that are quick and easy to make in time for Christmas and all the fun of the season. Lacework will feature in this class.

Starflakes

Starflakes

Jewellery Maker TV, Eagle Road Redditch – book via their website.

 

 

 

New for 2014

Medieval Series Karin

Medieval Series 1

Medieval Jewellery in Modern Materials

Rufford Craft Centre

Nottinghamshire

12th April 2014

10.30 -4.30

Using inexpensive materials including Friendly Plastic we will take our inspiration from medieval times and create contemporary jewellery which will stand out from the crowd.

No experience is necessary to enjoy moulding and shaping the limitless variations and interpretations on the theme.  We will use Friendly Plastic, gilding flakes, and transfer foils, beads, wire and more.

You will want to wear your jewellery on the way home and take with you more pieces to make up plus a head full of ideas to explore further.

The medium is lightweight and can be reused and recycled repeatedly, making it an economical addiction to develop!

Cost: £49 to include all materials and use of equipment

If you want to know more contact me: 

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GENERAL CLASS INFORMATION

 I teach classes wherever people want them.  If you want a class near you then gather together some friends and I will come to you. Simply email me to discuss costs and other details.

The classes below are those that are open to everyone, I am teaching for groups and guilds as well, but as I can’t invite you to join these, I have not included them here.

Most classes can be booked directly with the venue.  Prices vary depending on the venue.  Class sizes are not large, so places are limited, but you do get lots of attention!

 

Bend It Shape It

Explore some of the very many ways you can use Friendly Plastic whether it is for papercrafting, jewellery, mixed media or textile applications, there are techniques to suit all things.   This is not a project day, but you will go home with loads of samples to remind you of the versatility of this amazing medium.
9 East Grinstead Road, Lingfield, Surrey, RH7 6EP
 

Friendly Plastic Weekend

Details of this class are still to be announced.
Contact me via email for more information and a booking form. lizwelch@rarebird.ltd.uk    0115 9336182
 

I teach classes wherever people want them.  If you want a class near you then gather together some friends and I will come to you. Simply email me to discuss costs and other details.  

NEW SPRING 2011 CLASSES Open to Everyone

The classes below are those that I currently have booked that are open to everyone.  I teach for a lot of guilds and clubs as well, but those listed below can be booked directly with the venue.  If you want more details on what the class is about and whether it will suit you, then check out my website www.lizwelch.me.uk,  and if that has not helped then email me on lizwelch@rarebird.ltd.uk.

15th March   Husvarna Studio Nottingham   Please book directly with the venue

RESCHEDULED FOR 20TH JULY  due to illness

Love Hearts -  Beautiful pendants or even card toppers made with old lace and Friendly Plastic. If you have never used this medium before, you will be amazed at its versatility and delighted with the textures and designs you can achieve. We will make a number of pendants (or card toppers) using different techniques, and I will show you how to put two hearts together to make reversible pendants as well as making coiled wire head pins to finish off your pieces. The class kit will include enough materials to make 3 or 4 pendants using different materials and a variety of techniques (£6).  Deciding which pendant to use for a gift might be a problem!

     

16th AprilHusvarna Studio Nottingham     Please book directly with the venue

Little Book Of Secrets -  As seen on Create and Craft TV - Tied with a Friendly Plastic bead trimmed ribbon, this charming little book is fun to create.  Not only do you learn how to make the covers from Friendly Plastic using joining , texturing and colouring techniques, you also learn how to fold and cut the pages inside. Requirements list provided.  (no class pack but participants will need to purchase some FP – I bring plenty to choose from)

  

22nd June         Husvarna Studio Nottingham    Please book directly with the venue

Talking Texture – Explore different ways of creating texture in Friendly Plastic, and the effects that different colouring techniques can have on the outcome.  We will make tiles and fragments of textured Friendly Plastic that are lightweight and easy to add to your textile or papercrafting projects.  Whether you want bright and shiny,  rusty old metal or, anything in between, I will show you how to achieve your desires! Makes fabulous embellishments for bags, cards, and art pieces.

 

Also planned for late summer, early autumn 2011 – another 2 day FP course in a fabulous historical setting.  There will only be 12 places available so if you are interested then email me and I will add you to the mailing list that gets advanced notification of the course.  lizwelch@rarebird.ltd.uk

 NEW AUTUMN 2010 Classes Open To Everyone.

The classes below are those that I currently have booked that are open to everyone.  I teach for a lot of guilds and clubs as well, but those listed below can be booked directly with the venue.  If you want more details on what the class is about and whether it will suit you, then check out my website www.lizwelch.me.uk,  and if that has not helped then email me on lizwelch@rarebird.ltd.uk. 

25th  September  Beautiful Buttons Big and Bold

10am – 4pm Techniques based class

Learn how to make unique buttons for your textile projects using Friendly Plastic.  From simple bold shapes to complex patterns and styles; flat backs, shanks, balls, toggles and more.  A great introduction to using this amazing modelling medium – a perfect beginners class, but good for improvers too. NB these hand made buttons require hand washing only.

Husqvarna Studio, 90 Lower Parliament Street, Nottingham NG1 1EH        0115 9881550   0115 9881550

Please book directly with the venue.

17th  November  Fabric Beads and Friendly Plastic

10am – 4pm Guided Project

Create beautiful jewellery using a fabulous fusion of fabric and Friendly Plastic.  Learn how to make fabric beads and compliment them with Friendly Plastic bead caps and spacer beads.  You should make enough beads to create a necklace and earring set.  No previous experience necessary.

Husqvarna Studio, 90 Lower Parliament Street, Nottingham NG1 1EH    0115 9881550    0115 9881550

Please book directly with the venue.

4th December Chiffon and Lace

10am – 4pm Guided Project

Make a charming and delicate little bag from gathered organza embellished with hand or machine embroidery, the handles and structure are created using Liz’s special Lacework technique in Friendly Plastic. Perfect as a gift or just for your own pleasure.  Beginners and improvers welcome.

Husqvarna Studio, 90 Lower Parliament Street, Nottingham NG1 1EH    0115 9881550    0115 9881550

Please book directly with the venue.

I have a few more classes in the planning stages, when I have further information I will post it up.