I know it can be daunting attending a new class for the first time, so here are some answers to the questions I often get asked. If you can't find what you're looking for here, please do get in touch and I'll be happy to help!
Who are the classes for?
Everyone is welcome to attend our classes, regardless of experience, but please note that they are designed with adults in mind rather than children. Children over the age of fourteen are welcome to attend, but must, if under sixteen, be accompanied by an adult who is also attending the class. I am not CRB registered and if you do choose to bring your child or children with you then I would politely ask that you remember that others attending the classes do so in the hope of spending a relaxing and peaceful couple of hours.
I'm not very experienced - will I be able to cope with the class?
All my public classes are designed to be accessible to people with a range of crafting experience, from beginners to the very experienced. If you have absolutely no crafting experience at all, you may prefer to come along to one of our free Open House events (see our Events Calendar for dates) before committing to a class. I also offer bespoke classes for complete beginners, at dates and times to suit you, so do get in touch if you're interested in this service.
What do I need to bring with me?
All the materials you will need are provided at each class, save for adhesives, which are provided free of charge at your first class only. However, I do ask that you bring with you (if possible) a basic craft "toolkit", consisting of sharp scissors, paper trimmer, ruler and pencil. Adhesives are provided free of charge at your first class, but for subsequent classes you will need to provide your own (you will find dry, liquid, strong tape and three-dimensional adhesives useful). Adhesives are always available for purchase on the day at classes, should you need them (please note that, regrettably, I can only accept cash for these purchases).
Will I get messy?
Most of my classes include at least some rubber stamping, which will involve the use of water- and solvent-based inks. It is possible, therefore, that you will get inky fingers and some colours of ink take longer to remove than others. There is also the possibility of getting ink or glue on your clothing, so I would strongly advise against wearing your best clothes, or those with flared or very loose sleeves. Aprons are not provided, but please feel free to bring your own should you wish to do so.