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5(10 reviews)

String Art Card-Making Workshop

5(10 reviews)
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Anywhere
Price
£38pp
Time
3 hour workshop
Level
Beginner
In this intriguing workshop, Laurie will show you how to make cards using thread.
String Art Card-Making Workshop
by Funky String Art
5
String Art Card-Making Workshop by Funky String Art - crafts in London
Flexitime
from £38 per person

What you will do

3 hour workshop

Daytime

Unless you grew up in the 1970s, you may have difficulty figuring out what string art could possibly be! And even if you do, what will come to mind are pieces of art created using wood and string. Only a handful of people in the UK are engaged in string art, but that’s about to change!

Popular five decades ago, string art is the little-known craft of creating beautiful artwork with colourful thread and card. In this 3-hour workshop, you will be introduced to string art and shown examples of a variety of exquisite designs and then let loose to create up to five greetings cards that family and friends will love – if you can bear to give them away!

Attendees at a string art class cannot help but feel relaxed as they get into their pieces. The process of making a card has been described as ‘therapeutic’ and ‘meditative’, and leave the classes feeling ‘de-stressed’. As you get into it, the need to concentrate on placing the needle in the correct hole will leave you unable to think about anything else. For three hours, you will be able to leave your worries at the door.

Your teacher, Laurie, is a teacher by profession, and over the last twenty-five years has worked as a tutor and workshop facilitator with children as young as four years old to adults. Since rediscovering string art in 2014, she has sold her cards in small art outlets and craft markets, and taught string art classes to all ages in the West London area. Her work has been shown at art exhibitions curated by UThinkPDP and Open Ealing.

High quality card (300gsm) will be used and you will be spoiled for choice when you see the variety of vibrant coloured threads at your disposal, allowing you to choose those colours that speak to you.

Classes take place at the Côte Brasserie café away from the main area. There will be complimentary pastries and a beverage available.

In the workshop you will: • Be introduced to string art • Be shown the process of creating a string art piece • Receive instructions on how to create your cards • Be able to choose from a selection of blank cards • Create make up to five string art cards

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Fran Percival
25 Sep
I spent a very enjoyable and rewarding 2 hours at this workshop. All the materials we needed were provided and Laurie was a very clear and patient teacher, guiding us through each design so that we were successful even at our first attempts. The designs she chose for us were simple enough so that we were all able to complete them in this one session, even though we were all new to this craft. As we started to go at different speeds Laurie was able to guide us all individually. I thoroughly recommend this class and teacher.
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Laila Hamdaoui
29 Oct
This was a fabulous experience. Creating a handmade arty card with needle and thread was so joyous and therapeutic. The highlight for me was having my 9 year old son participate lasting almost 2 hours (now that is success being kids these days are glued to devices). The reward of completing a beautiful personal card to give or for keepsake was delightful. I can honestly say this session made me remember the importance of reviving those old arts and crafts. I will definitely recommend for adults and children. Whether it’s birthday parties, or looking out for family sessions. A real treat.

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Fran Percival
25 Sep
I spent a very enjoyable and rewarding 2 hours at this workshop. All the materials we needed were provided and Laurie was a very clear and patient teacher, guiding us through each design so that we were successful even at our first attempts. The designs she chose for us were simple enough so that we were all able to complete them in this one session, even though we were all new to this craft. As we started to go at different speeds Laurie was able to guide us all individually. I thoroughly recommend this class and teacher.
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Laila Hamdaoui
29 Oct
This was a fabulous experience. Creating a handmade arty card with needle and thread was so joyous and therapeutic. The highlight for me was having my 9 year old son participate lasting almost 2 hours (now that is success being kids these days are glued to devices). The reward of completing a beautiful personal card to give or for keepsake was delightful. I can honestly say this session made me remember the importance of reviving those old arts and crafts. I will definitely recommend for adults and children. Whether it’s birthday parties, or looking out for family sessions. A real treat.
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Emerita
3 Nov
It was an amazing event really fun and relax. So great to learn something new
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JoJosephine
4 Nov
Yes. Very infotmative. The venue was great.
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JoJosephine
4 Nov
Yes. Very infotmative. The venue was great.
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Natasha Edwards
5 Nov
The class was fantastic, I made two cards in two hours. The instructions were clear, the teacher was friendly and patient. Making cards with string is a fabulous idea and this brought back childhood memories of me making items with my mum. Also the price was very reasonable.
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Ariane Eva Morin
5 Nov
A lovely String Art Experience 💜🧡💛💚💙💜 this morning with the🌸 lovely Laurie. I highly recommend it! A great way for busy professionals to ✔️unwind ✔️disconnect from tech ✔️take a break from work ✔️ (Re)discover the artist 👩‍🎤 in you ... Loved it ! Thank you 😊
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sangeeta weatherley
5 Nov
Attended a second workshop today and loved it even more! It’s a great way to relax, express your creativity and meet like minded people. Laurie is a great teacher. The whole environment is friendly and you get to take your beautiful creations home! Will definitely attend more in future to learn new patterns :)
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Rebecca
7 Nov
Laurie is a wonderful teacher - she’s calm, welcoming and knowledgable and she made the session engaging and enjoyable. The session was great and I can’t wait to go along to another - it’s really relaxing and lovely to learn something new and it was so much fun to spend a couple of ideas just enjoying doing something crafty in a lovely group and with a lovely teacher. Thank you so much Laurie!
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Rebecca
7 Nov
Laurie is a wonderful teacher - she’s calm, welcoming and knowledgable and she made the session engaging and enjoyable. The session was great and I can’t wait to go along to another - it’s really relaxing and lovely to learn something new and it was so much fun to spend a couple of ideas just enjoying doing something crafty in a lovely group and with a lovely teacher. Thank you so much Laurie!

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String Art Card-Making Workshop by Funky String Art - crafts in London

About your host, Funky String Art

Laurie O'Garro is a teacher, with over twenty years' experience working with children, teenagers and adults.

Since 2014, Laurie has specialised in a craft called 'string art'. From symbols to intricate geometric shapes, Laurie produces pieces large enough to be mounted on the wall and small enough to be given away as greetings cards.

Her work has been on show at pop up art exhibitions in Hammersmith and Ealing.

Take part in this rarely-seen class and be mesmerised and impressed by your own personal work of art.

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Age Requirement

16

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

String Art Card-Making Workshop
by Funky String Art
5(10 reviews)
String Art Card-Making Workshop by Funky String Art - crafts in London
Flexitime
from £38 per person
3 hour workshop
from £38 pp