Top 10 Best Black Friday classes, courses, learnings kits and gifts in the UK

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3. Sashiko + Boro Heart Patches | Donations to Black Visions Collective
This is a really lovely workshop - introducing you to a different type of embroidery and mending while contributing to a good cause. 10% of proceeds will be donated to Black Visions Collective - for more information please visit www.blackvisionsmn.org to find out more about the organisation. #blacklivesmatter WHAT YOU WILL LEARN... We will teach you both Sashiko + Boro embroidery - using a lovely 100% cotton sashiko thread. You will embroider two different designs onto two pieces of fabric, which you can wear as a patch on an item of clothing, or sewn onto a cushion (which we will demonstrate in class) or even displayed in an embroidery hoop. All materials will be supplied by Restoration London and sent out to you in a pack. If you are unable to finish your patches within the hour - not to worry! We will be sure to show you absolutely everything you need to know and will also provide you with a recording of the workshop so that you can refer back to it at a time that’s most convenient for you! LEVEL: Suitable for complete beginners DURATION: 1 hour WHAT MATERIALS DO I NEED? We will provide you with all the materials you will need in a pack and post to your address. In the pack you will receive the following: 1.) 100% cotton Sashiko embroidery thread 2.) Sewing needle 4.) x2 pieces of fabric Please provide your own scissors Once you’ve booked on to this workshop we will email you with all the information you’ll need to access it online.
Book this class as a private group!
£15
50
4. Abstract Embroidered Heart Patch Workshop | Donations to Black Visions Collective
You will be introduced to the lovely textile technique of hand embroidery. This workshop is perfect for those who want to learn different stitching techniques or even great for those who just know the basic stitches and want to broaden their embroidery knowledge. 10% of proceeds will be donated to Black Visions Collective - for more information please visit www.blackvisionsmn.org to find out more about the organisation. #blacklivesmatter WHAT YOU WILL LEARN... We will teach you 8 different embroidery stitches within the 1 hour class. You will explore different textures through the variety of stitches you will learn, as well as experimenting with yarn, and patterns to create that abstract effect within the heart shape. You will take away with you a variety of embroidery stitch knowledge that you can adapt and transfer on to other embroidery projects such as a cushion, displayed on the wall in an embroidery hoop or even your clothing! All materials will be supplied by Restoration London and sent out to you in a pack. It's likely that you won't finish the embroidered heart patch within the hour but we will be sure to show you absolutely everything you need and will also provide you with a recording of the workshop so that you can refer back to it at a time that’s most convenient for you! LEVEL: Suitable for complete beginners DURATION: 1 hour WHAT MATERIALS DO I NEED? We will provide you with all the materials you will need in a pack and post to your address. In the pack you will receive the following: 1.) A selection of embroidery thread and yarn of various thicknesses 2.) Sewing needle 3.) Fabric Please provide your own scissors and a pen in case you want to make notes on the stitches Once you’ve booked on to this workshop we will email you with all the information you’ll need to access it online.
Book this class as a private group!
£18
50
5. Darning | Visible Mending Heart Patch Workshop - Donations to Black Visions Collective
We will teach you the art of darning while making this beautiful patch. You will also be able to use the new skills you learn during this workshop to repair any damaged or old clothing you may have. 10% of proceeds will be donated to Black Visions Collective - for more information please visit www.blackvisionsmn.org to find out more about the organisation. #blacklivesmatter WHAT YOU WILL LEARN... We will teach you how to create a super nice ‘Dog’s tooth’ pattern through a weaving technique using black and white, cotton and wool yarn. You will create the warp and weft to weave in the centre of your fabric where the heart shape is cut out. Creating gorgeous fringing at the edges of your woven heart. After the 1 hour class, you will leave the workshop feeling inspired to continue fixing and rejuvenating all of your favourite pieces or you may simply want to customise your jumpers to make them a bit more exciting through the use of darning. You can attach the patch to a cushion, displayed on the wall in an embroidery hoop or even safety pinned on to your clothing! We will show you how to attach your new patch using a hand sewing technique before the class is over. All materials will be supplied by Restoration London and sent out to you in a pack. It's likely that you won't finish the darning heart patch within the hour but we will be sure to show you absolutely everything you need to know and will also provide you with a recording of the workshop so that you can refer back to it at a time that’s most convenient for you! LEVEL: Suitable for complete beginners DURATION: 1 hour WHAT MATERIALS DO I NEED? We will provide you with all the materials you will need in a pack and post to your address. In the pack you will receive the following: 1.) Black and white wool 2.) Sewing needle 4.) Fabric Please provide your own scissors Once you’ve booked on to this workshop we will email you with all the information you’ll need to access it online.
Book this class as a private group!
£18
50
11. Black-and-White Photography – Exclusively Canon
Black-and-white imagery can be powerful, thought-provoking and, when done correctly, convey more drama than when shot with colour. Visualising a scene in black-and-white is a difficult skill to master, so you’ll find out why contrast is so important and how to control it in-camera. The eye can also see a much wider tonal range than your camera, so we’ll explain how to interpret tones to spot suitable monochrome subjects. Composition and the elements of line, shape, texture and form are key for successful photography in all genres, but even more so for black-and-white images. We’ll identify these elements in our cityscape so you can train your eye. As is standard with our practical courses, you'll get access to a pre-course video tutorial, recapping the basics and making sure that everyone is at a similar starting level to get the most out of your day. The group size is limited to just six, so that you get plenty of individual support from your tutor and the opportunity to ask questions freely throughout the day. By the end of your course you’ll have a thorough understanding of the camera settings needed for the best results and how to shoot successfully in monochrome. Learn how to: – Shoot black-and-white images in-camera – Evaluate the scene for suitable black-and-white subjects – Understand tonal range and how metering affects the tonal range you can capture – See the best lighting for black-and-white photography – Frame your shots for successful monochrome results – Use and adapt the rule of thirds for black-and-white images – Get the most out of your lenses – Analyse the photographic elements
£126
50

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£55