Oct
6
12:00 PM12:00

3D Printed Turkish Drop Spindle Workshop at Balham Autumn Market

In this workshop, Eleanor aka 'Ezzy' will teach you all you need to know to bring to life this really old school craft. Ezzy has a passion for spinning and all things fibre related but has added a contemporary twist to this dying craft. In this workshop, you will be using amazing 3D printed Turkish Spindles! These modern tools are a delight to use and are perfectly weighted to make your spins as easy and consistent as possible.

You will learn how to attach a leader onto the spindle, how to spin one-ply yarn, how to ply the yarn (combine strands together), how to set the twist (so the yarn does not unravel) and Eleanor will also pass on her passion for the British wool trade and the fantastic qualities all sorts of different animal fibres can bring to this craft. You will literally have your mind blown with this mesmerising skill. You will produce a centre pull ball of yarn, using loads of different colours of 100% wool. Your hand spun yarn can then be used to knit, crochet, weave or simply gaze at in delight.

Spinning is a slow mindful skill, that is a mesmerising way to spend your time and is a great stress buster after those busy days at work and nightmare commutes. This is the most relaxing 'Spin Class' you will ever attend!

To book your place please CLICK HERE.

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Jun
2
12:00 PM12:00

Badge Making at Balham Summer Market

Everybody loves Badge Making. Each individual creation is a guaranteed masterpiece. An instant "Wow!"

Whether you are creating a conversation piece, a joke, a personal statement or endearment, badges are the ideal gift to yourself and others. Our badges come in two sizes - awesome and truly awesome!

We will be at a wonderful craft market called the Solo Craft Market at the Balham Bowls Club on June 2 from 12pm to 5pm. Badge enthusiasts will be able to go free-style, colour-in a template, use sections from our wide range of magazines, turn their favourite profile pic into a badge, or snap a photo there and then (with a little dress-up and a great range of thought bubbles), and convert that into a button badge. So why not come along and get creative?

To book your place, please click here.

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Introduction to Casting
Mar
31
3:00 PM15:00

Introduction to Casting

Just in time for Easter, Sarah Page is holding an introduction to casting workshop at the SoLo Craft Fair at Balham Bowls Club on Saturday 31st March from 3 until 5.

 Places are limited, with a special introductory offer of £25 which includes enough material to make your own baby casting of a single 0 - 6 month old foot, or 6 - 12 month hand, and a primed and bevelled base to install it on, as well as a take home goodie bag with more material to practice with later!

Extra casting materials are available to purchase on site as well as box frames should you wish to hang the work. Give yourself the never ending gift of a new skill, whilst discovering the magic of casting, as you make your own unique and priceless tiny facsimile of your baby's foot.

Book your tickets here

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Lingotot
Mar
31
1:00 PM13:00

Lingotot

Come and have fun learning Spanish or French with Lingotot!

Lingotot is a language class for babies/children from birth to 11 years. Lingotot is soon to launch in the Balham/Clapham area, offering Spanish, French, German, Mandarin Russian and Arabic classes to children from birth to age 11. It’s very exciting and to mark the occasion we are putting on free taster classes at Solo Craft Fair's Easter event and would love for you to join us!

It’s a free-to-attend event with singing, dancing, games, craft and stories - all in Spanish and French. There will be some tasty treats, some great prizes and vouchers for discounted lessons. 

Come along from 1.00pm -4.00pm and say hello, and introduce your children to the magic of language learning. 

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Animating Education: Stop Motion Workshop
Mar
31
12:00 PM12:00

Animating Education: Stop Motion Workshop

  • Balham Balham Bowls Club 7-9 Ramsden Road London SW12 8QX (map)
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Animating Education are thrilled to be hosting an animation workshop for young people aged 9+ at the SoLo Craft Fair in Balham this Easter. 

Do you have a budding animator in the family? Keen to find out more about how animation works?

Throughout the two hour workshop we will be learning all things animation. Starting with an introduction to animation we will lead the group through creating characters and an engaging storyline, to producing their sets and a final animated film. 

Children will leave with the puppets they've created and a link to the final film will be shared after the event so they can host their very own preview screenings at home.

Book tickets here

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