The Right Royal workshop on Saturday 9th of April was a roaring success! With a backdrop of 'My old man's a dustman', 'maybe it's because I'm a Londoner' and 'Rule Britannia' and a full afternoon tea, we crafted and sipped bubbly throughout the afternoon.... bunting in all shapes and sizes was lovingly created, and the participants produced some beautiful work!

All participants went away with their string of handmade bunting and a Violet Iris goodie bag... all this and knowing that their workshop fee also contributes to providing free community craft at The Create Place, including the Spectrum workshops for children with austism. Craft with a conscience ♥

If you'd like to organise a Crafternoon Tea for a special occasion, or just for fun, then please get in touch at violetiris@hotmail.co.uk.

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Here at Violet Iris Thrifty Towers we are very excited about this Saturday's Right Royal Workshop which marks the beginning of our Royal Wedding celebrations! ♥

Unfortunately the workshop was fully booked in record time (we even had to turn away a certain Miss K Middleton, hope she wasn't too disappointed!) but if you are one the lucky people who has a place, you are in for a crafty treat!
We kick off at 1pm with a look at possible bunting styles and the basic construction methods. We will work round the table, chatting & crafting and sipping tea, whilst we cut, pin, plan, experiment and create...

Around 2pm we will break for a quintissentitally English 'afternoon tea', where we will nibble cucumber sandwiches, munch on English cheddar, dunk in pea & mint hummous whilst sipping elderflower bubbly. Remember to leave room for the sweet treats! We have home baked scones and cupcakes as well as a selection of retro biccies, all washed down with lots of lovely tea!

Then it's back to work, once your bunting is pinned and prepped and you are happy with your look you can run it through the sewing machine and admire the fruits of your labour! Pose for a photo if you'd like your work to be shown in the Violet Iris blog and head home knowing you have bunting for your royal wedding street party or house party (or local pub...) and that you have contributed to The Create Place community work in providing workshops for children suffering autism, not for profit, guilt free craft with a conscience.

Can't wait to see you for beauitful bunting and yummy munching on Saturday! ♥
Just in time for Mother's Day this thrifty DIY cardmaking workshop involved learning 'posh' techniques such as using a heat tool to emboss lettering and images on cards and mastering the art of iris folding. A Friday night workshop was a blissful way to see in the weekend, we crafted and sipped bubbly, munched cake and choccies and had a good ol' chinwag as well as producing some truly unique and gorgeous cards which will be send to such far flung, exotic places as Paris, Kent and Bow!

Two sisters in the group had a 'card off' in a competitive effort to impress Mum the most, we enjoyed their lighthearted banter and were wowed at their stunning creations - what a lucky Mum!

Remember when you take part in a workshop at the Create Place your fee also contributes to providing workshops for the local community, including specialist workshops for autistic children. Craft with a conscience!

See www.thecreateplace.co.uk for more details ♥