Crafts2Cherish Shop

Friday, January 20, 2012

Sewing Workshop for Begginers 23rd of June

Do you need help to understand paper patterns, how to hem, stitch seams, fastenings & make bags? Then this is the class for you. Thread up your machine, correct the tension, use straight stitch, machine zig-zag, follow a paper pattern & Learn methods of fastenings.(Must have your own sewing machine for this workshop).You will complete a simple fabric bag/tote on this class.
Class fee: 25euro
Class duration:2 1/2hours

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Hand Felted Purse Making Workshop 30th of June

This course teaches the Scandinavian style technique that allow the student to create a seamless three dimensional purse- beginning with a flat resist form. Skills taught are design, felting technique,learning basic density and edge techniques, color blending  and and shaping. Ideally,in  this workshop format students can expect to complete 1 project.During this 4 hour workshop, each student will make a felt bag with shaped, fold over flap and flange edges that may be shaped and cut to your taste. Students will learn the wet Felting process, how to use a resist to maintain the bag opening and how to incorporate surface design pattern techniques (if so desired). We are making the felt fabric from un-spun fiber into the shape of the bag. Please take one of our other felting classes prior to this class.Places are limited to 6-8 participants per course so if you are interested please contact us as soon as possible.Materials provided include a selection of fibers, resists, etc.We look forward to meeting all interested in exploring the delights of feltmaking.
Experience level: intermediate,
Class fee: 60euro
Class duration:4hours
Our next classes start on Saturday the 21st of April 2012 at 2p.m.

Hand Felted Flower Corsage Workshop 30th of June 2012


Make a small piece of art to wear on a jacket or give as a gift.
Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to learn the ancient art of feltmaking. Using just fluffy wool fibres, soap, water and some rubbing you of beautiful pieces.Please email to register.  will make your own completely unique item of jewellery like necklaces,bracelets and rings. You will go home with lots of ideas and newfound skills as well as your own collection. No experience needed, just your imagination.
Class duration;2 hours
Class fee:25euro
Booking trough email ( required.

Textile Printing Workshop

This class will show you  how to print with anything.
You will learn the many ways to print images on to textile,stamps,carved shapes and stencils.
In addition we will also use natural colours in potatoprinting and print textiles with potato.All necessary equipment for printing (stencils,stamps, carving knives, papers, paints, textile, brushes, sponges, pencils, pens, etc.) are available on the spot. We also have textile paints for printing, you are welcome to bring your own (cotton or woollen) textiles or clothing for that purpose.Booking essential.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Chocolate Heart Melts Tutorial

If you want to surprise your loved ones on Valentines day with a lovely breakfast you can also make some cute chocolate heart melts.You can pop the hearts in the hot milk and make a quick and delicious hot chocolate treat.

♥ You will need:
  • Around 30gr of chocolate /dark,milk or white 
  • Wooden sticks/get them in the craft shop or pick up some from coffee shops
  • Silicone mold eg.for ice cubes
  • Red cardboard stock paper
  • Scissors,pencil,Paper glue or double sided tape
  • Spoon,Bamboo sticks and small rubber bands
  • Cellophane + ribbons for wrapping

Draw your heart shape on the paper,cut out and decorate with white pen.
Glue the  paper heart on the wooden stick.

Prepare your silicone mold and melt the chocolate in bain marie.
Place 2 bamboo sticks on top of the mold and hold them together with few rubber bands.
Spoon  the melted chocolate in the mold and put in in the fridge until it sets.Take out the chocolate gently  from mold, wrap in some cellophane and tie with  a lovely ribbon or enjoy with a cup of hot milk.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Kirigami Workshop 14th of April,19of May 23rd of June

Kirigami is a Japanese art form similar to origami - the art of paper folding, the difference is with Kirigami you fold and cut the paper. Cut colorful paper into beautiful designs and images.Please bring a pair of scissors with a sharp point, and we will guide you through the process of making your beautiful and unique kirigami paper decorations.Booking trough email ( required.

Gingerbread Making Workshop

Creating gingerbread  has a timeless tradition. Join us for a workshop and learn creative ideas and tips while making your own gingerbread creation.Learn how to make the dough and the pattern pieces, how to roll out the dough and bake the pieces,  and how to decorate. The joy is really in the making, of the coming together to work on all the steps that are required to make the fragrant and tasty gingerbread cookies.
Looking for a Girl's Night Out, or just a fun and creative evening with friends?  Join us and enjoy  while crafting a gingerbread ornaments.Please email to book a place and you will receive a letter of confirmation, so that you know you have a place reserved.
Looking for a new family tradition?  Join us for a family friendly workshop.Booking essential

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Hand Felted Soap Workshop

A felted bar of soap works as a body scrub for gentle exfoliating! An all natural scrubby for your face, hands, your whole body.Come and  learn how to felt soap at this fun, creative workshop. We will cover our soaps with wool tops in a wet felted technique.Great for gardeners also and makes a perfect gift,and the kids love it! It adds a bit of creativity to your bathroom, is long lasting and making it is just plain fun!
This craft course is suitable for begginers and more advanced crafters and children from age 11.The cost is  25euro for 2hour class.Please email to register.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Shabby Chic Burlap Hearts Workshop

If you love the farmhouse shabby chic look then you will enjoy making these natural burlap ornaments .They will look so rustic-chic decorating a Valentine's gift, hanging from a doorknob, or tucked into a wreath or centerpiece.
Burlap hearts and banners could make a cute personalized touch for your wedding day, but you can use it to decorate your home.

They'd be perfect for a shabby chic, rustic wedding.
Please book in advance.

Felted Foot Wear Workshop September 2012

A chance to indulge your footwear fantasies.Whether it's slippers fit for Marie Antoinette..or just something to snuggle in on cold evening,this course will provide you with all the know how and lots of inspiration.You will learn how to make a resist based on your shoe size and how to shape your can make ballet style slipers or mules.A great present idea!
All materials and refreshments will be provided.
For further information about the workshop price and venue, please conctact us on above mentioned phone number.
P.S.:We are meberss of the Irish Craft Council and the Feltmakers Ireland
Level:intermediate and advanced
Course fee: 65euro
Course duration:5 1/2hours
Next class starts in September 2012

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Quick carrot & walnut bread recipe

Very quick and so easy to make with great texture and wonderful crust.Much of the bread we buy has all sorts of unnecessary additives.To make this bread you don't need a bread maker, you don’t even need a bread tin.All you need is a bowl, oven, a small surface on which to mix the bread, a baking tray and the ingredients to make a really simple, really great loaf of bread – hot, out of the oven, with butter or anything else you fancy.

250g plain flour
250g wholemeal flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
150g carrots , peeled and grated
a handful walnuts, toasted
300ml Greek style white yogurt
125ml milk
sesami or other seeds

  1. Heat oven to 230C/fan 210C/gas 8. Mix the flours, salt and bicarbonate of soda, then stir in the carrot, walnuts and yogurt, followed by enough of the milk to make a soft, quite sticky dough.
  2. Tip onto a floured surface and form a flat ball, put on a baking sheet, slash the top,sprinkle with seeds and bake for 30 minutes until risen and baked. Its ready when a skewer comes out clean from the bread.

Sunday, January 1, 2012


May each day of the New Year 2012 bring Happiness, Good Health ,Cheer and Sweet Surprises to you and all your loved ones. Happy New Year!