Daily Workshops

At CHSI you will find a superb selection of free workshops designed to introduce you to new products and help you improve your sales in store. To take advantage of these opportunities, make sure that you book your place in advance and stay ahead of the game! Limited to 20 persons per class.

Workshop Schedule

Advance workshop bookings have now closed. Workshops can still be booked once at the show, make your way to the workshop registration desk with proof of trade (business card, invoice)to sign up. Limited to one place per company on up to three workshops per day.

 

SUNDAY

  

Sunday, 9.15am

Craft Buddy Crystal Cards and Art
Learn how to do Craft Buddy’s hugely popular Crystal Cards, Crystal Art, Crystal Motifs and more!
Tutor: Ann Smith/Gary Wadhwani
Company: Craft Buddy Ltd
Code: SU2A

Retro Bouquet
2 ¼ hour workshop, cost £30.00, click HERE to book
Enjoy and create a vibrant canvas adorned with an organic-yet-structured bouquet of retro styled flowers. Tracy’s ideas for PaperArtsy are mixed media, yet easily adapted to cards or a scrapbooking layout. Her 2018 collection includes stencils, vibrant new paints, and bold retro designs. Take away with you products in excess of the class fee.
Tutor: Tracy Scott
Company: PaperArtsy
Code: SU4A

Sunday, 9.30am

Melt & Mould Foam
Introducing a fantastic new 3D foam, with adhesive on one side, that you can use with glitter, foil, beads, paint and an amazing new way to heat and shape with embossing powders!
Tutor: Michelle Johnson
Company: Stix2
Code: SU3B

Sunday, 10.30am

Pinty Plus spray chalk paint
Hands on workshop, showing the uses and versatility of chalk paint in an aerosol and how easy it is to apply. They’ll also be a chance to use our spray varnishes & waxes.
Tutor: Clare Mansell
Company: Novasol Spray UK
Code: SU2C

Sunday, 10.45am

Stumpwork starter
A taster workshop looking at how some simple stitch techniques can inspire and demonstrate how Dizzy & Creative kits can work for your customers.
Tutor: Jay Hooper
Company: Dizzy & Creative
Code: SU3D

Sunday, 11.45am

Decopatch Workshop
Learn how to decopatch using an assortment of maché items and new papers.
Tutor: TBC
Company: Exaclair Ltd
Code: SU2E

Sunday, 12 noon

Tools of the Trade
Stix2 have been adding yet more exciting tools, which they are sharing with you. New ideas, projects and techniques to use within all crafting projects
Tutor: Karen Mackie
Company: Stix2
Code: SU3F

A Vintage Voyage
2 ¼ hour workshop, cost £30.00, click HERE to book
Let Raquel, our vintage expert, share with you her new Nautical stamps and stencils and lead you into a bygone era with her fantastic techniques with Infusions, Fresco Paints and Distress Oxide inks. You will learn so much and leave with many wonderful techniques to adapt to your own classes. Take away with you products in excess of the class fee.
Tutor: Raquel Burillo (aka Scrapcosy)
Company: PaperArtsy
Code: SU4F

Sunday, 1pm

Craft Buddy and Dawn Bibby
Introducing the new collection of dies, stamps and stencils developed by Dawn Bibby in collaboration with Craft Buddy.
Tutor: Dawn Bibby
Company: Craft Buddy Ltd
Code: SU2G

Sunday, 1.15pm

Wreath Decoration with crochet flowering
Learn how to wrap a polystyrene wreath with our NEW Helter Skelter Yarn. Decorate with simple crochet flowers to create a beautiful home décor item.
Tutor: Samina Begum
Company: Cygnet Yarns Ltd
Code: SU3H

Sunday, 2.15pm

Making and creating with Trimcraft
An update on the latest Trimcraft releases and a chance for you to create projects with the gorgeous Dovecraft Nature’s Grace paper collection.
Tutor: Kathy Hodson
Company: Trimcraft
Code: SU2J

Sunday, 2.30pm

Diamond painting kits – How to make it work
Hands on session about diamond painting kits with practical tips and advices. You will have a chance to try our diamond painting kits, prepare a finished sample for your store and learn how to sell them in your retail or online store.

Tutor: Artiom Jankovskij
Company: Artibalta
Code: SU3K

Sunday, 2.45pm

The cake’s on me
2 ¼ hour workshop, cost £30.00, click HERE to book
In this class we enjoy colouring techniques with the array of Zinski Art new stamps, PaperArtsy paints and Oxide inks. Come and meet the newest additions to the Zinski family: crazy cake-cooks, as well as plenty of kooky birds and the rolling sheep! Whimsy goes to the next level in this class! Take away with you products in excess of the class fee.
Tutor: Leandra Franich
Company: PaperArtsy
Code: SU4L

Sunday, 3.30pm

Explore the World of Powertex
90-minute workshop
Discover the versatile properties of Powertex whilst creating a unique mixed media piece to take away.
Tutor: Tracey Evans
Company: Powertex UK
Code: SU2M

Sunday, 3.45pm
Scrumptious Spunbond
Discover the exciting textures you can achieve when using CS800 Spunbond with puff paste and a heat gun – a great technique for craft.
Tutor: Kim Thittichai
Company: Freudenberg Vlieseline
Code: SU3N

Sunday. 5.30pm

PaperArtsy Make and Take Drop In
60-minute workshop, cost £5.00 – Not bookable pre-show
Was coming to the show a last minute decision for you and you missed out on workshops? You can still get hands on with PaperArtsy products at our make and take drop in. Meet our designers and put their newest products to the test in small groups taught by one of our team! Refreshments and relaxation provided! Drop into the PaperArtsy stand on the day (12G01 and 12G02) for an entry token, and finish your day in style! Refreshments, and a free mini stamp included.
Tutors: PaperArtsy Designers
Company: PaperArtsy
Code: SU4P

MONDAY

  

Monday, 9.15am

Decopatch Workshop
Learn how to decopatch using an assortment of maché items and new papers.
Tutor: TBC
Company: Exaclair Ltd
Code: MO2A

Spring has Sprung
2 ¼ hour workshop, cost £30.00, click HERE to book
Forget winter, let’s prepare for those summer days with a wonderful flower panel of many painterly layers. Kay helps you build your background with paints and stencil magic, then you’ll be spoiled for choice selecting from her elegant blooms to create your own summer oasis. Many paint and colouring tips in this class, and lots of product to take home too.
Tutor: Kay Carley
Company: PaperArtsy
Code: MO4A

Monday, 9.30am

Decorative Utopia Crochet Table mat
Learn how to crochet a decorative table mat in our colourful Utopia DK yarn. Some knowledge of crochet is required to create your own individual piece
Tutor: Samina Brgum
Company: Cygnet Yarns Ltd
Code: MO3B

Monday, 10.30am

Making and creating with Trimcraft
An update on the latest Trimcraft releases and a chance for you to create projects with the gorgeous Dovecraft Nature’s Grace paper collection.
Tutor: Kathy Hodson
Company: Trimcraft
Code: MO2C

Monday, 10.45am
Tools of the Trade
Stix2 have been adding yet more exciting tools, which they are sharing with you. New ideas, projects and techniques to use within all crafting projects
Tutor: Karen Mackie
Company: Stix2
Code: MO3D

Monday, 11.45am

Craft Buddy Crystal Cards and Art
Learn how to do Craft Buddy’s hugely popular Crystal Cards, Crystal Art, Crystal Motifs and more!
Tutor: Ann Smith/Gary Wadhwani
Company: Craft Buddy Ltd
Code: MO2E

Monday, 11.50am

Dreamy Big Blooms
2hours 20mins workshop, cost £30.00, click HERE to book
Big blooms, big mushrooms, but stencils in 3 sizes!!! What?! Jo has a LOT of new products to share with you, and you are going to adore them! Come and get a jump-start to 2018 with this fabulous designer and her delicately doodled designs. Take away with you products in excess of the class fee.
Tutor: Jo Firth-Young
Company: PaperArtsy
Code: MO4F

Monday, 12noon

Diamond painting kits – How to make it work
Hands on session about diamond painting kits with practical tips and advices. You will have a chance to try our diamond painting kits, prepare a finished sample for your store and learn how to sell them in your retail or online store.
Tutor: Artiom Jankovskij
Company: Artibalta
Code: MO3G

Monday, 1pm

Pinty Plus spray chalk paint
Hands on workshop, showing the uses and versatility of chalk paint in an aerosol and how easy it is to apply. They’ll also be a chance to use our spray varnishes & waxes.
Tutor: Clare Mansell
Company: Novasol Spray UK
Code: MO2H

Monday, 1.15pm

Scrumptious Spunbond
Discover the exciting textures you can achieve when using CS800 Spunbond with puff paste and a heat gun – a great technique for craft.
Tutor: Kim Thittichai
Company: Freudenberg Vlieseline
Code: MO3J

Monday, 2.15pm

Craft Buddy and Dawn Bibby
Introducing the new collection of dies, stamps and stencils developed by Dawn Bibby in collaboration with Craft Buddy.
Tutor: Dawn Bibby
Company: Craft Buddy Ltd
Code: MO2K

Monday, 2.30pm

Stumpwork starter
A taster workshop looking at how some simple stitch techniques can inspire and demonstrate how Dizzy & Creative kits can work for your customers.
Tutor: Jay Hooper
Company: Dizzy & Creative
Code: MO3L

Minimal Vintage Bliss
2hours 10mins workshop, cost £30.00, click HERE to book
Strategic use of paper scraps, flicks and splats from Distress Oxides, Infusions and Fresco Paints, together with a dash of Sara Naumann’s gorgeous collage stamps and Alison Bomber’s Quotes. In a blink you’ll have magical tags. Learn composition and technique with these versatile stamps. A great class for newbies to the PaperArtsy brand. Take away with you products in excess of the class fee.
Tutor: Leandra Franich
Company: PaperArtsy
Code: MO4L

Monday, 3.30pm

Explore the World of Powertex
90-minute workshop
Discover the versatile properties of Powertex whilst creating a unique mixed media piece to take away.
Tutor: Tracey Evans
Company: Powertex UK
Code: MO2M

Monday, 3.45pm

Melt & Mould Foam
Introducing a fantastic new 3D foam, with adhesive on one side, that you can use with glitter, foil, beads, paint and an amazing new way to heat and shape with embossing powders!
Tutor: Michelle Johnson
Company: Stix2
Code: MO3N

Monday, 5pm

PaperArtsy Make and Take Drop In
60-minute workshop, cost £5.00 – Not bookable pre-show
Was coming to the show a last minute decision for you and you missed out on workshops? You can still get hands on with PaperArtsy products at our make and take drop in. Meet our designers and put their newest products to the test in small groups taught by one of our team! Refreshments and relaxation provided! Drop into the PaperArtsy stand on the day (12G01 and 12G02) for an entry token, and finish your day in style! Refreshments, and a free mini stamp included.
Tutor: PaperArtsy Designers
Company: PaperArtsy
Code: MO4P

TUESDAY

  

Tuesday, 9.30am

Scrumptious Spunbond
Discover the exciting textures you can achieve when using CS800 Spunbond with puff paste and a heat gun – a great technique for craft.
Tutor: Kim Thittichai
Company: Freudenberg Vlieseline
Code: TU3B

Tuesday, 10.30am

Craft Buddy and Dawn Bibby
Introducing the new collection of dies, stamps and stencils developed by Dawn Bibby in collaboration with Craft Buddy.
Tutor: Dawn Bibby
Company: Craft Buddy Ltd
Code: TU2C

Making and creating with Trimcraft
An update on the latest Trimcraft releases and a chance for you to create projects with the gorgeous Dovecraft Nature’s Grace paper collection.
Tutor: Kathy Hodson
Company: Trimcraft
Code: TU4C

Tuesday, 10.45am

Stumpwork starter
A taster workshop looking at how some simple stitch techniques can inspire and demonstrate how Dizzy & Creative kits can work for your customers.
Tutor: Jay Hooper
Company: Dizzy & Creative
Code: TU3D

Tuesday, 11.45am

Pinty Plus spray chalk paint
Hands on workshop, showing the uses and versatility of chalk paint in an aerosol and how easy it is to apply. They’ll also be a chance to use our spray varnishes & waxes.
Tutor: Clare Mansell
Company: Novasol Spray UK
Code: TU2E

Weaving Worry-free: bracelet and mini looms from Purl & Loop
Have a play with Purl & Loop’s Wee Weavers and Bracelet Looms that are easy to use, fun for all ages and make great stash busters. With tapestry weaving on trend, you’ll want to know more!
Tutor: Allison Thistlewood / Carmen Schmidt
Company: Octagon Distribution
Code: TU4E

Tuesday, 12noon

Tools of the Trade
Stix2 have been adding yet more exciting tools, which they are sharing with you. New ideas, projects and techniques to use within all crafting projects
Tutor: Karen Mackie
Company: Stix2
Code: TU3F

Tuesday, 1.00pm

Craft Buddy Crystal Cards and Art
Learn how to do Craft Buddy’s hugely popular Crystal Cards, Crystal Art, Crystal Motifs and more!
Tutor: Ann Smith/Gary Wadhwani
Company: Craft Buddy Ltd
Code: TU2G

Explore the World of Powertex
90-minute workshop
Discover the versatile properties of Powertex whilst creating a unique mixed media piece to take away.
Tutor: Tracey Evans
Company: Powertex UK
Code: TU4G

Tuesday, 1.15pm

Diamond painting kits – How to make it work
Hands on session about diamond painting kits with practical tips and advices. You will have a chance to try our diamond painting kits, prepare a finished sample for your store and learn how to sell them in your retail or online store.
Tutor: Artiom Jankovskij
Company: Artibalta
Code: TU3H

Tuesday, 2.15pm

Decopatch Workshop
Learn how to decopatch using an assortment of maché items and new papers.
Tutor: TBC
Company: Exaclair Ltd
Code: TU2J

Tuesday, 2.30pm

Melt & Mould Foam
Introducing a fantastic new 3D foam, with adhesive on one side, that you can use with glitter, foil, beads, paint and an amazing new way to heat and shape with embossing powders!
Tutor: Michelle Johnson
Company: Stix2
Code: TU3K