We love hosting Christmas Events at Iris & Dora…
Our tutors are all experienced crafters and creators in their own right so you know that you will have the best advice and guidance but we also know just how to make the workshop fun and relaxed and even the most craft-averse guest comfortable.
We can cater for groups of 10 up to 60 guests and workshops can run from as little as 90 minutes up to a whole day.
Can’t decide on a single activity? No problem! We have the flexibility to combine up to three different activities concurrently, contingent on staff availability and a minimum of 8 participants per activity
We charge £60 studio fee plus £24 per guest, per activity and can run these either at our Main Studio (10 – 16 persons) or our Town Hub (10 – 24 person), for larger groups or for multiple activitites we charge £250 studio take-over fee at our Main Studio (10 – 60 persons)
If you prefer, we can come to your workplace or a venue of your choice, for this we charge an out of studio fee of £150 plus £24 per person per activity.
Paint a Christmas Bauble
Join us and indulge in a delightful Christmas Bauble painting experience. We use acrylic paint, ensuring that you can bring your beautifully crafted baubles home on the very same day. Let your creative spirit soar and fashion something uniquely beautiful this festive holiday season.
Small Wreath Decoration – Needle Felting
Join us for an exciting opportunity! Ever wanted to explore the art of needle felting? Here’s your chance to master the technique and craft a captivating 3D sculpture at our upcoming workshop.
Get ready to create enchanting wreath decorations adorned with charming snowmen, robins, or gnomes, and unlock your inner artist.
Whether you’re a complete beginner or someone with some prior experience in needle felting, this workshop is designed for you. If you’ve ever wanted to try sculpting with wool, our workshop is the perfect place to start.
By the workshop’s end, you’ll proudly carry home your finished wreath, felting needles, and notes that will empower you to craft more delightful creations in the comfort of your own space. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to learn and create with us!
Scented Hanger – Needle Felting
Join us for an exciting opportunity! Have you ever been curious about the art of needle felting? Now’s your chance to become a master of this technique while crafting your own scented hanger.
Prepare to craft Christmas decorations infused with essential oils and unleash your inner artist.
Whether you’re a complete novice or have some prior experience with needle felting, this workshop is tailored just for you. If you’ve ever dreamt of shaping wool into beautiful shapes, our workshop is the ideal place to begin your creative journey.
At the conclusion of the workshop, you’ll proudly take home your finished hanger, felting needles, and comprehensive notes that will empower you to craft more delightful creations in the comfort of your own space. Don’t let this fantastic opportunity to learn and create with us pass you by!
Soap on a Rope – Wet Felting
Have you heard that Soap on a Rope is making a comeback? It’s hardly surprising, given its practicality in keeping soap dry and ensuring its longevity. This solution not only extends the life of your soap but also addresses the age-old issue of where to place a slippery bar in the shower.
Moreover, felted soaps are another fantastic option for preserving soap and preventing sogginess in your soap dish. They offer a gentle exfoliating effect and make for unique gifts, all while providing a fun and relaxing crafting experience.
In this workshop, each participant will have the opportunity to try wet felting merino wool onto pre-roped soap, creating an array of vibrant patterns.
Handmade Paper Decorations
Join us for an evening dedicated to the art of crafting sustainable paper decorations, perfect for adding a touch of eco-friendly elegance to your Christmas festivities.
Step back in time and embrace nostalgia as you fashion a delightful assortment of paper ornaments. You’ll use vintage book pages, music sheets, and festive Christmas paper to create these charming decorations. Guided by our expert instructors, you’ll master a range of crafting techniques, equipping you with the skills to continue this creative pursuit in the comfort of your own home.
Crafting paper decorations is a wonderfully uncomplicated means of reducing plastic waste during the holiday season. Whether you’re a novice in the world of paper crafting or an experienced enthusiast, our supportive team ensures your creations radiate holiday splendor, ready to infuse your home with the spirit of the season.
Christmas Tree Hanging Decorations – Ceramic
Join us for an engaging ceramic workshop where you’ll discover simple techniques to craft patterns and textures in clay. We offer an extensive array of cutters and stamps, ranging from timeless holiday motifs, delightful flowers, letters, to dinosaurs.
This workshop promises a wealth of enjoyment as you explore the art of clay. As your creations begin to dry, we’ll guide you through the glazing process, showcasing various colors and providing samples for you to select from. Afterward, your finished pieces will undergo the firing process and will be available for collection approximately two weeks later.
Hand-made Christmas Card – Linocut
Discover the art of crafting your own linocut Christmas cards in this holiday-themed workshop!
Learn the intricacies of linocutting, creating a design in either one or two colors, depending on the available time.
Linocut, a traditional relief printing method, involves taking a print from the surface of a linoleum block. In this engaging workshop, you will be introduced to the essential tools, equipment, and materials required to begin your block printing journey.
Together as a group, we will progress through the creative phases of designing and meticulously carving your festive motif onto lino, followed by printing process using one of our hand presses.
Upon completing the workshop, you’ll walk away with a set of 6 exquisitely crafted Christmas cards and matching envelopes, ready to spread holiday cheer to your loved ones.
All necessary tools and materials will be supplied, making this workshop highly interactive. Every step will be clearly demonstrated as you follow along, fostering a supportive and convivial atmosphere to enhance your learning experience.