Alison Nash Workshops

Alison Nash has a studio on the First Floor at Fisherton Mill and runs a range of different workshops in bead embroidery, felting and mosaics.

Tel. 07803 314910 or 07896 268102

Alison Nash in her studio on the First Floor of Fisherton Mill. October 2017.

November 2017

Bead Embroidered Pendant Workshop
Saturday 4th November 2017  10.30am - 4pm
Make a lovely bead embroidered pendant and be ready to wear it the next day! They can be made in any colour and can usually be finished in a day.
This workshop a great introduction to bead embroidery.
£39 including the complete kit worth £14.95.  Payment with booking please.

Bead Embroidered Baubles Workshop
Wednesday 15th November 2017  10.30am - 4pm
£39 for the day, including the kit worth £11.99

Learn how to make a bead embroidered bauble. These are worked onto a stuffed fabric base, which is supplied on the day. Alison will also provide a pattern so that you can make your own later.  You can follow the pattern, and/or learn how to make your own fabric cabochons to work around and add beads, cords and little flowers in festive colours - the possibilities are endless. 


Button Dolls and Angels Workshop
Friday 24th November 2017  10.30am - 4pm
£35 incl. body for doll

Years ago, these character dolls were sometimes known as "keyhole dolls", as their bodies are the shape of keyholes.  They have arms and legs made of buttons, or you can also make them from beads.  Bodies will be provided, ready stitched, in 2 different sizes, included in the fee.

The large doll is approximately 10 inches (25cm) long and the small one is 5 and a half inches (15cm). You will need buttons, fabrics, trims etc - you can bring your own, or Alison will have some for sale. A pattern will be provided for you to make more at home - they can be very addictive!

December 2017

Felt Brooches Workshop
Saturday 2nd December 2017  10.30am - 4pm
£35 incl. felt - choice of many colours

These brooches make lovely gifts - learn how to make them and vary the patterns to make a range of different ones. Thread and enough felt will be included, in a choice of approx. 30 colours of beautiful wool mix felt. Bring your own buttons, beads, etc or Alison will have some for sale. Brooch backs for 2 pieces will also be included.

Altered Vases Workshop
Friday 8th December 2017  10.30am - 4pm
£35 - a list of requirements will be given prior to the workshop

Turn a really plain vase into a wonderful creation! Learn how to cover any vase and then embellish it with cords, wires, threads, beads, shells, fir cones - the list is endless! These are really fun to do and quite addictive!

A list of requirements will be provided prior to the workshop but Alison will have a selection of beads, embellishments and other requirements for sale.  Basic patterns and guidance will be given. No two will ever be the same. Full-colour hand-outs with detailed instructions provided. Several pieces will be on show as inspiration. 

Shabby Chic Brooches Workshop
Friday 15th December 2017  10.30am - 4pm
£35 - a list of requirements will be given

Learn how to make these lovely brooches from pieces of antique lace, trimmings, beads and print-outs on fabric etc. Fabric printouts will be included in the fee, along with brooch backs for 2 pieces.  Pieces of broken vintage costume jewellery can be used, also single beads, tiny fabric flowers or bows. Alison will have beads, trimmings etc. for sale on the day.