‘Curtain Ring to Christmas Bling!’ with Melly-Made *New 2022


A christmassy workshop suitable for anyone that enjoys creating with yarn.  Curtain rings will be used as well as washers, beads, wire and embroidery threads to create a lovely colourful decoration perfect for Christmas and gifts.


I am always visiting charity shops to find treasures that I can turn into something else. I found a whole load of these curtain rings in the Big C craft supplies charity shop in Wymondham, Norfolk and immediately thought of turning them into decorations, mobiles and garlands, using traditional embroidery, wire work and tassels. Some of you will know that I use Vieseline in my work and these are no exception. Beads and other embellishments can be added to make these unique decorations. This workshop is for anyone who enjoys hand embroidery and making something a little different.


Additional information


3rd December 2022



Student Requirements:

  • Please Bring £5 for materials pack (listed in next tab)
  • Notebook and pen to make notes.
  • Sewing Kit including small sharp scissors
  • Felt tip, coloured pens such as sharpies
  • Heat erasable pen (frixion)
  • Small Beads, assorted colours
  • a beading needle that can thread through the bead holes (Mel brings too)
  • Embroidery threads assorted colours
  • 2/3 ply wool or thicker threads to go around the outside of the curtain rings, I have used Oasis metallic/rayon embroidery threads.
  • Chenille Needle 22/24. (Mel brings too)
  • If you have a Soldering Tool bring one/heat resist tile and a mask.  There are studio tools to use too.
  • Wire cutters and round nose pliers. (Mel will bring hers too)

Material Pack provided includes:

Materials will be supplied for £5 per person payable to Mel on the day. Pack includes: 4 x 3” square pieces of craft vlieseline, 2 curtain rings, a small selection of washers, a beading needle, chenille needle, one skein of oasis metallic embroidery thread (colour of your choice) and toy stuffing.

Mel will bring all equipment such as soldering tools, wire cutters etc so don’t buy them if you don’t have them.

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