Confident Crafters

Who will enjoy these video workshops?

These videos are great for anyone who likes something a little bit more challenging. If you’ve been to one of our workshops at Rural Arts before, or you know your way around the craft box, these videos are for you! You might need one or two more specialist tools or materials, or a bit of background experience, but the videos will still guide you through each step of the craft project.

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In today’s #NorthYorkshireTogether video, leatherworker Adam McSkelly shows you techniques for making a leather pouch using traditional methods. With tips on both method and materials, this workshop is the perfect introduction to leatherworking at home. Once you’ve learned the basics, you’ll be able to experiment with adapting them to make other items. #GetCreativeAtHome

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In today’s #NorthYorkshireTogether workshop, learn how to create prints from your kitchen using plants and spices! Explore the pre-history of photography and printmaking, in this fascinating introduction to a unique anthotype printmaking process dating back to 1842. Learn how to prepare photographic emulsion from plants and use skills you’ve learned here to create your own art. If you enjoyed this workshop, please consider visiting the artist website to support their work: http://www.kucamagda.com/book-workshops/anthotype-botanical-printmaking-with-plant-juices

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Join Neil in today’s #NorthYorkshireTogether workshop as he shares his experience of making theatre, at home! With tips on every step, from writing to editing, Neil has lots of insight in this fun video, why not try out his ideas at home? #GetCreativeAtHome

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Join professional photographer Lucy Saggers in today’s #NorthYorkshireTogether video as she discusses her craft and recent projects. Lucy’s work has previously featured in our cafe, so it’s a real treat to hear the thinking behind her photos and the processes she uses. Watch along, and maybe pick up some tips and ideas for your own photo shoots! #GetCreativeAtHome

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At this time of year, our surroundings can often look so much more dramatic and stunning. In this #NorthYorkshireTogether video, Dean guides you through some tips and pointers so you can capture amazing photos for yourself! Dean begins with some guidance on how to compose a photo and get the best shot, then shows you some great tricks for using Photoshop to edit your photos, making it easy to get great results. Happy snapping!

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In today’s #NorthYorkshireTogether video, Jasmine gives an introduction to Zines, and how to make one at home. A blend between magazine and collage, Zines can be really expressive, and are a great way to put together drawings and crafts into a personalised booklet. Jasmine shows you different ways to make these booklets depending on materials you have – all that’s left is to give it a go! If you make a Zine, why not send us a photo? We would love to see your creations! #GetCreativeAtHome

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In this workshop, Eve will walk you through how make your very own macrame decorations! Learn the basic knots, and see tutorials for a hanging decoration, and a plant pot hanger – plus some tips on how to customise your creations and make them your own. Macrame crafting is simple, relaxing, and brings a homely touch to any room. #getcreativeathome #NorthYorkshireTogether

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In todays #NorhYorkshireTogether workshop, Douglas shows you how to create a beautiful night light using only a jam jar, some card, and a craft knife! Perfect for brightening up a room in the wintry evenings, why not give it a go? You can find Douglas’ ready made template here: And if you enjoyed this workshop, please consider visiting the artist website to support their work: https://www.northartcraft.com/douglas-black

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In this workshop, Megan will show you how to create your very own decorations using air drying clay. With tips and tricks on how to draw your own designs – and keep things mess free! – it’s a great way to decorate with your own, handmade creations. Suitable for confident young people, or little ones with some assistance. If you enjoyed this workshop, please consider visitng the artist’s website to support their work: https://www.megandobbyn.co.uk/

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Isobel, from Fat Life Drawing on Instagram, guides you through these life drawing poses for you to follow along at home. Providing a tranquil, mindful space to look, notice, and draw, this #NorthYorkshireTogether workshop is ideal for anyone who wants to develop their drawing skills and enjoy a moment of calm. If you liked this workshop, Fat Life Drawing are running live Life Drawing classes on Instagram, visit https://fatlifedrawing.co.uk/ for more info. Enjoy, and let #getcreativeathome