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The doors were closed on our “Nostalgia In Miniature Workshop” venture in the summer of 2016, due to the retirement of my workshop colleague Robin Britton. However, I am now ready to start up the workshops once more, but this time under the banner of “KT Miniatures”. Although Robin will no longer be around to help in the designing and preparation of any of the projects, she has agreed to come along on the day of the workshops to help out.
THE EARLY 1900s GERMAN STYLE KITCHEN WORKSHOP
This project is of an early 1900s style German kitchen, decorated and filled with free standing furniture found in the miniature kitchens of that time. The main kitchen room box will come fully constructed from MDF consisting of a base, back and two sides. The room box measures 16″ wide x 8″ deep x 10 1/2″ high, pre-primed in white for you, in order to save valuable workshop time. NB. More photos of accessories coming shortly, but the breadboard and wall “Saltz” box can be seen in the photo above.
The kit will include components, materials and instructions to make a German style dresser, chair, side table, kitchen range, wall rack, bench rack and wall shelf, plus various kitchen accessories and a KT Miniatures reproduction German style wall frieze border. Advice will be on hand to help inspire you and explore various decorative options for your kitchen, including a paint effect tiled floor. This is very much a versatile project which you can adapt and decorate to suit your own taste and needs, the prototype is for guidance only.
A combination of wood, card and other materials will be used to create the furniture, to illustrate that you do not need expensive materials to create wonderful miniatures. The German style dresser will be an exact replica of the antique dresser from my own collection (as seen here), and will include a reproduced illustrated tile backing. Other pieces will be very much “in the style”of ones seen from that era, and you will be given choices on various finishes and colours. For example, the kitchen range can be finished in an antique black or navy blue colour, or an aged red and cream colour as seen in the photo. The project is complex and substantial therefore you will not complete the project completely on the day, but you will be supplied with the kit and a full folder of instructions, so you will be able to complete at home. Scale is approx. 1/12th scale but will not conform precisely to modern day scale terms…because for instance, the exact copy of my original German dresser is quite exaggerated in scale but still fits comfortably in a 1/12th scale dolls house.
You Have A Choice Of Workshop Kit Options
Option 1 : Early 1900s German Style Kitchen Workshop – Main Room Box With Furniture & Accessories Kit @ £105.00
Are you an antique and vintage dolls house collector wanting an early 1900s German style kitchen but can neither afford a genuine antique one or indeed find one to actually buy…as they are becoming as rare as hens teeth these days? Then this is a wonderful opportunity for you to make your own, for just a fraction of the cost of an antique one! Or are you a keen miniaturist who likes creating and are looking for something quite different to make, then this project may appeal to you? It is quite versatile and you can decorate it as simply or as intricately as you wish.
Option 2: Early 1900s German Style Kitchen Workshop – Furniture & Accessories Kit Only (No Main Room Box) @ £89.00
Or are you an antique or vintage dolls house collector wanting to create just the furniture and accessories to fill your existing old dolls house kitchen? If so then this second option could be perfect for you, as there is no kitchen room box included, only the kit for making the kitchen furniture and accessories. Or perhaps you are a keen miniaturist with no room for another room box and would just like to have a go at making the furniture and accessories to include in your own room existing project, dolls house or room box? If that is the case then this option could also appeal to you.
Workshop 1 – Saturday 21st April 2018
Workshop 2 – Saturday 19th May 2018
About KT Miniatures Workshops
KT Miniatures Workshops are for enthusiasts who would like to create original antique/vintage style miniature scenes with a realistic and aged feel, sharing in our ideas and expertise within a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Suitable for both beginners and experienced miniaturists, work at your own pace in a small group (usually about 6-8 people) and choose the parts of the project that you would like to focus on whilst you are here with us and need most help with. The aim is to show you how to use various materials and techniques to create beautiful miniatures, and hopefully inspire you plus give you confidence to go on to create further. Each session will start at 10.30am and end at 4.30pm. It is up to you whether you bring your own food/drink on the day or there is a restaurant serving hot and cold food all day, literally outside the room where you will be working in. You are free to come and go as you please. There will be a number of tools/items that we recommend you bring to use at the workshop if you can but don’t panic if you don’t have all of the recommended items as we will have some spare. The Recommended What To Bring List will be published shortly.
Bicester Avenue Garden Centre, Oxford Rd, Bicester, Oxon OX25 2NY
Bicester Avenue Garden Centre is situated within Bicester Avenue Home, Garden & Leisure Shopping Centre alongside several other wonderful stores including Hobbycraft, Lakeland, Laura Ashley etc. It is just 2 miles from Junction 9 of the M40. There is ample free car parking and the complex opens from 9.00 – 6.00 on a Saturday. The all day workshop will take place in the Conference Room that is set within the Four Seasons Restaurant inside the Bicester Avenue Garden Centre.
Are You Interested In Coming?
If so please email me asap – Celia Thomas, in the first instance to check availability: email@example.com . If a space is available, then a booking form will be sent and I will require a £20 non refundable deposit to secure the booking.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
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Payment Of Fees – Deposits of £20 paid for each workshop are non-refundable. This money goes towards hiring costs and materials. Payment can be made online via Paypal or cheque. The remaining balance must be paid by the specified date, approx. one month before the workshop date. You will be invoiced for the balance, approx. 2 months before the workshop date.
If a participant is unable to attend the workshop on the day and not able to collect their kit in person from KT Miniatures, then it will remain the participant’s responsibility to pay for a fully insured method of delivery and packaging, so that their kit can be posted to them.
Disclaimer – You are required to sign a straightforward Disclaimer before the workshop begins accepting personal responsibility in the use of the simple craft tools and materials used on the day. General Health and Safety Guidance with any appropriate application to the specific venue will be set out at the start of the workshop and we kindly ask that these be observed.