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Previous Workshop Project – Old Style Kitchen Workshop – March 2024

Come and spend some time in the beautiful historic surroundings of the small barn within the Thame Barns Centre in Thame (Oxfordshire) and learn how to make these old style pieces of kitchen furniture and accessories, convincing enough to use in your old dolls house kitchen or old miniature room setting. These photos show both the 1/12th scale and smaller 1/16th scale kitchen items – all attendees will be given instructions for both scales.

This project is being offered in both 1/12th and 1/16th scale, and you will learn how to use cardboard, card and even some recycled materials to make these kitchen items, as well as painting techniques using acrylic paint. The morning workshop has been designed to complement the afternoon project, so why not come and do both, and spend a whole day with us?  This project is so versatile, that the furniture and accessories can be finished in colours of your choice, and dimensions adapted to suit your old dolls house if required.

Whether you are an experienced crafter/miniaturist or absolute beginner, we want you to reach your own creative potential and have fun along the way in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Work at your own pace and enjoy the experience of learning with like-minded people. Much of this project involves using a craft knife, metal ruler and scissors to cut cardboard and card, so some manual dexterity in holding a craft knife particularly and careful measuring is required. But if you find it difficult, do not panic as help will be on hand. You will not complete the entire project in this three-hour session, but you will have instructions and all materials needed as part of your kit to take home, so that you can complete your project at your leisure.

This workshop project consists of the following:

Kitchen RangeReplica and scaled down version of an old German toy range from early 1900s. Can be finished in various colours such as red, black, green or blue.

Shelf With HooksA basic wall shelf with shaped lower sides and nail hooks, height and width can be adapted to suit. Example has been finished in the style of early 1900s German miniature kitchen blue lined decoration, but choice of other colours available to suit.   

Shelf With Towel Rail & TowelSimple antique style shelf with roller towel. Example has been finished in the style of early 1900s German miniature kitchen blue lined decoration, but choice of other colours available to suit.   

Utensil RackScaled down replica of antique style utensil rack with two utensils. Choice of colours to suit.  

Two SaucepansTwo different sized saucepans in aged finish, to accompany the range.

Old Huntley & Palmers Biscuit Tin Can be painted to look old, and the lid can be removable. Once concept of making this tin is learnt, then you can create all kinds of tins for your miniature kitchen.  

Jug Based on an old enamel type jug, choice of other colours available to suit.   

Spaces are limited, as the classes are usually no more than six people. However, if demand is high then I will consider running the workshops again to accommodate.  If you would like to come or have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me here at KT Miniatures. Contact details can be found higher up the Workshop Page.