SATURDAY 9th MARCH 2024 – Old Style Kitchen Workshop – Afternoon 1.30am to 4.30pm COST – £69.00
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.
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. This afternoon workshop has been designed to complement the morning 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:
Dresser With Image Of Tiled Backing – Scaled down replica of my old German toy dresser from early 1900s.
Kitchen Sink – Old fashioned sink with one tap, inspired in style by a British made old tin dolls house sink from the 1920s.
Hanging Rack – Replica of scaled down antique German toy version, with top shelf.
Storage Tins & Rack – Decorative wall rack with three tins, very much in the antique German “Marklin” style.
Storage Tins – Basic storage tins finished in cream and green finish. Choice of other colours available to suit. Once concept to make these tins has been learnt, you could make larger or smaller tins to fit your miniature kitchen.
Mock Lithographed Style Plates – Card version of scaled down antique German miniature lithographed plates from my own collection. Once concept has been learnt, you could make all kinds of other plates, larger or smaller in your own design.
Spaces are limited, as the classes usually consist of 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.