Full Day Courses

Held in our workshop in Porthcawl, South Wales, and taught on a ‘one to one’ or ‘one to two’ basis

Introduction to Gift Wrapping - £180.00 per person

This full day gift wrapping course will teach you how to gift wrap the fundamental shapes such as square, rectangular, soft and squashy, cylindrical etc. It includes gift wrapping of boxes, bottles, jars and cylinders, clothing and small items.

In addition, you will learn to make several styles of bow and to tie ribbon stylishly around a box or other gift. You will also learn to use a ribbon shredder.

If you have a gift wrapping issue and can’t wrap a particular item, you are encouraged to bring it along.

Information and advice regarding the use of different types of materials is also given and you will leave this full day course having mastered some very useful techniques and gained high quality professional results.

All materials, refreshments and a light lunch are provided.

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Ribbon Craft and Bow Making - £180.00 per person

This course is craft heaven! You will learn many techniques for making bows that can be used for gift wrapping, making wreaths, making cards or even Christmas tree decorations. From big and loopy to smooth and chic, there are bows to suit all tastes and occasions.

You will also learn how to make flowers from ribbon using a variety of ribbon types and different techniques. There is a small amount of stitching involved, use of a glue gun, use of florist wire and tape, artificial stamens, beads and buttons.

The course involves a great deal of close work.

Materials, refreshments and a light lunch are provided.

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Gift Bag and Box Making - £180.00 per person

A comprehensive guide to making gift bags and boxes, this course will not only teach you origami-style methods of gift bag and box making but a variety of other techniques. Bags are made by folding (origami-style) but also using a mould method. You will also learn how to gift wrap an awkwardly shaped item by folding and securing the paper to form a gift bag style wrap.

Boxes are made using origami style techniques, cutting card sections, covering with paper and gluing into place and also using a scoring board. Relevant bow making and ribboning techniques are also taught. The course involves a lot of close work. Materials, refreshments and a light lunch are provided.

The course involves a lot of close work. Gift wrapping materials and refreshments are included.

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Advanced Gift Wrapping - £200.00 per person

This is a bespoke course for the enthusiast who wishes to learn the more complex techniques of gift wrapping.

The course is designed to suit the requirements of the individual and can include many different techniques such as complex pleating both straight or ‘fan-style,’ gifts with a fan top, gifts with contrasting paper inserts, fabric wrapping (furoshiki) bag, box and envelope making, ribbon techniques including flower making as required.

The course can only be offered to clients who have already successfully completed the full day ‘Introduction to Gift Wrapping’ course.

A wide variety of materials are used in this course and it is a very intensive day. Materials, refreshments and a light lunch are provided.

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