Our projects all draw on our beautiful surroundings for inspiration, while retaining a refreshingly contemporary style.
Capture the magic of Lisbon and Sintra in this contemporary collection of 9 mini-canvases to display together in a special place back home. Explore chalk paint techniques, washi tape décor, stencilled details as well as photo, paper and tissue appliqué to create a one-of-a-kind reminiscent mixed media art piece.
Use one of your newly-created fabric pieces to make a stylish no-sew fashion handbag. Line the inside of your bag with an eye catching fun fabric depicting the rich Moorish heritage apparent all around you, and a beautifully stencilled fabric piece subtly reflecting the moorish design will form your outer shell. Finish it all off […]
Make a unique hand-stitched journal to document your creative journey. Judge this book by its cover! Learn about the paper options, correct adhesives, how to measure and cut, and create your own designer cover. Assemble the inner booklets where your story will unfold. And bind it all together with beautiful Coptic hand stitching.
Having discovered the delights of Ginjinha served in delectable chocolate shot glasses, you’ll want to take some home and serve it to your friends again and again.
Learn how to create unique designs on fabric, and explore a number of techniques for transferring the designs you create. Also learn how to incorporate your fabrics into hand crafted projects. Together we’ll cover techniques like screen printing, stencilling, block printing and more.
Catch the craze of go-everywhere crochet! From contemporary and colourful granny squares, to easy market day bags, cozy afghan blankets and so much more, crochet is trending and versatile. Find out what all the fuss is about when you learn new stitches, creative options and even the latest eezy-peezy art of finger crochet.
Create your own version of a Portuguese calçada– those distinctive black and white patterned sidewalks so evocative of Lisbon. Make a gorgeous mosaic tray to serve your cafézinho and pastries.
Explore the timeless art of working with pewter. Drawing inspiration from the beautiful azulejos so widely used in Portugal, we will translate the designs onto pewter and work that to create a low-relief motif. We’ll learn how to trace, stretch, emboss, patina and polish your pewter to create a modern piece that would be equally at […]