Introduction to Structure Building

This course is another bumper combined course, containing three projects that will develop your skills in building base structures for your creations; Garden Gnome, Spring Hare and Garden Flower Stake.

As well as taking you through the basics of fabric sculpting, these three workshops will use different methods and materials for building effective structures for you projects.

You will also learn my own technique for applying colour to your creations to really enhance the textures and depth.

By purchasing these three workshops as a combined course, you will save almost 25% on the individual workshop prices.

Complete Project Kit

My Introduction to Structure Building Complete Project Kit contains the materials you need to create the three projects shown. This includes fabric hardener, coloured pigments, gloves and a brush as well as all of the fabrics and embellishments needed.

This Complete Project Kit costs £45 offering you a saving of over 10% compared to buying the individual kits needed. Plus, you will also get free p&p.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the Course

    • Meet Your Teacher

    • What to Expect From My Courses

    • How to Get the Most From This Course

  • 2

    Introduction to Fabric Sculpting & Fabric Hardeners

    • What is Fabric Sculpting?

    • Guide to Working With Fabric Hardeners

  • 3

    Garden Gnome - Fabric Sculpting Workshop

    • Introduction to Garden Gnome Workshop

    • Materials - What are We Going to Need?

    • Prepare Your Workspace

    • Building Your Base Structure

    • Dressing Your Gnome - Sculpting with Fabrics

    • Applying Colour to Your Gnome

    • Mounting Your Gnome onto a Base

    • Finished Gnome

    • Additional Inspiration - Gnome Examples & Designs

  • 4

    Spring Hare - Fabric Sculpting Workshop

    • Introduction to Spring Hare Workshop

    • Materials - What are We Going to Need?

    • Prepare Your Workspace

    • Building Your Base Structure

    • Planning How to Dress Your Hare

    • Dressing Your Hare - Sculpting with Fabrics

    • Applying Colour to Your Hare

    • Mounting Your Hare onto a Base

    • Finished Hare

    • Additional Inspiration - Hare Examples & Designs

  • 5

    Garden Flower Stake - Fabric Sculpting Workshop

    • Introduction to Flower Stake Workshop

    • Materials - What are you going to need?

    • Preparing Your Workspace

    • Constructing Your Flower

    • Wrapping your Flower with Fabrics

    • Applying Colour to Your Flower

    • Fixing Your Flower to the Stake

    • Final Flower

    • Additional Inspiration - Other Flower Designs & Stake Options

  • 6

    What Next?

    • You've Finished! What Now?

  • 7

    Additional Resources

    • Choosing Your Base Colour

    • Talking Textures

    • What are the Differences Between the Different Brands of Fabric Hardeners?

  • 8

    Tips, Tricks & Troubleshooting

    • Help! I can't get the lid off the bottle!

    • Help! My fabric hardener has gone all runny/gloopy!

    • Sticky Sausage Fingers!

    • Looking after your tools (brushes, etc.)

    • Re-using & reducing plastic waste

    • Adding bling & other embellishments you don't want to paint

    • Working with plastic bases & embellishments

Online Workshop Terms & Conditions

By viewing/purchasing my online workshops, you agree to the following conditions:

  • You can only access the videos through this website. To access videos you have purchased, you need to be signed in to the account you bought them under.

  • The videos cannot be downloaded.

  • Online workshops are provided for your personal, private use only.

  • All intellectual property rights, including copyright in all content and communication belongs to Curiously Contrary/Abigail Lagden.

  • You may not copy, reproduce, modify, store, redistribute, publish or exploit commercially in any way, any part of my online workshops, either online or offline, digitally or in hard copy.

  • You may recreate the projects from my workshops to sell in small quantities.

  • If you share what you create by following my online workshops on social media, I ask that you acknowledge Curiously Contrary/Abigail Lagden as the provider of the workshop/designer of the project, and include a link to my website and/or facebook page.

If you have any questions about my online workshops, either before or after purchasing, please get in touch. Also, if you have any difficulties accessing my online workshops, please let me know.

In my videos I will share with you the skills and techniques that I have learnt, developed and mastered over a number of years. I have carefully designed and created the projects for my workshops to ensure they are suitable for people with all levels of experience before filming and editing the videos. At the end of this process, I hope that people will be able to follow them with ease and create some wonderful things.

Please respect the amount of time and effort that has gone into making these tutorials available to you by adhering to the conditions above.