“Keep-sake tins”

“Keep-sake tins”


Ever thought what you could do with all those collected bits of memorabilia; those can’t throw away pieces which hold past-memories of times, of loved ones or a special occasion? Well you could make these playful and secretive little keep-sake tins.
Come for the morning and explore ideas, put together concepts and narratives, learn some new techniques and re-discover old ones.

Level of Experience

This workshop is suitable for all levels.

Materials / Equipment required by Attendees

Materials :

  • A collection of things which generate memories, keepsakes or secrets! (any ideas can be discussed beforehand) such as broken costume jewellery, littles toys, old photographs, snippets of letters or poems.
  • A small hinged tin will be supplied for you to fill or bring your own.


  • Hand sewing needles
  • A selection of machine threads and any embroidery threads or haberdashery you have at hand
  • Fabric scissors and snips & Pins
  • A selection of mixed haberdashery including buttons and trimmings.
  • Sewing machine

If you do not have a Sewing Machine, or don’t want to bring your own, you can use one of our latest Brother demonstration machines for the nominal fee of £3.00 per session.


Gary Mills

Duration and Price

3 Hours, £25 


The maximum number of attendees for this workshop is 6

Places on workshops are secured by a £10 cash deposit at the time of booking and balance payable on the day direct to the workshop leader.

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