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I run fabric sculpting and mixed media workshops around Bishop Auckland and the Durham Dales in the North East of England. You can find more information about the different workshops I run, plus dates and venues on my workshops page. My workshops cater for all levels of creative experience and everything you need to complete the project is included in the price - just bring yourself and your imagination.


I am a certified Powertex Tutor, a Powertex Creative Team Leader and member of the Powertex UK Design Team. Therefore you won't be surprised to hear that most of my workshops involve working with Powertex products to create some fun, unique and truly beautiful sculptures and other projects.


If you haven't yet experienced Powertex, then you are missing out on an amazingly versatile range of products, which will allow you to easily create some really stunning creations.


I also offer bespoke workshops for individuals, groups, events, parties, etc. Please get in contact to discuss your ideas and what I could do for you.

Powertex Certified Tutor, approved tutor, Powertex workshops north east, Abigail Lagden

Welcome to Curiously Contrary, the home of artist and tutor, Abigail Lagden.


Here you will find examples of my work, information about my workshops and an insight into my motivations and inspirations in my blog.


Please explore and enjoy.

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Find all my children's workshops for the summer holidays here